Animals

    A mysterious, extinct creature that has puzzled scientists for more than a century may have finally found its place in the tree of life.The small, fish-like animal is named Palaeospondylus gunni, first discovered in fossils in Scotland in 1890, which live...
    Occasionally, as a doctor, I am asked to see a patient in the emergency department who is completely mute. They sit motionless, staring around the room. I lift up their arm and it stays in that position. Someone takes a blood test and they don't even...
    (Photo : Andrew Redington/Getty Images) Stress is a common occurrence in people. It happens when we are intimidated or overwhelmed, such as when we have too much work or are in impending danger.We transmit our stress to others through our behavior and phy...
    The ocean is swimming in sound, and a new artificial intelligence tool could help scientists sift through all that noise to track and study marine mammals.The tool is called DeepSqueak, not because it measures dolphin calls in the ocean underworld, but be...
    Bacteria are thriving in all venoms of snakes and spiders, according to a new study by researchers in the UK.The novel discovery is considered ground-breaking since long-held notions suggest that antimicrobial substances of the poison can kill any microbe...
    A salamander that lives mostly on the top of redwoods was seen diving off the trees when disturbed.The behavior confused scientists since salamanders do not have obviously aerodynamic bodies.Scientists have found that by assuming a "skydiving" p...
    In late September of 2020, captive mink on a farm in Michigan suddenly fell ill. They stopped eating, struggled to breathe and bled from the nose, according to a report from the World Organization for Animal Health. Two thousand animals died.Laboratory te...
    In late September of 2020, captive mink on a farm in Michigan suddenly fell ill. They stopped eating, struggled to breathe and bled from the nose, according to a report from the World Organization for Animal Health. Two thousand animals died.Laboratory te...
    Introducing a dog to a cat can be nerve-wracking, but get it right and the two of them can get along famously. Ben Randall explains how.If you're a cat owner who's just decided to add a puppy to your family, you might be nervous — and rightly so...
    The CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique can be used to change genetic coding with great precision, and its uses include curing disease and fixing genetic faults. Now it's been used to change animal behavior – and the results are not what scientists we...
    U.S. federal agencies have removed 145 dogs and puppies in acute distress from a major facility that breeds and supplies beagles for research, according to a complaint filed on 19 May in district court by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).As Science re...