The reason why 200,000 endangered saiga antelopes suddenly dropped dead

It’s a tragedy that is almost impossible to prevent.

Why a baby shark is called a pup — and other unusual baby animal names

If this doesn’t make you go ‘aww’ then I don’t know what will.

Being too social can shorten your lifespan — if you’re a marmot

The opposite is actually true for humans. Having close friends and family extends our lifespan.

Chameleons display fluorescent bones on the skull, study shows

Researchers discovered a new outstanding feature of the chameleon: its bones shine in a blue hue in UV light.

10 of the Weirdest Prehistoric Creatures

Eons ago, many millennia before written history, bizarre animals roamed the Earth.

Rainbow-feathered bird-like dinosaur discovered in China

Its feathers resemble the ones of hummingbirds.

Pet translator might enable humans to communicate with animals

Such a device could be ready within 10 years but not everyone is convinced it could work.

Research of snakes’ straight-line movement could power the rescue bots of the future

Yessss, thissss issss good resssssearch.

A wolf has been spotted in Belgium for the first time in 100 years

The reintroduction of wolves to Europe has been quite successful so far.

Biologists discover 18 new species of spiders — and they look just like pelicans

Though they might look goofy, these assassins are ruthless killers.

It will be illegal to boil lobsters alive in Switzerland

The new laws come in light of overwhelming evidence suggesting crustaceans can sense pain.

Global warming is causing the largest sea turtle populations to turn female

This is a huge problem for sea turtles.

Bullfinches mate for life, researchers confirm

A new study confirms what was long-time assumed about bullfinches — they keep the same partner throughout their lives. 

Firehawks: In Australia, birds of prey are intentionally setting the forests on fire

There’s a new arsonist in town — one with wings instead of hands.

Giant, ancient bat discovered in New Zealand could walk on all fours

The extinct species offers a glimpse into New Zealand’s long-lost mammal fauna.

Black really is the sexiest color — at least if you’re a paradise bird

Talk about an advanced pick-up technique!

Oil and gas noise pollution hinders bird reproduction

Oil machinery stresses birds, leading to fewer eggs and weaker hatchlings.

The world’s oldest bird is a proud mama yet again

She’s 67 years old.

Unlike humans, bonobos prefer jerks

Bonobos are surprisingly human-like, but this is where things start to diverge.

This amazing rainbow peacock spider might inspire the optical technology of tomorrow

This cute fellow has unique nanoscale structures that break light like a prism.