A black shark underwater.
Deaths by Shark Attacks Rise in Australia
Six people have died from unprovoked shark attacks this year in Australia. This is the highest number since 1934, a year that also saw six people die from being attacked. Some experts believe that this...
Murder hornet eating jam put out by scientists.
America’s First Nest of ‘Murder Hornets’ Gets Exterminated
Scientists have destroyed America’s first-ever nest of Asian giant hornets. The insects, also known by the name of "murder hornets," have a sting that can put a person in the hospital and even cause death....
A cougar
Los Angeles to Be Home to the Biggest Wildlife Crossing in the World
The county of Los Angeles is well-known for its substantial mountain lion population. However, large-scale infrastructure development has resulted in the region developing multiple isolated habitats crisscrossed by roads. As such, the mountain lions that...
Study of Ancient Dog DNA Traces Canine Diversity to the Ice Age
A global study of ancient dog DNA, led by scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, University of Oxford, University of Vienna, and archaeologists from more than 10 countries, presents evidence that there were different types...
sian Paradise Flycatcher bird
Three Things to Know About the Asian Paradise Flycatcher
Asian Paradise Flycatcher is a species of birds that is native to India, Asia, and Central Asia. Scientists have identified around 14 subspecies of these birds, classifying them based on their plumage. In wildlife, these...
A crocodile next to a mastodon of the genus Anancus and primitive horses of the genus Hipparion in a similar environment to what could have been Valencia six million years ago. (Image: José Antonio Peñas (SINC))
African Crocodiles Lived in Spain 6 Million Years Ago
Millions of years ago, several species of crocodiles of different genera and characteristics inhabited Europe and sometimes even coexisted. But among all these species, it was thought unlikely that crocodiles of the genus Crocodylus, of...
The Kookaburra and Magpie learn to tolerate and to share. Image by Trisha Haddock.
Magpies and Kookaburras Cheer Us Up While Under Lockdown
Our home is situated among the trees in Warrandyte, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. My husband Steve and I enjoy sitting outside watching the birds. In January 2020, a female magpie visited while my husband...
Oldest Monkey Fossils Outside of Africa Found
Three fossils found in a lignite mine in southeastern Yunan Province, China, that are about 6.4 million years old, indicate monkeys existed in Asia at the same time as apes, and are probably the ancestors...
Scientists Predict Potential Spread, Habitat of Invasive Asian Giant Hornet
Researchers at Washington State University have predicted how and where the Asian giant hornet, an invasive newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, popularly dubbed the “murder hornet,” could spread and find ideal habitat, both in the...