Animal Life news stories
When animals are isolated on islands, they can evolve into strange new species found nowhere else on Earth. A family of worm-eating mice from a tiny island in the Philippines have set a new lower limit for island size and evolution.
Scientists believe the largest of these dinosaurs arranged their eggs around a central gap in the nest. This bore the parent’s weight, while allowing them to potentially provide body heat or protection to their developing young, without crushing the delicate eggs.
UCLA neuroscientists have reported that they have transferred a memory from one animal to another via injections of RNA.
Pleistocene Park is an epic experiment in the Siberian Arctic that has been underway since 1996. It is this park to which the Harvard team hope to deliver the first resurrected mammoth hybrid within the next decade.
The authors refute the idea that increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are the key cause of the spread of trees. As countries become better off, farmers focus on good quality soils and abandon marginal lands, the authors say.
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs offers a convincing case as to why grownups should have more respect for the bird-like giants who stomped about prehistoric Earth.
A new Oxford University collaboration with Save The Elephants has shown that elephant behaviour can be determined in a new way: through the vibrations they create.
The 16,000-year-old fossil dates back to the Late Pleistocene and is believed to belong to some type of ancient Shetland pony.
Scientists have pieced together the skull of a strange ancient bird, revealing a primitive beak lined with teeth.
From Alaska to Australia, scientists are turning to the knowledge of traditional people for a deeper understanding of the natural world.
The entombed horse, found in Tombos in northern Sudan and shown to have lived around 950 B.C., reveals the growing influence of the Kingdom of Kush in Nubia.
Our ancestors used misdirection to gain the upper hand in close-quarter combat with this deadly creature.
Shooting small rocks from a high-speed cannon showed that some asteroids could have brought water to the early Earth — without all the water boiling away on impact, a new study finds.
Early humans in southern Africa figured out that stabbing large animals close up is silly, so honed pieces of bone into projectile weaponry.