Large herbivores dominated the Earth's land ecosystems for several million years before suffering significant extinctions and declines over the past 100,000 years or so.
These long-term cooperative relationships between unrelated bats appear to be similar in form and function to human friendships.
The extinct animal may reveal how modern birds survived the asteroid that wiped out large dinosaurs.
For a study, researchers investigated several areas of crocodilian biology by analyzing 20 different species from around the world.
Robber crabs—also known as coconut crabs—are the largest terrestrial invertebrates in the world
Scientists calculated the number of days in a year—70 million years ago—by counting rings in an ancient mollusk fossil.
The bacteria were found at Loki's Castle—a field of active marine hydrothermal vents.
The whales were observed in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, located around 130 miles east-southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The unusual red coloring can cause snow to melt faster.
The researchers argue that green seaweeds like these are the descendants of all land plants that exist today.
"I couldn't believe it. I had to replay it many times," said researcher Andréa Thiebault.
Sightings of the non-venomous snake are rare due to its secretive behavior, spending most of their life hidden amongst aquatic vegetation.
The yellow-footed antechinus is a marsupial has a rare and unusual mating behavior known as "male semelparity."
Studies indicate that the Judean date palm was first cultivated around 7,000 years ago.
For centuries, ambergris has been highly prized for its unique for its use a perfume ingredient.
Sleep inertia is the reduction in alertness and cognition that people experience up to four hours after waking.
After 17 years, researchers have managed to capture a gray seal clapping underwater. The behavior is thought to attract females and ward off competition.
It is estimated that around eight million tonnes of plastic makes its way into the planet's oceans every year.
"It's very exciting for us to find this young snake," researcher Jim Godwin from Auburn University said.
The Earth may be crawling with undiscovered creatures with a different biochemistry to life as we know it.
The latest results could have implications for the development of new anti-ageing therapies.
"We show that interactions between meerkat groups are never tolerant," researcher Mark Dyble said.
Some insects can find their way into your home by hitching a ride on Christmas trees.
The arachnid belongs to a genus, or group of species, known as Loxosceles—which are commonly referred to as recluse spiders, violin spiders, brown spiders, fiddle-backs or reapers.
Previous research has shown that plants respond to stress by producing several visual, chemical and tactile clues.
In non-medical settings, performing the exam would be tantamount to committing sexual abuse in the first degree if the bill becomes law.
Komodo dragons—otherwise known as Komodo monitors—are the largest and heaviest lizards in the world.
The 0.2-inch-long specimen was identified in amber from the Baltic Sea region in northern Europe.
"DMT has remarkable effects in human consciousness," Christopher Timmermann, from the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, told Newsweek.