Giraffe

What Makes a Species?

Scientists have found there are actually four different species of giraffes. But what makes a species?
Badger group

What Birds, Coyotes, and Badgers Know About Teamwork

 Mutualism is a relationship between organisms where both benefit.
Wildlife cams

Why We Can’t Turn Away from Wildlife Cams

Wildlife cams have steadily gained popularity among both scientists and casual observers. But viewers aren't always prepared for wildlife unscripted.
Puffins

Lessons in Senescence: Not All Animals Age the Same

Senescence--age-related decline in health and reproduction–is something we take for granted in humans, but among animals it’s not necessarily the norm.

The Ecological Impact of a Border Wall

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a large border wall. We look at the damage a wall would create for the surrounding ecology.

Venom Found in the Unlikeliest of Animals

Venom is used by some surprising animals, including mammals.

Seals 1, Scientists 0

A long-term study to track the movements of commercially valuable fish species might have been a waste of time, thanks to crafty seals.

Searching for a New Species? Look in the Museum

A Doncaster museum found that an old plaster cast of an ichthyosaur was in fact a brand new species.

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to cool off, according to new research.