By Tanya Lewis LiveScience Death doesn't stop some animals from becoming parents, research reveals. A new study shows that female Trinidadian guppies can store and use sperm from males long after the die.
By Denise Chow LiveScience A baby kipunji, one of the rarest species of African monkey, sticks close to its mother in a new photo that was released Wednesday by wildlife conservationists. The Wildlife
By Douglas Main LiveScience The Hula painted frog was declared extinct in 1996, the first time any amphibian had been declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a conservation
By Tanya Lewis LiveScience Humans aren't the only animals that dance to a beat: Deep in the forest of Southeastern Australia, male lyrebirds groove to their own music, a new study reports. The study researchers
By Megan Gannon LiveScience Wild estimates were tossed around to describe how many sex-starved cicadas were expected to crawl out of the ground leading up to this year's debut of a new generation of Brood
By Megan Ganno LiveScience Rats can always see what's above them thanks to their shifty eyes, scientists say. Researchers discovered that running rats are constantly moving their eyes in opposite directions,
A spider sitting in its web waiting for a fly to buzz by may seem passive, but new research reveals these arachnids can spend time in their webs strategizing about how best to detect ensnared prey. Orb-web
A raven-sized creature that lived about 150 million years ago is back on its perch, a new study says. The creature called Archaeopteryx was widely considered the earliest known bird. That status was called
By Stephanie Pappas LiveScience Chimpanzees and bonobos have temper tantrums when their decisions don't play out as they'd hoped, hinting that humans aren't the only species to let emotions influence choices.
By Becky Oskin LiveScience Hot pink tube worms living on scalding deep-sea hydrothermal vents actually like to keep things relatively cool, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS
By Tanya Lewis LiveScience The strikingly beautiful, milky coats of white tigers are caused by a single change in a known pigment gene, a new study finds. Since their discovery in the Indian jungle centuries
By Stephanie Pappas LiveScience In the ongoing battle between humans and cockroaches, the insects have a leg up. A new study finds that roaches evolved their taste buds to make sweet insecticide baits
By Douglas Main, LiveScience Only rarely have people seen what happens when chimpanzees and leopards come into close quarters in the wilds of Africa. On these occasions, chimpanzees have made loud, fearful
By LiveScience Scientists have discovered a strangely patterned new insect in the Philippines, dubbing it the pirate ant because of a dark stripe over its eyes that makes it look like it's wearing an patch.
Penguins have evolved into champion divers and graceful swimmers, but somewhere along the way, they lost the ability to fly. It now looks like birds are built to do one or the other — fly or swim. Penguin
By Douglas Main LiveScience Besides being beautiful, Costa Rica's beaches are the nesting sites of four endangered sea turtle species, which return each year to lay their eggs. But there is trouble in
By Tia Ghose LiveScience Dogs are more than man's best friend: They may be partners in humans' evolutionary journey, according to a new study. The study shows that dogs split from gray wolves about 32,000
By Tanya Lewis LiveScience The oldest ape and Old World monkey fossils have been unearthed in a riverbed in Tanzania, a new study reports. Researchers found a tooth from the newfound species Nsungwepithecus
By Stephanie Pappas LiveScience A frog once widely imported and bred by hospitals because it lays eggs when injected with a pregnant woman's urine may have brought a deadly amphibian infection to the States.
By Jennifer Viegas Discovery News The swine flu virus that caused a 2009 pandemic has been found in elephant seals off the central California coast, according to new research. The study, published in journal
By Tia Ghose LiveScience The ubiquitous greater wax moth is ordinary in every way but one: It has the ability to hear the highest-known sound frequency. The greater wax moth's hearing goes up to about
By Douglas Main LiveScience To catch Antarctic toothfish, you must bait your hook with Peruvian squid and cast it into the depths of the Ross Sea. This is what a team of Ukrainians did on a fishing trip
By Douglas Main LifeScience While surveying the seafloor last fall, a research vessel spotted bubbles rising from the depths. Now, another ship has gone back to investigate, and found a variety of life
By Megan Gannon LiveScience Scientists still don't know why hundreds of baby southern right whales are turning up dead around Patagonia, a decade after observers first saw signs of the worst die-off on
GRAPHIC WARNING: Contains images which some viewers may find disturbing. By Denise Chow LiveScience At least 26 elephants were killed in Central Africa after a group of armed poachers raided a protected
By Megan Gannon LiveScience Black widow spiders get their names from the belief that the female devours her partner after sex. But this gruesome ritual doesn't always happen after mating and sometimes,
By Becky Oskin LiveScience The world port at highest risk of invasive species is Singapore, according to a new study. The Suez Canal and Hong Kong follow Singapore, according to the study, which reveals
By Stephanie Pappas LiveScience A newly discovered dome-headed, dog-size dinosaur suggests that small dinos were more diverse than paleontologists have realized. The dinosaur, discovered in Alberta, Canada,
By Douglas Main LiveScience Things just got much worse for two critically endangered tortoise species in Madagascar. Illegal poaching is "raging out of control" and pushing radiated and ploughshare tortoises
Backyard bug-watchers are seeing the winged bugs known as cicadas come out of their holes in New Jersey and North Carolina after 17 years of underground slumber — and scientists say a full-scale outbreak