Researchers Explain Why Binturongs Smell Like Popcorn Apr 15, 2016 by News Staff / Source

Bearcats smell like popcorn. Now scientists now why: The chemical responsible for popcorn’s alluring scent has been found in bearcat pee.

A British Pleistocene landscape during an interglacial with cave lion (Panthera…

A British Pleistocene landscape during an Interglacial with cave lion and other fauna by Roman Uchytel

​While many genetic mutations are harmless, ethical concerns arise when animals are bred for painful or debilitating traits.

The ethics of cuteness: A closer look at 12 trendy cat mutations

​The ethics of cuteness: A closer look at 12 trendy cat mutations. While many genetic mutations are harmless, serious ethical concerns arise when animals are specifically bred for traits that are painful or debilitating.

Birds are remarkably intelligent. Some parrots and corvids achieve primate-like…

New evidence from the Cape parrot’s DNA shows that the brightly colored bird may be a separate species, splitting from the brown-necked parrot some 2 million years ago.

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Not for Camo, Scientists Say Jan 25, 2016 by News Staff / Source

Photographs of (a) plains, (b) mountain, and (c) Grevy’s zebra, and (d) African wild ass in the Tierpark Zoo, Berlin.

The saber-toothed cat (Smilodon sp.). Image credit: Charles R. Knight.

Big Cat Fossils: Early Ancestors Might Have Killed Off The Saber-Toothed Tiger

Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Elongated Giraffe Neck Oct 8, 2015 by News Staff / Source

Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Elongated Giraffe Neck Oct 2015 by News Staff / Source

Paleontologists Solve Mystery of ‘Tully Monster’ Mar 17, 2016 by News Staff / Source

A reconstruction of the Tully Monster as it would have looked 300 million years ago, swimming in the Carboniferous seas. Notice the jointed proboscis, the multiple rows of teeth, and the dorsal eye bar. (Illustration by Sean McMahon / Yale University)

Science can go wrong—sometimes with deadly consequences.

Chesapeake Bay’s Misguided War on the Ray Science can go wrong—sometimes with deadly consequences.

Study: Cats Understand Cause-Effect Principle, Elements of Physics Jun 15, 2016 by News Staff / Source

Study: Cats Understand Cause-Effect Principle, Elements of Physics Jun 2016 by News Staff / Source

Chernobyl disaster: Exclusion zone around plant has become wildlife haven 'on par with nature reserves'

Chernobyl's exclusion zone has become a wildlife haven 'on par with nature reserves'

In Chernobyl's post-apocalyptic exclusion zone, animals are thriving

Archerfish (Toxotes chatareus). Newport et al. found that archerfish could be…

Newport et al. found that archerfish could be trained to discriminate a learned face from a large number of other human faces even when some trivial cues had been removed. Image credit: Esquilo / CC BY-SA

Early canids Hesperocyon (left) and Sunkahetanka were both ambush-style…

A new study suggests that the evolutionary path of the family Canidae (dogs and relatives) can be a direct consequence of climate change.

Wildlife thriving in Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone - Factorialist

Przewalski horses on the Ukrainian side of the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Sergey Gashchak/Chornobyl Center Nearly 30 years after the massive explosion of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, wildlife is flourishing in the exclusion zone.

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