The microscopic animals were frozen when woolly mammoths still roamed the planet, but were restored as though no time had passed.
From tens of thousands of hours of observation, scientists have compiled a detailed library of African elephant behavior.
A new study highlights the impressive biomechanics and suction power of an elephant’s most defining appendage.
A small experiment using sleights of hand and illusions offers insights into how birds and people perceive the world.
The dentition of the gumboot chiton, a lumbering mollusk, contains a rare mineral never before seen in a living animal.
A newly identified coronavirus may not pose a serious threat, but the finding highlights the need to monitor animal viruses more proactively, scientists say.
The insect cohort known as Brood X may not emerge on Long Island, a sign of humanity’s effects on even nature’s most reliable periodic events.
Scientists found that the fish were gradually domesticated like dog breeds into the beautiful shapes and colors that turn up today in pet stores.
Japanese scientists who studied an unusual method of delivering oxygen in mammals hope to one day try it in people.
The royal matchmaking service may help these insects avoid inbreeding.
Scientists are concerned about unregulated feeding of ocean wildlife by tour operators.
A pair of looming eyes could scare away seabirds from fishing nets in which they are often entangled.
Culture, once considered exclusive to humans, turns out to be widespread in nature.
Something with no legs, no feet and no skeleton is crawling around down there, scientists say.
Elaborate feather microstructures allow male tanagers to enhance their colors, making them seem as if they are higher quality mates.
An estimation of the iconic predator’s total population can teach us things about dinosaurs that fossils cannot.
These pterosaurs had wingspans as long as 33 feet, and scans of fossilized remains reveal a surprise in their anatomy.
Researchers suggest a collection of prehistoric stones found in Wyoming journeyed from Wisconsin in the bellies of very large beasts.
Even in the densest human habitations, there are orders of magnitude more ants than there are of us, doing the hard work of making our crumbs disappear.
In a new study, ecologists document the impact that the world’s brightest city has on the insect population.
Divers practicing blackwater photography are helping marine scientists gain new insights into fish larvae.
A key conservation group counted the continent’s elephants as two species for the first time, highlighting the dire threat to forest elephants.
The assumption that adding apex predators to wildlife parks in South Africa benefits smaller animals is in need of more testing, scientists say.
A study shows that pretending to be immobile — sometimes for an hour or more — helps larvae of insects called antlions outlast hungry predators.
It’s the biggest bioluminescent vertebrate found on land or sea, so far.
A deep dive into dinosaur data suggests that teenage T. rexes and other juvenile carnivores shaped their ecosystems.
Unexpected species of nematodes, some of them new to science, were found living on the skin of the marine mammals.
Even when an octopus can’t see light with its eyes, its arms seem to know it is there.
Her birth represents the first cloning of an endangered species native to North America, and may bring needed genetic diversity to the species.
A new study blames a comet fragment for the death of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. But most experts maintain that an asteroid caused this cataclysmic event.
At the Duke Lemur Center, an innovative plan to keep the animals social late in life: pair them with lemurs of another species.
The aquatic mammals’ sound waves penetrate into the rocks under the waves, which could assist seismologists’ surveys.
Males and females of a species that mates monogamously complete their bond by gnawing off each other’s wings, a new study found.
Scientists have found that sawfish are thriving in some habitats while vanishing from others.
While some animals that rove in groups appear to cast a form of ballot about directions, goats mostly copy each other.
A new review of the scientific literature confirms that anthropogenic noise is becoming unbearable for undersea life.
Much as small mammals outlived the dinosaur extinction, this rodent beat the odds when Pinatubo blew its top in the Philippines in 1991.
On some Japanese islands where lizards live, the ones that fear predators have higher body temperatures that help them run faster.
A close-up on snake skin helped scientists work out what might help certain snakes navigate sandy surfaces.
The bizarre fossil is one of very few records of soft tissue in a creature better known as a whorled shell.
New research helps explain how some ancient species hunted and fed, and highlights the shell-crushing power of one large trilobite.
An experiment by evolutionary biologists offers new insights into birds’ brains.
Conservationists confirmed that a Swinhoe’s softshell turtle found in Vietnam is female, reigniting hope for saving the species.
When travel restrictions stopped bird-watchers from visiting a Swedish island, hidden ecosystem dynamics were revealed.
Scientists were surprised to find the insect’s preserved penis, which suggests it was an unknown species.
The behavior, used by wolves and orcas to run down fast prey, is rarely seen in fish.
Scientists hope the rare discovery could be a catalyst for conserving the region’s biodiversity.
A team of scientists say they have figured out the cicada-like life cycles of the many-legged arthropods.
The novel technique is great news for Guam’s brown tree snakes, bad news for the island’s nesting birds.
Nature’s weirdest clam surprises scientists once again, this time in video footage of its mating habits.