I will look at my students in a whole different light after reading this article of how older mice receiving the blood from younger mice had improved learning and memory.
US marine biologists puzzled by human-like sounds coming from the whale and dolphin tank of an aquarium concluded they were actually coming from a whale.
Unlike Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, these tales of feral kids surviving in the wild are decidedly darker and reportedly true
A large section of coastline in South Africa has been closed after a 15-metre whale washed ashore following an attack by great white sharks.
Believe it or not, dogs have been fighting beside their human counterparts in military conflicts for the better part of the last 3,000 years.
Survivors of tiger attacks often hold no animosity. As he lay injured from a tiger bite, entertainer Roy Horn whispered, 'Make sure no harm comes to Montecore.' Likewise, the tiger that mauled a man who jumped into his enclosure at the Bronx Zoo will
Model Maggie Rizer has been the face of Gap, Louis Vuitton, Versace and Calvin Klein—but now the 34-year-old is speaking out on behalf of a much less glamorous cause: pet safety during air travel.
We coddle them in a multitude of ways, taking great pains to make sure they are healthy and worry when they are not. When they pass on, the loss for many is as profound as any other. Perhaps we do so much for our pets because, according to a variety
The first “genetically pure” bison produced from a cleansed and transplanted embryo was born in June, officials at the Bronx Zoo announced today.
The monkey appeared behind a Bennigan’s. The Bennigan’s was one in a row of free-standing, fast-casual joints in Clearwater, Fla., just outside Tampa, that also includes a Panda Express and a Chipotle. At one end, a Perkins Family Restaurant
The trade in ivory was largely outlawed in 1989, but poaching continues and remains a serious threat to the African elephant.
A strange, unidentified animal washed up on the beaches of New York recently. The creature at first appeared to be a large pig, but upon further inspection has toes instead of hooves and other qualities not endemic to pigs.
Don't underestimate the emotional lives of farm animals. According to new research, mama goats recall their babies' bleats at least a year after mother and kid are separated.
The third object, the Aluminum Wedge of Aiud, also known as the Object of Aiud, is a mysterious wedge-shaped block of metal similar in some respects to the head of a hammer. The object was sent to the archeological institute of Cluj-Napoca. The exami
Due to the migratory patterns of pelicans, those coming up from the gulf region into the north are displaying signs of oil and Corexit exposure. While the oil itself is bad enough for the birds, the Corexit is a know endocrine disruptor thought to be
Starfishlike brittle stars have five thin arms and no central brain, but even so, they move in a carefully coordinated fashion similar to four-limbed animals (including humans).
Three years ago, a stone-throwing chimpanzee named Santino jolted the research community by providing some of the strongest evidence yet that nonhumans could plan ahead.
When your dog gazes up at you adoringly, what does it see? A best friend? A pack leader? A can opener?
A crocodile large enough to swallow humans once lived in East Africa, according to a University of Iowa researcher.
Breeding is on their minds as the mating season draws to an end. Guys drop dead by the hour, making goby girls go all out in their hunt for a mate to father their offspring
A visitor might stumble upon a strange sight in Laguna, Brazil, if they went down to the shore. Here, the local fishermen rely on dolphins to help them with their yearly fish catch.
The government of Peru is investigating the deaths of more than 500 pelicans along a 70km (40-mile) stretch of the country's northern coast. Officials say most appeared to have died on shore over the past few days. They were found in the same region
How genetics is solving the riddle of the origins of our pets and livestock
If you're concerned with how some factory farms might be handling their livestock, two US states have made it illegal to conduct undercover investigations — and now animal rights activists and whistleblowers alike have a bone to pick with lawmakers.
Peruvian authorities are still trying to unravel the mystery of why hundreds of dolphins ended up dead on beaches in the country over the past 2 1/2 months. Carcasses of 877 dolphins and porpoises were found between February and mid-April on the beac
The shocking story of Andrew Wordes, who had his property seized and was terrorized to death by the city of Roswell, GA
Is “people food” safe for dogs? Some is, some isn’t, and knowing what’s OK to share can mean the difference between a healthy treat and a trip to the emergency clinic.
In other words, the U.S. government is preparing to spend taxpayer money to spy on Americans’ Internet use, so that it can better protect animals and ensure their handlers have paid for all the proper licenses.
Legislation introduced this week would finally take U.S. military working dogs (MWDs) out of the category of “equipment” and make them bonafide “Canine Members of the Armed Forces.” If it passes, these loyal four-legged heroes who risk their lives fo