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The Smartest Animals In The World: These Species Are Really Intelligent

It turns out that many animals are smart because they have high functioning brains and they display a wide range of emotions. Here are the smartest animals in the world.

Animals April 19, 2018

Attractive Species More Likely To Go Extinct: Study

Species that have evolved to be more attractive to the opposite sex were likely to become extinct than those with typical physical traits. Species with an exaggerated physique like peacocks or triceratops attract enemies than partners.

Animals April 12, 2018

Chemical Found In Pheromone Trails Might Not Be Produced By Ants: Study

New evidence showed that the pheromones left in ant trails are not exactly produced by ants but by bacteria. Researchers cultured the pathogens found in the ants’ gut to understand symbiosis that takes place in the human body.

Animals April 12, 2018

Human Anti-Cancer Drugs May Help Cure Transmissible Cancer In Endangered Tasmanian Devils

Marsupial mammal Tasmanian devils have been facing dwindling population due to cancer. A new research, however, gave hope for a possible cure using drugs intended for humans.

Animals April 11, 2018

The Deadliest Animals In The World

The world is full of deadly animals of all different shapes and sizes. Here is a list of dangerous animals in the world that can kill you with their might, speed, or venom.

Animals April 14, 2018

For The First Time, Scientists Unlock Blue Whale’s Genome, Reveals Extraordinary History Of Evolution

Marine scientists have discovered that certain species of whales are outsiders to the rorquals, the biggest group of whales in the ocean. Genome analysis revealed how whales have evolved and mated across neighboring species.

Animals April 10, 2018

LOOK: Atlantic Puffin Beaks Glow Under UV Light

Why is this puffin's beak glowing bright blue? To find out more about the glow, researchers are designing sunglasses so they can test the UV light on live puffins without harming their eyes.

Animals April 8, 2018

Hypothesis Suggests Toxic Flowers Helped Wipe Out Dinosaurs: Here Are Some Unusual Old Ideas About Dinosaur Extinction

How exactly did the dinosaurs go extinct? There's yet to be a precise answer, but here are some of the ideas about their extinction that were once suggested.

Animals April 7, 2018

Disease Caused Ohio Raccoons' Zombie-Like Behavior: What Is Distemper?

Ohio's 'zombie-raccoons' turned out to be distemper-infected raccoons. What are the symptoms of distemper, and what can one do if they suspect a creature to have it?

Animals April 6, 2018

Fossilized Embryos Found Within Early Jurassic Ichthyosaur Specimen

Between six and eight fossilized embryos were found within a prehistoric ichthyosaur that lived about 180 million years ago. The specimen of this prehistoric reptile is currently on display at Yorkshire's Jurassic World.

Animals April 5, 2018

Snow Monkeys Cut Stress During Winter By Taking Hot Baths

Who says hot baths are relaxing only for humans? Japanese macaques are fluffy primates who love lounging in hot springs but for a good reason: it helps in regulating their body temperatures during harsh winter months.

Animals April 5, 2018

Camera Inspired By Mantis Shrimp May Help With Underwater Navigation

The bio-inspired camera that mimics how the mantis shrimp see underwater can show polarization patterns. The technology may help find aircraft lost at sea and create detailed map of the seafloor.

Animals April 5, 2018

Virus Spread Gathered From The Butt Of Bats Kills 24,000 Piglets In China

Scientists searched for the cause of a virus that was killing piglets in China and found that the source was horseshoe bats. A study found that bats are a huge reservoir for viruses.

Animals April 5, 2018

Technology Used To Detect Galaxies Can Be Used To Catch Poachers And Protect Endangered Animals Too

Astronomers and ecologists are working together to repurpose a galaxy-hunting tool into a poacher-hunting tool to help save endangered species. Scheduled for several forthcoming trials, the tool relies on thermal signatures and machine learning software.

Animals April 4, 2018

Birds See Magnetic Fields With A Special Protein In Their Eyes: That's How They Navigate

Scientists may have identified the protein that allows birds to see magnetic fields. The molecule, known as Cry4, is believed to be reason why birds are capable of navigating through long distances without getting lost.

