Creatures

Hundreds of rescued sea turtles released back into Gulf of Mexico

By Ray Bogan | Fox News Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email Rescued sea turtles released back into Gulf of Mexico Hundreds of green sea turtles are being released back into the Gulf of Mexico after they were rescued last week from chilly waters. Hypothermic sea turtles that were on the brink of death last week … Continue reading "Hundreds of rescued sea turtles released back into Gulf of Mexico"

Shark attacks newlywed on her honeymoon, video goes viral

Shark attacks newlywed on her honeymoon, video goes viral

Fox News Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email A large nurse shark swims over coral reef and is surrounded by hundreds of fish.  (Rainer von Brandis, iStock) A couple on their honeymoon experienced sheer terror when the bride was attacked by a nurse shark that took a bite out of her arm. A video shot by … Continue reading "Shark attacks newlywed on her honeymoon, video goes viral"

Cancer in elephant is being treated with unprecedented approach

By Ray Bogan, Fox News Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email Cancer treatment in Asian elephant is unprecedented Juno, a 50-year-old Asian elephant in El Paso, Texas, is undergoing electrochemotherapy for breast cancer. An Asian elephant in the El Paso Zoo in Texas has undergone two successful rounds of electrochemotherapy. The elephant, 50-year-old Juno, underwent her second … Continue reading "Cancer in elephant is being treated with unprecedented approach"

Gorgeous, majestic white giraffes spotted, captured on video for first time ever

Gorgeous, majestic white giraffes spotted, captured on video for first time ever

Fox News Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email Extremely rare white giraffes captured on film Adult and its calf were found in Kenya A pair of rare white giraffes were spotted in Kenya and captured on film for the first time ever. The giraffes, a mother and its child, have white skin due to a condition … Continue reading "Gorgeous, majestic white giraffes spotted, captured on video for first time ever"

‘Harvey the Hurricane Hawk’ released back into the wild

‘Harvey the Hurricane Hawk’ released back into the wild

Published September 14, 2017 Fox News This image from video shows a hawk that flew into a Houston cab last month to seek shelter from Hurricane Harvey.  (YouTube/William Bruso via Storyful) Harvey the Hurricane Hawk is back in the skies over North Texas. The bird became famous after taking refuge in a Houston man’s taxi … Continue reading "‘Harvey the Hurricane Hawk’ released back into the wild"

Walruses show up early in Alaska as ice recedes

Walruses show up early in Alaska as ice recedes

By Arden Dier Published August 21, 2017 Newser Walruses gather to rest on the shores of the Chukchi Sea near the coastal village of Point Lay, Alaska, in 2013.  (Ryan Kingsbery/United States Geological Survey via AP, file) Sign of the times? Several hundred Pacific walruses began amassing on an island off Alaska’s northwest coast in … Continue reading "Walruses show up early in Alaska as ice recedes"

Fisherman films great white shark leaping from water, stealing fish off line

Fisherman films great white shark leaping from water, stealing fish off line

Published August 15, 2017 Fox News Captain Hap Farrell captured footage of two great white sharks eating fish off his lines.  (iStock) Captain Hap Farrell says Saturday’s fishing trip was “nothing special,” but the footage he captured from his boat seems to suggest otherwise. Farrell, who charters a fishing vessel out of Cape Cod, Mass., … Continue reading "Fisherman films great white shark leaping from water, stealing fish off line"

Monster croc the size of an SUV caught in Australia

Monster croc the size of an SUV caught in Australia

Published August 08, 2017 news.com.au Matt Wright caught a massive crocodile recently. (Credit: Matt Wright, Facebook) An image of a monster crocodile caught by Outback Wrangler Matt Wright has gone viral, with some animal lovers criticizing the use of duct tape to bind the animal’s snout shut. Mr Wright uploaded a snap of the saltie … Continue reading "Monster croc the size of an SUV caught in Australia"

Monster alligator steals fish off kid’s line in viral video

Monster alligator steals fish off kid’s line in viral video

By Jake Carps Published July 06, 2017  (AP) Bummer… Everyone has lost a fish, but I’ll hazard a guess that few anglers have lost one like the kid in this video. In the clip—first published in February—a boy named Connor has hooked a large redfish, and at first, everything seems to be going to plan. … Continue reading "Monster alligator steals fish off kid’s line in viral video"

Texas alligator lassoed after trespassing on cattle ranch

Texas alligator lassoed after trespassing on cattle ranch

Published June 19, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYINGCowboys rope 10-foot gator threatening their livestock East Texas cowboys are seen in a video roping a monster-size alligator threatening livestock. Cattle rancher Hal Canover rounded up a group of friends when the 10-foot creature wandered onto his land in Hawkins last week, Fox 4 Dallas reports. “He … Continue reading "Texas alligator lassoed after trespassing on cattle ranch"

Rare alligator gar caught in Indiana

Rare alligator gar caught in Indiana

By Georeen Tanner Published June 08, 2017 Fox News slides Jake Jackson caught the rare alligator gar in Indiana earlier this month. (Jake Jackson) slides Jake Jackson caught the rare alligator gar in Indiana earlier this month. (Jake Jackson) slides Jake Jackson caught the rare alligator gar in Indiana earlier this month. (Jake Jackson) Next … Continue reading "Rare alligator gar caught in Indiana"

Great white shark spotted lurking near popular California beach

By FOX 5 Published May 03, 2017 Fox News Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print NOW PLAYINGGreat white shark spotted off coast of San Diego beach Just a day after a shark attack left a San Diego County woman fighting for her life, a drone pilot captured video of a juvenile great white shark swimming less … Continue reading "Great white shark spotted lurking near popular California beach"

Extinct creature sightings are piling up in Australia

Extinct creature sightings are piling up in Australia

By Mike Wehner Published April 03, 2017 BGR Facebook Twitter Email Print File photo – Don Colgan, Head of the Evolutionary Biology Unit at the Australian Museum, speaks under a model of a Tasmanian Tiger at a media conference in Sydney as seen in this May 4, 2000 file photo regarding the quality DNA extracted … Continue reading "Extinct creature sightings are piling up in Australia"

Giant chicken looks like a ‘grown man in a costume,’ according to internet

Giant chicken looks like a ‘grown man in a costume,’ according to internet

Published March 20, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print  (iStock) Move over, 13-foot alligator — the internet is obsessed with a different enormous animal today. Footage of a ridiculously large chicken has been sweeping the internet after a Twitter user named LifesBook_CEO uploaded a video of the bulky bird on Sunday morning. In the … Continue reading "Giant chicken looks like a ‘grown man in a costume,’ according to internet"

Search is on for 10-foot crocodile who ate a man while fishing in Mexico

Search is on for 10-foot crocodile who ate a man while fishing in Mexico

Published March 16, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print  (Reuters) Mexican authorities are looking for a 10-foot crocodile that reportedly ate a young man who was fishing in southern Mexico. The attack was reported by three of the victim’s friends who were there and watched the whole thing unfold. They were able to escape … Continue reading "Search is on for 10-foot crocodile who ate a man while fishing in Mexico"

Underwater video from 2013 ended up capturing an elusive whale

By Lilla Ross Published March 08, 2017 Newser Facebook Twitter Email Print NOW PLAYINGFirst-ever underwater video of elusive True’s beaked whales A group of students got an unforgettable science lesson in May 2013—but just how unforgettable is only now coming to light. While on an expedition in the Azores some 950 miles west of Portugal, … Continue reading "Underwater video from 2013 ended up capturing an elusive whale"

Pregnant Fossil Confirms Live Birth in Ancient ‘Sea Monster’

Pregnant Fossil Confirms Live Birth in Ancient ‘Sea Monster’

Published August 11, 2011 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print A plesiosaur giving birth.  (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) The unique 78-million-year-old fossils of an adult plesiosaur and its unborn baby may provide the first evidence that these ancient animals gave live births, according to scientists. The 15.4-foot-long adult specimen is one of … Continue reading "Pregnant Fossil Confirms Live Birth in Ancient ‘Sea Monster’"

Fossil of ‘monster’ worm with snapping jaws discovered

Fossil of ‘monster’ worm with snapping jaws discovered

Published February 22, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print  (Luke Parry) A giant worm with “terrifying” jaws has caught researchers’ eyes, who say the huge extinct marine worm is a new species known to science. What’s more, it’s been named after the bass player from a death metal band called Cannibal Corpse. The scientists … Continue reading "Fossil of ‘monster’ worm with snapping jaws discovered"

MYSTERY: Half-eaten shark on Florida beach raises speculation about what killed it

MYSTERY: Half-eaten shark on Florida beach raises speculation about what killed it

Published February 21, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print  (Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue) A half-eaten shark that washed up on a Florida beach Saturday raised questions about a bigger fish possibly lurking in the water. A Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue lifeguard snapped a photo of the shark on New Smyrna … Continue reading "MYSTERY: Half-eaten shark on Florida beach raises speculation about what killed it"

Strange orange alligator turns heads in South Carolina

Strange orange alligator turns heads in South Carolina

Published February 09, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print File photo: An alligator floats in a pond under rainy skies on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, August 8, 2012.  (REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger) An alligator in a small South Carolina town is grabbing attention because of one weird quality: it’s orange. To be more accurate, it’s a … Continue reading "Strange orange alligator turns heads in South Carolina"

The dinosaurs died a cold, dark death, new study shows

The dinosaurs died a cold, dark death, new study shows

By Walt Bonner Published February 02, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print A snow covered T-Rex life size dinosaur sculpture is pictured at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, January 10, 2017. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) It’s widely acknowledged that the Earth was a cold, dark place after a giant meteor, measuring roughly six … Continue reading "The dinosaurs died a cold, dark death, new study shows"

Incredible photo shows shark lurking beneath young surfer

Incredible photo shows shark lurking beneath young surfer

Published January 26, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print In this photo from Jan. 24, 2017, provided by Chris Hasson, 10-year-old Eden Hasson, Chris’ son, surfs near what is believed to be a great white shark at Samurai Beach, Port Stephens, Australia.  (Chris Hasson via AP) Cue the music from “Jaws.” An incredible photo … Continue reading "Incredible photo shows shark lurking beneath young surfer"

Anxiety may give dogs gray hair

Anxiety may give dogs gray hair

By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer Published January 03, 2017 Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print File photo: Gamekeeper Bob Pirie poses with his dog Kyle on a heather moor a day before the opening of the grouse shooting season, on the Auchleeks Estate near Trinafour, Scotland August 11, 2010.  (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne ) Just like human hair, dogs’ … Continue reading "Anxiety may give dogs gray hair"

Remains of a rare 3-million-year-old creature found in eastern Argentina

Remains of a rare 3-million-year-old creature found in eastern Argentina

By Carmen M. Llona Published December 19, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print A rendering of the recently discovered Promacrauchenian.  (Courtesy of Daniel Boh, Municipal Museum of Miramar.) Researchers in eastern Argentina have discovered the remains of a strange creature that lived three million years ago, some 280 miles south of modern-day Buenos Aires. One … Continue reading "Remains of a rare 3-million-year-old creature found in eastern Argentina"

How lasers and a goggle-wearing parrot could aid flying robot designs

How lasers and a goggle-wearing parrot could aid flying robot designs

By Mindy Weisberger Senior Writer Published December 12, 2016 Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Obi the parrotlet wearing protective goggles.  (Eric Gutierrez) A barely visible fog hangs in the air in a California laboratory, illuminated by a laser. And through it flies a parrot, outfitted with a pair of tiny, red-tinted goggles to protect its … Continue reading "How lasers and a goggle-wearing parrot could aid flying robot designs"

Woman says she was bitten by large shark in waters off Maui coast

Woman says she was bitten by large shark in waters off Maui coast

Published November 15, 2016 Associated Press Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print  (Google Street View) HONOLULU –  Hawaii officials say a woman is in the hospital after she was bitten by what she called a large shark off Maui. A spokesman from the state’s Department of Land and Natural Resources said the incident Monday occurred in … Continue reading "Woman says she was bitten by large shark in waters off Maui coast"

‘Mud Dragon’ dinosaur unearthed in China

‘Mud Dragon’ dinosaur unearthed in China

By Walt Bonner Published November 11, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Tongtianlong limosus artist’s illustration (Zhou Chuang) A new species of bird–like dinosaur was recently discovered at a construction site in Southern China. Dubbed Tongtianlong limosus, the winged creature had died after becoming mired in mud about 66–72 million years ago– hence it’s … Continue reading "‘Mud Dragon’ dinosaur unearthed in China"

Plane makes emergency landing after snake found slithering in overhead bin

Plane makes emergency landing after snake found slithering in overhead bin

Published November 07, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter Email Print NOW PLAYINGRaw video: Live snake spotted dangling overhead bin It was a moment that would make even Samuel L. Jackson shriek in fear. Passengers on a commercial flight in Mexico were given an unexpected shock when a serpent slithered into the cabin in a scene straight … Continue reading "Plane makes emergency landing after snake found slithering in overhead bin"

How one man fought off a great white shark

How one man fought off a great white shark

By Laura Geggel Senior Writer Published November 08, 2016 Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Undated file picture.  (Reuters) Joe Tanner was paddling on his surfboard off the Oregon coast, waiting to catch a wave, when he felt something grab his leg. It was a scenario any surfer or beachgoer would dread: Tanner looked down to … Continue reading "How one man fought off a great white shark"

Tourist fights crocodile after trying to take selfie with it

Tourist fights crocodile after trying to take selfie with it

ELISE COOPER Nov 7th 2016 3:34PM X There’s nothing more embarrassing than slipping and falling down. Except perhaps, slipping and falling on top of a crocodile. 27-year-old Danish backpacker Johnny Bonde and his girlfriend Kirsty Jacobs had been travelling around Australia on a year-long trip that was going swimmingly — right up until Bonde tried … Continue reading "Tourist fights crocodile after trying to take selfie with it"

Stingray injuries spike at Southern California beach

Stingray injuries spike at Southern California beach

Published October 30, 2016 Associated Press Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print NOW PLAYINGStingray Attacks in California HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. –  Authorities say there’s been a spike in stingray injuries at a Southern California beach even as water temperatures cool. The Orange County Register reports Sunday that Huntington Beach Marine Safety Lt. Claude Panis says there were … Continue reading "Stingray injuries spike at Southern California beach"

‘Beardog’ discovery offers clues to how canines evolved

‘Beardog’ discovery offers clues to how canines evolved

Published October 11, 2016 Associated Press Facebook Twitter Email Print This undated illustration provided by Monica Jurik and The Field Museum in Chicago, shows the artist’s reconstruction of an early 38 million year-old beardog.  (Monica Jurik/The Field Museum via AP) For decades a fossilized carnivore jawbone sat largely unnoticed in a drawer at Chicago’s Field … Continue reading "‘Beardog’ discovery offers clues to how canines evolved"

Why mice are nature’s jet engines

Why mice are nature’s jet engines

By Michael Harthorne Published October 12, 2016 Newser Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print File photo  (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz) Wondering what animal might have the most in common with a jet engine? Prepare to be surprised. Elena Mahrt, author of a study published Monday inCurrent Biology, says mice sing ultrasonic songs using a method “never found before … Continue reading "Why mice are nature’s jet engines"

Ancient teeth lead researchers to prehistoric shark discovery

Ancient teeth lead researchers to prehistoric shark discovery

By Rob Verger Published October 03, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Megalolamna paradoxodon had grasping-type front teeth and cutting-type rear teeth likely used to seize and slice medium-sized fish and it lived in the same ancient oceans megatoothed sharks inhabited.  (Kenshu Shimada) Researchers have discovered a new species of prehistoric shark, and at … Continue reading "Ancient teeth lead researchers to prehistoric shark discovery"

Sharks attack 2 different surfers in Florida beach area

Sharks attack 2 different surfers in Florida beach area

Published October 03, 2016 Associated Press Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print  (Google Street View) Two surfers are recovering from shark bites off the beaches in central Florida over the weekend. Authorities say a 32-year-old surfer was bitten on his side in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday evening. The next day, a shark nipped a 21-year-old … Continue reading "Sharks attack 2 different surfers in Florida beach area"

Toughie the frog, likely the last of his species, dies

Toughie the frog, likely the last of his species, dies

By Michael Harthorne Published October 03, 2016 Newser Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Toughie the frog (Atlanta Botanical Garden). A frog named Toughie, likely the last of his species, died quietly in his enclosure at the Atlanta Botanical Garden this week, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He will be missed by Garden staff and visitors alike,” … Continue reading "Toughie the frog, likely the last of his species, dies"

Montana hiker survives 2 attacks by the same bear, sheriff says

Montana hiker survives 2 attacks by the same bear, sheriff says

Published October 03, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print  (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File) A hiker in Montana managed to survive a “Revenant”-style series of attacks — apparently by the same bear — and even drove himself to the hospital for treatment over the weekend, investigators said. Todd Orr recorded video of himself after the … Continue reading "Montana hiker survives 2 attacks by the same bear, sheriff says"

New pterosaur species with intact skull uncovered in Patagonia

New pterosaur species with intact skull uncovered in Patagonia

By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor Published September 01, 2016 Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print An artist’s reconstruction of a new species of pterosaur, Allkaruen koi.(Gabriel Lío) A new species of pterosaur named for its “ancient brain” has been found in Patagonia. The flying reptile lived in the early Jurassic period, between about 199.6 million … Continue reading "New pterosaur species with intact skull uncovered in Patagonia"

Watch this stunning close-up of a sixgill shark

Watch this stunning close-up of a sixgill shark

By Grace Williams Published August 23, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print NOW PLAYINGRare sixgill shark sighting deep in ocean amazes scientists This stunning video gives shark aficionados everywhere a rare close-up view of a sixgill shark. A team working with OceanGate, an organization that provides subsea research and exploration, filmed the shark alongside … Continue reading "Watch this stunning close-up of a sixgill shark"

Large piece of snake skin found near Maine river

Large piece of snake skin found near Maine river

Published August 21, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Large snake skin found in Maine. (Westbrook Police Department) Authorities in Maine have warned the public about snakes after a large snake skin was found near the Presumpscot River on Saturday. Westbrook police said they have been searching for a 10-foot snake since June after … Continue reading "Large piece of snake skin found near Maine river"

Googly-eyed purple squid sighting delights scientists

Googly-eyed purple squid sighting delights scientists

By Kacey Deamer, Staff Writer Published August 18, 2016 Facebook26 Twitter0 livefyre24 Email Print NOW PLAYINGScientists spot adorable squid with googly eyes A purple squid with eyes so googly it could easily be mistaken for a character in the movie “Finding Nemo” was recently spotted by scientists off the coast of Southern California. The so-called … Continue reading "Googly-eyed purple squid sighting delights scientists"

Newfound glow-in-the-dark fish identified

Newfound glow-in-the-dark fish identified

By Kacey Deamer, Staff Writer Published August 15, 2016 Facebook26 Twitter0 livefyre5 Email Print Two species of a bioluminescent deep-sea fish nicknamed “barreleyes” have been identified. (Poulsen et al. (2016)) With distinct tubular eyes and a natural glow, two species of bioluminescent deep-sea fish nicknamed “barreleyes” have been identified. The newly described species are part of … Continue reading "Newfound glow-in-the-dark fish identified"

Greenland shark could have lived for up to 400 years, scientists say

Greenland shark could have lived for up to 400 years, scientists say

    Published August 11, 2016 Associated Press Facebook252 Twitter316 livefyre43 Email Print Aug. 11, 2016: This undated photo shows a Greenland shark slowly swimming away from a boat, returning to the deep and cold waters of the Uummannaq Fjord in northwestern Greenland during a tag -and- release program in Norway and Greenland. (Julius Nielsen … Continue reading "Greenland shark could have lived for up to 400 years, scientists say"

Whale as old as the Titanic spotted in Pacific

Whale as old as the Titanic spotted in Pacific

By John Johnson Published August 08, 2016 Newser Facebook1085 Twitter0 Email Print File photo of orcas off the coast of Washington. Neither is ‘Granny,’ but photos of her leaping from the water are at the Orca Network link in the summary. (NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center via AP) Whale watchers off the coast of Washington … Continue reading "Whale as old as the Titanic spotted in Pacific"

Colorado man suffers ‘vicious’ croc attack at Costa Rica beach resort

Colorado man suffers ‘vicious’ croc attack at Costa Rica beach resort

Published July 25, 2016 Fox News Latino MALELANE, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 09: A crocodile lies in wait by the 13th green during practice before the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club on December 9, 2008 in Malelane, South Africa. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) (2009 GETTY IMAGES) MEXICO CITY (AP) –  An … Continue reading "Colorado man suffers ‘vicious’ croc attack at Costa Rica beach resort"

Hyena meets Tasmanian devil: Ancient ‘hypercarnivore’ unearthed

Hyena meets Tasmanian devil: Ancient ‘hypercarnivore’ unearthed

By Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor Published August 01, 2016 Facebook102 Twitter0 livefyre89 Email Print An illustration showing the size comparison of Australian marsupials, including a newly described extinct species of carnivorous marsupial, Whollydooleya tomnpatrichorum. (Karen Black/UNSW) A newfound extinct marsupial “hypercarnivore” from Australia — one that researchers say looked like a cross between … Continue reading "Hyena meets Tasmanian devil: Ancient ‘hypercarnivore’ unearthed"

School-bus-size giant squid may be lurking deep in the sea

School-bus-size giant squid may be lurking deep in the sea

By Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor Published May 27, 2016 Facebook283 Twitter0 livefyre71 Email Print On Oct. 1, 2013, a 30-foot-long giant squid washed ashore in the Spanish community of Cantabria. (Enrique Talledo, www.enriquetalledo.com) Steeped in mystery, the elusive, deep-sea-dwelling giant squid, with eyes the size of basketballs, may be larger than it has … Continue reading "School-bus-size giant squid may be lurking deep in the sea"

Stranded, rarely seen beaked whale has strange fang By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer Published May 23, 2016 Facebook36 Twitter0 livefyre31 Email Print The beaked whale was found washed up on Waitpinga beach in southern Australia. (South Australian Museum) A dead whale that washed up on a southern Australia beach has something peculiar in its mouth: … Continue reading ""

Watch a scuba diver give a giant shark a huge hug

Watch a scuba diver give a giant shark a huge hug

By Sophie Roberts Published May 11, 2016 Facebook33 Twitter75 Email Print (COPYRIGHT_2014_ALL_RIGHTS_RESERVED) It’s difficult not to feel your spine-tingle when you spot the scary fish make a beeline for a scuba diver. But an amazing clip shows a brave scuba diver, swimming in the North Atlantic waters near Florida, cuddling up to a shark. In a … Continue reading "Watch a scuba diver give a giant shark a huge hug"

Irate beaver ‘takes man hostage’

Irate beaver ‘takes man hostage’

By Rob Quinn Published April 25, 2016 Newser Facebook2504 Twitter0 livefyre201 Email Print A seemingly harmless beaver. (J. Kyle Keener/Logansport Pharos-Tribune via AP) A rogue beaver struck terror into the heart of a man making his way home late at night in the Latvian city of Daugavpils, according to a local newspaper report picked up … Continue reading "Irate beaver ‘takes man hostage’"

Deer hunters face unwanted competition as feral hog explosion thins herds

Deer hunters face unwanted competition as feral hog explosion thins herds

Published March 31, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook3774 Twitter748 livefyre1974 Email Print This photo, provided by LouisianaBowhunter.com, shows a herd of wild hogs feasting on a deer fawn.(LouisianaBowhunter.com) Deer hunters are facing competition from a source that is mean, relentless and out of control. The explosion of feral hogs across the U.S. is threatening the deer population … Continue reading "Deer hunters face unwanted competition as feral hog explosion thins herds"

Researchers in Nepal confirm first case of TB in a rhino

Researchers in Nepal confirm first case of TB in a rhino

By Grace Williams Published March 30, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook238 Twitter230 livefyre5 Email Print (Deborah McCauley) Researchers at a wildlife conservation preserve in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park, have announced the first confirmed case of tuberculosis (TB) in a young female Asian One-horned rhino. This discovery is the first infectious disease discovered in the rhino population and … Continue reading "Researchers in Nepal confirm first case of TB in a rhino"

