Spiders don’t have wings, but they can fly across entire oceans on long strands of silk. For more than a century, scientists thought it was the wind that carried them, but a new study shows the Earth’s electric field can…
By Robert Lennox, Austin Gallagher, Euan Ritchie, Steven J. Cooke, The Conversation
When humans have conflicts with wildlife, the first reaction is often to cull them. But there's little evidence that it works.
By Rashmi Shivni
Are cats smarter? Or are dogs? When scientists counted the brain cells in these animals, there was a clear winner. But the latest research on animal intelligence challenges all of the old-school notions of what it means to be smart.
By Rashmi Shivni, Teresa Carey
This dolphin and whale graveyard may hold the secrets to cetacean lifestyles.
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, researchers are peeking into the lives of animals who are trying to make it in the big city. Using strategically placed cameras, they’re trying to answer how urban life affects wild animals…
By Fedor Kossakovski
Ligers, tigons and other hybrid animals sound fun, until you learn about their health issues.
By Jonathan Wosen, STAT
Plastic surgeon Dr. Coleen Stice mostly operates on humans – that is, until the zoo calls for assistance. She has operated on a bald eagle, fixed cleft palates on dogs, and done minor reconstructive surgery on pigs and cats. Her…
By Kerry L. Shaw, Scientific American
Coqui frogs -- voracious, cacaphonous amphibians -- have already disrupted the ecosystem of Hawaii's Big Island. Now they've got a foothold in the Golden State…
By Julia Griffin
Derrick Campana made the jump to animal prosthetics and orthotics 12 years ago -- when few, if anyone, created artificial limbs for dogs and other pets.
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we take a look at one Virginia man who has dedicated his life to assisting animals with disabilities by fabricating braces and prosthetics fit for Fido.
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