Researchers have found that New Zealand’s kea parrot has the avian equivalent of an infectious laugh — a call that when heard prompts others to drop everything and have some fun.
A British backpacker who inspired a drunk Australian teenager to swim in crocodile-infested waters, narrowly avoiding death, said Tuesday she was not impressed by the fraught romantic gesture.
A protein in the venom of potentially deadly funnel web spiders could minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke, researchers in Australia said on Tuesday.
Under a cloudless sky in South Africa’s northwestern farming region, donkeys still amble along muddy paths, pausing to nibble on grass, oblivious to the threat from a demand for Chinese medicine.
Vets in El Salvador’s zoo carried out an operation Monday to clean up a bone infection in the country’s last male jaguar, an 18-year-old named Greco.
Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic “heatwaves”, are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels.
Low-oxygen areas of the ocean known as dead zones threaten hundreds of coral reefs worldwide, fragile ecosystems already struggling because of climate change and pollution, researchers said Monday.
Global warming has boosted the frequency and severity of deadly air pollution peaks in northern China, scientists said Monday.
A new cholesterol-slashing drug that has shown promise for high-risk patients does not impair brain function, according to a study out Saturday.
Locked up in about 140 metres (460 feet) of ice capping a Bolivian mountain lie 18,000 years of climate history, dating back to an epoch when humans were only just learning to farm.
This week’s bitter cold snap killed about half of Washington’s beloved cherry blossoms, and the survivors are now expected to peak at the end of next week, the National Parks Service said Friday.