America’s only wild jaguar caught on video

America’s only wild jaguar caught on video

By Michael Casey Published February 03, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook2003 Twitter0 livefyre428 Email Print An image taken from a camera trap of El Jefe, the only known wild jaguar in the United States (Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity) For the first time, viewers are getting the chance to glimpse the secretive world of … Continue reading "America’s only wild jaguar caught on video"

Ancient mini kangaroos had no hop, they scurried

Ancient mini kangaroos had no hop, they scurried

By Mindy Weisberger Published March 04, 2016 Facebook11 Twitter0 livefyre8 Email Print Skull of Cookeroo hortusensis, a new species of ancient kangaroo from the Riversleigh World Heritage area.(Kaylene Butler) Two newly described species of tiny kangaroos that lived between 18 million and 23 million years ago scurried rather than hopped, a new study finds. But … Continue reading "Ancient mini kangaroos had no hop, they scurried"

Bald eagles make a big comeback in Boston

Bald eagles make a big comeback in Boston

By Michael Harthorne Published February 05, 2016 Newser Facebook207 Twitter0 livefyre25 Email Print Bald eagle sightings in the Boston area are skyrocketing. And that’s great news for the bird and the city. (Scott Mason/The Winchester Star via AP) A symbol of America is once again flying high above one of the nation’s most historic cities. … Continue reading "Bald eagles make a big comeback in Boston"

Scientists discover prehistoric ‘Jurassic butterfly’

Scientists discover prehistoric ‘Jurassic butterfly’

By Michael Casey Published February 05, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook23 Twitter0 livefyre279 Email Print This is an artist’s rendering of Oregramma illecebrosa consuming pollen drops from bennettitales, an extinct order of plant from the Triassic period. (Vichai Malikul) Scientists have discovered an insect that went extinct for more than 120 million years and featured many of … Continue reading "Scientists discover prehistoric ‘Jurassic butterfly’"

Huge population of endangered lions found in Ethiopia

Huge population of endangered lions found in Ethiopia

By Michael Casey Published February 01, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook575 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print A population of African lions has been found in Ethiopia. (Born Free Foundation) Lions have been discovered for the first time in an Ethiopian national park, confirming centuries-old stories that the big cats thrived there. The lions were found in the Alatash … Continue reading "Huge population of endangered lions found in Ethiopia"

Crocodile bites off woman’s arm in ‘death roll’

Crocodile bites off woman’s arm in ‘death roll’

Published January 14, 2016 SkyNews Facebook38 Twitter0 livefyre30 Email Print A woman walking her dogs in Australia had her arm bitten off by a crocodile in a “death roll”. The victim, aged in her 60s, had been at Three Mile Creek in Wyndham, about 280 miles south-west of Darwin, when the predator attacked on Wednesday afternoon. … Continue reading "Crocodile bites off woman’s arm in ‘death roll’"

Scientists give new lease on life for near-extinct Hawaiian crow

Scientists give new lease on life for near-extinct Hawaiian crow

By Michael Casey Published January 28, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook42 Twitter0 livefyre3 Email Print Hawaiian crow (San Diego Zoo Global) Scientists have sequenced the genome of the Hawaiian crow, a critical step to saving a species that is on the brink of extinction. Together with PacBio, scientists at San Diego Zoo Global and the University of … Continue reading "Scientists give new lease on life for near-extinct Hawaiian crow"

New chameleon with blue spots found in Tanzania

New chameleon with blue spots found in Tanzania

By Michael Casey Published January 27, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook23 Twitter0 livefyre1 Email Print A new species of chameleon, named Kinyongia msuyae, has been discovered in Tanzania. (Tim Davenport/WCS) A new species of chameleon with scattered blue spots has been found in the mountains of Tanzania, underscoring the richness of this biologically important region. The brown … Continue reading "New chameleon with blue spots found in Tanzania"

Extremely rare white giraffe spotted in Tanzania

Extremely rare white giraffe spotted in Tanzania

By James Rogers Published January 26, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook7867 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print Omo the white giraffe (DEREK LEE/ CATERS NEWS) An extremely rare white giraffe has been spotted at Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. The giraffe calf has a condition called leucism that results in loss of pigmentation.  “Her body surface cells are not … Continue reading "Extremely rare white giraffe spotted in Tanzania"

Fossil of massive crocodile found on edge of Sahara desert

Fossil of massive crocodile found on edge of Sahara desert

By Michael Casey Published January 11, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook1933 Twitter0 livefyre433 Email Print Artistic rendering of Machimosaurus rex by Davide Bonadonna. Paleontologists have discovered the fossil remains of the world’s biggest ocean-dwelling crocodile buried on the edge of the Sahara, a creature that was twice the size of anything seen today. Named Machimosaurus rex, this … Continue reading "Fossil of massive crocodile found on edge of Sahara desert"

Mountain lion found with unusual deformity

Mountain lion found with unusual deformity

Published January 10, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook4570 Twitter0 livefyre993 Email Print Mountain lion was found with a set of teeth and whiskers growing out of its head. (Idaho Fish and Game) A mountain lion, which was legally killed by an unidentified hunter, was found to have a set of teeth growing out of the side of … Continue reading "Mountain lion found with unusual deformity"

Mini T. Rex: ‘Welsh Dragon’ may be earliest Jurassic dinosaur

Mini T. Rex: ‘Welsh Dragon’ may be earliest Jurassic dinosaur

By Laura Geggel Published January 25, 2016 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre1 Email Print An illustration of the meat-eating dinosaur Dracoraptor hanigani, which might be the earliest known dinosaur discovered in the United Kingdom. (Bob Nicholls) Two brothers hunting for ichthyosaur fossils along the coast of the United Kingdom came across something far more astounding: The bones … Continue reading "Mini T. Rex: ‘Welsh Dragon’ may be earliest Jurassic dinosaur"

Scientists discover five extinct species of bird

Scientists discover five extinct species of bird

Published January 22, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook2170 Twitter0 livefyre14 Email Print Artist’s impression of the five extinct species discovered in Madeira and Azores. From left to right: Rallus carvaoensis, Rallus adolfocaesaris, Rallus montivagorum, Rallus lowei, Rallus “minutus”. (José Antonio Peñas (Sinc)) Scientists have discovered five extinct species of bird in Madeira and the Azores. Research conducted … Continue reading "Scientists discover five extinct species of bird"

Fossil of duck-billed dinosaur found along Alabama creek

Fossil of duck-billed dinosaur found along Alabama creek

By Michael Casey Published January 21, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook496 Twitter0 livefyre223 Email Print The remains of the dinosaur are on display in McWane Science Center. (Jun Ebersole) Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of duck-billed dinosaur along a creek in Alabama, suggesting that this scaly behemoth emerged from what was then Appalachia before spreading out … Continue reading "Fossil of duck-billed dinosaur found along Alabama creek"

Shark found near death in Florida swimming pool

Shark found near death in Florida swimming pool

Published January 18, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre98 Email Print File photo – Children look at a blacktip shark in an aquarium at ‘Haus des Meeres’ (Aqua Terra Zoo) in Vienna. (REUTERS/Lisi Niesner) Nicole Bonk could be forgiven for thinking she was at an aquarium when she approached the swimming pool of a Florida condominium. … Continue reading "Shark found near death in Florida swimming pool"

183-year-old giant tortoise gets new lease on life thanks to healthier diet

183-year-old giant tortoise gets new lease on life thanks to healthier diet

By James Rogers Published January 08, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook10331 Twitter0 livefyre444 Email Print File photo of Jonathan the tortoise (Steven Humphreys/iStock). Jonathan the 183-year-old giant tortoise has been given a new lease of life thanks to a healthy diet. The famous tortoise, who lives on the remote Atlantic Ocean island of St. Helena, had suffered … Continue reading "183-year-old giant tortoise gets new lease on life thanks to healthier diet"

Dinosaurs may have performed bird-like dances to attract mates

Dinosaurs may have performed bird-like dances to attract mates

  By Michael Casey Published January 07, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook275 Twitter0 livefyre152 Email Print Reconstruction of theropods engaged in scrape ceremony display activity, based on trace fossil evidence from Colorado. (Xing Lida and Yujiang Han) Some dinosaurs may have engaged in courtship rituals similar to ostriches and other birds, a finding that could shed light … Continue reading "Dinosaurs may have performed bird-like dances to attract mates"

Fossil of massive crocodile found on edge of Sahara desert

Fossil of massive crocodile found on edge of Sahara desert

By Michael Casey Published January 11, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook1323 Twitter0 livefyre384 Email Print Artistic rendering of Machimosaurus rex by Davide Bonadonna. Paleontologists have discovered the fossil remains of the world’s biggest ocean-dwelling crocodile buried on the edge of the Sahara, a creature that was twice the size of anything seen today. Named Machimosaurus rex, this … Continue reading "Fossil of massive crocodile found on edge of Sahara desert"

Sharks may use their noses to navigate the world’s oceans

Sharks may use their noses to navigate the world’s oceans

By Michael Casey Published January 06, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook47 Twitter0 livefyre13 Email Print This is a shark with a reusable tagging apparatus. (Kyle McBurnie) One of the great mysteries with sharks has been how they manage to navigate a straight path between distant locations in the ocean. It turns out some may be using their … Continue reading "Sharks may use their noses to navigate the world’s oceans"

Demise of Real King Kong? Being a Picky Eater

Demise of Real King Kong? Being a Picky Eater

GIGANTOPITHECUS JUST COULDN’T ADAPT WHEN ITS FRUIT RAN OUT, SAYS STUDY By John Johnson,  Newser Staff www.newser.com Posted Jan 5, 2016 9:40 AM CST STORY COMMENTS (19) (NEWSER) – The world may not have had a King Kong as Hollywood imagined him to be, but the next best thing was a creature called Gigantopithecus that … Continue reading "Demise of Real King Kong? Being a Picky Eater"

Scientists discover shark nursery in New York waters

Scientists discover shark nursery in New York waters

Published January 05, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook83 Twitter0 livefyre2 Email Print Sand tiger shark (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher) Let’s call it summer camp–for baby Jaws. The waters just off the shore of Long Island’s Great South Bay have revealed a nursery where young sand tiger sharks swim up from the south and bask in New York … Continue reading "Scientists discover shark nursery in New York waters"

Dad pulls boy from water after shark attack

Published January 05, 2016 SkyNews Facebook466 Twitter0 Email Print An 11-year-old boy has been injured after being bitten by a shark off Australia’s Heron Island. The child was wading in knee-high water when he was attacked by the black-tipped reef shark which gave him a “significant” bite on his right leg, according to Queensland medical … Continue reading "Dad pulls boy from water after shark attack"

Male bass are experiencing unwanted sex changes

Male bass are experiencing unwanted sex changes

  By Michael Harthorne Published January 04, 2016 Newser Facebook352 Twitter0 livefyre35 Email Print A new study found 85% of male smallmouth bass in the Northeast are undergoing a sex change. (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman, Roger Phillips) Male bass are experiencing unwanted sex changes, apparently thanks to the “chemical soups” that pass for waterways in the … Continue reading "Male bass are experiencing unwanted sex changes"

Humpbacks Are Late in Hawaii

Humpbacks Are Late in Hawaii

IT COULD BE A SIGN OF SUCCESS, EXPERTS SAY By Newser Editors and Wire Services www.newser.com Posted Jan 4, 2016 4:33 AM CST STORY COMMENTS (4) (NEWSER) – December usually marks the start of humpback whale season in Hawaii, but experts say the animals have been slow to return this year. The giant whales are … Continue reading "Humpbacks Are Late in Hawaii"

Tasmanian devils’ mysterious cancer may come in two varieties

Tasmanian devils’ mysterious cancer may come in two varieties

By Charles Q. Choi Published December 30, 2015 Facebook64 Twitter0 livefyre62 Email Print This is a photograph of a Tasmanian Devil with facial tumor. (Gregory Woods, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania) The Tasmanian devil has long been known to suffer from an unusual type of cancer that can spread from animal to … Continue reading "Tasmanian devils’ mysterious cancer may come in two varieties"

A giant ‘sea monster’ emerges from the deep

A giant ‘sea monster’ emerges from the deep

By Neal Colgrass Published December 30, 2015 Newser Facebook110 Twitter0 livefyre15 Email Print This giant squid made a surprise appearance in Japan’s Toyama Bay. (TV Asahi) Huge sea creatures steeped in ancient lore don’t often hang out by the shore with spectators—but one did in Japan this Christmas Eve. People on a pier in Toyama … Continue reading "A giant ‘sea monster’ emerges from the deep"

Tiny shark that glows discovered in the deep ocean

Tiny shark that glows discovered in the deep ocean

  By Michael Casey Published December 28, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook4322 Twitter0 livefyre104 Email Print An image of the recently discovered species of lantershark named Etmopterus benchleyi. (Douglas J. Long and D. Ross Robertson) Scientists have discovered a shark that glows in the deep ocean and is so tiny that it might even fit in your … Continue reading "Tiny shark that glows discovered in the deep ocean"

10 strangest animal discoveries of 2015

10 strangest animal discoveries of 2015

By Laura Geggel Published December 28, 2015 Facebook1335 Twitter0 livefyre27 Email Print A male of the peacock spider species Maratus jactatus, which is nicknamed Sparklemuffin, lifts its leg as part of a mating dance. (Jürgen Otto) Every year, scientists wade into jungles, deserts and museum collections to examine animals and, if they’re lucky, discover a … Continue reading "10 strangest animal discoveries of 2015"

Giant ‘Sea Monster’ Finally Surfaces

Giant ‘Sea Monster’ Finally Surfaces

12-FOOT SQUID GETS OGLED IN JAPAN’S TOYAMA BAY By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff www.newser.com Posted Dec 28, 2015 6:17 PM CST STORY COMMENTS (13) (NEWSER) – Huge sea creatures steeped in ancient lore don’t often hang out by the shore with spectators—but one did in Japan this Christmas Eve. People on a pier in Toyama … Continue reading "Giant ‘Sea Monster’ Finally Surfaces"

Extinction looms for Charles Darwin’s finches, and humans are to blame

Extinction looms for Charles Darwin’s finches, and humans are to blame

By Michael Harthorne Published December 24, 2015 Newser Facebook653 Twitter0 Email Print A female medium ground finch, one of at least 14 species of Darwin’s finches in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. (Jennifer Koop, University of Utah) Charles Darwin’s finches of the Galapagos Islands—renowned as a poster child for speciation (that’s “the process by which new … Continue reading "Extinction looms for Charles Darwin’s finches, and humans are to blame"

Take a gander: Audubon Society’s Christmas bird count underway

Take a gander: Audubon Society’s Christmas bird count underway

By Elizabeth Newbern Published December 24, 2015 Facebook74 Twitter0 livefyre2 Email Print A photo of a snowy owl in the winter. (Blanka Berankova/Shutterstock) The National Audubon Society’s 116th annual Christmas Bird Count is underway, which means it’s the perfect time to unleash your inner birder and take a gander at migratory bird species as they … Continue reading "Take a gander: Audubon Society’s Christmas bird count underway"

Hail the Hydra, an animal that may be immortal

Hail the Hydra, an animal that may be immortal

By Stephanie Pappas Published December 23, 2015 Facebook145 Twitter0 livefyre14 Email Print The freshwater polyp, Hydra magnipapillata (Dr. David Plachetzki, University of California) In ancient Greek myth, the Hydra was a multi-headed monster that grew two more heads for every one that it lost. As it turns out, the real-life animal named after this mythical … Continue reading "Hail the Hydra, an animal that may be immortal"

New Jersey Boy Scout leader fights off black bear with rock hammer

Published December 21, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook6499 Twitter0 Email Print A New Jersey Boy Scout leader fought off an attacking black bear with a hammer while hiking at a local reservoir Sunday afternoon, authorities said. NJ.com reported that Christopher Petronino, 50, was showing a cave to three young Scouts when the bear grabbed him and pulled … Continue reading "New Jersey Boy Scout leader fights off black bear with rock hammer"

Two ‘extinct’ snakes spotted swimming off Australia’s coast

Two ‘extinct’ snakes spotted swimming off Australia’s coast

By John Johnson Published December 23, 2015 Newser Facebook822 Twitter0 livefyre1293 Email Print (Grant Griffin, W.A. Dept. Parks and Wildlife) Scientists feared the last of Australia’s short-nosed sea snakes died about 15 years ago, which makes this new sighting doubly auspicious: A wildlife official snapped a photo of not one but two of the snakes … Continue reading "Two ‘extinct’ snakes spotted swimming off Australia’s coast"

Shark kills ship’s captain during Coast Guard rescue near Aruba

Published December 22, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook321 Twitter0 livefyre737 Email Print A Venezuelan man was attacked by a shark moments before the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard tried to reach him and his crew during a daring rescue operation Saturday after their boat capsized in the waters off Aruba. Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard spokesman Roderick Gouverneur told … Continue reading "Shark kills ship’s captain during Coast Guard rescue near Aruba"

2 ‘Extinct’ Snakes Found Swimming Happily

2 ‘Extinct’ Snakes Found Swimming Happily

AND THEY MIGHT BE MATING By John Johnson,  Newser Staff www.newser.com Posted Dec 21, 2015 4:43 PM CST STORY COMMENTS (12) (NEWSER) – Scientists feared the last of Australia’s short-nosed sea snakes died about 15 years ago, which makes this new sighting doubly auspicious: A wildlife official snapped a photo of not one but two … Continue reading "2 ‘Extinct’ Snakes Found Swimming Happily"

Ancient marine reptiles flew through the water

Ancient marine reptiles flew through the water

By Laura Geggel Published December 21, 2015 Facebook47 Twitter0 livefyre12 Email Print Ancient marine reptiles called plesiosaurs likely swam like penguins, relying on their front flippers for forward propulsion.(Liu et al. PLOS Computational Biology 2015.) The ancient, four-flippered plesiosaur didn’t swim like a fish, whale or even an otter — but instead like a penguin, … Continue reading "Ancient marine reptiles flew through the water"

Zoo’s cute baby baboon makes public debut

Zoo’s cute baby baboon makes public debut

Published December 21, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook22 Twitter0 livefyre4 Email Print (Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society) A cute baby baboon has made his public debut at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo. Kaia, a 12-year-old Hamadrayas baboon, gave birth to the as-yet unnamed male infant on Oct 22. Bole, a 23-year-old male, is the father. The … Continue reading "Zoo’s cute baby baboon makes public debut"

Ancient mouse-size creature uproots mammal family tree

Ancient mouse-size creature uproots mammal family tree

By Charles Q. Choi Published December 19, 2015 Facebook781 Twitter0 livefyre1763 Email Print An illustration of Haramiyavia, the earliest known proto-mammal, whose identity is based on a reconstruction of its 210-million-year-old fossil jaw (superimposed on bottom illustration). (April Neander) Three-dimensional computer models of fossils from a tiny mouse-size creature that lived about 210 million years … Continue reading "Ancient mouse-size creature uproots mammal family tree"

Take a look at this bizarre, head-banging bee

Take a look at this bizarre, head-banging bee

By Michael Casey Published December 17, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook113 Twitter0 livefyre9 Email Print If there was a heavy metal rock fan in the natural world, it would have to be the Australian native blue banded bee. As you can see from this video, this bee with its distinctive black and blue stripes is a head … Continue reading "Take a look at this bizarre, head-banging bee"

Spaniel-size Triceratops cousin walked on its two hind legs

Spaniel-size Triceratops cousin walked on its two hind legs

By Laura Geggel Published December 14, 2015 Facebook53 Twitter0 livefyre17 Email Print An artist’s interpretation of Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, a dinosaur that lived about 160 million years ago. (Credit: Portia Sloan Rollings) The discovery of a spaniel-size ceratopsian that walked on its two hind legs reveals that Late Jurassic horned dinosaurs were much more diverse than … Continue reading "Spaniel-size Triceratops cousin walked on its two hind legs"

Cheetah genome shows a cat with nine lives

Cheetah genome shows a cat with nine lives

By Michael Casey Published December 11, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook1415 Twitter0 livefyre69 Email Print This undated photo provided by the Indianapolis Zoo shows Pounce, a cheetah who escaped from its exhibit Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 (Indianapolis Zoo) Cheetahs may be one of nature’s great survivors. A new study this week found that the world’s fastest cat … Continue reading "Cheetah genome shows a cat with nine lives"

Scientists remain baffled by blue tarantulas

Scientists remain baffled by blue tarantulas

By Neal Colgrass Published December 01, 2015 Newser Facebook91 Twitter0 livefyre16 Email Print This photo shows a Chromatopelma Cyanopubescens tarantula, a green-bottle blue male originally from Venezuela. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Next time a big, blue tarantula comes crawling over, just ask yourself, “Why is it blue?” At least that’s what a group of researchers did, … Continue reading "Scientists remain baffled by blue tarantulas"

Dad attacks and kills massive cobra in viral revenge video

Dad attacks and kills massive cobra in viral revenge video

Published December 08, 2015 Facebook47 Twitter0 Email Print Man attacks and kills cobra in viral revenge video. (News.com.au) A man attacks and kills a massive King Cobra snake with his bare hands reportedly to avenge the death of his son. In shocking footage, the man can be seen grabbing the venomous snake from a tree in … Continue reading "Dad attacks and kills massive cobra in viral revenge video"

Burglary suspect hides in Florida lake, where gator eats him

Burglary suspect hides in Florida lake, where gator eats him

Published December 08, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook33364 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print Alleged burglar eaten by alligator while hiding from police A suspected burglar jumped in a Florida lake apparently hiding from law enforcement before an 11-foot alligator killed him, investigators said Monday. His hand and foot reportedly turned up inside the animal’s stomach. Related Image Expand … Continue reading "Burglary suspect hides in Florida lake, where gator eats him"

Ancient tiny whale hunted with pointy teeth, oversize gums

Ancient tiny whale hunted with pointy teeth, oversize gums

By Laura Geggel Published December 03, 2015 Facebook50 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print The sharp and pointy teeth of Fucaia buelli. (Courtesy of R. Ewan Fordyce) Before baleen whales developed their iconic bristled filter-feeding structures, they relied on their pointy teeth and a suctioning method to nab and gulp down prey, a new study finds. The … Continue reading "Ancient tiny whale hunted with pointy teeth, oversize gums"

These dinosaurs liked to get their feet wet

These dinosaurs liked to get their feet wet

By Michael Casey Published December 01, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook162 Twitter0 livefyre87 Email Print Artist’s impression of sauropod dinosaurs on Skye. (Jon Hoad) Paleontologists have found what they believe is the biggest dinosaur site in Scotland, one that includes hundreds of huge footprints from plant-eating sauropods dating to around 170 million years ago. The discovery on … Continue reading "These dinosaurs liked to get their feet wet"

Dinosaur nesting may have led to the rise of the modern bird

Dinosaur nesting may have led to the rise of the modern bird

By Walt Bonner Published November 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook134 Twitter0 livefyre41 Email Print Children watch a life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur model in Vienna February 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader) Researchers have recently discovered that dinosaurs had an innovative nesting style that may have led to the evolutionary success of modern birds. The study, published in the … Continue reading "Dinosaur nesting may have led to the rise of the modern bird"

Remains of long-extinct cave lion cubs unveiled in Russia

Remains of long-extinct cave lion cubs unveiled in Russia

By Walt Bonner Published November 19, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook551 Twitter241 livefyre Email Print (Vera Salnitskaya/The Siberian Times) Two well–preserved cave lion cubs, complete with fur, ears, and whiskers, were unveiled Tuesday in Russia. They were discovered in a Siberian ice sheet in Yakutia this past summer, marking the first time humans have seen the extinct … Continue reading "Remains of long-extinct cave lion cubs unveiled in Russia"

New scary spider found in Brazil named after ‘Lord of the Rings’ character

New scary spider found in Brazil named after ‘Lord of the Rings’ character

By Michael Casey Published November 19, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook397 Twitter177 livefyre14 Email Print Iandumoema smeagol sp. n. Live male specimen foraging in its natural habitat, showing detail of the pale yellowish coloration. (ZooKeys) Scientists have discovered a spider in Brazil so scary they named it after the “Lord of the Rings” character Smeagol. Writing in … Continue reading "New scary spider found in Brazil named after ‘Lord of the Rings’ character"

Triassic reptile skewered clams with teeth on roof of its mouth

Triassic reptile skewered clams with teeth on roof of its mouth

By Laura Geggel Published November 18, 2015 Facebook28 Twitter0 livefyre6 Email Print The newly identified species of thalattosaur discovered in China is almost 7 feet long (2.1 meters). (Courtesy of Zhi-Guang Li) Giant, lizardlike beasts with teeth strong enough to puncture clamshells and equipped with short limbs and a long, paddle-shaped tail populated waterways some … Continue reading "Triassic reptile skewered clams with teeth on roof of its mouth"

Shy eel glows bright green, possibly as a ‘sexy charm’

Shy eel glows bright green, possibly as a ‘sexy charm’

By Laura Geggel Published November 16, 2015 Facebook65 Twitter91 livefyre Email Print This biofluorescent green eel (lower right corner) surprised scuba-diving scientists, and prompted them to study its glowing proteins. (Copyright Jim Hellemn) When scuba-diving scientists serendipitously spotted a glowing green eel in January 2011, they had no idea what caused it to light up … Continue reading "Shy eel glows bright green, possibly as a ‘sexy charm’"

Honeybees sweetened life for Stone Age humans

Honeybees sweetened life for Stone Age humans

By Stephanie Pappas Published November 13, 2015 Facebook90 Twitter201 livefyre11 Email Print File photo – A bee collects pollen from a sunflower in Utrecht July 27, 2010. (REUTERS/Michael Kooren) Stone Age people may have satisfied their sweet tooth with honey, new research finds. Humans have been using the products of bees for nearly 9,000 years, … Continue reading "Honeybees sweetened life for Stone Age humans"

Fossils of rats as big as dogs found in Southeast Asia

Fossils of rats as big as dogs found in Southeast Asia

Published November 09, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook637 Twitter241 Email Print Julien Louys holds the jaw bone of a giant rat species discocvered on East Timor, up against a comparison with the same bone of a modern rat. (Stuart Hay, ANU) The rats in the New York’s subways may be scary but they would have been no … Continue reading "Fossils of rats as big as dogs found in Southeast Asia"

Gator gal: Texas woman tames ‘Godzilla,’ male-dominated business

Gator gal: Texas woman tames ‘Godzilla,’ male-dominated business

By Cristina Corbin Published November 09, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook4618 Twitter209 livefyre Email Print The only thing more impressive than the 900-pound alligator named “Godzilla” caught prowling a Texas shopping center Sunday may be the woman who tamed it. Christy Kroboth, a 30-year-old self-described animal lover and dental assistant, is one of a few female professional … Continue reading "Gator gal: Texas woman tames ‘Godzilla,’ male-dominated business"

Watch cute panda cub Bei Bei take his first steps

Watch cute panda cub Bei Bei take his first steps

Published November 12, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook4037 Twitter114 livefyre0 Email Print (Smithsonian’s National Zoo) Smithsonian’s National Zoo has released adorable footage of panda cub Bei Bei taking his first steps. “One small step for panda…one adorably wobbly moment for all of us—‎Bei Bei’s first steps!” explained the Washington D.C. zoo in a post accompanying theYouTube video. … Continue reading "Watch cute panda cub Bei Bei take his first steps"

Can world’s biggest shark help humans?

