The truth is, no one knows for sure when talking was “invented.” It has likely evolved over hundreds of thousands of years.
The fragile little fish that swim around in dark tanks in a lab are the last hope for their kind.
A respected snake researcher who’d been making significant discoveries about the species since childhood has died after being bitten by a timber rattler. William H. “Marty” Martin died Aug. 3 after being bitten by a captive snake on the property at his home in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Martin was 80 years old and continued to make arduous mountain hikes to document and count snake populations in remote sites. Snakebite fatalities are extremely rare; the Centers for Disease Control estimates that about five people die in the U.S. from snakebites each year.
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Scientists in Germany attached tiny trackers to giant moths looking for clues about insect migration. In a study published Thursday, researchers followed moths around in a small airplane to map out their journeys. They found that the moths flew in straight paths and used different strategies to deal with changing wind conditions. The research suggests that the moths have strong navigation skills, challenging earlier ideas that migrating insects are mostly getting blown around by the wind. Many questions remain about insect migration, which brings trillions of creatures across the globe each year.
New research suggests that jumping spiders show signs of sleep cycles, similar to humans and some animals. Scientists trained cameras on baby jumping spiders to find out what happened during the night. The footage showed patterns: Their legs twitched and parts of their eyes flickered. In a study published Monday, the researchers described this pattern as a “REM sleep-like state.” In humans, REM, or rapid eye movement, is an active phase of sleep when parts of the brain light up with activity. Some animals have been shown to experience REM sleep. But creatures like the jumping spider haven’t been studied very much.
Yes, cats and dogs can get COVID. Here's what to know about what sort of threat the virus poses to our pets.
You can attract more birds in your garden by creating better habitat. That includes planting native plants, which attract native insects.
Burke County Animal Services has taken in more than 50 animals in the last five days and will need to change operations to complete stray hold…
The Cincinnati zoo is celebrating the birth of a hippo that is a sibling to Fiona, who became a global celeb when she was born prematurely in 2017.
Urban coyotes prey on rodents and spread plant seeds. It’s OK to observe them from a distance, but then you should chase them off.
The 23-year-old African lion was "so tolerant of his rambunctious offspring and fiercely devoted to his lady lion, Mekita," a zookeeper said.
A record amount of seaweed is smothering coasts from Puerto Rico to Barbados. "It is absolutely devastating for the region," one researcher said.
"Florida Woman" by Deb Rogers; Hanover Square Press (352 pages, $27.99) ——— Ever wonder what happens to Florida Man, or Florida Woman, after the viral video? St. Augustine writer Deb Rogers offers a wild and woolly answer in her debut novel, titled — what else? — “Florida Woman.” Jamie Hawthorne hasn’t been very lucky. When she was a kid, first her parents and then her beloved older brother, ...
🎧 One year ago a fatal grizzly attack captured national headlines. A new report looks at how bears and humans can coexist.
I’m high in the Swiss Alps in a tiny mountain hut on a perch called Ebenalp. Here, a spry grandpa in a sweater as worn as his face pulls a wide-eyed child onto his lap to teach him to drum with old wooden spoons, as the old-timer next to him pumps on his squeezebox. Tall, sloppy mugs of beer stoke the commotion. I’m immersed in the conviviality, but eventually climb upstairs to my lofty bunk.
Recovery of some vulnerable species through restoration efforts has made comebacks more difficult for others in peril. Once-endangered animals, including the iconic bald eagle, sometimes jeopardize rarer species such as the great cormorant by eating them or outcompeting them for food and living space. Similar circumstances have turned up elsewhere, challenging wildlife experts who want all creatures to thrive in balanced, healthy environments. Conflicts have involved revived U.S. species such as gray seals, birds of prey and even turkeys. Wildlife managers around the country are working on creative solutions to the unanticipated consequences of species salvation.
With offices bringing employees back and vacations in full swing, pet owners and people who work with dogs are dealing with pets' separation anxiety.
If your cat is kicking litter everywhere, here are a few tips to try.
The first hammerhead shark was likely the result of a genetic deformity. A biologist explains how shark DNA reveals hammerheads’ history.
Patagonia is home to multiple types of penguins that live across the region's diverse environments, including gentoo penguins, Magellanic penguins and king penguins.