Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina (Update)
Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life.
Elephants may be able to hear rain generated sound up to 150 miles away
100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China ...
Mouse to elephant? Just wait 24 million generations
Scientists have for the first time measured how fast large-scale evolution can occur in mammals, showing it takes 24 million generations for a mouse-sized animal to evolve to the size of an elephant.
Ancient DNA ends Aussie claim to kiwi origins
Australia can no longer lay claim to the origins of the iconic New Zealand kiwi following University of Adelaide research published in the journal Science today showing the kiwi's closest relative is not ...
Urination duration: Study finds most mammals need about 21 seconds
Headed to the bathroom? If you think you might have to "pee like a race horse," join the club - so does everyone else. Scientists who watched dozens of different mammals from rats to elephants relieve themselves ...
One law to rule them all: Sizes within a species appear to follow a universal distribution
Flocks of birds, schools of fish, and groups of any other living organisms might have a mathematical function in common. Studying aquatic microorganisms, Andrea Giometto, a researcher EPFL and Eawag, showed ...
Adding fat found to offer sea mammal foraging benefits
Wildlife devastated in South Sudan war: conservationists
Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten "alarming" numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of Africa's largest migrations, conservationists warned Wednesday.
Do elephants call ''human!''?
African elephants make a specific alarm call in response to the danger of humans, according to a new study of wild elephants in Kenya.
Elephants sing low the same way humans do
SMS alerts cut deaths caused by elephants in rural India
Geetha Thomas owes her life to a text message. The 38-year-old tea plantation worker was able to scramble onto the roof of her home in southern India as a herd of elephants rampaged through her village thanks ...
Genetic engineering may undercut human diseases, but also could help restore extinct species, researcher says
Mammoth DNA in recovered cells frozen for thousands of years is likely too fragmented to clone an animal, according to Harvard geneticist George Church. So he's working instead to engineer one genetically ...
Elephants can tell difference between human languages
African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild, researchers said Monday.