Can world’s biggest shark help humans?

By Jonathan Serrie Published November 04, 2015 Facebook313 Twitter207 Email Print ATLANTA –  Whale sharks have caught the attention of medical researchers who are now studying the genome of the world’s largest fish. “If you sequence any extreme — the biggest, the smallest, the fastest, the heaviest — all of these animals are interesting to … Continue reading "Can world’s biggest shark help humans?"

Caterpillar gives woman hives

Caterpillar gives woman hives

By Cari Nierenberg Published November 02, 2015 Facebook12 Twitter316 Email Print Caterpillars’ cute and fuzzy looks may make them seem harmless, and they usually are. But that wasn’t the case for one woman in Arizona: Her left shoulder quickly erupted in an itchy, red rash after a brush with one of these critters. The 42-year-old … Continue reading "Caterpillar gives woman hives"

Australia using drones to combat rising number of shark attacks

Australia using drones to combat rising number of shark attacks

By Josh Lew Published October 30, 2015 Facebook47 Twitter353 Email Print Australia saw a rise in shark attacks during 2015. (iStock) Australia’s sharks have been in the news a lot recently, as the country has one of the highest rates of shark attacks on earth. In New South Wales alone, there have been 13 reported incidents … Continue reading "Australia using drones to combat rising number of shark attacks"

Could some vultures disappear from Africa?

Could some vultures disappear from Africa?

By Michael Casey Published October 29, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook31 Twitter112 livefyre Email Print Gyps rueppellii erlangeri, Rueppell’s Vulture, Ethiopia (Andy & Gill Swash (WorldWildlifeImages.com)) More than half of Africa’s vultures are facing a growing risk of extinction, due to widespread poisoning and targeting by poachers, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The … Continue reading "Could some vultures disappear from Africa?"

6 hospitalized after bee attack in Arizona

Published November 01, 2015 Associated Press Facebook336 Twitter247 Email Print MARICOPA, Ariz. –  Six people were sent to the hospital Saturday afternoon after a swarm of bees attacked residents in a subdivision, the Maricopa, Arizona, fire department said. The bees hit the Rancho El Dorado subdivision about 5 p.m. and attacked people in a two-block-long … Continue reading "6 hospitalized after bee attack in Arizona"

Army takes aim with more M4 weapons

Army takes aim with more M4 weapons

By Allison Barrie Published October 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook363 Twitter174 livefyre108 Email Print Spc. Ethan Esposito, Joint Multinational Training Command, fires his M4 carbine rifle during United States Army Europe’s Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 31, 2012. (U.S. Army) Fan of the M4A1 and M4? So is the U.S. Army. More of the … Continue reading "Army takes aim with more M4 weapons"

10-year-old boy survives shark bite, says he kicked it in nose to get away

10-year-old boy survives shark bite, says he kicked it in nose to get away

Published October 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook505 Twitter253 livefyre15 Email Print Oct. 29, 2015: Signs warning of a shark sighting are posted at Makaha Beach Park in Waianae, Hawaii. (AP) A 10-year-old boy said Thursday that he kicked out at a shark to scare it off after it bit him in the waters off a Hawaii beach … Continue reading "10-year-old boy survives shark bite, says he kicked it in nose to get away"

Electric embrace: Eels curl up to supercharge shocks

Electric embrace: Eels curl up to supercharge shocks

By Elizabeth Palermo Published October 30, 2015 Facebook28 Twitter64 livefyre Email Print An electric eel curls its body to deliver a powerful shock to a prey item. (Kenneth C. Catania) It’s kind of like walking straight into an electric fence, or getting shot with a stun gun. That’s how one biologist describes the experience of … Continue reading "Electric embrace: Eels curl up to supercharge shocks"

Tourist captures image of mysterious sea monster off Grecian coastline

Tourist captures image of mysterious sea monster off Grecian coastline

By Sky McCarthy Published October 28, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook2573 Twitter344 livefyre322 Email Print A strange looking creature was photographed swimming of Greece’s west coast. (Courtesy Harvey Robertson) A Scottish tourist unwittingly captured an unidentifiable sea monster while vacationing in Greece. Harvey Robertson was on a boat cruise off the coast of Parga, sailing through sea caves … Continue reading "Tourist captures image of mysterious sea monster off Grecian coastline"

Ancient super-predators could take down young mammoths

Ancient super-predators could take down young mammoths

By Charles Q. Choi Published October 27, 2015 Facebook25 Twitter21 livefyre11 Email Print Biologists have found that a pack of hypercarnivores, such as saber-toothed cats (shown here fighting with adult Colombian mammoths over a young mammoth carcass), could have taken down juveniles of Earth’s largest herbivores.(Painting courtesy of Mauricio Anton) Nearly a million years ago, … Continue reading "Ancient super-predators could take down young mammoths"

New species of tortoise found on Galapagos island

New species of tortoise found on Galapagos island

By Michael Casey Published October 22, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook652 Twitter481 livefyre53 Email Print This is an image of C. donfaustoi, a new species of turtle found on the Galapagos island of Santa Cruz. (Washington Tapia) There are few species that symbolize the Galapagos archipelago more than the giant tortoises found there. By some accounts, they … Continue reading "New species of tortoise found on Galapagos island"

Meet Jane, the most complete adolescent T rex ever found

Meet Jane, the most complete adolescent T rex ever found

By Laura Geggel Published October 20, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre19 Email Print A 3D printout of the skull and jaws of Jane, a rare subadult T. rex that fills in the gap between small juveniles and larger subadults. The real skull is less complete than this 3D image, but researchers filled in the gaps with … Continue reading "Meet Jane, the most complete adolescent T rex ever found"

Pig-snouted turtle from dinosaur era discovered in Utah

Pig-snouted turtle from dinosaur era discovered in Utah

Published October 21, 2015 Associated Press Facebook610 Twitter583 livefyre456 Email Print This undated illustration provided by the University of Utah shows a pig-snouted turtle that lived alongside tyrannosaurs and duck-billed dinosaurs. (Victor Leshyk/University of Utah via AP) A strange pig-snouted turtle that lived alongside tyrannosaurs and duck-billed dinosaurs has been discovered in Utah. The University … Continue reading "Pig-snouted turtle from dinosaur era discovered in Utah"

Snake on a bus: Boa constrictor spotted slithering on the floor

Snake on a bus: Boa constrictor spotted slithering on the floor

  Published October 19, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook23 Twitter0 livefyre12 Email Print A loose boa constrictor forced passengers to evacuate a Philadelphia bus. (WTXF) Next A four-foot boa constrictor crawled out of its owner’s pocket on a public bus in Philadelphia Sunday as passengers bolted, officials say. The owner said he had also carried on the … Continue reading "Snake on a bus: Boa constrictor spotted slithering on the floor"

Everything’s bigger in Texas: Ancient supersize shark fossils unearthed

Everything’s bigger in Texas: Ancient supersize shark fossils unearthed

  By Laura Geggel Published October 19, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre29 Email Print The well-preserved fossil of a 300-million-year-old shark from New Mexico. The “Texas supershark” fossils (not pictured) are less complete, but suggest the supershark was even larger than the New Mexican shark. (John-Paul Hodnett) A mega shark that lived 300 million years ago … Continue reading "Everything’s bigger in Texas: Ancient supersize shark fossils unearthed"

Two men injured in shark, eel attacks off Hawaii

Published October 19, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook74 Twitter231 livefyre Email Print Authorities said one man was seriously injured by a shark, while another man appeared to have been bitten by an eel in separate attacks off the Hawaiian island of Oahu Saturday. Shortly before noon, a 44-year-old man was wounded after what appeared to be a … Continue reading "Two men injured in shark, eel attacks off Hawaii"

Poisonous sea snake found on Southern California beach

Published October 18, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook615 Twitter321 livefyre592 Email Print An El Nino weather pattern causing warmer ocean temperatures is being blamed for a venomous sea snake washing ashore on a Southern California beach on Friday. A 2-foot-long yellow-bellied sea snake was found on the sand at Silver Strand Beach in Oxnard in Ventura County … Continue reading "Poisonous sea snake found on Southern California beach"

‘Extinct’ no longer? Brontosaurus may make a comeback

‘Extinct’ no longer? Brontosaurus may make a comeback

Published April 07, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre3 Email Print File photo – visitors look at the skeleton of an Apatosaurus named “Einstein” displayed at the Lewis hall in Fundidora park in Monterrey, northern Mexico, Sept. 23, 2009. (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo ) The Brontosaurus is back. Or at least it should be, according to a new analysis … Continue reading "‘Extinct’ no longer? Brontosaurus may make a comeback"

Biggest Elephant Seen in Decades Killed by Hunter

Biggest Elephant Seen in Decades Killed by Hunter

www.newser.com ANOTHER 40 WERE KILLED WITH CYANIDE By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff Posted Oct 16, 2015 1:00 AM CDT STORY COMMENTS (38) (NEWSER) – A disturbing number of elephants have been killed in Zimbabwe in recent weeks, including the biggest one seen in decades. An enormous bull elephant was killed on Oct. 8 just outside … Continue reading "Biggest Elephant Seen in Decades Killed by Hunter"

Baby duck-billed dinos unearthed in ‘Dragon’s Tomb’ nest

Baby duck-billed dinos unearthed in ‘Dragon’s Tomb’ nest

By James Gaines Published October 15, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre128 Email Print At least three baby hadrosaurs (Saurolophus angustirostris) were discovered in this slab of rock from Mongolia.(Dewaele et al.) A cluster of baby duck-billed dinosaurs — hadrosaurs like the adorable character Ducky in the 1988 animated film “The Land Before Time” — was uncovered … Continue reading "Baby duck-billed dinos unearthed in ‘Dragon’s Tomb’ nest"

Scientists go in search of elusive river shark

Scientists go in search of elusive river shark

By Michael Casey Published October 14, 2015 Facebook100 Twitter39 livefyre21 Email Print This is an image of the shark Glyphis glyphis which is found in rivers of Asia. (Lindsay Marshall) For decades, stories persisted of a shark that navigated rivers of Asia and the South Pacific, sometimes taking a chunk out of the unsuspecting bathers … Continue reading "Scientists go in search of elusive river shark"

Huge underwater canyon is home to amazing deep-sea creatures

Huge underwater canyon is home to amazing deep-sea creatures

Published March 24, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre1 Email Print One of the many underwater creatures filmed during the two-week-long mission of Perth Canyon. (University of Western Australia) A two-week-long seafaring mission off the coast of western Australia has helped illuminate a deep and dark underwater abyss the size of the Grand Canyon. During the trip … Continue reading "Huge underwater canyon is home to amazing deep-sea creatures"

Rare snub-nosed monkey among new species discovered in Eastern Himalayas

Rare snub-nosed monkey among new species discovered in Eastern Himalayas

Published October 13, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook557 Twitter65 Email Print Photoshop reconstruction of the snub-nosed monkey. (Credit: Dr Thomas Geissmann/Fauna & Flora International) Move over, fall allergies. Today’s hottest sneeze belongs to a rare breed of monkey. And, it’s enjoying viral status on Facebook. The snub-nosed monkey is one of 211 new species discovered in the … Continue reading "Rare snub-nosed monkey among new species discovered in Eastern Himalayas"

Tiny flies create zombie honeybees that take night flights, then die

Tiny flies create zombie honeybees that take night flights, then die

Published October 11, 2015 Associated Press Facebook3512 Twitter444 livefyre289 Email Print In this Sept. 1, 2015, photo, a honeybee works atop gift zinnia in Accord, N.Y. While scientists have documented cases of tiny flies infesting honeybees, causing the bees to lurch and stagger around like zombies before they die, researchers don’t know the scope of … Continue reading "Tiny flies create zombie honeybees that take night flights, then die"

Doctors find cancer while treating shark attack victim

Doctors find cancer while treating shark attack victim

Published October 09, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook184 Twitter307 livefyre43 Email Print   NOW PLAYINGShark attack saves man’s life Never autoplay videos Eugene Finney, of Fitchburg, Mass., has always considered the ocean a big part of his life. But when a shark attack in early July led him to see a doctor, who then discovered Stage 1 … Continue reading "Doctors find cancer while treating shark attack victim"

Shark bites surfer on Oahu’s North Shore

Shark bites surfer on Oahu’s North Shore

Published October 10, 2015 Associated Press Facebook155 Twitter273 Email Print   NOW PLAYINGSurfer loses leg in shark attack off Hawaiian coast Never autoplay videos HONOLULU –  A 25-year-old Oahu man has been bitten by a shark while surfing on Oahu’s North Shore. The attack happened near a popular surfing spot known as Leftovers, about 3 … Continue reading "Shark bites surfer on Oahu’s North Shore"

‘We are so relieved’: Missing king cobra snake found under dryer near Orlando

‘We are so relieved’: Missing king cobra snake found under dryer near Orlando

Published October 08, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook10018 Twitter466 livefyre839 Email Print An 8-foot king cobra snake that had been missing for more than a month was found under a dryer in a garage not far from its reality TV star owner’s home near Orlando. Officials say a woman contacted Orange County Animal Services on Wednesday night … Continue reading "‘We are so relieved’: Missing king cobra snake found under dryer near Orlando"

Officers rescue store owner crushed by 125-pound python

Officers rescue store owner crushed by 125-pound python

Published October 06, 2015 Associated Press Facebook769 Twitter315 livefyre90 Email Print NEWPORT, Ky. –  The owner of a northern Kentucky reptile store is recovering after police officers pried off a 20-foot python that was crushing the man. Newport police tell local news outlets that owner Terry Wilkens was feeding the snake Monday morning when the … Continue reading "Officers rescue store owner crushed by 125-pound python"

Shark bites teen surfing in Florida

Published October 04, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook125 Twitter106 livefyre40 Email Print A teen suffered a shark bite to his hand Sunday while surfing in Florida. The unidentified male teen punched the shark in the nose and was able to flee, Volusia County Beach Patrol told FOX13. The teenager was paddling out in the water at New … Continue reading "Shark bites teen surfing in Florida"

Giant prehistoric lizards co-existed with humans

Giant prehistoric lizards co-existed with humans

By Walt Bonner Published October 01, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook263 Twitter129 livefyre26 Email Print Komodo dragon and illustration showing how the osteoderm bone reinforces the scales and acts like body armor. (Photo of the Komodo dragon by Bryan Fry, inset by Gilbert Price) While the concept of men battling 16–foot prehistoric lizards sounds like something out of … Continue reading "Giant prehistoric lizards co-existed with humans"

Rare ‘sofa shark’ stuns scientists

Published October 02, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook8163 Twitter226 livefyre324 Email Print  (Scottish Shark Tagging Programme) Marine biologists landed an unusual catch off the coast of Scotland recently – a so-called ‘sofa shark’ or false catshark. Experts were stunned by the rare shark, which was discovered during a recent deep sea survey by scientists from Marine Scotland. … Continue reading "Rare ‘sofa shark’ stuns scientists"

Truck carrying hundreds of thousands of honeybees overturns on Oklahoma interstate

Truck carrying hundreds of thousands of honeybees overturns on Oklahoma interstate

Published September 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook3402 Twitter677 livefyre262 Email Print Hundreds of thousands of honeybees were suddenly set loose on an Oklahoma interstate Tuesday after a truck hauling the insects overturned. The accident on southbound Interstate 35 in Garvin County, south of Oklahoma City, was first reported to authorities at around 1 p.m. local time. … Continue reading "Truck carrying hundreds of thousands of honeybees overturns on Oklahoma interstate"

Scientists discover ‘glowing’ sea turtle

Scientists discover ‘glowing’ sea turtle

  Published September 29, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook751 Twitter288 livefyre26 Email Print  (Screenshot from National Geographic YouTube video) In late July, deep sea divers made a glowing discovery: a sea turtle that reflected light. Marine biologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer David Gruber of City University of New York, says he discovered the animals while he … Continue reading "Scientists discover ‘glowing’ sea turtle"

Aww! Panda cub Bei Bei is a ‘precious treasure’

Aww! Panda cub Bei Bei is a ‘precious treasure’

By Laura Geggel Published September 28, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre3 Email Print FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2015 file photo provided by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Bei Bei, born Aug. 22, 2015, is seen in Washington as keepers weighed the giant panda cub. (Erika Bauer/Smithsonian’s National Zoo via AP) A giant-panda cub at Smithsonian’s National … Continue reading "Aww! Panda cub Bei Bei is a ‘precious treasure’"

Florida police arrest woman sought for allegedly riding sea turtles

Florida police arrest woman sought for allegedly riding sea turtles

Published September 27, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook7431 Twitter675 livefyre980 Email Print Booking photo of Stephanie Moore, 20, who was arrested for allegedly riding a sea turtle. (Melbourne Police Department) Next Police in Florida say they arrested a woman on Saturday who was seen in photographs sitting on a sea turtle in July. Melbourne police arrested Stephanie Moore, … Continue reading "Florida police arrest woman sought for allegedly riding sea turtles"

Hawaii fisherman says he fought off tiger shark as it bit his leg

Hawaii fisherman says he fought off tiger shark as it bit his leg

Published September 24, 2015 Associated Press Facebook14 Twitter2 Email Print In this Sept. 20 2015 frame from video provided by Braxton Rocha, Rocha films himself after being bit by a large tiger shark off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. (AP) HONOLULU –  A Hawaii spear fisherman said Wednesday he fought off a large tiger shark … Continue reading "Hawaii fisherman says he fought off tiger shark as it bit his leg"

Whales return to Long Island Sound after long hiatus

Whales return to Long Island Sound after long hiatus

Published September 23, 2015 Associated Press Facebook274 Twitter210 Email Print Sept. 12, 2015: In this photo provided by Dan Lent, a humpback whale breaches the water in Long Island Sound off the coast of Stamford, Conn. Biologists at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Conn., said whale sightings on the sound this year are the first … Continue reading "Whales return to Long Island Sound after long hiatus"

New duck-billed dinosaur uncovered in Alaska, researchers say

New duck-billed dinosaur uncovered in Alaska, researchers say

Published September 23, 2015 Associated Press Facebook173 Twitter143 Email Print In this 2014 photo released by the University of Alaska Museum of the North, a sample of frozen bone is seen after researchers excavated it from the Liscomb Bed in the Prince Creek Formation near Nuiqsut, Alaska. (AP) Fossils from a unique plant-eating dinosaur found in … Continue reading "New duck-billed dinosaur uncovered in Alaska, researchers say"

How to diagnose delirium in less than 40 seconds

How to diagnose delirium in less than 40 seconds

By Michael Harthorne Published September 17, 2015 Newser Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print Researchers have come up with a two-question test that can diagnose delirium in elderly patients in around 36 seconds. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart) Health researchers have figured out how to identify whether elderly hospital patients are suffering from delirium with nearly complete … Continue reading "How to diagnose delirium in less than 40 seconds"

Scaly snaps: Model poses face-to-face with crocodiles in Mexico

Scaly snaps: Model poses face-to-face with crocodiles in Mexico

  By Sky McCarthy Published September 16, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook565 Twitter180 livefyre8 Email Print Too close for comfort? Roberta Mancino holds out her hands to an American crocodile. (Courtesy Eli Martinez) Most people probably wouldn’t want to take a dip in crocodile infested waters. But for Roberta Mancino, an Italian model with a knack for adventure, … Continue reading "Scaly snaps: Model poses face-to-face with crocodiles in Mexico"

Study finds more sharks than ever swimming in waters along the East Coast

Study finds more sharks than ever swimming in waters along the East Coast

By Greg Norman Published September 11, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook1311 Twitter255 livefyre0 Email Print More sharks than ever are swimming along the East Coast, federal researchers announced this week, amid a busy summer in which a record number of the fish have attacked North Carolina beachgoers. Scientists with the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) captured and … Continue reading "Study finds more sharks than ever swimming in waters along the East Coast"

Bull elephant at Zimbabwe park crashes lunch party

Bull elephant at Zimbabwe park crashes lunch party

Published September 08, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook69 Twitter149 livefyre0 Email Print Video shows the elephant approaching the table, flapping its ears, which the animals use to scare off potential threats. (knockbaun /Youtube) Tourists go on an African safari to get close to wildlife, but this encounter with a bull elephant may have been too close for comfort … Continue reading "Bull elephant at Zimbabwe park crashes lunch party"

Kermit the cannibal? Frogs sometimes eat each other

Kermit the cannibal? Frogs sometimes eat each other

By Elizabeth Palermo Published September 08, 2015 Facebook44 Twitter226 Email Print A large frog snacks on a smaller frog. (Les Minter) It’s a frog-eat-frog world out there. While it may seem like frogs are insectivores (a long tongue snatching a fly comes to mind), these amphibians are actually “generalist” carnivores. They will eat just about any … Continue reading "Kermit the cannibal? Frogs sometimes eat each other"

