Flies now join likes of Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, and Tristan and Isolde, determined but doomed star-crossed lovers who would do anything - including die - for love.
July 25, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
As many as four different species of hominids have lived in England, starting 800,000 years ago
July 25, 2012 | By Erin Wayman
Animal bridges, aka ecoducts or wildlife crossings, allow wildlife to safely cross potential death-traps like highways and are are popping up all over the world.
July 23, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Three elephants were supposed to fly from Toronto the California at the end of next week, but the weather is just too hot for these African animals.
July 23, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Because of their complex brains and rich social lives, should dolphins and whales be considered non-human legal persons, with full legal rights?
July 23, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Did modern humans appear in the world suddenly or was our species' origin a long, drawn out process?
July 23, 2012 | By Erin Wayman
At last, a new report spells out that the oil spill, along with a couple other coincidental but unfortunate circumstances, initiated the grissly dolphin deaths.
July 20, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Neanderthal injuries are often compared to those of rodeo riders, but these cowboys may not be the best guide to our cousins' trauma
July 18, 2012 | By Erin Wayman
Rising ocean acidity is now considered to be just as much of a formidable threat to the health of Earth’s environment as the atmospheric climate changes
July 18, 2012 | By Kat J. McAlpine
Projectile points found in Oregon provide more evidence that people arrived in the New World before the Clovis culture
July 17, 2012 | By Erin Wayman
Lemurs are the most threatened group of vertebrates on the planet.
July 16, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
A decade ago, scientists unearthed what may be the oldest hominid ever found
July 16, 2012 | By Erin Wayman
Researchers came upon a wild snow leopard den in the Tost Mountains of Mongolia and captured a mother with cub on camera for the first time
July 13, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Two New York City jewelers, caught with $2 million worth of illegal ivory, plead guilty to charges of commercializing wildlife.
July 13, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Should we hunt down and kill man-eaters?
July 13, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
E. coli, the most common cause of urinary tract infections, has been growing resistant to antibiotics, and chickens may be to blame.
July 12, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
The king penguins appear to be habituated to the presence of humans, but a new study finds that even limited human contact may be negatively affecting them
July 11, 2012 | By Sarah Zielinski
Scientists demonstrate how animals view the world, and why their vision influences the way they look.
July 09, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
The forefathers of Homo floresiensis reached Flores either by sailing to the island or being accidently washed out to sea by a tsunami, scientists say
July 09, 2012 | By Erin Wayman
Australia didn't have mammoths or saber-toothed tigers, but there were giant marsupials, such as the bear-like wombat Diprotodon and the thylacine (a.k.a. the Tasmanian tiger)
July 09, 2012 | By Sarah Zielinski