Animals April 4, 2018

Zombie Raccoons Freak Out Ohio: Here's What Likely Caused The Bizaare Behavior, And It's Not Rabies

Zombie raccoons have freaked out residents of Youngstown, Ohio, over the past couple of weeks. The animals were exhibiting very bizarre behavior, which a local veterinarian said is caused by a disease but not rabies.

Animals April 4, 2018

Large Dinosaur Tracks In Scotland Offer Clues How The Prehistoric Animals Lived During Middle Jurassic

Large dinosaur footprints that were found in the Isle of Skye belonged to sauropods and theropods. What do these tracks reveal about the Middle Jurassic and the prehistoric reptiles?

Animals April 4, 2018

Four-Eyed Ancient Reptile Sheds Light On Lizards' Third Eye

The now-extinct lizard Saniwa ensidens featured not just two but four eyes when it lived about 49 million years ago. What does this reveal about lizards' third eye?

Animals April 3, 2018

Fossilized Dinosaur Species That Lived In The Pangaea Era Emerges After 252 Million Years

Paleontologists discovered fossils of what is believed to be the first generation of dinosaurs during the Triassic period. This data is valuable in understanding how species thrived at the time when the world had only one massive continent.

Animals March 29, 2018

Fossil Unearthed In Montana’s Hell Creek Formation Could Be Remains Of Baby Tyrannosaurus Rex

Teeth suggest that the fossils unearthed in Montana belonged to a Tyrannosaurus rex. Researchers, however, said it could also be the remains of controversial species of dinosaur, the Nanotyrannus.

Animals March 29, 2018

Hunters Are Forcing Female Bears To Spend More Time With Their Cubs

Hunters have caused Scandinavian brown bears to change their behaviors when it comes to raising their cubs. Cubs are now spending longer times with their mothers, and man has had an impact on the evolution of the bears.

Animals March 27, 2018

Size Does Matter: Why Aquatic Mammals Like Whales Need To Be Big, But Not Too Big

Whales and other aquatic mammals can only get big but not too big if they want to survive in the wild. Researchers from Stanford investigated why size matters for food hunting and metabolism.

Animals March 27, 2018

LOOK: Street Snake Charmer Passes Out When Python Strangles Him During Live Show

A snake charmer in India passed out in front of a crowd after his python wrapped itself around his neck. Here are some things you may want to know about pythons.

Animals March 23, 2018

Scientists Watch As Killer Whale Murders Newborn Orca: Why Did This Happen?

For the first time, scientists witnessed and documented a killer whale infanticide. A 32-year-old adult orca killed an infant orca, for a reason that may as well have come from the plot of a TV drama.

Animals March 24, 2018

Anglerfish Mating Finally Caught On Video, Scientists Are Stunned By The Weird Ritual

Scientists have been trying to capture anglerfish mating for decades, but now they have finally managed to get the footage. They are stunned by the weird mating rituals of the fish.

Animals March 23, 2018

The Origami-Like Wings Of Earwigs Could Inform How We Design Foldable Devices

A team of researchers just studied how an earwig folds and unfurls its wings, which appear to employ mechanisms that violate the rules of origami. It’s yet another case of nature influencing design and technology.

Animals March 23, 2018

Sheep’s Wool Explains Why Some People Get Curly Hair, Others Don’t

A team of researchers experimented on a merino sheep’s wool to explain the phenomenon of curly hair. The study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology concluded that hair chemistry and structure are the same in animals and humans.

Animals March 23, 2018

Bats Mimic Other Predators To Find Food All Year Round

A newly published research revealed how bats mimic behavior from the same and different species as they search for food. These findings are crucial in the adaptation and survival of animals.

Animals March 22, 2018

Underwater Twilight Zone Rariphotic Has So Many Undiscovered, Unique Fish Species

A new zone in the ocean called raripothic was discovered to have thousands of still undiscovered fish species. This rare and hidden part of the ocean is regarded as a twilight zone because of its vibrant ecosystem.