Louisiana homeowners watch gator crawl out of storm drain in middle of block

Louisiana homeowners watch gator crawl out of storm drain in middle of block

Published September 05, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook7592 Twitter1023 livefyre259 Email Print Homeowners in one Louisiana subdivision say it was like something from the Sci-fi channel when a 10-foot-long alligator crawled out of a storm drain right in the middle of their neighborhood. Jodi Luna told Fox8Live she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw the gator … Continue reading "Louisiana homeowners watch gator crawl out of storm drain in middle of block"

Shark bites top of kayaker’s foot in waters off California coast

Shark bites top of kayaker’s foot in waters off California coast

Published September 06, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook518 Twitter390 livefyre Email Print A kayaker was bitten by a shark in the waters off the California coast and was taken to the hospital with cuts to the top of his foot, authorities said on Saturday. Ventura County Fire Capt. Ron Oatman said the kayaker, who was fishing with … Continue reading "Shark bites top of kayaker’s foot in waters off California coast"

60,000 antelopes died in 4 days – and no one knows why

60,000 antelopes died in 4 days – and no one knows why

By Tia Ghose Published September 04, 2015 Facebook9079 Twitter1601 livefyre1464 Email Print In May 2015, nearly half of all the saigas, a critically endangered antelope that roams the steppe of Kazakhstan, died off. Exactly why is still a mystery. (Credit: Albert Salemgareyev) It started in late May. When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in … Continue reading "60,000 antelopes died in 4 days – and no one knows why"

Shark mauls man, injuring leg as attacks continue off Australian coast

Published September 04, 2015 Associated Press Facebook34 Twitter220 Email Print SYDNEY –  A 65-year-old man was mauled by a shark off Australia’s most populous state on Friday, but managed to get back on his surf ski and get help for a serious leg injury, police said. David Quinlivan was paddling a surf ski near the … Continue reading "Shark mauls man, injuring leg as attacks continue off Australian coast"

A real big bug problem: Iowa fossils show giant sea scorpion was dominant predator of its time

A real big bug problem: Iowa fossils show giant sea scorpion was dominant predator of its time

  Published September 02, 2015 Associated Press Facebook79 Twitter209 Email Print This rendering provided by Yale University shows a Pentecopterus decorahensis. Earth’s first big predatory monster was a weird water bug, newly found fossils show. Almost half a billion years ago, Earth’s dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7 … Continue reading "A real big bug problem: Iowa fossils show giant sea scorpion was dominant predator of its time"

Rhino crushes experienced tour guide to death in Zimbabwe game park

Published September 02, 2015 Associated Press Facebook50 Twitter166 livefyre57 Email Print HARARE, Zimbabwe –  A game park director says a rhino crushed a tour guide to death at a private nature reserve in Zimbabwe. Kate Travers, director of the Imire Game Park, said on Wednesday that Tafadzwa Gosho died on Monday night after he was … Continue reading "Rhino crushes experienced tour guide to death in Zimbabwe game park"

How ‘vampire’ spiders could help in the fight against malaria

How ‘vampire’ spiders could help in the fight against malaria

Published August 25, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook173 Twitter187 livefyre29 Email Print Evarcha culicivora (University of Canterbury) A study conducted by researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand has highlighted a pair of unlikely recruits in the battle against human malaria – two species of spider. In particular, the research by Fiona Cross and Professor Robert … Continue reading "How ‘vampire’ spiders could help in the fight against malaria"

Iguana relative shows how lizards spread worldwide

Iguana relative shows how lizards spread worldwide

By Laura Geggel Published September 03, 2015 Facebook29 Twitter86 Email Print The newfound lizard species Gueragama sulamerica was found at a site in Brazil known for its pterosaurs fossils (Julius Csotonyi) An 80-million-year-old lizard discovered in southern Brazil has provided a surprising clue about how these reptiles evolved, and where they once lived, according to a … Continue reading "Iguana relative shows how lizards spread worldwide"

Wildlife officials say they are searching for 8-foot-long king cobra snake that escaped home

    Published September 03, 2015 Associated Press Facebook392 Twitter254 livefyre135 Email Print ORLANDO, Fla. –  Wildlife officials in Florida say they’re searching for an 8-foot-long king cobra snake that escaped from a home in Orlando. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Greg Workman says the snake was reported missing Wednesday by its owner. … Continue reading "Wildlife officials say they are searching for 8-foot-long king cobra snake that escaped home"

Elusive sea creature with hairy, slimy shell spotted after 31 years

Elusive sea creature with hairy, slimy shell spotted after 31 years

By Elizabeth Goldbaum Published August 31, 2015 Facebook74 Twitter213 livefyre8 Email Print Allonautilus scrobiculatus off the coast of Ndrova Island in Papua New Guinea. (Peter Ward) An elusive sea creature that boasts a vibrant golden shell covered in thick, slimy hair was recently spotted for the first time in 31 years, researchers say. The Allonautilus scrobiculatus, … Continue reading "Elusive sea creature with hairy, slimy shell spotted after 31 years"

Surfer narrowly escapes shark attack off California coast

Surfer narrowly escapes shark attack off California coast

Published August 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook876 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print A California surfer narrowly escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit off a chunk of her board off the state’s central coast. Elinor Dempsey, 54, of Los Osos, California, said she was surfing at Morro Strand State Beach, just north of Morro … Continue reading "Surfer narrowly escapes shark attack off California coast"

Hilarious video shows grizzly bear rolling down a hill at Denali National Park

Hilarious video shows grizzly bear rolling down a hill at Denali National Park

Published August 25, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook487 Twitter306 livefyre61 Email Print The video shows a close up of the bear as he stumbles then realizes that rolling down the hill was way more fun. (NPS) Chances of spotting bears in Alaska’s Denali National Park are not impossible, but pretty rare.  So, what’s the chance you’d see a … Continue reading "Hilarious video shows grizzly bear rolling down a hill at Denali National Park"

Zoo discovers 150 alligators, crocodiles living in Toronto home

Zoo discovers 150 alligators, crocodiles living in Toronto home

  Published August 16, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook280 Twitter503 livefyre31 Email Print Tank holds rescued reptiles from Toronto home. (Indian River Reptile Zoo) The founder of a Canadian zoo had a hard time believing owners of a Toronto home were living with 150 large alligators and crocodiles until he discovered it wasn’t just another reptilian urban … Continue reading "Zoo discovers 150 alligators, crocodiles living in Toronto home"

National Zoo panda gives birth to twins

National Zoo panda gives birth to twins

  Published August 23, 2015 Associated Press Facebook247 Twitter635 Email Print The cubs arrived about five hours apart Saturday. Panda mom Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) gave birth to the first cub at 5:35 p.m. and a second at 10:07 p.m., the zoo said. If the cubs survive, they would be the 17-year-old panda’s third and fourth … Continue reading "National Zoo panda gives birth to twins"

‘Sea monster’ figurehead hauled from the Baltic Sea

‘Sea monster’ figurehead hauled from the Baltic Sea

By Tia Ghose Published August 18, 2015 Facebook219 Twitter280 livefyre15 Email Print Divers recently retrieved the monster-headed figurehead of a Danish warship known as the “Gribshunden,” or “grip dog,” that sank beneath the waves in 1495 off the coast of Sweden. The ship may be the only preserved warship from the time period (Foto Ingemar Lundgren, … Continue reading "‘Sea monster’ figurehead hauled from the Baltic Sea"

Marine survives bear attack with help from his dog

Marine survives bear attack with help from his dog

Published August 18, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook2457 Twitter215 livefyre532 Email Print   As a combat veteran, 66-year-old Larry Yepez knows when it’s time to fight. Even if his opponent is a vicious 200-pound black bear. Yepez, who served in the Marines and was awarded a Purple Heart during his time in Vietnam, found himself in the … Continue reading "Marine survives bear attack with help from his dog"

Drones spook bears

Drones spook bears

  By Charles Q. Choi Published August 14, 2015 Facebook26 Twitter161 livefyre9 Email Print A drone flies toward the location of a collared bear in northwestern Minnesota. Researchers found bears’ heart rates spiked when these unmanned aerial vehicles flew overhead. (Jessie Tanner (@jessiectanner)) Bears apparently find UFOs unbearable — airborne robots and other unidentified flying objects … Continue reading "Drones spook bears"

Great white shark mauls seal just yards from swimmers on Cape Cod beach

Great white shark mauls seal just yards from swimmers on Cape Cod beach

Published August 14, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook2925 Twitter429 livefyre514 Email Print A great white shark is seen in this AP photo. (Associated Press) Two Cape Cod beaches were forced to close Wednesday after witnesses saw an “explosion of water and blood” when a great white shark mauled a seal about 30 yards off the beach. Beachgoers at … Continue reading "Great white shark mauls seal just yards from swimmers on Cape Cod beach"

This May Be the Biggest Great White Ever Filmed

This May Be the Biggest Great White Ever Filmed

DEEP BLUE IS BELIEVED TO BE 20 FEET LONG, 5K POUNDS Published on www.newser.com By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff Posted Aug 13, 2015 9:41 AM CDT STORY COMMENTS (12) (NEWSER) – Don’t be surprised if this beast appears in your nightmares tonight. Shark expert Mauricio Hoyos Padilla has released footage of a massive, 20-foot-long great white … Continue reading "This May Be the Biggest Great White Ever Filmed"

Ancient reptile with ‘ridiculously long neck’ unearthed in Alaska

Ancient reptile with ‘ridiculously long neck’ unearthed in Alaska

By Elizabeth Palermo Published August 06, 2015 Facebook286 Twitter285 livefyre221 Email Print The long-necked elasmosaur as imagined by Anchorage-based artist James Havens, who is working with Druckenmiller to realistically interpret ancient life forms. (James Havens, courtesy of UAF) The fossilized remains of an ancient marine reptile with an extremely long neck and paddlelike appendages were recently … Continue reading "Ancient reptile with ‘ridiculously long neck’ unearthed in Alaska"

Armored spiky worm had 30 legs, will haunt your nightmares

Armored spiky worm had 30 legs, will haunt your nightmares

By Laura Geggel Published June 30, 2015 Facebook33 Twitter79 livefyre11 Email Print An illustration showing the many legs and spikes covering the early Cambrian creature, Collinsium ciliosum. (Javier Ortega-Hernández) A spiky, wormlike creature with 30 legs — 18 clawed rear legs and 12 featherlike front legs that likely helped it filter food from the water — … Continue reading "Armored spiky worm had 30 legs, will haunt your nightmares"

New jelly-bean-size ‘masked’ frog discovered in the Andes

New jelly-bean-size ‘masked’ frog discovered in the Andes

By Stephanie Pappas Published August 10, 2015 Facebook41 Twitter172 livefyre4 Email Print N. madreselva’s distinctive markings include a dark brown “face mask.” (Vanessa Uscapi) A tiny new frog species discovered in the Peruvian Andes has a white-mottled belly and a dark face mask that makes it look like a bandit. Noblella madreselva lives in the humid … Continue reading "New jelly-bean-size ‘masked’ frog discovered in the Andes"

Alien of the deep has needle-sharp teeth and a shiny head lure

Alien of the deep has needle-sharp teeth and a shiny head lure

By Jeanna Bryner Published August 10, 2015 Facebook6 Twitter13 livefyre6 Email Print A female of the newfound Lasiognathus dinema species from the Gulf of Mexico. (Theodore Pietsch, Ph.D. University of Washington) Lurking in the dark depths of the sea, a new species that looks more like an alien than a fish has been discovered, a creature … Continue reading "Alien of the deep has needle-sharp teeth and a shiny head lure"

Dementor’ wasp turns cockroaches into zombies

Dementor’ wasp turns cockroaches into zombies

Published May 28, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook8871 Twitter797 livefyre896 Email Print It’s the stuff of nightmares – a newly-discovered wasp that turns cockroaches into zombies. The Ampulex Dementor, named after the terrifying soul-suckers from the “Harry Potter” movies, is one of a 139 new species discovered in Asia’s Mekong Delta in 2014, according to a World … Continue reading "Dementor’ wasp turns cockroaches into zombies"

Oldest panda in captivity celebrates 37th birthday

Oldest panda in captivity celebrates 37th birthday

By Elizabeth Goldbaum Published July 28, 2015 Facebook46 Twitter120 livefyre2 Email Print Jia Jia, born in 1978, was officially recognized on July 28, 2015 as “Oldest panda ever in captivity” and “Oldest panda living in captivity” by Guinness World Records (New China TV) A female panda in Hong Kong celebrated her 37th birthday today (July 28), … Continue reading "Oldest panda in captivity celebrates 37th birthday"

One tough bite: T. rex’s teeth had secret weapon

One tough bite: T. rex’s teeth had secret weapon

By Laura Geggel Published July 28, 2015 Facebook61 Twitter147 livefyre34 Email Print An illustration of a Gorgosaurus using its serrated teeth to rip apart its meal, a young Corythosaurus in Alberta, 75 million years ago. (Painting by Danielle Dufault) Secret structures hidden within the serrated teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex and other theropods helped the fearsome dinosaurs … Continue reading "One tough bite: T. rex’s teeth had secret weapon"

Tourists get rare chance to pet gray whale and her calf

Tourists get rare chance to pet gray whale and her calf

Published August 05, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook543 Twitter115 livefyre26 Email Print A whale of a time in Baja California, Mexico. (YouTube/Barcroft TV) A group of lucky tourists had a whale of a time on recent cruise through the San Ignacio Lagoon in the Mexican province of Baja California. Wildlife photographer Mark Carwardine captured images of a gray … Continue reading "Tourists get rare chance to pet gray whale and her calf"

North Carolina beachgoers craft homemade shark cages

Published July 22, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? Amid the uptick in headline-making shark attacks, one couple in North Carolina tried to protect themselves against a possible attack by crafting a bizarre-looking contraption to ward off any relatives of Jaws. While enjoying a sunny day at … Continue reading "North Carolina beachgoers craft homemade shark cages"

High temperatures make some lizards change sexes

High temperatures make some lizards change sexes

By Walt Bonner Published July 21, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook56 Twitter198 livefyre20 Email Print  (Arthur Georges) When some lizards can’t take the heat, they change sexes. In a recent studypublished in Nature, researchers in Australia revealed that rising temperatures are causing male Australian Bearded Dragons to change into females when developing in the egg. Not only … Continue reading "High temperatures make some lizards change sexes"

Julia Child helped the CIA develop shark repellant

Julia Child helped the CIA develop shark repellant

Published July 20, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print It’s time to channel the spirit of cooking icon Julia Child, not for her coq au vin, but for her shark cake. Long before she became a master of French cuisine, the legendary chef’s very first recipe was cooking up a special shark repellent during … Continue reading "Julia Child helped the CIA develop shark repellant"

Giant lobster spared the cracker

Giant lobster spared the cracker

By Alexandra Hennessey Published July 17, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook363 Twitter179 livefyre77 Email Print This giant lobster was weighs in at a whopping 23 lbs and is estimated to be 95 years old. (Danielle Parker) Jordan’s Lobster Farm’s recent catch of the day is spending more time in photo shoots than in the pot. The Long Island, … Continue reading "Giant lobster spared the cracker"

Lion makes a stunning kill in front of shocked tourists

Lion makes a stunning kill in front of shocked tourists

Published July 17, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook192 Twitter275 livefyre116 Email Print Two lions enjoy the massive kudu kill. (YouTube/World News) Most tourists on safari spend hours driving around in hopes of catching big game doing something exciting. This was not one of those days for a group of tourists visiting South Africa’s Kruger National Park last Friday. … Continue reading "Lion makes a stunning kill in front of shocked tourists"

Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV

Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV

Published July 19, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook1983 Twitter583 livefyre367 Email Print A surfing champion survived a shark attack on live TV. Australian Mick Fanning was competing Sunday in the finals of South Africa’s J-Bay Open when a familiar-looking fin popped up behind him. “I was just sitting there, I was just about to start moving and … Continue reading "Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV"

Dinosaur egg treasure trove found in Japan

Dinosaur egg treasure trove found in Japan

By Walt Bonner Published July 14, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook102 Twitter212 livefyre39 Email Print File photo. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton) Researchers have discovered fragments of fossilized dinosaur eggs in Southern Japan, according to a June 29 report in the journal Cretaceous Research. The 90 eggshell fragments once housed five different types of dinosaurs, all of them small. “We know … Continue reading "Dinosaur egg treasure trove found in Japan"

Rare fossils of 400-million-year-old sea creatures uncovered

Rare fossils of 400-million-year-old sea creatures uncovered

  By Laura Geggel Published July 13, 2015 Facebook82 Twitter159 livefyre128 Email Print An artist’s interpretation of Aegirocassis benmoulai, a remarkably well-preserved 480-million-year-old arthropod known as an anomalocaridid. (Copyright Marianne Collins | ArtofFact) Morocco’s vast, rocky deserts were once covered with oceans teeming with life during the Ordovician period, about 485 million to 444 million years … Continue reading "Rare fossils of 400-million-year-old sea creatures uncovered"

This Texas centipede is the stuff of nightmares

This Texas centipede is the stuff of nightmares

By Arden Dier Published July 07, 2015 Newser Facebook708 Twitter0 Email Print Texas Redhead centipede. (Photo courtesy Texas Parks & Wildlife Department) Chilopodophobes, look away. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department came across a giant redheaded centipede on a broom in Garner State Park and posteda photo of the creepy-crawly to Facebook last week. It might … Continue reading "This Texas centipede is the stuff of nightmares"

Video captures the magical moment a whale spouts a rainbow

Video captures the magical moment a whale spouts a rainbow

Published July 08, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook59 Twitter0 livefyre6 Email Print Is this whale a magical sea creature? (YouTube/MGmedia) Witnessing a whale breach is lucky enough, but one person captured a once-a-lifetime moment on film of a large sea mammal performing a little magic with light. While sailing with off the coast of Newport Beach, California, this … Continue reading "Video captures the magical moment a whale spouts a rainbow"

Navy diver who lost two limbs in shark attack goes on quest for ‘Joan of Shark’

Navy diver who lost two limbs in shark attack goes on quest for ‘Joan of Shark’

By Diana Falzone Published July 06, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook32 Twitter115 livefyre9 Email Print NEW YORK –  Paul de Gelder lost two limbs in a 2009 shark attack when he was an Australian Navy clearance diver. Unbowed, he continues to dive with sharks to learn more about them. He stars in Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special, “Bride … Continue reading "Navy diver who lost two limbs in shark attack goes on quest for ‘Joan of Shark’"

Woolly mammoth clones closer than ever, thanks to genome sequencing

Woolly mammoth clones closer than ever, thanks to genome sequencing

By Tia Ghose Published July 06, 2015 Facebook185 Twitter130 livefyre81 Email Print An artist’s illustration depicts a herd of woolly mammoths. (Mauricio Anton/PLoS) Scientists are one step closer to bringing a woolly mammoth back to life. A new analysis of the woolly mammoth genome has revealed several adaptations that allowed the furry beasts to thrive in … Continue reading "Woolly mammoth clones closer than ever, thanks to genome sequencing"

Sturgeon jumps on boat, kills girl, 5, and injures two others

Published July 05, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook2417 Twitter0 Email Print       Florida officials are investigating a sturgeon strike that killed a 5-year-old girl and injured her mother and older brother. All three were on a boat on the Suwannee River in Dixie County Thursday night when a huge sturgeon jumped out of the water … Continue reading "Sturgeon jumps on boat, kills girl, 5, and injures two others"

Alligator kills 28-year-old Texas man during late-night swim

Published July 03, 2015 Associated Press Facebook374 Twitter433 livefyre209 Email Print ORANGE, Texas –  A man has died after an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina. Police in Orange, near the state line with Louisiana, say 28-year-old Tommie Woodward was swimming in a bayou early Friday morning when the … Continue reading "Alligator kills 28-year-old Texas man during late-night swim"

Former Boston Herald editor injured in North Carolina shark attack

Published July 02, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook190 Twitter113 livefyre Email Print A former editor-in-chief at The Boston Herald suffered serious injuries after he dramatically tried to fight off a 7-foot shark Wednesday off the coast of North Carolina. Andrew F. Costello reportedly came face-to-face with the monster while vacationing with his family at the coastal town … Continue reading "Former Boston Herald editor injured in North Carolina shark attack"

Man bitten by shark in North Carolina is 7th victim this summer

Published July 01, 2015 Associated Press Facebook419 Twitter136 Email Print OCRACOKE, N.C. –  A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina’s Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh attack in the state’s coastal waters in less than three weeks. A hospital spokeswoman had no report of his condition Wednesday … Continue reading "Man bitten by shark in North Carolina is 7th victim this summer"

Why the world will see more shark attacks

Why the world will see more shark attacks

By Arden Dier Published April 14, 2015 Newser Facebook31 Twitter39 Email Print This undated publicity image released by Discovery Channel shows a great white shark near Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico. (AP Photo/Discovery Channel, Andrew Brandy Casagrande) Shark attacks like the one that killed a young surfer on Sunday are rare, but according to … Continue reading "Why the world will see more shark attacks"

17-year-old boy bit by shark in North Carolina; sixth attack in 2 weeks

Published June 28, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook7450 Twitter728 livefyre632 Email Print A 17-year-old boy was the victim of another shark attack off the North Carolina coast Saturday, the second attack in as many days and sixth in the past two weeks, officials say. The boy suffered injuries to his right calf, buttocks and both hands while … Continue reading "17-year-old boy bit by shark in North Carolina; sixth attack in 2 weeks"

8-year-old boy attacked by shark off North Carolina; 4th attack in weeks

Published June 25, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook194 Twitter141 livefyre119 Email Print An 8-year-old boy was attacked by a shark Wednesday off the coast of North Carolina, marking the fourth such encounter off the state’s coast in the past two weeks. The boy suffered superficial injuries to his foot and leg at the Surf City beach, but … Continue reading "8-year-old boy attacked by shark off North Carolina; 4th attack in weeks"

Mystery solved: Why large dinosaurs avoided the tropics for millions of years

Mystery solved: Why large dinosaurs avoided the tropics for millions of years

By Walt Bonner Published June 17, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook370 Twitter254 livefyre4675 Email Print 212 million years ago northern New Mexico was dry and hot with common wildfires. Early carnivorous dinosaurs were small and rare, whereas other reptiles were quite common. (Victor Leshyk) New research has revealed why it took more than 30 million years for large … Continue reading "Mystery solved: Why large dinosaurs avoided the tropics for millions of years"

Polar bears now eat dolphins, thanks to global warming

Polar bears now eat dolphins, thanks to global warming

By Elizabeth Goldbaum Published June 15, 2015 Facebook84 Twitter186 livefyre349 Email Print An adult male polar bear feeds on the head of a white-beaked dolphin on a fjord on Svalbard, (© Samuel Blanc /www.sblanc.com) Faced with a rapidly changing habitat, polar bears are adapting with a new entrée: For the first time, a polar bear was … Continue reading "Polar bears now eat dolphins, thanks to global warming"

North Carolina youths in stable condition after losing limbs in shark attack

North Carolina youths in stable condition after losing limbs in shark attack

Published June 15, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook291 Twitter269 Email Print June 14, 2015: Emergency responders assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C.. (Steve Bouser/The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C. via AP) Two North Carolina kids were reported in stable condition late Sunday after losing limbs in separate shark attacks approximately … Continue reading "North Carolina youths in stable condition after losing limbs in shark attack"

What a face! ‘Hellboy’ dino sported head crown, teeny eye horns

What a face! ‘Hellboy’ dino sported head crown, teeny eye horns

By Laura Geggel Published June 06, 2015 Facebook45 Twitter228 livefyre84 Email Print Regaliceratops peterhewsi is a newly described genus and species of ceratopsid (horned dinosaur) that lived during the Late Cretaceous 68.5 – 67.5 million years ago. (Royal Tyrrell Museum) About 70 million years ago, a bizarre-looking relative of Triceratops with a crownlike frill, tall nose … Continue reading "What a face! ‘Hellboy’ dino sported head crown, teeny eye horns"

