Adorable Dumbo octopus makes surprise appearance on camera

The elusive creature lives deep beneath the ocean’s surface.

Why there may be thousands of stink bugs hiding under your sofa

There are unexpected and unappreciated guests sneaking into our homes.

A male bird can either be handsome or a talented singer — but never both

Scientists have identified an inherent trade-off in avian sexual selection.

New species of crocodile found in Africa right under our snout

It’s the first species of crocodile formally described in more than 80 years.

“Fascinating”: Crows are even smarter than we thought

Crows are much smarter than we thought — and one, in particular, seemed like a moody genius.

Humpback whales stop their song when human vessels make noise

Here’s another way we’re disrupting wildlife.

Jurassic-era mammalian relative found with 38 of its babies’ skulls

Although this mammalian forerunner still reproduced like a reptile, the fossils shed much light on our own evolution.

Drug cocktails can almost double lifespan — in worms and fruit flies, so far

The findings suggest that the mechanism would probably work on humans too.

Golden labs seem to be healthier than their chocolate cousins — and we’re not sure why

Who’s a good boy? All dogs, that’s who. But some have more problems than others.

Ghost fishing kills over 650,000 animals a year. These researchers believe they’ve found a solution

Technology to the rescue!

Giraffe patterns aren’t random — and they’re quite important

Have you ever noticed a giraffe’s patterns?

Humans are exterminating mammals faster than evolution can keep up

Saving biodiversity makes more sense than waiting millions of years for it to re-evolve.

Scientists find oldest evidence of animal life in 660-million-year-old biomarkers

Ancient sponges were among the first animals that scientists have been able to identify.

Extinct giant flying squirrel sheds light on the evolution of the gliding rodents

The airborne mammals split from their tree clinging cousins much earlier than thought.

Small Somalian cavefish hints at mammals’ nocturnal ancestor

Things start to change when you’ve been living in the dark for millions of years.

Bees completely stopped flying during the 2017 total solar eclipse

Who took the lights out?

Underwater volcano found off Australian coast may act as superhighway for whales

The chain of seamounts is brimming with underwater life.

Monkeys and wolves forge alliance that resembles domestication done by humans

In Ethiopia’s grasslands, huge herds of gelada monkeys might be in the process of domesticating wolves.

Think cats are good at keeping rats away? Think again

It’s not about the fight, it’s about what leads to the fight.

How the African elephant’s cracked skin keeps it cool

Faced with the hot and dry savannah, the African elephant evolved a creative solution.