Birds also prefer fancier neighborhoods — as long as there’s enough green space

The “luxury effect” also propagates across animals.

The first fungi may be a billion years old

Extraordinary microfossils found in Canada could reshape our understanding of life.

Chernobyl has turned into a thriving habitat for hundreds of species

The environmental pressure generated by humans is larger than a nuclear explosion — a revealing vision of the type of impact we’re having on the world.

Over 13 tons of pangolin scales have been seized in a single bust in Singapore

We need to save the pangolins — and this is the first step.

Earth’s last wilderness areas may soon be lost, study warns

Things don’t look good, but we can still protect what we have if we take immediate action.

Enigmatic creatures that lived 630 million years ago were animals — but not like anything we’ve seen before

To the untrained eye, they look just like plants, static and seemingly inactive. But things are not always as they seem.

Study weighs environmental costs of producing animal proteins so you know what to buy

Now you know exactly what your purchases do.

Three confirmed, six suspected deaths from emerging Nipah virus in India

The WHO has previously placed this virus on its watchlist of pathogens with high “epidemic potential” and no known treatment.

10 of the Weirdest Prehistoric Creatures

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

Scientists say cheetahs should be on the endangered list

The range of cheetahs is becoming smaller and smaller — as is their population.

Italian Parliament votes to ban animals from circuses

Good news from Italy!

Mice will pick social rules over might-makes-right, hinting at the birth of human societies and laws

The basis of any civilized society.

Romania bans wild animals in circuses

A solid step, though much more needs to be done.

Turns out goats and dogs aren’t that different when communicating with humans

There’s a lot more going on under those horns than you’d think.

Thirty three lions rescued from South American circuses and brought to African sanctuary

Lions previously held by circuses across South America were rescued and will be flown back to Africa, where they will spend the rest of their days in a safe sanctuary. It almost seems like a fairy-tale ending – after spending most or all of their life trapped in circuses in appalling conditions, these lions will finally get the chance to

American livestock is riddled with drugs – what’s in your meat

A report released to the public by the  USDA Inspector General  states that numerous beef samples were found to contain penicillin, the antibiotics florfenicol, sulfamethazine and sulfadimethoxine, the antiparasite drug ivermectin, the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug flunixin and heavy metals. Some of the meat entered the human food supply, and as we all know what your food ate you eat. No attempt at a

T. Rex relative had an extensive plumage – biggest feathered dinosaur ever found

A remarkable paleontological discovery surfaced from China recently, after scientists reported they’ve found fossils belonging to the Yutyrannus huali,a very close relative of the Tyrannosaurs Rex, which prove that its entire enormous bus-sized body was covered in feathers. This officially makes it the biggest animal covered in feathers ever found, and also forces paleontologists to rethink some of the leading feather-related

Earliest animal with a skeleton discovered, pre-Cambrian

The Cambrian era marked a profound change on life on Earth, sparking the rapid development of complex organisms and a diversification of the ecosystem, thus the term “Cambrian explosion“. Prior to this period, animals were simple and small, as well as soft bodied, with no hard parts to display. A team of paleontologists at University of California, Riverside, however, made

The oldest animal ever found is 760 million years old

The origins of life is one of the biggest mysteries scientists have been trying to unravel for a very long time. While a lot of effort is being directed to finding alien life, it’s crucial, at least in my opinion, for us to understand how the first signs of life spurred on our own planet. There are a number of

3 legged serval rescued nearby Arizona desert

At a first glance, this doesn’t seem like much. Just an animal rescued. But if you look more carefully, I think you’ll find it’s more than this; it’s a symbol. A symbol of how people don’t care about animals, regardless of how rare they are and how well they can take care of themselves. This three legged serval was most