American woman killed in lion attack at South Africa animal park

Published June 02, 2015 Associated Press Facebook257 Twitter198 Email Print JOHANNESBURG –  A lion killed an American woman and injured a man driving through a private wildlife park in Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said. The attack occurred at around 2:30 p.m. when a lioness approached the passenger side of the vehicle as the … Continue reading "American woman killed in lion attack at South Africa animal park"

Early snake had ankles and toes

By Walt Bonner Published May 29, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook272 Twitter209 livefyre222 Email Print What a difference 128 million years can make. According to research published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, the original snake ancestor was a night hunter and came equipped with tiny hindlimbs complete with toes and ankles. Additionally, the new findings also … Continue reading "Early snake had ankles and toes"

Massive 7-foot-long eel caught in UK almost breaks record

Massive 7-foot-long eel caught in UK almost breaks record

By Laura Geggel Published May 18, 2015 Facebook843 Twitter175 livefyre64 Email Print A 7-foot-long (2.1 meters) conger eel was caught off the southwestern coast of the United Kingdom near Devon. (Plymouth Fisheries) A silvery-gray conger eel had already gone limp by the time fishermen found it on their trawler, but its shocking length of 7 feet … Continue reading "Massive 7-foot-long eel caught in UK almost breaks record"

The loneliest guy in the world: this rhino

The loneliest guy in the world: this rhino

By Polly Davis Doig Published May 15, 2015 Newser Facebook142 Twitter174 Email Print Sudan walks into a practice transport box at the zoo in Dvur Kralove nad Labem, Czech Republic, Dec. 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) If you think your Friday nights are boring, we present you with Sudan, the last male northern white rhino … Continue reading "The loneliest guy in the world: this rhino"

New species of long-necked ‘dragon’ dinosaur discovered in China

New species of long-necked ‘dragon’ dinosaur discovered in China

By Walt Bonner Published January 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook360 Twitter408 livefyre594 Email Print Artist’s conception of Qijianglong, chased by two carnivorous dinosaurs in southern China 160 million years ago. (Illustration: Lida Xing) A new species of long-necked dinosaur was discovered by Canadian paleontologists from bones discovered in central China, according to the “Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.” … Continue reading "New species of long-necked ‘dragon’ dinosaur discovered in China"

500-million-year-old brains of ‘sea monsters’ get close look

500-million-year-old brains of ‘sea monsters’ get close look

By Laura Geggel Published May 08, 2015 Facebook40 Twitter320 livefyre79 Email Print The bulging white eyes are preserved in Odaraia alata, an arthropod from the middle Cambrian Burgess Shale uncovered in British Columbia. (Photograph courtesy of Jean Bernard Caron | Royal Ontario Museum) The shiny, fossilized brains of two ancient sea-monsterlike creatures are helping researchers understand … Continue reading "500-million-year-old brains of ‘sea monsters’ get close look"

‘Partially digested’ human head, leg found inside shark caught by Filipino fishermen

‘Partially digested’ human head, leg found inside shark caught by Filipino fishermen

Published November 12, 2014 Fox News Latino The head of a Tiger Shark during research into the biological mechanics of the predator in Sydney, Australia. (GETTY) At first, the fishermen were excited with the massive volume of their catch: a 660-pound shark caught while on a fishing trip off the coast of Surigao, Philippines. And … Continue reading "‘Partially digested’ human head, leg found inside shark caught by Filipino fishermen"

Rare sperm whale fossils shed light on mysterious family tree

Rare sperm whale fossils shed light on mysterious family tree

By Laura Geggel Published April 30, 2015 Facebook42 Twitter95 livefyre36 Email Print The skull of the newly discovered species of pygmy sperm whale, found in Panama. (Velez-Juarbe et al.) Rare, 7-million-year-old fossils of two extinct pygmy sperm whales are helping researchers learn about the evolution of the ocean’s largest toothed whale, a new study finds. An … Continue reading "Rare sperm whale fossils shed light on mysterious family tree"

Shark kills woman in Hawaii; sightings prompt warnings in SoCal

Published April 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook4423 Twitter355 livefyre249 Email Print NOW PLAYINGExclusive: Baltimore police officer speaks out about case Never autoplay videos A shark attack Wednesday that killed a 65-year old woman — Hawaii’s third fatal encounter since 2013 — prompted officials in Maui to close several beaches, and sightings in California spurred warnings on … Continue reading "Shark kills woman in Hawaii; sightings prompt warnings in SoCal"

California man recovering after sea lion yanked him overboard

California man recovering after sea lion yanked him overboard

Published April 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook125 Twitter336 livefyre50 Email Print April 5, 2015: Photo by Trish Carlin shows Dan Carlin holding a recently-caught yellowtail at the moment a sea lion leaped up to grab the fish – and him – at Mission Bay in San Diego. (AP) A California woman was about to snap a photo … Continue reading "California man recovering after sea lion yanked him overboard"

Bizarre cousin of T. Rex was a vegetarian

Bizarre cousin of T. Rex was a vegetarian

By Laura Geggel Published April 28, 2015 Facebook17 Twitter185 livefyre5 Email Print Chilesaurus diegosuarezi walked on its hind legs as other theropods did. It also had robust forelimbs that looked like those of other Jurassic theropods, such as the Allosaurus, the researchers said. (Gabriel Lío) A relative of Tyrannosaurus rex didn’t share the infamous carnivore’s appetite … Continue reading "Bizarre cousin of T. Rex was a vegetarian"

Bear Necessities: Warning as hungry grizzlies awaken, venture out for food

Bear Necessities: Warning as hungry grizzlies awaken, venture out for food

By Perry Chiaramonte Published April 21, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook26 Twitter134 livefyre769 Email Print Around the nation, bears are waking up after winter hibernation, and wildlife experts warn they are hungry and possibly dangerous. Campers and hikers in the West should be especially careful, as grizzly bears have been spotted leaving their dens in eastern Idaho, … Continue reading "Bear Necessities: Warning as hungry grizzlies awaken, venture out for food"

Tyrannosaur skull bears scars of fierce dino battle

Tyrannosaur skull bears scars of fierce dino battle

By Laura Geggel Published April 10, 2015 Facebook27 Twitter250 livefyre94 Email Print An artist’s interpretation of two Daspletosaurus fighting each other. (Copyright Luis Rey) Some 75 million years ago, a towering tyrannosaur may have lit into one of its own species, ripping into its skull and leaving behind jagged scars and deep punctures that have only … Continue reading "Tyrannosaur skull bears scars of fierce dino battle"

Here be dragons: 3 spiky lizard species found in Andes

Here be dragons: 3 spiky lizard species found in Andes

By Becky Oskin Published April 06, 2015 Facebook40 Twitter166 livefyre5 Email Print Enyalioides sophiarothschildae, one of three new woodlizard species discovered in the Andes. (Pablo J. Venegas/CC-BY 4.0) Colorful, spiky and only a few inches long, three new lizard species discovered in the Andes may be the cutest dragon stand-ins on Earth. Woodlizards are often described … Continue reading "Here be dragons: 3 spiky lizard species found in Andes"

‘Extinct’ no longer? Brontosaurus may make a comeback

‘Extinct’ no longer? Brontosaurus may make a comeback

By Stephanie Pappas Published April 07, 2015 Facebook39 Twitter158 livefyre80 Email Print File photo – visitors look at the skeleton of an Apatosaurus named “Einstein” displayed at the Lewis hall in Fundidora park in Monterrey, northern Mexico, Sept. 23, 2009. (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo) The Brontosaurus is back. Or at least it should be, according to a new … Continue reading "‘Extinct’ no longer? Brontosaurus may make a comeback"

Deadly snakes ‘milked’ to create potent new anti-venom

Deadly snakes ‘milked’ to create potent new anti-venom

Published April 03, 2015 Reuters Facebook9 Twitter17 Email Print The world’s newest snake was discovered in a small patch of southwest Tanzania about two years ago and was introduced last month in an issue of Zootaxa as the world’s newest known snake species – named after the 7-year-old daughter of Tim Davenport, director of the … Continue reading "Deadly snakes ‘milked’ to create potent new anti-venom"

‘Alien’ camel skeleton discovered along the Danube river

‘Alien’ camel skeleton discovered along the Danube river

By Jeanna Bryner Published April 02, 2015 Facebook24 Twitter95 Email Print The nearly complete skeleton of a camel, dating to the 17th century, was discovered along the Danube River in Tulln, Austria. (Alfred Galik/Vetmeduni Vienna) The skeleton of a camel that lived in the 17th century during the second Ottoman-Habsburg war has been discovered in a … Continue reading "‘Alien’ camel skeleton discovered along the Danube river"

Woolly mammoth DNA inserted into elephant cells

Woolly mammoth DNA inserted into elephant cells

By Tanya Lewis Published March 31, 2015 Facebook124 Twitter212 livefyre109 Email Print An artist’s illustration depicts a herd of woolly mammoths. (Mauricio Anton/PLoS) The idea of bringing extinct animals back to life continues to reside in the realm of science fiction. But scientists have taken a small step closer to that goal, by inserting the DNA … Continue reading "Woolly mammoth DNA inserted into elephant cells"

Ancient 4-eyed predator wielded wicked toothy claws

Ancient 4-eyed predator wielded wicked toothy claws

By Becky Oskin Published March 30, 2015 Facebook18 Twitter152 livefyre75 Email Print An artist’s reconstruction of Yawunik kootenayi. (Lars Field (Phlesch Bubble)) A newly discovered Cambrian predator with a wicked set of arms under its four-eyed face reveals that early arthropods were experimentalists when it came to using their limbs. The marine creature, now called Yawunik … Continue reading "Ancient 4-eyed predator wielded wicked toothy claws"

Car-size salamander with toilet-seat head ruled ancient rivers

Car-size salamander with toilet-seat head ruled ancient rivers

By Jeanna Bryner Published March 23, 2015 Facebook61 Twitter320 livefyre171 Email Print  (Steve Brusatte/Richard Butler/Octavio Mateus/Seb Steyer) A small-car-size “super salamander” with a toilet-seat-shaped head may have perished some 220 million to 230 million years ago alongside hundreds of its kin when its lake home dried up, researchers say. An international team of scientists found … Continue reading "Car-size salamander with toilet-seat head ruled ancient rivers"

Kansas doctor attacked by 12-foot tiger shark in Hawaii

Kansas doctor attacked by 12-foot tiger shark in Hawaii

Published March 23, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook75 Twitter150 livefyre58 Email Print This image, obtained by Fox affiliate KHON, shows Ken Grasing, of Overland Park, Kansas, who was attacked by a 12-foot shark in Hawaii. A Kansas doctor who fought off a 12-foot tiger shark last week in Hawaii described seeing a “dark gray cloud” in the … Continue reading "Kansas doctor attacked by 12-foot tiger shark in Hawaii"

Weird ‘water tongue’ lets fish feed on land

Weird ‘water tongue’ lets fish feed on land

By Charles Q. Choi Published March 23, 2015 Facebook15 Twitter168 livefyre7 Email Print A mudskipper feeding on a shrimp. (Screengrab/Krijn Michel, Sam Van Wassenbergh, FunMorph Lab, University of Antwerp) A fish that uses water as a sort of tongue to feed on land could shed light on how animals with backbones first invaded land, researchers say. … Continue reading "Weird ‘water tongue’ lets fish feed on land"

Egyptian security official says German killed in shark attack on Red Sea Coast

Published March 22, 2015 Associated Press Facebook26 Twitter86 Email Print CAIRO –  An Egyptian security official says a shark killed a German citizen on Egypt’s Red Sea Coast. The official says the 52-year old man’s body had been moved to a local hospital after the attack Saturday and that officials were conducting an investigation. He … Continue reading "Egyptian security official says German killed in shark attack on Red Sea Coast"

17-million-year-old whale skull helps place humanity’s first steps

17-million-year-old whale skull helps place humanity’s first steps

By Laura Geggel Published March 18, 2015 Facebook37 Twitter145 livefyre98 Email Print The fossilized skull of the 17-million-year old beaked whale found in modern-day Kenya. (Louis Jacobs, Southern Methodist University) A 17-million-year-old beaked whale fossil is helping researchers solve a puzzle about the likely birthplace of humanity in East Africa, a new study finds. The whale … Continue reading "17-million-year-old whale skull helps place humanity’s first steps"

Santa Barbara Zoo welcomes new baby giraffe Asha

Published March 17, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook33 Twitter186 livefyre1 Email Print Never autoplay videos The Santa Barbara Zoo welcomed a new addition to its giraffe herd over the weekend with the birth of Asha, a 6-foot-4-inches tall, 182-pound calf. The tall baby was born March 14 at 4:55 a.m. ET, and met fellow calf, Buttercup, a … Continue reading "Santa Barbara Zoo welcomes new baby giraffe Asha"

Huge alligator take a stroll on Florida golf course, goes viral

By James Rogers Published March 12, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook284 Twitter314 livefyre43 Email Print A giant alligator that was recently spotted on a Florida golf course has become a social media star. The huge gator, described as “a dinosaur looking reptile” on the club’s Facebook page, appeared at the Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Fla. … Continue reading "Huge alligator take a stroll on Florida golf course, goes viral"

Prehistoric ‘sea monster’ had more legs than thought

Prehistoric ‘sea monster’ had more legs than thought

By Laura Geggel Published March 12, 2015 Facebook18 Twitter148 livefyre19 Email Print An illustration of the anomalocaridid (Aegirocassis benmoulae), a giant filter feeder that fed on plankton and lived in the Early Ordovician about 480 million years ago. The animal measured about 7 feet in length. (Marianne Collins, ArtofFact) A 480-million-year-old fossil is giving paleontologists new … Continue reading "Prehistoric ‘sea monster’ had more legs than thought"

Here’s how chameleons really change color

Here’s how chameleons really change color

By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore Published March 11, 2015 Newser Facebook26 Twitter80 Email Print A Panther Chameleon sits on a branch at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Saturday, June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye) Chameleons may not be the only creatures on the planet capable of shade shifting, but they’re probably the best at it—panther chameleons in particular. … Continue reading "Here’s how chameleons really change color"

Secret hideout helped penguins survive the Ice Age

Secret hideout helped penguins survive the Ice Age

By Laura Geggel Published March 09, 2015 Facebook13 Twitter18 livefyre1 Email Print Emperor penguins in the Gould Bay colony preen and rest on the snowy ice. (Tom Hart) Earth’s last ice age was so cold that even Antarctica’s emperor penguins had trouble with the chill, a new study finds. Just three populations of emperor penguins (Aptenodytes … Continue reading "Secret hideout helped penguins survive the Ice Age"

Controlled chaos’: Fisherman reels in Great White shark from Florida beach

Controlled chaos’: Fisherman reels in Great White shark from Florida beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. –  A stunned fisherman has reeled in a Great White shark from the shore of the Florida panhandle.  “I’m still blown away by it. Lost for words,” Derrick Keeny told MyFoxTampaBay after reeling in ‘the big one’ at Panama City Beach Sunday. Keeny was shark fishing from the shore of the … Continue reading "Controlled chaos’: Fisherman reels in Great White shark from Florida beach"

Myanmar captures rare white elephant in jungle

Myanmar captures rare white elephant in jungle

Published March 01, 2015 Associated Press Facebook154 Twitter472 Email Print Jan. 4, 2012: A white elephant is fed grass at a zoo in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP) YANGON, Myanmar –  Myanmar says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region. Forestry official Tun Tun Oo says the 7-year-old female was … Continue reading "Myanmar captures rare white elephant in jungle"

Video captures octopus grabbing crab in surprise land attack

Video captures octopus grabbing crab in surprise land attack

Published February 25, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook355 Twitter292 livefyre47 Email Print  (Screenshot from Porsche Indrisie YouTube video) An incredible video has captured the moment when an octopus leaps from a rock pool to launch a surprise attack on a crab before dragging the unfortunate crustacean to its death. The 50-second YouTube video shows a yellow crab … Continue reading "Video captures octopus grabbing crab in surprise land attack"

How and when birds lost their teeth

How and when birds lost their teeth

By Matt Cantor Published December 15, 2014 Newser Facebook44 Twitter50 livefyre16 Email Print A rescued California brown pelican shows off its lack of teeth. (AP Photo/International Bird Rescue) Friday was a big day for bird lovers: Twenty-three new papers revealed all kinds of scientific information about the animals, ranging from how they learn to sing to … Continue reading "How and when birds lost their teeth"

‘Fake’ fossil is actually 189 million-year-old remains of undiscovered species

‘Fake’ fossil is actually 189 million-year-old remains of undiscovered species

Published February 24, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook113 Twitter243 livefyre546 Email Print  (Doncaster Museum) Next For 30 years, an overlooked dinosaur fossil at the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery in Doncaster, U.K. was believed to be a plastic replica of an ichthyosaur, a prehistoric aquatic reptile. Thanks to the work of one young paleontologist, not only was … Continue reading "‘Fake’ fossil is actually 189 million-year-old remains of undiscovered species"

Ants build toilets, too

Ants build toilets, too

By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore Published February 19, 2015 Newser Facebook79 Twitter181 Email Print In this Nov. 6, 2009 file photo provided by Mississippi State Entomological Museum, a queen Nylanderia pubens (ant) specimen is seen in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Mississippi State Entomological Museum, Joe MacGown, File) Humans aren’t the only species to have waste management down. Naked … Continue reading "Ants build toilets, too"

Bald eagle lays egg, becomes Internet sensation

Bald eagle lays egg, becomes Internet sensation

Published February 19, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook1098 Twitter621 livefyre151 Email Print  (YouTube Screenshot from Raptor Resource Project video.) A livecam placed above a nest in Decorah, Iowa, has turned a family of bald eagles into Internet celebrities. The camera, which is run by the Raptor Resource Project, captured the mother laying an egg on Wednesday night. … Continue reading "Bald eagle lays egg, becomes Internet sensation"

Why ants tend to turn left

Why ants tend to turn left

By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore Published December 29, 2014 Newser Facebook19 Twitter28 Email Print This photo provided by the City Of Costa Mesa shows an invasive Big-Headed ant. (AP Photo/Courtesy Of City Of Costa Mesa) Roughly nine in 10 humans are right-handed, an example of “brain lateralization” that’s pretty common among vertebrates—and now apparently invertebrates. Researchers in … Continue reading "Why ants tend to turn left"

Here’s why black widows are so deadly

Here’s why black widows are so deadly

By Neal Colgrass Published January 12, 2015 Newser Facebook39 Twitter30 Email Print Dr. Jonathan A. Coddington holds a jar of preserved Black Widow Spiders at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, Wednesday, March 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Black widow spiders are known for their lethal venom, but just how did they … Continue reading "Here’s why black widows are so deadly"

New evidence: South American monkeys came from Africa

New evidence: South American monkeys came from Africa

By Walt Bonner Published February 13, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook40 Twitter305 livefyre68 Email Print File photo – A monkey plays in the trees in the Pantanal wetlands near in Pocone outside World Cup host city Cuiaba June 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard) The evolutionary mystery of how monkeys arrived in South America may have been solved. New fossil … Continue reading "New evidence: South American monkeys came from Africa"

Dinos got high, oldest grass fungus fossil hints

Dinos got high, oldest grass fungus fossil hints

By Becky Oskin Published February 11, 2015 Facebook139 Twitter0 livefyre42 Email Print Brachiosaurus at sunset. (Elenarts/Shutterstock.com) Millions of years before LSD and rock and roll, dinosaurs munched on psychedelic fungus, a new study suggests. The hints that dinos got high come from the first amber fossil ever found of ergot, a grass parasite that can have … Continue reading "Dinos got high, oldest grass fungus fossil hints"

Three deadliest sharks named

Three deadliest sharks named

By Jennifer Viegas Published August 11, 2014 Discovery News Facebook109 Twitter352 Email Print A 3.3 meter long sand tiger shark eats a black tip shark. (Reuters) The “Big Three” sharks that pose the greatest threats to humans are white sharks, tiger sharks and bull sharks, according to the latest shark attack statistics and journal reports of … Continue reading "Three deadliest sharks named"

Second shark attack in as many days kills surfer off Australia beach

Published February 09, 2015 Associated Press Facebook93 Twitter337 Email Print SYDNEY –  A Japanese national was killed Monday after a shark tore off his legs while he was surfing off Australia’s east coast, not far from the area where another surfer was mauled by a shark a day earlier, officials said. The 41-year-old man was sitting on his … Continue reading "Second shark attack in as many days kills surfer off Australia beach"

Golden mussel poses threat to Amazon River

Golden mussel poses threat to Amazon River

Published February 05, 2015 Associated Press Facebook69 Twitter425 livefyre28 Email Print Jan. 29, 2015: Brazilian researcher Marcela Uliano da Silva tweezes a golden mussel out of its shell at the Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute, in Rio de Janeiro. (AP) The world’s mightiest waterway, the Amazon River, is threatened by the most diminutive of foes — a tiny mussel invading … Continue reading "Golden mussel poses threat to Amazon River"

All about the bass: How baleen whales hear very low frequencies

All about the bass: How baleen whales hear very low frequencies

By Laura Geggel Published February 03, 2015 Facebook26 Twitter72 livefyre2 Email Print A humpback whale is seen near the coast of Mazatlan January 17, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer) Baleen whales, the largest creatures on Earth, can send extremely low-frequency underwater calls to one another. But little is known about how they actually process these sounds. Now, researchers have found that the whales have … Continue reading "All about the bass: How baleen whales hear very low frequencies"

‘Most famous’ great white shark returns to Florida

‘Most famous’ great white shark returns to Florida

By Matt Cantor Published January 27, 2015 Newser Facebook77 Twitter42 Email Print A possible friend of Katharine’s is seen off New Zealand. (AP Photo/Discovery Channel, Jeff Kurr) A 2,300-pound shark with her own Twitter account (bio: “Misunderstood girl just tryin’ to get some fish”) has reappeared a few miles off the coast of Florida, marking a winter homecoming. UPI calls Katharine “maybe the most famous … Continue reading "‘Most famous’ great white shark returns to Florida"

Ancient knife-toothed reptile is crocodile cousin

Ancient knife-toothed reptile is crocodile cousin

By Laura Geggel Published January 26, 2015 Facebook29 Twitter213 livefyre25 Email Print A collection of the reptilian fossils that date back to the Middle Triassic. (Roger Smith) The fossil of a prehistoric 9-foot-long carnivorous reptile that had sharp, serrated teeth is helping researchers fill out the early branches of the reptile family tree, according to a new study. It’s unclear where … Continue reading "Ancient knife-toothed reptile is crocodile cousin"

Cornell researchers show off shark tooth saw

Cornell researchers show off shark tooth saw

By Brian Mastroianni Published January 28, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook17 Twitter29 livefyre9 Email Print The Jawzall (Katherine Corn) Next It looks like a prop from a science fiction film or horror movie – a sawzall power tool outfitted with shark teeth instead of normal blades. The toothy contraption comes courtesy of Cornell University researchers who introduced the Jawzall at the annual Society … Continue reading "Cornell researchers show off shark tooth saw"

Swim with giant blue whales and promote their conservation

Swim with giant blue whales and promote their conservation

Published January 23, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook78 Twitter244 livefyre4 Email Print Swim with blue whales off the coast of Sri Lanka. (Natural World Safaris) This year, why not try exploring the ocean with underwater safari that takes you up close and personal to the sea’s biggest creatures—whales. Deep sea diving expertise is not needed for this one-of-a-kind excursion offered by Natural World … Continue reading "Swim with giant blue whales and promote their conservation"

‘Like a Horror Movie’: Rare frilled shark caught off Australia

‘Like a Horror Movie’: Rare frilled shark caught off Australia

Published January 21, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook7102 Twitter362 livefyre305 Email Print A rarely seen frilled shark known as the living fossil was caught off Australia (SETFIA) A rare frilled shark, whose species dates back 80 million years, was caught in a fishing trawler off Australia’s coast. “It’s a freaky thing,” Simon Boag, the chief executive officer at South East Trawl Fishing … Continue reading "‘Like a Horror Movie’: Rare frilled shark caught off Australia"

