Animals & Plants

Pumas are more social than previously thought

Pumas are more social than previously thought

Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, a new study suggests. The study quantifies complex, enduring, and “friendly” interactions of...
Hormone could be making your dog aggressive

Hormone could be making your dog aggressive

Hormones may be partly to blame for dogs’ “leash aggression,” new research suggests. Dogs with what is known as “leash aggression” may bark, growl, or...
Panda habitat shrinking, becoming more fragmented

Panda habitat shrinking, becoming more fragmented

A study by Chinese and U.S. scientists finds that while populations of the iconic giant panda have increased recently, the species' habitat still covers...
Why pandas are black and white

Why pandas are black and white

Scientists who answered why zebras have black and white stripes pose the question to pandas. The scientists who uncovered why zebras have black and white...
Why poison frogs don't poison themselves

Why poison frogs don’t poison themselves

Don't let their appearance fool you: Thimble-sized, dappled in cheerful colors and squishy, poison frogs in fact harbor some of the most potent neurotoxins...
Sacrificed, farmed and smuggled, the llama has a colourful past

Sacrificed, farmed and smuggled, the llama has a colorful past

Research into the historical importance of one of the most celebrated animals in South American culture, has shown that the llama has fought its...
Fox squirrels use ‘chunking’ to organize their favorite nuts

Fox squirrels use ‘chunking’ to organize their favorite nuts

Like trick-or-treaters sorting their Halloween candy haul, fox squirrels apparently organize their stashes of nuts by variety, quality and possibly even preference, according to...
Why are dogs such doting companions

Why are dogs such doting companions? It’s in their genes

Researchers have identified a genetic difference in domesticated dogs and wolves that could explain the canines’ contrasting social interaction with humans. The finding, published today...
Ducks fly over Himalayas

Ducks fly over Himalayas!

A high-flying duck species reaches altitudes of up to 6,800 meters (22,000 feet) to cross the Himalayas, new research shows. Ruddy shelducks are known to...
Why T. Rex and elephants lumber behind cheetahs

Why T. Rex and elephants lumber behind cheetahs?

Tyrannosaurus’s speed is only about 27 km/h or 17 mph. Scientists have discovered why the largest animals are not the fastest, and have used a...