Animals & Plants

Polar Bear

What satellites can tell us about how animals will fare in a changing climate

From the Arctic to the Mojave Desert, terrestrial and marine habitats are rapidly changing. These changes impact animals that are adapted to specific ecological niches,...
Fonni's Dog

Genome of fiercely protective Fonni’s Dog reflects human history of Sardinia

A genomic analysis of 28 dog breeds has traced the genetic history of the remarkable Fonni's Dog, a herd guardian endemic to the Mediterranean...
giant manta rays

Giant manta rays are deep-ocean predators, says recent study

Research revealing that giant manta rays are deep-sea predators is likely to be critical to efforts to protect the species. Giant manta rays had been...
Didelphodon vorax

New study finds mammals during age of dinosaurs packed a powerful bite

Move over, hyenas and saber-toothed cats; there's a mammal with an even stronger bite. A new study by Burke Museum and University of Washington paleontologists...
American Robin Nest

Can bird feeders do more harm than good?

Many bird lovers put out feeders full of seed for their feathered friends--but those feeders may also attract predators that eat eggs and nestlings. The...
Flowers Use Physics to Attract Pollinators

Flowers use physics to attract pollinators

A new review indicates that flowers may be able to manipulate the laws of physics, by playing with light, using mechanical tricks, and harnessing...
corals

Corals much older than previously thought

Coral genotypes can survive for thousands of years, possibly making them the longest-lived animals in the world, according to researchers at Penn State, the...
Greenland shark

Greenland sharks have a life expectancy of at least 272 years

While the more than 5 meter long Greenland shark is one of the world's largest sharks, it is also one of the least understood...
Live male Yuebeipotamon calciatile

Crab from the Chinese pet market turns out to be a new species of...

Colorful freshwater crabs are attractive to pet keepers. To answer the demand, fishermen are busy collecting and trading, often not knowing what exactly they...
Border Collie

Dogs have measurable IQs, like people, suggests new research

Dogs have measurable IQs, like people, suggests new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Edinburgh. The...