"If we can understand [how to halt life and then restart it] in nematodes then maybe we will be able to understand it in humans," Teymuras Kurzchalia told Newsweek.
"I honestly couldn't believe what I was seeing," Justin Crapps told Newsweek. "You could literally see him glowing under the water."
"That's Sharkira!" wrote one user. "I'll let myself out now." Zoologist Alessia Lavigne told Newsweek how her very popular videos educate people about nature.
"That animal was the first documented plains garter snake in Macoupin county since 1947," herpetologist Nathan Kutok told Newsweek.
The fossil remains of the new species date to a period in the Earth's history that followed our planet's worst mass extinction event.
The tiger shark's eyes change from dark to white as she catches a whiff of her potential prey.
The woman, a nature lover, was unfazed by the discovery but "others would have freaked out," said her neighbor.
Hundreds of species use tortoise burrows for shelter in the United States, but seeing an alligator do the same is quite rare.
"When a species is this rare, elusive and hard to study, every little finding helps build a picture of its life," the first author of a new study said.
"Putting a name to something is the first and most important step towards conservation," study leader Yi-Kai Tea told Newsweek. "You cannot protect what we don't know exist."
The new species, Euoplos dignitas, can grow to nearly 2 inches long and hides itself in underground burrows on the woodland floor.
The two killer whales that went on an unprecedented shark-killing spree in February appeared to have a penchant for shark foie gras. But why?
From dolphins and dogs becoming friends to bears enjoying fast food, celebrate wildlife's wonderful peculiarities with these videos.
"Every morning, they spend at least the first hour of the day with bears and are constantly working with them all day long," the intern director told Newsweek.
More than half of all crocodilians – which includes crocodiles, alligators and caimans – are facing extinction, scientists said.
They resemble those typically used by infants - such as pouting, whimpering and showing tantrums. The noises are similar to the babbles made by human babies.
The eastern bongo, also known as the mountain bongo, is a type of antelope that is listed as critically endangered.
"It's kind of an anomaly," said the city's parks and recreation director.
Zoo chiefs are showing off six adorable rockhopper penguin chicks hatched by proud parents this spring.
Phaloris shawnella has been detected in just two places so far in the land-locked South American republic of Paraguay.
Both fish - commonly referred to as South American darters - could disappear if the Brazilian government does not take immediate action, say scientists.
The insect is so rare that the most recent sighting of a similar species was made in a different country in 1969.
"His belly-sliding skills are 10/10!" the Smithsonian Zoo tweeted about its giant panda bear cub.
The young western lowland gorilla, the first to be born at Cleveland Zoo, is being cared for by the oldest female in the group, who takes it to be fed by humans.
These species stick around their parents longer than you might expect.
Intriguingly, researchers found that males of the species have "quite large" genitalia relative to their tiny size.
Australian funnel web spiders have killed 13 people and it is estimated 30 to 40 people are bitten each year.
Ironbound was first tagged last fall in the waters off West Ironbound Island, Nova Scotia.
For a study, researchers investigated several areas of crocodilian biology by analyzing 20 different species from around the world.
The species of mudskipper moves across water in a way that has never been seen before.