Animals

Innovation
Lobsters could hold the key to birth control that doesn't totally suck
Joanna Thompson
Science
Mauna Loa eruption and more: Understand the world through 7 images
Robin Bea
Science
Watch: Ant "milk" acts as powerful elixir for entire colonies
Jennifer Walter
Mind and Body
The bacteria that causes leprosy can also help regrow human livers
Miriam Fauzia
Science
Bats growl like death metal singers and scientists finally know why
Elana Spivack
Science
Octopuses and humans share one trait that explains our complex brains
Robin Bea
Science
Firefly swarms may have finally solved a 20-year-old scientific mystery
The Conversation and Raphael Sarfati
Science
Can I feed my pet only dry food? Why the answer is different for cats and dogs
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
Can this bird self-medicate with plants to kill parasites? Researchers think so
Jennifer Walter
Science
Turkeys are weirder birds than you think. Here are 9 surprising facts
Jennifer Walter
Science
Look! Citizen science expedition follows the path of Darwin’s HMS Beagle
Robin Bea
Science
Scientists suspect microscopic life may be blooming under Antarctic sea ice
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
Transparent eels and fanged fish: 10 deep-sea monsters captured in a new expedition
Jennifer Walter
Science
Marine biologists are proposing a radical new approach to wildlife conservation
Pamela T. Plotkin, Joseph Bernardo and The Conversation
Science
How to make a cat and dog get along: 5 tricks to do the seemingly impossible
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
Look: Ancient jellyfish ancestor was one of the first to grow an exoskeleton
Jennifer Walter
Mind and Body
Study finds a link between being a cat person and improved mental health
Sarah Sloat
Science
Mars meteoroid strikes and more: Understand the world through 7 images
Robin Bea
Mind and Body
Giving birth permanently alters your bones — fossil records reveal
Elana Spivack
Science
Can you stuff a turkey? Science reveals how to prep this ancient holiday meal
Madeline Muzzi
Science
How should you talk to your cat? A new study reveals a genius hack
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
JWST captures galaxy merger and more: Understand the world through 8 images
Robin Bea
Science
The “butterfly effect” may be real, scientists find in bizarre insect study
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
Look: These tigers are living shockingly close to humans — and thriving
Robin Bea
Science
Look: Animals in national parks dramatically shift their behavior with humans around
Robin Bea
Science
Webb captures Pillars of Creation and more: Understand the world through 8 images
Robin Bea
Science
This unusual behavior from sheep and goats could reveal future climate troubles
Elana Spivack
Mind and Body
Does owning a pet boost your gut health?
Miriam Fauzia
Science
Deer and mink can harbor Covid-19: Why animal virologists say we need to worry
Sue VandeWoude, Angela Bosco-Lauth and Christie Mayo
Science
What’s the best way to train your cat? A pet expert reveals 5 tips
Lauren Finka and The Conversation
Science
NASA reveals DART success and more: Understand the world through 7 images
Robin Bea
Science
Petting a dog has a curiously therapeutic effect on the brain, study finds
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
Animal science: 7 creatures debunk the biggest stereotypes about sex
Louise Gentle and The Conversation
Science
Watch: Cannibal mosquito larvae eat their cousins on camera
Jennifer Walter
Science
How the Moon formed and more: Understand the world through 8 images
Robin Bea
Innovation
Worm spit could be a secret cure to the world's plastic problem
Molly Glick
Science
Climate change could make one household pest increase its path of destruction
Lucas Cernusak, Amy Zanne, Alexander Cheesman and The Conversation
Science
NASA crashes DART craft and more: Understand the world through 7 images
Robin Bea
Science
In a first, scientists show dogs can smell when humans are stressed
Elana Spivack
Science
Whale evolution isn’t completely understood — but genes reveal part of the story
Amber Dance and Knowable Magazine
Science
Why do cats love cardboard boxes? Pet experts decode the obsession
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
Researchers finally know how many ants are crawling the Earth right now
Jennifer Walter
Science
Just how smart are raccoons? They’re probably masterminds, study shows
Elana Spivack
Science
Webb spots Neptune’s rings and more: Understand the world through 9 images
Robin Bea
Science
Fox poop alters forests in one surprising way
Jennifer Walter
Mind and Body
This common mosquito-borne virus can be deadly — and researchers don’t know enough about it
Rebecca Trout Fryxell and The Conversation
Science
Does my cat like me? 4 scientific ways to tell
Emily Blackwell and The Conversation
Science
Why artificial gravity may be the best way to help astronauts withstand space
Matt Williams and Universe Today
Science
3 huge reasons why mosquitos want to eat you
Jonathan Day and The Conversation
Science
This reptile lived among the dinosaurs and could solve an evolutionary mystery
Jennifer Walter