Found in Michigan backyard: 42 mastodon bones

Found in Michigan backyard: 42 mastodon bones

By John Johnson Published January 16, 2015 Ancient mastodon vertebrae bones that Dan LaPoint unearthed excavating a pond on Eric Witzke’s property outside Olivet, in Bellevue Township, Mich. (AP Photo/The State Journal, Rod Sanford) Eric Witzke’s home is in Bellevue Township, Michigan, but he is clearly not the first one to roam his yard. While he and … Continue reading "Found in Michigan backyard: 42 mastodon bones"

Roller-coaster flight: How geese save energy while migrating

Roller-coaster flight: How geese save energy while migrating

By Tanya Lewis Published January 16, 2015 Facebook21 Twitter172 livefyre10 Email Print File photo. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith) Every year, flocks of geese fly hundreds of miles over the Himalayas, migrating from their breeding grounds in Mongolia to southeastern Tibet or India for the winter. Now, a new study reveals how these maverick aviators fly so far in the thin mountain air. Researchers … Continue reading "Roller-coaster flight: How geese save energy while migrating"

Ancient scorpion had feet, may have walked out of ocean

Ancient scorpion had feet, may have walked out of ocean

y Stephanie Pappas Published January 15, 2015 A specimen of the new scorpion species Eramoscorpius brucensis, which lived about 430 million years ago, making it among the earliest scorpions. The species probably lived in water, but it had feet that would have allowed it to scuttle about on (© David Rudkin, Royal Ontario Museum) A new scorpion … Continue reading "Ancient scorpion had feet, may have walked out of ocean"

Birth of jaws: Tiny fish may be ancient ancestor

Birth of jaws: Tiny fish may be ancient ancestor

By Laura Geggel Published January 13, 2015 Facebook29 Twitter71 livefyre13 Email Print The 415-million-year-old fish fossil (Janusiscus schultzei) has a well-developed external skeleton (shown in blue), a feature that is seen in the common ancestor of bony fish and cartilaginous fishes, such as sharks. (Sam Giles. Placoderm image courtesy of K. Trinajstic) The remains of a 415-million-year-old fish skull from Siberia … Continue reading "Birth of jaws: Tiny fish may be ancient ancestor"

Fossil revelation: a Scottish sea monster

Fossil revelation: a Scottish sea monster

By Kate Seamons Published January 12, 2015 Newser Facebook136 Twitter146 Email Print A fossil of an ichthyosaur (not the Dearcmhara shawcrossi) is shown. (AP Photo/Michael Stravato) It was the size of a motorboat and looked like a “sinister dolphin,” reportsDiscovery News in describing Scotland’s first known—and newly discovered—ichthyosaur. In 1959, Brian Shawcross came upon prehistoric bones on the Isle of Skye; … Continue reading "Fossil revelation: a Scottish sea monster"

Photo captures rare shark birth on camera

Photo captures rare shark birth on camera

Published January 12, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook50 Twitter278 livefyre9 Email Print The image of the pelagic thresher shark was shot by photographer Attila E. Kaszo during a 2013 research dive led by Dr. Simon Oliver from the University of Chester in the U.K. (Attila E. Kaszo) One photograph is shedding light on the life of one of the ocean’s more elusive … Continue reading "Photo captures rare shark birth on camera"

Two people trampled to death by camel at Texas farm

Published January 11, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook505 Twitter230 livefyre401 Email Print A “large aggressive” camel trampled to death two people at a farm in Texas, according to law enforcement authorities. Deputies from the Wichita Falls Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Camel Kisses Camel Farm Saturday afternoon and found a very aggressive camel with blood on his chest and on his … Continue reading "Two people trampled to death by camel at Texas farm"

Discovery’s new boss says so no more mermaids, giant snakes

Discovery’s new boss says so no more mermaids, giant snakes

Published January 09, 2015 Associated Press Facebook77 Twitter158 Email Print President of Discovery Channel, Rich Ross, speaks on stage at Discovery Communications 2015 Winter TCA on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) There’s a new boss in charge at the Discovery Network, and he’s anxious to get rid of mega-sharks, mermaids and … Continue reading "Discovery’s new boss says so no more mermaids, giant snakes"

How flying fish took flight? Fossils may tell us

How flying fish took flight? Fossils may tell us

By Charles Q. Choi Published January 07, 2015 Facebook10 Twitter108 livefyre16 Email Print A female Wushaichthys exquisitus. (Guang-Hui Xu) An extinct flying fish may shed light on how gliding evolved in such animals, researchers say. Modern flying fish are famous for leaping from the water to glide in the air using long, winglike fins, presumably to escape  aquatic predators. Much remains unknown about how modern … Continue reading "How flying fish took flight? Fossils may tell us"

Fanged frog species gives birth to live young

Fanged frog species gives birth to live young

By Tanya Lewis Published January 02, 2015 Facebook88 Twitter169 livefyre9 Email Print Freaky find: Herpetologist Jim McGuire was in for a surprise when he picked up one of these Indonesian fanged frogs and found it had just given birth to a handful of live tadpoles. (Jim McGuire photos.) Frogs and other amphibians lay eggs, but mammals give birth to live young, … Continue reading "Fanged frog species gives birth to live young"

Grand Canyon gray wolf may have been shot in Utah

Grand Canyon gray wolf may have been shot in Utah

By Megan Gannon Published December 30, 2014 Facebook111 Twitter79 livefyre155 Email Print File photo. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gary Kramer, File) After a 500-mile trek across the West, a lone wolf’s journey may have come to an end this weekend. A coyote hunter in Utah mistakenly shot and killed an endangered gray wolf, which wildlife groups worry was the … Continue reading "Grand Canyon gray wolf may have been shot in Utah"

Rare tiger kills, eats her own cubs at zoo

Rare tiger kills, eats her own cubs at zoo

By Jenn Gidman Published December 30, 2014 Newser Facebook813 Twitter177 Email Print Hana, a Sumatran tiger like this one at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Dec. 4, 2014, is believed to have killed and eaten her own cubs. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Lui Kit Wong) Everything had been going so well, staff at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo claim. … Continue reading "Rare tiger kills, eats her own cubs at zoo"

Why ants tend to turn left

Why ants tend to turn left

By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore Published December 29, 2014 Newser Facebook9 Twitter27 Email Print This photo provided by the City Of Costa Mesa shows an invasive Big-Headed ant. (AP Photo/Courtesy Of City Of Costa Mesa) Roughly nine in 10 humans are right-handed, an example of “brain lateralization” that’s pretty common among vertebrates—and now apparently invertebrates. Researchers in the UK are finding … Continue reading "Why ants tend to turn left"

First bobcat in a century spotted on Georgia island

First bobcat in a century spotted on Georgia island

By Rob Quinn Published December 29, 2014 Newser Facebook3487 Twitter193 Email Print A bobcat in a tree at Wildlife Prairie Park in Peoria, Ill. (AP Photo/Herald & Review, Dennis Magee, File) Not long after authorities recommended hiring sharpshooters to thin out herds of white-tailed deer on Georgia’s Jekyll Island, a more natural solution was spotted: Remote-sensing cameras set up to … Continue reading "First bobcat in a century spotted on Georgia island"

Surfer survives being attacked, dragged under by shark off central California coast

Published December 29, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook178 Twitter536 Email Print A surfer survived being attacked and dragged underwater by a juvenile great white shark off the central California coast Sunday. California State Park Ranger Supervisor Robert Colligan said the attack by the 8-to-10 foot shark happened at around 11 a.m. local time at Montana de Oro State Park, approximately … Continue reading "Surfer survives being attacked, dragged under by shark off central California coast"

Seals may have ‘natural GPS’

Seals may have ‘natural GPS’

By Peter Rejcek, Editor of The Antarctic Sun Published December 24, 2014 Facebook8 Twitter76 livefyre2 Email Print Weddell seal (T Steuer) Peter Rejcek is the editor of The Antarctic Sun. On his behalf, the U.S. National Science Foundation contributed this article toLive Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. While hunting, Weddell seals have biological adaptations that allow them to dive deep, as … Continue reading "Seals may have ‘natural GPS’"

Carnivore comeback: Bears and wolves are thriving in Europe

Carnivore comeback: Bears and wolves are thriving in Europe

By Stephanie Pappas Published December 19, 2014 Facebook105 Twitter160 livefyre31 Email Print In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, a European wolf is pictured in a wildlife park in Hanau, Germany. Scientists studying populations of bears, wolves, Eurasian lynx and wolverines found they have flourished on the continent, decades after being driven almost to extinction by hunting and the … Continue reading "Carnivore comeback: Bears and wolves are thriving in Europe"

For sex-changing fish, size matters in urchin battle

For sex-changing fish, size matters in urchin battle

By Becky Oskin Published December 15, 2014 Facebook29 Twitter169 livefyre2 Email Print Male sheephead have fleshy forehead bumps and black tail and head sections. (Scott Hamilton) A sex-changing California fish is growing bigger and gobbling up more sea urchins after a decade of being protected from fishing, a new study finds. In the Channel Islands offshore Southern California, the sheephead fishpopulation has … Continue reading "For sex-changing fish, size matters in urchin battle"

Two ‘pseudoscorpions’ discovered in Grand Canyon cave

Two ‘pseudoscorpions’ discovered in Grand Canyon cave

By Tia Ghose Published December 11, 2014 Facebook87 Twitter161 livefyre37 Email Print Two new species of cave-adapted, eyeless pseudoscorpions have been discovered in a cave on the northern rim of the Grand Canyon. Here, one of the species, Tuberochernes cohni. (Courtesy of J. Judson Wynne, Northern Arizona University) This story was updated on Wednesday. Dec. 10 at 9:15 a.m. ET. Two new … Continue reading "Two ‘pseudoscorpions’ discovered in Grand Canyon cave"

Oldest horned dinosaur in North America was the size of a crow

Oldest horned dinosaur in North America was the size of a crow

By Laura Geggel Published December 10, 2014 Facebook22 Twitter0 livefyre4 Email Print An artist’s interpretation of Aquilops americanus with its young in Montana during the Early Cretaceous period, about 107 million years ago. (© Brian Engh, courtesy of Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology) Triceratops and other horned dinosaurs once thrived in North America, but paleontologists have long wondered how the group … Continue reading "Oldest horned dinosaur in North America was the size of a crow"

Two-headed baby salamander isn’t radioactive, but it is weird

Two-headed baby salamander isn’t radioactive, but it is weird

By Stephanie Pappas Published December 12, 2014 Facebook812 Twitter182 livefyre8 Email Print Two-headed Near Eastern fire salamander. (Prof. Shai Levy, University of Haifa) Just call them “Arne” and “Sebastian.” Those are the monikers given to the two separate heads of one baby salamander that was born last week in a lab in Israel. Two heads are likely not better than one … Continue reading "Two-headed baby salamander isn’t radioactive, but it is weird"

Jumping shark ‘photobombs’ surfing competition off Australian town, breaching twice nearby

Jumping shark ‘photobombs’ surfing competition off Australian town, breaching twice nearby

Published December 02, 2014 Associated Press Facebook248 Twitter15 Email Print In this photo taken with a smartphone camera on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, a shark, center, jumps out of the water near where several surfers are paddling on their boards at Coffs Harbour, Australia. An expert from James Cook University says it’s possibly a spinner shark, which is … Continue reading "Jumping shark ‘photobombs’ surfing competition off Australian town, breaching twice nearby"

Swimming owl caught on video

Swimming owl caught on video

Screenshot from YouTube video. (peasant1) A photographer has captured the unusual sight of an owl taking a dip in Lake Michigan. Steve Spitzer was at Loyola Park Beach in Chicago’s Rogers Park area when he spotted something strange moving in the lake, according to WGN-TV. The object turned out to be a breast-stroking Great Horned Owl. The … Continue reading "Swimming owl caught on video"

Bear tracks: Data shows grizzly’s ‘bizarre’ 2,800-mile trek across backyards, main streets and highways

Bear tracks: Data shows grizzly’s ‘bizarre’ 2,800-mile trek across backyards, main streets and highways

Busy bear: A grizzly like the one pictured rambled 2,800 miles throughout Montana and Idaho, according to conservationists who tracked her. Backyard romps, strolls down main street and across a highway and rugged mountain hikes were all part of a grizzly bear named Ethyl’s “bizarre” 2,800-mile itinerary over the last three years, according to wildlife … Continue reading "Bear tracks: Data shows grizzly’s ‘bizarre’ 2,800-mile trek across backyards, main streets and highways"

Crocodile kills man retrieving balls at golf course dam

The crocodile grabbed 29-year-old Jacques van der Sandt in its jaws on Wednesday night and disappeared under the water at a golf course next to a staff residential area within the park boundaries, according to Kruger National Park officials. ADVERTISEMENT Rangers killed the crocodile after a two-hour search following the attack, according to a park … Continue reading "Crocodile kills man retrieving balls at golf course dam"

Thousands of Eocene shark teeth found in Canadian Arctic

Thousands of Eocene shark teeth found in Canadian Arctic

A sand tiger shark tooth from northern Banks Island that was found in Aulavik National Park. (Jaelyn Eberle, University of Colorado Boulder) Next The stark, barren landscape of Banks Island in Canada has yielded an unexpected find more than 8,000 shark teeth that date back millions of years, and have now been described in a study. … Continue reading "Thousands of Eocene shark teeth found in Canadian Arctic"

GPS study tracks grizzlies as they follow hunters

GPS study tracks grizzlies as they follow hunters

Scientists believe the grizzlies follow hunters in the hopes of stealing their prey. (USGS) Previous This GPS system is a real bear. Eight Montana grizzly bears have been outfitted with GPS trackers in an ongoing study that could bring some unnerving news to hunters. The study is aimed at bolstering the theory that grizzlies, which … Continue reading "GPS study tracks grizzlies as they follow hunters"

Monterey researchers take first-ever known video of mysterious black seadevil

Monterey researchers take first-ever known video of mysterious black seadevil

Research team captured first-ever video of a rarely-seen denizen of the deep called the black seadevil while conducting a dive in Monterey Bay, Calif. (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) A research team conducting a dive in Monterey Bay off the coast of California have captured first-ever video of a rarely-seen denizen of the deep called the … Continue reading "Monterey researchers take first-ever known video of mysterious black seadevil"

Mysterious ‘glow worm’ discovered in the Peruvian rainforest

Mysterious ‘glow worm’ discovered in the Peruvian rainforest

Here, an extreme closeup on a mysterious glow worm that was discovered in the Peruvian rainforest (Jeff Cremer/Perunature.com) A mysterious glowing worm has been discovered lighting up the soil in the Peruvian rainforest. The strange glow worms, which are thought to be the larval stage of an as-yet-unidentified species of beetle, may use their phosphorescence to lure … Continue reading "Mysterious ‘glow worm’ discovered in the Peruvian rainforest"

World’s deadliest spiders a toxic myth?

World’s deadliest spiders a toxic myth?

A female black widow spider carries her egg sack near the city of Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, August 2001. (Reuters) Next Toxic spiders have a terrible reputation. Yet even though deadly spider bites are regular fodder for scary stories, spider experts say it’s actually quite rare for anyone to suffer serious injuries from the world’s deadliest spiders. There … Continue reading "World’s deadliest spiders a toxic myth?"

Beetle-inspired ink may thwart counterfeiters

Beetle-inspired ink may thwart counterfeiters

A new color-changing ink could help fight fraud. (American Chemical Society) On Nov. 5, it was reported by the American Chemical Society that researchers at China’s Southeast University have developed a powerful new weapon in the war against counterfeiting: a color-changing ink that, unlike previous incarnations, is light-resistant, hard to copy, and inspired by a beetle. This isn’t … Continue reading "Beetle-inspired ink may thwart counterfeiters"

Stanford University scientists still searching for longevity gene in humans

Stanford University scientists still searching for longevity gene in humans

nt What’s the secret to living a long life? After four years of exploring just that, a team of geneticists at Stanford University have found the answer is more elusive than one might think, reported SFGate.com. “We were looking for a really simple explanation in a single gene,” study author Stuart K. Kim, a Stanford … Continue reading "Stanford University scientists still searching for longevity gene in humans"

New nocturnal gecko species discovered in Madagascar

New nocturnal gecko species discovered in Madagascar

An adult male of the new nocturnal gecko species, Paroedura hordiesi. (Frank Glaw) A new species of gecko has been found living among the crumbling remains of an old French fort in northern Madagascar. The gecko, nocturnal by nature, is a master of camouflage and seamlessly blends in with the surrounding rocks and fortress ruins, according to … Continue reading "New nocturnal gecko species discovered in Madagascar"

Henry and Tom [Kindle Edition]@henryandtom

Henry and Tom [Kindle Edition]@henryandtom

Henry and Tom explores the world of animal emotions and the powerful bonds that can develop between animals and humans. In 1995 Tom, a spokesman at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, was involved in rescuing a beached juvenile sperm whale near San Diego, California. Tom names the whale Henry and the two form a strong emotional … Continue reading "Henry and Tom [Kindle Edition]@henryandtom"

9,000-year-old bison mummy found frozen in time

9,000-year-old bison mummy found frozen in time

The almost perfectly preserved bison mummy was found on the shore of a lake in northern Siberia. (Dr. Gennady Boeskorov) Hidden away under frozen ground for nearly 10,000 years, an extremely well-preserved bison mummy is finally ready to give up its secrets. In 2011, members of the Yukagir tribe in northern Siberia discovered the remains of … Continue reading "9,000-year-old bison mummy found frozen in time"

Mysterious ‘chewing machine’ mammal lived among dinosaurs

Mysterious ‘chewing machine’ mammal lived among dinosaurs

An artist’s interpretation of the mammal Vintana sertichi, which lived during the time of the dinosaurs about 66 to 72 million years ago on the supercontinent Gondwana. (Luci Betti-Nash) Dinosaurs that lumbered around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana had a warm-blooded neighbor a “chewing machine” with big eyes, excellent hearing and an acute sense of smell, according … Continue reading "Mysterious ‘chewing machine’ mammal lived among dinosaurs"

Man chooses to be eaten alive by anaconda

Man chooses to be eaten alive by anaconda

An anaconda snake is shown. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Naturalist Paul Rosolie believes “you have to go head first.” What he’s referring to is shoving his head into the mouth of an anaconda, letting it swallow him, and filming the experience for a Discovery Channel special called Eaten Alive,News.com.au reports. According to the Discovery Channel’s blurb on the show, which premieres … Continue reading "Man chooses to be eaten alive by anaconda"

Deer with ‘vampire fangs’ spotted for 1st time in decades

Deer with ‘vampire fangs’ spotted for 1st time in decades

A recent study found a small group of fanged Kashmir musk deer in Afghanistan. The photo shows a Siberian musk deer – a related species also found in Asia. (Julie Larsen Maher © WCS) An endangered deer with vampirelike fangs was spotted for the first time in nearly 60 years, in a remote forest in northeastern … Continue reading "Deer with ‘vampire fangs’ spotted for 1st time in decades"

Dallas Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

Dallas Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

 (Dallas Zoo) The latest addition to the Dallas Zoo is a 6-foot tall baby giraffe. The as-yet unnamed 120-pound male calf was born Sunday to first-time mother Chrystal. “A new giraffe is always a reason to celebrate,” said veterinarian Lynn Kramer, the Dallas Zoo’s vice president of animal operations and welfare, in a statement. “They’re … Continue reading "Dallas Zoo welcomes baby giraffe"

Scientists hit ‘jackpot’ with new ‘cryptic’ species of frog

Scientists hit ‘jackpot’ with new ‘cryptic’ species of frog

This undated photo provided by UCLA shows a new species of leopard frog in the Staten Island borough of New York. (AP Photo/UCLA, Brian Curry) A few years ago, researcher Jeremy Feinberg was looking into why the New York City area’s southern leopard frog had disappeared when he stumbled onto a strange call between a bunch … Continue reading "Scientists hit ‘jackpot’ with new ‘cryptic’ species of frog"

Bear in fatal, unprovoked New Jersey attack acted ‘predatory,’ authorities say

Officials attribute the death of a 22-year-old Rutgers University student from Edison to “mauling.” Darsh Patel was hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve last month when they noticed the bear following them. The group scattered, and Patel’s friends, who were not injured, called police when they realized he was missing. A search team … Continue reading "Bear in fatal, unprovoked New Jersey attack acted ‘predatory,’ authorities say"

Grand Cayman is the lionfish hunting capital of the world

Grand Cayman is the lionfish hunting capital of the world

Chef Thomas Tennantt of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink of Camana Bay and Master Diver Jason Washington of Ambassador Divers hunt lionfish on reef in Grand Cayman. (Andy Och) The lionfish, with its plume of spiky tentacles, is beautiful — but it’s an eco-disaster for the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, where … Continue reading "Grand Cayman is the lionfish hunting capital of the world"

Giant tortoises of Galapagos have ‘true story of success’

Giant tortoises of Galapagos have ‘true story of success’

In this 2012 photo, tortoises are seen at the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center of the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Research Station on another Galapagos island. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) A welcome piece of news for an endangered species: Giant tortoises’ population on the Galapagos island of Española is now “very secure,” researchers say. “The … Continue reading "Giant tortoises of Galapagos have ‘true story of success’"

Goliath encounter: Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest

Goliath encounter: Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest

The South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) is the world’s largest spider, according to Guinness World Records. Its legs can reach up to one foot and it can weight up to 6 oz.. (Piotr Naskrecki) Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping … Continue reading "Goliath encounter: Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest"

Eyeless swimmer: Bizarre primitive animal is your cousin

Eyeless swimmer: Bizarre primitive animal is your cousin

500-million-year-old swimming filter-feeders called vetulicolians have been a mystery since their discovery more than a century ago. Now, with the discovery of new vetulicolian fossils on Kangaroo Island off of Australia, researchers at the Uni (Copyright Katrina Kenny, 2014) Newfound fossils may solve a century-long mystery over the identity of a bizarre 500-million-year-old animal. Strange figure-8 … Continue reading "Eyeless swimmer: Bizarre primitive animal is your cousin"

Elephants can detect rainstorms 150 miles away, study suggests

Elephants can detect rainstorms 150 miles away, study suggests

Knie, an elephant in the Swiss national circus, takes a bath. (AP Photo/Keystone, Valentin Flauraud) Maybe the Weather Channel should start hiring elephants. A study in PLoS ONEsuggests the creatures can detect rainstorms happening 150 miles away, possibly by hearing them even from that far off. Migrating elephants are known to change direction out of the blue, … Continue reading "Elephants can detect rainstorms 150 miles away, study suggests"

Scientists describe newly discovered dinosaur as ‘one of the weirdest’, ‘pretty goofy’

Scientists describe newly discovered dinosaur as ‘one of the weirdest’, ‘pretty goofy’

This undated handout image provided by Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group, shows a Deinocheirus. (AP Photo/Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group) WASHINGTON –  Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now … Continue reading "Scientists describe newly discovered dinosaur as ‘one of the weirdest’, ‘pretty goofy’"

Florida boy, 12, catches 8-foot tiger shark on family fishing trip

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –  A 12-year-old central Florida boy hooked a big prize on a fishing trip off of Fort Lauderdale. Kip Houghton reeled in an 8-foot tiger shark last Thursday as he fished with his family on a charter boat. The boy told Florida Today it was “the hardest 40 minutes” of his life … Continue reading "Florida boy, 12, catches 8-foot tiger shark on family fishing trip"

Jumbo squid attack submarine

Jumbo squid attack submarine

Screen shot from a Vine video. (Greenpeace USA) It is like a scene from an old wives’ tale about the giant, tentacled kraken dragging shipping vessels to their doom — two Humboldt squid, flashing an angry red, attack a Dual Deep Worker submersible containing two Greenpeace USA divers on an expedition in the Bering Sea. In a … Continue reading "Jumbo squid attack submarine"

