Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil
Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat and the growing risk of dangerous encounters with people, researchers said.
Groovy giraffes: Distinct bone structures keep these animals upright
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College have identified a highly specialised ligament structure that is thought to prevent giraffes' legs from collapsing under the immense weight of these animals.
How do ants get around? Ultra-sensitive machines measure their every step
How do ants manage to move so nimbly whilst coordinating three pairs of legs and a behind that weighs up to 60% of their body mass? German scientists have recently developed a device that may reveal the answer.
Robohand shows work on prototype RoboLeg prosthetic
Rescued calf gets new high-tech prosthetics
A 600-pound calf that lost its back hooves and part of its legs to frostbite in Virginia more than a year ago has been fitted in Texas with a new pair of prosthetic hind legs.
Bear in Israel undergoes surgery to repair disc
Surgery can be a real bear. Even for a bear. In Israel, a 19-year-old Syria brown bear named Mango underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a herniated disc, said Sagit Horowitz, a spokeswoman for the Ramat ...
Shrinking helped dinosaurs and birds to keep evolving
A study that has 'weighed' hundreds of dinosaurs suggests that shrinking their bodies may have helped the group that became birds to continue exploiting new ecological niches throughout their evolution, and ...
Lower limbs for Robonaut 2 are aboard the International Space Station
(Phys.org) —Getting your "space legs" in Earth orbit has taken on new meaning for NASA's pioneering Robonaut program.
Sloth guts are designed for hanging upside down, study finds
Three-toed sloths have a unique abdominal design—their innards fixed to their lower ribs to avoid squashing the lungs while hanging upside down, a study said Wednesday.
NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs
Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs. For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up. This new pair of legs means the experimental robot—now stuck ...
More vets turn to prosthetics to help legless pets
A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking ...
Garlic counteracts virulent bacteria
Garlic contains a substance that is particularly effective in encounters with even the hardiest bacterial strains. A young researcher at the University of Copenhagen will soon be defending his Ph.D. thesis on the positive ...
Single gene separates queen from workers
Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers.
Moa or less: Extinct 'robust' birds of New Zealand might not have been so robust after all
Giant moa bird (Dinornis robustus, literally meaning 'robust strange bird') may not have actually had robust bones, according to new research conducted by The University of Manchester. The leg bones of one ...