Animals March 22, 2018

Dicynodont Fossils Reveal 'Phantom' Mammal Coexisted With Dinosaurs

Sometimes, the biggest discoveries are found when you take a second look. Such is the case of the dicynodonts or Pentasaurus goggai, which first and only remains uncovered only upon reexamining a fossil collection from the 1870s.

Animals March 22, 2018

Sexual Selection: Triceratops Show Off Aggressive Looking Horns To Attract Potential Mates

A new study suggests that dinosaurs may have had horns to show off good genes and attract potential partners. This disputes previously believed information that the purpose of the menacing-looking armor and horns of the Triceratops was for war.

Animals March 22, 2018

Macaque Monkeys Have Learned To Use Tools To Feed Themselves

Researchers have reported to seeing wild macaque monkeys adapting to learn to use tools. They've been observed using tools to open nuts and shuck oysters.

Animals March 21, 2018

Cockroach DNA Reveals Why These Household Pests Are Hard To Kill

DNA analysis revealed that roaches have expanded set of genes that allow them to thrive in filthy environments and consume toxic food. These genes also include those that allow these bugs to regrow broken limbs.

Animals March 21, 2018

World's Last Male Northern White Rhinoceros Is Dead: Is This The End Of The Species?

The last male northern white rhinoceros has died but there is still hope that his death will not mark the end of his species. Here's how conservationists plan to save the species from extinction.

Animals March 20, 2018

Mice Eventually Change Their Appearance After Frequent Exposure To Humans

Dogs, pigs, and rabbits aren’t the only animals that change their appearance and behavior due to domestication. It appears mice go through similar changes as well, according to a new study.

Animals March 17, 2018

Motherly Love: Research Finds That Pythons Are Responsible Parents

Are pythons caring parents? As it turns out, one of the largest snakes on Earth actually cares well for its offspring; a first observation for egg-laying snakes.

Animals March 17, 2018

520 Million-Year-Old Fossilized Brain And Nervous System Of Sea Monster Found In Greenland

A fossilized brain and nervous system of an ancient arthropod were found in northern Greenland recently. Its simple brain gives researchers an idea of what the ancient creature was like.

Animals March 15, 2018

Feathered Dinosaur Archaeopteryx Could Fly But Not Similar To Modern Birds

The archaeopteryx was capable of flying when it lived during the late Jurassic Period 150 million years ago. Analysis of the feathered dinosaur wing bones, however, revealed they did not fly as gracefully as modern birds.

Animals March 14, 2018

Mysterious 'Monster Fish' Washed Ashore On Australian Beach

A mystery fish was found washed ashore on a beach in Australia but was gone the very next day. Is it a sea monster, a living fossil, or a special protected species?

Animals March 11, 2018

These Spiders Evolved In Similar Ways Even If They Were Far Apart And Had Different Genes

In different islands all over Hawaii, there are spiders that have evolved independently into similar colors despite not being closely related. A new study explains why this is.

Animals March 9, 2018

Faceless Toad Discovered In A Forest In Connecticut

A new species of toad has been discovered in a forest in Connecticut. The frog was still alive but it didn't have any eyes, nose, or jaw that could be seen.

Animals March 8, 2018

Ancient Reptile Could Detach Tail To Escape Predators

The ancient reptile captorhinus, which lived in Pangea about 289 million years ago, was capable of detaching its tail to evade predators. Was it capable of regenerating its tail just like modern lizards?

Animals March 8, 2018

Wild Otter On The Loose Attacks Woman Kayaker From Florida

A 77-year old woman from Florida was viciously attacked by a wild river otter while she was kayaking down the Braden river. Warnings were posted after several attacks.

Animals March 8, 2018

Photo Captures Giant Whale Shark Looming Beneath Boat Full Of Tourists

A photo taken at the Ningaloo Reef in Australia showed a giant whale shark with its mouth open swimming underneath a boat with passengers and some think the photo is a fake. Is it?

Animals March 8, 2018

Here’s Why Elephants Don't Get Cancer, According To A New Study

It’s an astonishing fact that elephants, one of the biggest mammals in the world, don’t get cancer. So a team of researchers looked into that and found an interesting discovery.

Animals March 8, 2018

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