Newfound South American predator snacked on little dinosaurs

Newfound South American predator snacked on little dinosaurs

The predatory dinosaur Tachiraptor admirabilis, unearthed in Venezuela, attacking the herbivorous dinosaurLaquintasaura. (Maurílio Oliveira.) A puma-sized predatory dinosaur that may have snacked on its smaller cousins while stomping about an ancient rift valley dotted with erupting volcanoes has been discovered in Venezuela. The finding could shed light on the evolution of all carnivorous dinosaurs, researchers say. The … Continue reading "Newfound South American predator snacked on little dinosaurs"

Surfer loses arm in Australia shark attack

SYDNEY –  A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday, officials said. The man was surfing at Wylie Bay in the town of Esperance on Western Australia’s remote southern coast when he was attacked by what is believed … Continue reading "Surfer loses arm in Australia shark attack"

Invasion of voracious bullfrogs spreads in Montana

Invasion of voracious bullfrogs spreads in Montana

In this July, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a bullfrog rests along the Yellowstone River near Billings, Mont. Scientists say an invasion of voracious American bullfrogs is spreading downstream along Montana’s Yellowstone River and poses a potential threat to native frogs. USGS biologist Adam Sepulveda said Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 that recent … Continue reading "Invasion of voracious bullfrogs spreads in Montana"

Shark attack: Great white attacks fellow shark

Shark attack: Great white attacks fellow shark

 (Barcroft TV) When Adam Malski, 33, first set out on a shark-diving expedition near the Neptune Islands, 50 miles at sea off the South Australian coast, he did not expect to witness an epic shark-on-shark duel. While riding on the back of the boat, he captured footage of a large great white shark attacking a … Continue reading "Shark attack: Great white attacks fellow shark"

Woman in Thailand dies after jumping into crocodile pond

A woman in Thailand died after jumping into a pond filled with hungry crocodiles. Workers at the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm, located outside of Bangkok, tried to use long sticks to prevent the crocodiles from attacking the 65-year-old woman, but failed. Pol Col Preecha Iamnui, the chief investigator at Samut Prakan police station, told the … Continue reading "Woman in Thailand dies after jumping into crocodile pond"

Ancient ‘dragon’ beast flew right out of ‘Avatar’

Ancient ‘dragon’ beast flew right out of ‘Avatar’

The remains of an extinct flying reptile (shown here in a reconstruction) that lived some 120 million years ago reveal the creature had a wingspan of 4.9 feet. (Chuang Zhao) A sprawling ancient flying reptile looked so much like a dragon that could have flown alongside the aerial predators called “ikran” in the film “Avatar” that … Continue reading "Ancient ‘dragon’ beast flew right out of ‘Avatar’"

First swimming dinosaur was ‘half-duck, half-crocodile’

First swimming dinosaur was ‘half-duck, half-crocodile’

Digital skeletal reconstruction and transparent flesh outline of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. Color codes are used to show the origin of different parts of the digital skeletal model. (Model by Tyler Keillor, Lauren Conroy, and Erin Fitzgerald, Ibrahim et al., Science/AAAS) The fearsome Spinosaurus is one of the icons of the dinosaur pantheon. It was larger than T. rex (and larger than … Continue reading "First swimming dinosaur was ‘half-duck, half-crocodile’"

Ancient swamp creature sported ‘Mick Jagger’ lips

Ancient swamp creature sported ‘Mick Jagger’ lips

Top and side views of the jaw bone of an ancient swamp creature. Researchers named the animal after Mick Jagger for its highly sensitive snout and lips. (Gregg Gunnell, Duke Lemur Center) Joan Rivers once said Mick Jagger’s lips are so big he could French-kiss a moose, and now the Rolling Stones frontman’s lips have inspired … Continue reading "Ancient swamp creature sported ‘Mick Jagger’ lips"

Man killed in shark attack at Australian beach

SYDNEY –  A shark killed a man Tuesday at eastern Australia’s popular Byron Bay despite a beachgoer’s brave rescue attempt, police said. Beachgoer Mark Hickey swam 50-65 feet into the water at Clarkes Beach to retrieve the severely wounded victim, Police Inspector Bobbie Cullen said. He received medical treatment on the beach but did not … Continue reading "Man killed in shark attack at Australian beach"

Study: California blue whale population rebounds from whaling

Study: California blue whale population rebounds from whaling

Blue Whales are seen in this undated handout photo courtesy of NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service.REUTERS/NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service/Handout LOS ANGELES –  A new analysis suggests there are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunting them to near extinction 110 years ago. The Los … Continue reading "Study: California blue whale population rebounds from whaling"

Captured cobra in Calif. had intact venom glands

Captured cobra in Calif. had intact venom glands

Sept. 4, 2014: This photo provided by the Los Angeles Zoo shows a deadly cobra being put into quarantine at the Los Angeles Zoo.AP LOS ANGELES –  A monocled cobra that roamed a California neighborhood for days could have given a potentially deadly bite, a snake expert said Friday. “There’s no indication that it’s had … Continue reading "Captured cobra in Calif. had intact venom glands"

Dreadnoughtus dinosaur weighed whopping 65 tons, feared nothing

Dreadnoughtus dinosaur weighed whopping 65 tons, feared nothing

This undated artist rendering provided by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History shows the Dreadnoughtus.(AP Photo/Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Mark A. Klingler) A gargantuan, long-necked dinosaur as big as a two-story house and weighing as much as 12 elephants once stalked a flower-dotted earth some 77 million years ago in what is now Argentina. … Continue reading "Dreadnoughtus dinosaur weighed whopping 65 tons, feared nothing"

Nest of young dinosaurs with ‘babysitter’ discovered

Nest of young dinosaurs with ‘babysitter’ discovered

In a rock slab dating back some 120 million years, scientists have discovered the skeletons of 24 “baby dinosaurs” called psittacosaurs and that of an older individual, suggesting a caretaker was “babysitting” the nestlings.University of Pennsylvania A nest of baby dinosaurs with what might have been a juvenile babysitter sitting atop them has been discovered … Continue reading "Nest of young dinosaurs with ‘babysitter’ discovered"

Unusual fish that ‘walks’ holds clues to animal evolution

Unusual fish that ‘walks’ holds clues to animal evolution

Image of Polypterus, studied in research conducted at McGill University by Hans Larsson, Trina Du, and the University of Ottawa’s Emily Standen.(E.M. Standen, T. Du, H. Larsson and A. Morin) An unusual species of fish that can walk and breathe air shows that these animals may be more capable of adapting to life on land … Continue reading "Unusual fish that ‘walks’ holds clues to animal evolution"

For first time in US, crocodile bites humans

For first time in US, crocodile bites humans

In this undated photo provided by the National Geographic Channels, an American crocodile prepares to eat a blue crab in “Florida Untamed.”AP Photo/National Geographic Channels Alejandro Jimenez, 26, and Lisset Rendon, 23, went for a swim at 2:30am Sunday in a Florida canal during a house party … and exited the water with the honor … Continue reading "For first time in US, crocodile bites humans"

‘Michael Jackson’ Croc Kills Fisherman

Australia’s Adelaide River is known for its enormous crocodiles, which tourists often watch jumping to snatch chicken meat hung from poles. One such croc, who’s 15 feet long, had been somewhat dubiously named Michael Jackson for his albino head. During a fishing session on the dangerous river, a man entered the water to fix his … Continue reading "‘Michael Jackson’ Croc Kills Fisherman"

This fossilized creature has the world’s oldest muscles

This fossilized creature has the world’s oldest muscles

H. quadriformis, shown here in this artist illustration, had fibrous muscles similar to some modern cnidarians.Martin Brasier A fossilized creature found in Canada probably didn’t go to the gym, but it may be the oldest animal known to have muscles, a new study finds. The specimen, which is approximately 560 million years old, is thought … Continue reading "This fossilized creature has the world’s oldest muscles"

Weirdest worm ever? Clawed creature finds its family tree

Weirdest worm ever? Clawed creature finds its family tree

The fossil of the bizarre-looking worm Hallucigenia sparsa that lived some 505 million years ago during the Cambrian explosion.Martin Smith, University of Cambridge / Smithsonian Institution. When researchers first discovered the fossil worm Hallucigenia in the 1970s, they were so perplexed they identified its head as its tail and its legs as its spines. Now, … Continue reading "Weirdest worm ever? Clawed creature finds its family tree"

15-foot, 1,000-pound alligator captured in Alabama

CAMDEN, Ala. –  A family battled a 1,000-pound alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firing a fatal shotgun blast into the gator’s head. The result? The catch of a lifetime and a state record in Alabama. The 15-foot gator was hooked in a creek about 80 miles … Continue reading "15-foot, 1,000-pound alligator captured in Alabama"

Baby shark hangout discovered off the Azores

Baby shark hangout discovered off the Azores

Blue sharks swimming off the Azores, an island chain in the North Atlantic Ocean.F. Vandeperre Young sharks have a nursery school of sorts, and it’s in the central North Atlantic, new research finds. Baby blue sharks (Prionace glauca) spend the first two years of their lives hanging out in this mid-ocean region before splitting up … Continue reading "Baby shark hangout discovered off the Azores"

Flock of ancient ‘butterfly-headed’ flying reptiles discovered

Flock of ancient ‘butterfly-headed’ flying reptiles discovered

A new species of flying reptile from the Cretaceous Era, Caiuajara dobruskiii, has been unearthed in southern Brazil. The creature, described in a 2014 PLOS ONE paper, sported a bony crest on its head.Maurilio Oliveira/Museu Nacional-UFRJ An ancient flying reptile with a bizarre, butterflylike head has been unearthed in Brazil. The newfound reptile species, Caiuajara … Continue reading "Flock of ancient ‘butterfly-headed’ flying reptiles discovered"

Footage shows huge crocodile stalking tourist in Mexico

A tourist in Mexico was captured on video frantically swimming away from a large crocodile, trying to reach the shore before he was the animal’s lunch. The footage, taken by Manuel Carrera and published on Noticaribe, shows the young male trying to make dry land, as panicked tourists on the overhanging Boca Paila bridge in Sian … Continue reading "Footage shows huge crocodile stalking tourist in Mexico"

Geckos’ sticky secret? They hang by toe hairs

Geckos’ sticky secret? They hang by toe hairs

Shutterstock/Papa Bravo Geckos are famous for their ability to scale vertical walls and even hang upside down, and now scientists understand more about how the expert climbers can pull off these gravity-defying feats: Geckos can quickly turn the stickiness of their feet on and off, a new study finds. Gecko toes are well-studied and their … Continue reading "Geckos’ sticky secret? They hang by toe hairs"

Amazon’s biggest fish faces threat of extinction

Amazon’s biggest fish faces threat of extinction

The arapaima fish, native to the Amazon River basin, can weigh as much as 400 pounds (180 kilograms).Sergio Ricardo de Oliveira Measuring 10 feet long and weighing in at more than 400 pounds, it’s hard to imagine that the arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin, could ever go missing. But these huge … Continue reading "Amazon’s biggest fish faces threat of extinction"

Dead two-headed dolphin discovered in Turkey

Dead two-headed dolphin discovered in Turkey

In this photo of con-joined dolphin taken by gym teacher Tugrul Metin, while he was vacationing during the first few days of August 2014, in the Aegean Sea coastal town of Dikili, Izmir province of Turkey.AP/Tugrul Metin ANKARA, Turkey –  Turkish media reports say Turkish scientists will examine a two-headed dolphin that washed up on … Continue reading "Dead two-headed dolphin discovered in Turkey"

Three deadliest sharks named

Three deadliest sharks named

A 3.3 meter long sand tiger shark eats a black tip shark.Reuters The “Big Three” sharks that pose the greatest threats to humans are white sharks, tiger sharks and bull sharks, according to the latest shark attack statistics and journal reports of recent shark-caused fatalities. “Big” in this case also refers to size, helping to … Continue reading "Three deadliest sharks named"

A bite from this tick can make you allergic to red meat

A bite from this tick can make you allergic to red meat

A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick. This bizarre problem was only discovered a few years ago but is growing as the ticks spread … Continue reading "A bite from this tick can make you allergic to red meat"

Cape-wearing’ dolphin turns out to be new species

Cape-wearing’ dolphin turns out to be new species

This new species, the Australian humpback dolphin, swims in the waters north of Australia.R.L. Pitman. It’s not every day that scientists identify a new mammal especially one that can grow to be more than 8 feet long. But researchers recently named a new species of cetacean: the Australian humpback dolphin, Sousasahulensis. S. sahulensis hadn’t been … Continue reading "Cape-wearing’ dolphin turns out to be new species"

How to survive attacks from the world’s most dangerous animals

How to survive attacks from the world’s most dangerous animals

Erm, help. Animals that can gobble us whole or throw us like rag dolls are best avoided but if you’re unlucky enough to come face-to-face with one here are some survival tips. CONTRARY to popular belief, most animals don’t want to eat us — too much effort for not enough meat. I frequently remind myself … Continue reading "How to survive attacks from the world’s most dangerous animals"

Cat vs. Alligator in intense showdown

Cat vs. Alligator in intense showdown

CAT lovers everywhere would tell you their furry felines are the world’s true evil overlords.   The domestic cat takes a swipe at the alligator They think of themselves as at the top of the food chain – even higher than their human pets.   READ: THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BITE This video of a domestic … Continue reading "Cat vs. Alligator in intense showdown"

Monster croc snacks on surprised shark

Monster croc snacks on surprised shark

Andrew Paice captured Brutus having a snack on a bull shark while taking a cruise with Adelaide River Experience Jumping Crocodile Cruises. Picture: Andrew Paice TAKE that, Jaws. This large bull shark might have thought it was safe to go back in the water. But he didn’t count on Brutus, Adelaide River’s most famous and … Continue reading "Monster croc snacks on surprised shark"

150-pound tortoise found strolling in Los Angeles suburb

150-pound tortoise found strolling in Los Angeles suburb

This Aug. 2, 2014 photo provided by the Alhambra Police Department shows a giant 150-pound tortoise who was found wandering the streets of Alhambra, Calif. (AP/Alhambra Police Department) ALHAMBRA, Calif. –  A giant tortoise found ambling down a street in suburban Los Angeles has been reunited with its owners. The Alhambra Police Department says a … Continue reading "150-pound tortoise found strolling in Los Angeles suburb"

Honey, who shrunk the dinosaurs? Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds

Honey, who shrunk the dinosaurs? Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds

(AP Photo/Davide Bonnadonna, Science) WASHINGTON –  Scientists have mapped how a group of fearsome, massive dinosaurs evolved and shrank to the likes of robins and hummingbirds. Comparing fossils of 120 different species and 1,500 skeletal features, especially thigh bones, researchers constructed a detailed family tree for the class of two-legged meat-eaters called theropods. That suborder … Continue reading "Honey, who shrunk the dinosaurs? Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds"

Deep-sea ‘Octomom’ guards eggs for record 4.5 years

Deep-sea ‘Octomom’ guards eggs for record 4.5 years

For 53 months, scientists watched as a female octopus in the deep sea vigilantly shielded a single clutch of eggs. An underwater camera took this image in May 2007, soon after “Octomom” laid her eggs.© 2007 MBARI A real-life “Octomom” off the coast of California has been declared a champion of parenting and patience in … Continue reading "Deep-sea ‘Octomom’ guards eggs for record 4.5 years"

Blue whales roam dangerously close to shipping lanes

Blue whales roam dangerously close to shipping lanes

By Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor A blue whale killed by a ship collison is examined by Oregon State University researchers aboard their 85-foot vessel, the Pacific Storm.Flip Nicklin, Minden Pictures The feeding grounds of blue whales along the U.S. West Coast overlap dangerously with shipping lanes, placing the behemoths in danger of collisions with … Continue reading "Blue whales roam dangerously close to shipping lanes"

Colorful lobsters make rare catch for Fla. chef

Colorful lobsters make rare catch for Fla. chef

A rare live orange Maine lobster arrives at Bill’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Naples. It has been named Martha and will be displayed at Bill Sarro’s restaurant.AP New England fishermen had a rare catch for a southwest Florida chef: four colorful lobsters. Three orange lobsters and a yellow, blue and brown lobster were caught … Continue reading "Colorful lobsters make rare catch for Fla. chef"

Great white shark bites man near Southern Calif. beach

Published July 05, 2014 Associated Press Facebook23 Twitter126 MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. –  A 7-foot-long great white shark bit a man Saturday swimming off of Southern California’s Manhattan Beach, officials said. Rick Flores, a Los Angeles County Fire spokesman, said the victim was bitten on the upper right side about 9:30 a.m., suffering puncture wounds described as … Continue reading "Great white shark bites man near Southern Calif. beach"

World’s ‘deadliest’ island is seriously snake-infested

World’s ‘deadliest’ island is seriously snake-infested

By Matt Cantor Published July 01, 2014 Newser Facebook1368 Twitter494 Ilha de Queimada Grande, or “Snake Island” is located off the coast of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.Prefeitura Municipal Itanhaém An island off the coast of Sao Paolo, Brazil, is home to one of the deadliest snakes on Earth—and there are a lot of them. Some … Continue reading "World’s ‘deadliest’ island is seriously snake-infested"

US hog farmers struggle to overcome rampant piglet virus

US hog farmers struggle to overcome rampant piglet virus

By Amanda Woerner Published June 30, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook108 Twitter163 livefyre33 Bill Luckey hopes to be able to prevent future outbreaks of PEDv on his farm with improved bio-security measures. Bill Luckey, 59, estimates he has been working in the hog farming industry for 55 years – including the time he spent helping his dad on their family’s … Continue reading "US hog farmers struggle to overcome rampant piglet virus"

Louisiana man gets 80 stitches after encounter with 11-foot alligator

Published June 22, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook225 Twitter235 livefyre112 A Louisiana man received 80 stitches after he and his pals tried to move an 11-foot alligator from the middle of a road. Glen Bonin, of Sulphur, and three of his friends spotted the alligator on the road they were traveling and decided to move it out of the … Continue reading "Louisiana man gets 80 stitches after encounter with 11-foot alligator"

Salamanders may hold the key to regrowing human limbs, study finds

Salamanders may hold the key to regrowing human limbs, study finds

By Loren Grush Published June 19, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook8 Twitter77 livefyre0 For a salamander, the loss of a limb isn’t a terrible event.  If a leg or a tail is suddenly amputated, the amphibious creature can simply regrow the lost body part, as if it had never been damaged at all. Because of this incredible natural ability, the … Continue reading "Salamanders may hold the key to regrowing human limbs, study finds"

Extremely rare white humpback whale spotted off Australian coast

Extremely rare white humpback whale spotted off Australian coast

Published June 19, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook18 Twitter24 livefyre3 A rare albino whale was seen for the first time this year off the coast of Australia on Tuesday. Nicknamed “Migaloo,” the albino humpback was first spotted in 1991 and researchers have since tracked his movements. Footage of the impressive sea creature was caught on a mobile phone’s camera … Continue reading "Extremely rare white humpback whale spotted off Australian coast"

Great white shark numbers are surging, study finds

Great white shark numbers are surging, study finds

Published June 20, 2014 Associated Press Facebook11 Twitter177 FILE 2002: Authorities have determined that the man who suffered leg injuries while swimming off the coast of Cape Cod last month was bitten by a great white shark.Reuters PORTLAND, Maine –  A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks … Continue reading "Great white shark numbers are surging, study finds"

Beaver viciously attacks kayaker

Beaver viciously attacks kayaker

By Evann Gastaldo Published June 17, 2014 Newser Facebook272 Twitter67 In this August 25, 2009 photo provided by Jim Clark, a beaver swims in the Dry fork River near War, W.Va.AP Photo/Jim Clark More proof that beavers are scarier than sharks: A kayaker in Upstate New York was hospitalized after being attacked by a beaver in Irondequoit Creek … Continue reading "Beaver viciously attacks kayaker"

Suction is key to Diving Beetle’s loving embrace

Suction is key to Diving Beetle’s loving embrace

By Tanya Lewis Published June 11, 2014 Facebook5 Twitter44 livefyre3 The diving beetle Cybister rugosus has spatula-shaped hairs for grasping onto its mate underwater.Image taken by Ying Chen When it comes to wooing a female, male diving beetles don’t have it easy: A male must latch onto his mate underwater, as she wriggles about erratically like a tiny bucking bronco. … Continue reading "Suction is key to Diving Beetle’s loving embrace"

‘Mystery monster’ devours great white shark

‘Mystery monster’ devours great white shark

By Neal Colgrass Published June 09, 2014 Newser Facebook67 Twitter77 Gplus3 This undated publicity image released by Discovery Channel shows a great white shark near Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico.AP Photo/Discovery Channel, Andrew Brandy Casagrande What wolfs down a 9-foot great white shark like a steak dinner? That’s what plagued researchers who had tagged a great … Continue reading "‘Mystery monster’ devours great white shark"

Florida woman recovering after being bitten by shark while swimming

Published June 03, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook9 Twitter173 Gplus0 A Florida woman is expected to make a full recovery after suffering an apparent shark bite in the Intracoastal Waterway off Fort Lauderdale Sunday afternoon. Broward Health Medical Center officials said 22-year-old Jessica Vaughn was resting comfortably Monday after undergoing a two-hour surgery a day earlier. Vaughn said she … Continue reading "Florida woman recovering after being bitten by shark while swimming"

900 lb ancient croc tore through turtles, battled monster snakes

900 lb ancient croc tore through turtles, battled monster snakes

By Megan Gannon Published June 03, 2014 Facebook39 Twitter164 Gplus0 A specimen of Anthracosuchus balrogus is prepared next to an alligator skull.Alex Hastings Previous It was 16 feet long and tipped the scales at 900 lbs. With a blunt snout and powerful bite, it ate turtles and battled monster snakes. Now this extinct dyrosaur, a type of crocodilian, … Continue reading "900 lb ancient croc tore through turtles, battled monster snakes"

New plans for fighting off an Asian carp Great Lakes invasion

New plans for fighting off an Asian carp Great Lakes invasion

By Garrett Tenney Published June 01, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook138 Twitter182 Gplus3 State and federal agencies are at war with the Asian carp, an invasive fish species that can grow up to five feet and weigh more than a hundred pounds. (AP) The Great Lakes are under the threat of invasion by a foreign species — and the debate … Continue reading "New plans for fighting off an Asian carp Great Lakes invasion"

Ancient ‘fish lizard’ graveyard discovered beneath melting glacier

Ancient ‘fish lizard’ graveyard discovered beneath melting glacier

By Tanya Lewis Published May 29, 2014 Facebook88 Twitter236 Gplus0 Wolfgang Stinnesbeck Dozens of nearly complete skeletons of prehistoric marine reptiles have been uncovered near a melting glacier in southern Chile. Scientists found 46 specimens from four different species of extinct ichthyosaurs. These creatures, whose Greek name means “fish lizards,” were a group of large, fast-swimming marine reptiles … Continue reading "Ancient ‘fish lizard’ graveyard discovered beneath melting glacier"

‘Unicorn’ of the rainforest harpy eagle pair and chick caught on camera

‘Unicorn’ of the rainforest harpy eagle pair and chick caught on camera

Published May 27, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter10 Gplus0 A rare harpy eagle and her chick in the Amazon rainforest.JEFF CREMER/LUCAS BUSTAMANTE/JAIME CULEBRAS Next Who knew a baby harpy eagle could be so cute? Nearly no one considering the bird is one of the rarest winged creatures in the Amazon rainforest. “Its so rare it’s like seeing a … Continue reading "‘Unicorn’ of the rainforest harpy eagle pair and chick caught on camera"

Transparent snails & ‘fairy’ wasps: Top 10 new species revealed

Transparent snails & ‘fairy’ wasps: Top 10 new species revealed

By Stephanie Pappas Published May 22, 2014 Facebook19 Twitter168 Gplus2 The snail lacks pigmentation and has no eyes, thanks to its pitch-black cave habitat.ALEXANDER M. WEIGAND Next A fuzzy-faced, tree-living carnivore, a transparent snail and ice-clinging anemones are among the top new species discovered in the last year. The 2014 top 10 list, put together by the International … Continue reading "Transparent snails & ‘fairy’ wasps: Top 10 new species revealed"

‘Vicious’ new praying mantis discovered in Rwanda

‘Vicious’ new praying mantis discovered in Rwanda

By Elizabeth Howell Published May 21, 2014 Facebook26 Twitter61 Gplus2 The female wingless “bush tiger mantis” (Dystacta tigrifrutex) from Nyungwe National Park in southwestern Rwanda.GAVIN SVENSON On a cool and rainy night in a dense, mountainous forest in Rwanda, insect-surveying scientists discovered a new species of praying mantis, one whose wingless females are “vicious hunters” that prowl for … Continue reading "‘Vicious’ new praying mantis discovered in Rwanda"

Fossils of giant ‘Titanosaur’ found in Argentina

Fossils of giant ‘Titanosaur’ found in Argentina

Published May 18, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook41 Twitter137 Gplus4 May 16, 2014: Residents and technicians look at the bones of a dinosaur at a farm in La Flecha, west of Argentina’s Patagonian city of Trelew. REUTERS/Daniel Feldman Paleontologists in Argentina’s Patagonia region have discovered fossilized remains of a so-called Titanosaur, which may have been the largest dinosaur ever … Continue reading "Fossils of giant ‘Titanosaur’ found in Argentina"

Rare deep sea fish washes ashore on North Carolina coast

Rare deep sea fish washes ashore on North Carolina coast

Published May 16, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook7605 Twitter552 Gplus55 A Lancetfish was found in Nags Head on a beach in North Carolina.LEIF RASMUSSEN A rarely seen deep sea fish washed up on the beaches of North Carolina on Monday, MyFox8.com reported. A Lancetfish, which is known for its large mouths and sharp teeth, was found on  Nags Head … Continue reading "Rare deep sea fish washes ashore on North Carolina coast"

Mistaken identity: ‘Sea anemone’ is actually new type of animal

Mistaken identity: ‘Sea anemone’ is actually new type of animal

By Elizabeth Howell Published May 19, 2014 Facebook71 Twitter167 Gplus1 The newly named Relicanthidae sea creature, which lives near hydrothermal vents, was previously thought to be a giant sea anemone (order Actiniaria). New research places this animal in a new order—a classification equal to Carnivora in mammals©NERC CHESSO PROJECT Lurking in the deep sea is a marine creature … Continue reading "Mistaken identity: ‘Sea anemone’ is actually new type of animal"

Skeletal features of ‘Alien’ catfish baffle scientists

Skeletal features of ‘Alien’ catfish baffle scientists

By Elizabeth Palermo Published May 14, 2014 Facebook145 Twitter90 Gplus0 Here, a close-up scanned image of the bony structures in the toothy face of the catfish called Kryptoglanis shajii that lives in the Western Ghats mountains in India.MARK L. RICCIO, CORNELL UNIVERSITY BRC CT IMAGING FACILITY A small, toothy fish, which researchers say resembles the terrifying creature from the movie … Continue reading "Skeletal features of ‘Alien’ catfish baffle scientists"

Surprising way to keep the geese away

Surprising way to keep the geese away

By Lauren Blanchard Published May 08, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook48 Twitter10 Gplus0 Cedar Rapids, IA –  Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation department is taking a different approach to controlling the geese in their parks. Geese droppings litter the grassy areas and create a minefield for anyone walking on the sidewalks. “Geese are very aggressive during the nesting season. We’ve … Continue reading "Surprising way to keep the geese away"

Dino, heal thyself: Giant beast had power to shrug off bone trauma

Dino, heal thyself: Giant beast had power to shrug off bone trauma

By Charles Q. Choi Published May 07, 2014 Facebook14 Twitter16 Gplus5 Researchers bombarded a toe bone from a giant carnivorous dinosaur, Allosaurus fragilis (shown here), finding that the beast apparently had an amazing power to heal its broken bones.PHILLIP MANNING. A giant carnivorous dinosaur apparently possessed an enormous power to heal its broken bones, thanks to new findings … Continue reading "Dino, heal thyself: Giant beast had power to shrug off bone trauma"

Rare megamouth shark caught off Japan

Rare megamouth shark caught off Japan

Published May 08, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook2667 Twitter245 Gplus19 FILE: Fishermen off the coast of japan pulled in a rare megamouth shark, similar to the one pictured, marking only the 58th time one was encountered by humans, Japanese news outlets reported.REUTERS Fishermen off the coast of Japan hauled in a rare megamouth shark recently, marking the 58th time … Continue reading "Rare megamouth shark caught off Japan"

Scientists make new find in photos of freakish shark

Scientists make new find in photos of freakish shark

By Rob Quinn Published May 07, 2014 Newser Facebook52 Twitter193 Gplus0 A giant deep-sea isopod or Bathynomus giganteus.REUTERS Next Researchers studying photos of a rare goblin shark hauled up in the Gulf of Mexico last month say they’ve spotted something just as exciting—and just as weird-looking—in the shrimpers’ catch. Mixed in with the shrimp are unusually large numbers of giant … Continue reading "Scientists make new find in photos of freakish shark"

Giant crocodiles used ‘death rolls’ to kill dinosaurs, researchers say

Giant crocodiles used ‘death rolls’ to kill dinosaurs, researchers say

By Charles Q. Choi Published May 07, 2014 Facebook27 Twitter79 Gplus0 New research suggests Deinosuchus, a crocodilian from North America that could reach a length of 39.3 feet (12 m) and weighed more than 18,740 lbs. (8,500 kg), could take down dinosaurs with so-called death rolls.NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH, PUBLIC DOMAIN Ancient giant crocodilians killed dinosaur prey … Continue reading "Giant crocodiles used ‘death rolls’ to kill dinosaurs, researchers say"

Rare goblin shark reportedly caught off Key West

Rare goblin shark reportedly caught off Key West

Published May 03, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook1280 Twitter390 Gplus14 A rare goblin shark was caught last month off the coast of Key West, Fla., in what biologists are calling “an important scientific discovery,”CARL MOORE/COURTESY OF NOAA A rare goblin shark was caught last month off the coast of Key West, Fla., in what biologists are calling “an important … Continue reading "Rare goblin shark reportedly caught off Key West"

World’s fastest land animal is incredibly tiny

World’s fastest land animal is incredibly tiny

By Catherine Straut Published April 29, 2014 Newser Facebook32 Twitter84 Gplus3 A different kind of mite in the same family as the Paratarsotomus macropalpis.REUTERS Watch your back, Usain Bolt: A California physics major has found that a tiny mite is (sort of) the fastest land animal on Earth, keeping a pace equivalent to that of a human running … Continue reading "World’s fastest land animal is incredibly tiny"

Yurok Tribe to release condors in California

Yurok Tribe to release condors in California

Published April 25, 2014 Associated Press Facebook63 Twitter240 Gplus4 July 21, 2012: This file photo provided by the Ventana Wildlife Society shows a condor in flight in Big Sur, Calif.AP/VENTANA WILDLIFE SOCIETY Yurok tribal tradition holds the California condor as sacred, with ancient stories saying the giant birds fly closest to the sun and are the best … Continue reading "Yurok Tribe to release condors in California"

Secret to surviving mass extinctions? Don’t be a picky eater

Secret to surviving mass extinctions? Don’t be a picky eater

Published April 23, 2014 Discovery News Facebook61 Twitter239 Gplus0 April 3, 2014: A mountain lion makes its way through fresh snow in the foothills outside of Golden, Colorado. Over 8 inches of snow fell in the area overnight.REUTERS Finicky eaters usually do not survive mass extinction events, suggests a new study on prehistoric big cats. Cougars, which … Continue reading "Secret to surviving mass extinctions? Don’t be a picky eater"

800-pound Mako shark caught while surfcasting may break record

800-pound Mako shark caught while surfcasting may break record

Published April 22, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook53 Twitter80 Gplus1 A pair of Florida fisherman reportedly pulled in an 11-foot, 805-pound Mako shark Tuesday night while fishing from the shore off the Gulf Coast. The Pensacola News Journal reported that Earnie Polk and his cousin Joey Polk spent an hour reeling in the shark, but did not disclose the exact location … Continue reading "800-pound Mako shark caught while surfcasting may break record"

Ancient daddy longlegs had extra eyes

Ancient daddy longlegs had extra eyes

By Paul Heltzel Published April 14, 2014 Discovery News Facebook26 Twitter77 Gplus0 PARIS NHM/RUSSELL GARWOOD A 304-million-year-old fossil discovered in Eastern France shows primitive living harvestmen — more commonly called daddy longlegs — had one more pair of eyes than they do today. The ancient harvestmen had a pair of eyes along the middle of the body — … Continue reading "Ancient daddy longlegs had extra eyes"

Modern sharks are sleeker, faster than their ancestors, fossil find suggests

Modern sharks are sleeker, faster than their ancestors, fossil find suggests

Published April 17, 2014 Discovery News Facebook12 Twitter56 Gplus0 April 6, 2014: People look at a sand shark inside a tank of fish at the Cretaquarium in the city of Iraklion, on the Greek island of Crete.AP Sharks turn out to be more modern and sleek than anyone had ever imagined, given a new study that negates … Continue reading "Modern sharks are sleeker, faster than their ancestors, fossil find suggests"

Tiny land-dwelling carnivore evolved into huge vegetarians

Tiny land-dwelling carnivore evolved into huge vegetarians

Published April 17, 2014 Discovery News Facebook1 Twitter69 Gplus0 A reconstruction of 300 million-year-old tiny carnivorous Eocasea in the footprint of 270 million-year-old largest known herbivore of its time, CotylorhynchusDANIELLE DUFAULT The earliest ancestor of land-dwelling plant eaters has been found, a new study reports, and there’s a surprising fact about the beastie: it was a meat … Continue reading "Tiny land-dwelling carnivore evolved into huge vegetarians"

Taking the Kids — five places to get up close and personal to dinosaurs

Taking the Kids — five places to get up close and personal to dinosaurs

By Eileen Ogintz Published April 04, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook36 Twitter194 Gplus2 Cretaceous Sea Diorama.AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Next The teenage boys couldn’t resist posing for selfies with the stars of the show. It didn’t matter that these stars were the famous dinosaur fossils at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. If you think kids outgrow … Continue reading "Taking the Kids — five places to get up close and personal to dinosaurs"

Watch where you’re swimming: Animal Planet’s popular ‘River Monsters’ returns for 6th season

Watch where you’re swimming: Animal Planet’s popular ‘River Monsters’ returns for 6th season

Published April 04, 2014 Associated Press Facebook50 Twitter186 Gplus0 This image released by Animal Planet shows Jeremy Wade, host of “River Monsters.” The sixth season premieres Sunday, April 6, at 9 p.m. EDT on Animal Planet. (AP Photo/Animal Planet, Tito Herrera)THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Next NEW YORK –  Often television stars travel with assistants in charge of makeup … Continue reading "Watch where you’re swimming: Animal Planet’s popular ‘River Monsters’ returns for 6th season"

Microbes may have caused Earth’s biggest extinction

Microbes may have caused Earth’s biggest extinction

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published April 01, 2014 Facebook25 Twitter78 Gplus1 March 31, 2014: A fossil of a trilobite, a horsecrab-like creature that thrived in the seas for hundreds of millions of years before becoming one of many kinds of animals wiped out in a mass extinction that befell the planet 252 million years ago, is shown … Continue reading "Microbes may have caused Earth’s biggest extinction"

Rat outta Hell: Family finds enormous ‘Ratzilla’ in their kitchen

Rat outta Hell: Family finds enormous ‘Ratzilla’ in their kitchen

Published March 27, 2014 FoxNews.com JUSTUS BENGTSSON-KORSAS JUSTUS BENGTSSON-KORSAS JUSTUS BENGTSSON-KORSAS JUSTUS BENGTSSON-KORSAS Next SlidePrevious Slide A family in a suburb of Stockholm was briefly terrorized by an enormous rat — not including the tail — that had family members jumping on chairs and left the cat “terrorized for a week.” The behemoth, dubbed a … Continue reading "Rat outta Hell: Family finds enormous ‘Ratzilla’ in their kitchen"

Amateur fossil hunter accidentally discovers bone of prehistoric sea giant

Amateur fossil hunter accidentally discovers bone of prehistoric sea giant

By Wynne Parry Published March 25, 2014 LiveScience Now that paleontologists have assembled a complete humerus bone from the sea turtle Atlantocheyls mortoni, they have more information about the species and its overall size. Based on the complete limb, the researchers calculated the an (JASON POOLE, ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF DREXEL UNIVERSITY) At first, Gregory Harpel thought … Continue reading "Amateur fossil hunter accidentally discovers bone of prehistoric sea giant"

Ancient Egyptian kitten skeletons hint at cat domestication

Ancient Egyptian kitten skeletons hint at cat domestication

By Stephanie Pappas Published March 19, 2014 LiveScience Cat skeletons found in an elite cemetery in Hierakonpolis may have been sacrified and buried as part of some religious ritual.(© HIERAKONPOLIS EXPEDITION) The skeletons of six cats, including four kittens, found in an Egyptian cemetery may push back the date of cat domestication in Egypt by nearly … Continue reading "Ancient Egyptian kitten skeletons hint at cat domestication"

Scientists unveil ‘chicken from hell’ dinosaur that lived 66 million years ago

Scientists unveil ‘chicken from hell’ dinosaur that lived 66 million years ago

Published March 20, 2014 Associated Press March 18, 2014: This illustration provided by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History shows the dinosaur Anzu wyliei. NEW YORK –  It’s called the chicken from hell: a birdlike dinosaur some 7 feet tall that weighed around 500 pounds when it roamed western North America on its long, slender … Continue reading "Scientists unveil ‘chicken from hell’ dinosaur that lived 66 million years ago"

Giraffe ‘kisses’ goodbye dying zoo worker in touching photograph

Giraffe ‘kisses’ goodbye dying zoo worker in touching photograph

Published March 21, 2014 FoxNews.com AMBULANCE WISH FOUNDATION/FACEBOOK A touching moment between a zoo worker and one of his favorite animals has gone viral. According to a report by Dutch News, 54-year-old Mario, who worked for the Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands for many years, was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor.  But before … Continue reading "Giraffe ‘kisses’ goodbye dying zoo worker in touching photograph"

North Carolina hunter bags 500-pound wild hog

North Carolina hunter bags 500-pound wild hog

Published March 14, 2014 FoxNews.com Jett Webb seen with his trophy hog. (WHITE OAK RANCH HUNTING CLUB) A wild hog killed in North Carolina weighed in at 500-pound and was 8-feet long. (WHITE OAK RANCH HUNTING CLUB) The wild hog seen alive on one of the trail cameras in North Carolina woods. (WHITE OAK RANCH HUNTING CLUB) Next … Continue reading "North Carolina hunter bags 500-pound wild hog"

GMO salmon may soon hit food stores, but will anyone buy it?

GMO salmon may soon hit food stores, but will anyone buy it?

By Hannah Sentenac Published March 11, 2014 FoxNews.com AquAvantage salmon (background) can be grown faster and larger than regular Atlantic salmon (foreground). (AQUABOUNTY TECHNOLOGIES) AquAdvantage Salmon (AQUABOUNTY TECHNOLOGIES) Next SlidePrevious Slide It’s taken almost two decades, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be close to a ruling on the world’s first genetically modified animal protein. AquAdvantage … Continue reading "GMO salmon may soon hit food stores, but will anyone buy it?"

Great white shark tracked across Atlantic for first time, researchers say

Great white shark tracked across Atlantic for first time, researchers say

Published March 11, 2014 FoxNews.com OCEARCH.ORG FACEBOOK A great white shark named “Lydia” is now the first known shark to swim from one side of the Atlantic Ocean to the other. Fox affiliate KCPQ, citing researchers with Ocearch.org, reported that the 14-foot, 2,000-pound Lydia has covered more than 19,400 miles to date. The giant shark … Continue reading "Great white shark tracked across Atlantic for first time, researchers say"

Scientists dig into mystery of sea turtles’ ‘lost years’

Scientists dig into mystery of sea turtles’ ‘lost years’

By Kate Seamons Published March 06, 2014 Newser A loggerhead sea turtle hatchling makes its way into the ocean, where it will begin its “lost years” phase. (AP PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY, FILE) Amid discoveries about lost cities and lost treasure come new findings on something else that has been long lost to science: knowledge of sea turtles’ “lost years.” As Phys.org explains, little has … Continue reading "Scientists dig into mystery of sea turtles’ ‘lost years’"

Remains of Europe’s largest predatory dinosaur discovered in Portugal

Remains of Europe’s largest predatory dinosaur discovered in Portugal

Published March 06, 2014 FoxNews.com A Torvosaurus gurneyi dinosaur is seen in an undated artist’s rendering. (REUTERS/SERGEY KRASOVSKIY) Scientists in Portugal have discovered a new species of dinosaur — possibly the largest land predator of any kind ever found in Europe. Paleontologists Christophe Hendrickx and Octávio Mateus of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Museu da Lourinhã … Continue reading "Remains of Europe’s largest predatory dinosaur discovered in Portugal"

Reptile death match: Snake devours crocodile

Reptile death match: Snake devours crocodile

By Megan Gannon Published March 05, 2014 LiveScience A python was caught on camera as it swallowed a crocodile whole in northern Australia in March 2014. (YOUTUBE | BARCROFT TV) A python was caught on camera devouring a crocodile after an epic battle on the shores of an Australian lake. Amazing footage of the incident shows the snake constricting … Continue reading "Reptile death match: Snake devours crocodile"

Sorry, Yogi: Yosemite outsmarts its food-stealing bears

Sorry, Yogi: Yosemite outsmarts its food-stealing bears

By Becky Oskin Published March 04, 2014 LiveScience HANNA-BARBERA PRODUCTIONS This Yosemite bear is in a campsite eating food from an open locker. (NPS) Next SlidePrevious Slide Remembering to lock up everything from baby wipes to bratwurst may be irksome for Yosemite National Park visitors, but a new study finds the park’s stringent food storage rules slashed … Continue reading "Sorry, Yogi: Yosemite outsmarts its food-stealing bears"

Texas lake welcomes back dinosaur-era paddlefish gone for years

Texas lake welcomes back dinosaur-era paddlefish gone for years

Published March 05, 2014 Associated Press Feb. 26: A drawing of a paddle fish is displayed after a tour of Caddo Lake in Uncertain, Texas. (AP) Feb. 26: A fisherman works Caddo Lake near Uncertain, Texas. (AP) Next SlidePrevious Slide UNCERTAIN, TEXAS –  Deep beneath the surface of Texas’ only naturally formed lake there used to swim … Continue reading "Texas lake welcomes back dinosaur-era paddlefish gone for years"

Washington girl, 11, shoots and kills cougar tracking her brother

Published February 27, 2014 Associated Press TWISP, WASH. –  An 11-year-old girl shot a cougar that was following her 14-year-old brother to their home at Twisp, in north central Washington, the state Fish and Wildlife Department said. The female cougar killed last week was about 4 years old and weighed about 50 pounds — half … Continue reading "Washington girl, 11, shoots and kills cougar tracking her brother"

Cats and dogs may see in ultraviolet

Cats and dogs may see in ultraviolet

By Tanya Lewis Published February 19, 2014 LiveScience Cats and other mammals can see in ultraviolet. Here’s how the world might look to a cat at night. (NICKOLAY LAMM) A house cat’s bizarre antics may be more than just feline folly. The kitty may be seeing things that human eyes can’t. Unlike humans, many animals see in ultraviolet, … Continue reading "Cats and dogs may see in ultraviolet"

Divers tussle with 8-foot-long octopus

Divers tussle with 8-foot-long octopus

Published February 18, 2014 FoxNews.com DAVID MALVESTUTO/YOUTUBE An 8-foot-long octopus plunged at two divers off Bluefish Cove in Carmel, California and they have the pictures to prove it. David Malvestuto and Warren Murray were enjoying a scuba diving excursion when they came across the resting sea creature. They initially thought the animal was a large … Continue reading "Divers tussle with 8-foot-long octopus"

Jamie Coots, ‘Snake Salvation’ reality star, dies from snake bite

Jamie Coots, ‘Snake Salvation’ reality star, dies from snake bite

Published February 17, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook643 Twitter242 Gplus50 FILE: Preacher Jamie Coots, star of National Geographic’s “Snake Salvation,” is shown in this undated publicity photo.NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Jamie Coots, who starred on “Snake Salvation” — a National Geographic reality show about Pentecostal preachers who handle snakes as part of their services — died Saturday after being bitten by one of the snakes, … Continue reading "Jamie Coots, ‘Snake Salvation’ reality star, dies from snake bite"

Mystery pest eating its way through $1B Texas crop

Mystery pest eating its way through $1B Texas crop

By Rob Quinn Published February 12, 2014 Newser The sorghum-munching bug is eating a hole in the Texan economy. (AP PHOTO/SUE OGROCKI) No one is quite sure what the bug is, but for now, entomologists are calling it the sugarcane aphid—but instead of sugarcane, the tiny pest is chomping its way through the $1 billion Texas sorghum … Continue reading "Mystery pest eating its way through $1B Texas crop"

Crocodiles can climb trees, study reveals

Crocodiles can climb trees, study reveals

By Kate Seamons Published February 12, 2014 Newser Crocodiles aren’t necessarily stuck on the ground. (AP PHOTO/HENG SINITH, FILE) As far as discoveries go, this is a somewhat terrifying one, assuming one has a healthy respect for crocodiles on the ground: They can climb and perch in trees, and really climb, with researchers spotting them more than … Continue reading "Crocodiles can climb trees, study reveals"

Cat bites can lead to serious severe infections, hospitalization

Cat bites can lead to serious severe infections, hospitalization

Published February 10, 2014 FoxNews.com (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes) Research published in the Journal of Hand Surgery, found that one out of three people who sought treatment for a cat bite on the hand were hospitalized, reported USA Today. Of 193 total patients, two thirds of those hospitalized required surgery. Middle-aged women were the most common bite victims. … Continue reading "Cat bites can lead to serious severe infections, hospitalization"

Tiger evades hunters, kills 10th person in India in 6 weeks

Tiger evades hunters, kills 10th person in India in 6 weeks

Published February 10, 2014 Associated Press This undated file photo released by Corbett Tiger Reserve, shows a tiger at the reserve in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. Forest officials said another tiger who strayed from the park killed its 10th human victim in six weeks on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (AP/CORBETT TIGER RESERVE/FILE) LUCKNOW, INDIA … Continue reading "Tiger evades hunters, kills 10th person in India in 6 weeks"

Oversized rats could take over earth after next mass extinction

Oversized rats could take over earth after next mass extinction

By Laura Poppick Published February 10, 2014 LiveScience Rats swarm around a bag of garbage near a dumpster at the Baruch Houses in New York in this 2000 photo. (AP PHOTO/ROBERT MECEA) In the event of a future mass extinction, rats may be the animals best suited to repopulate the world, some scientists say. And if rats … Continue reading "Oversized rats could take over earth after next mass extinction"

Is the Loch Ness monster dead?

Is the Loch Ness monster dead?

By Benjamin Radford Nature’s Mysteries Published February 10, 2014 LiveScience Unproven photo of the “Loch Ness Monster” (AP) A veteran custodian of Loch Ness monster sightings is concerned that Nessie has not been seen in well over a year, and may be gone, according to a news report. This is the first time in nearly 90 years … Continue reading "Is the Loch Ness monster dead?"

Second 18-foot python caught in the Everglades in the past year

Second 18-foot python caught in the Everglades in the past year

Published February 05, 2014 FoxNews.com Feb. 4, 2014: Another 18-foot burmese phython was has been captured in the Florida Everglades. (SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT) Another 18-foot Burmese python has been captured in the Florida Everglades. Bobby Hill, a python control agent for the South Florida Water Management District, bagged the giant snake Tuesday, the Miami … Continue reading "Second 18-foot python caught in the Everglades in the past year"

Man killed by shark off southern Australia while spear fishing

Published February 08, 2014 FoxNews.com ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA –  A man was killed by a shark on Saturday while spear fishing with friends off the south Australian coast. The 28-year-old was part of a group spear fishing off Yorke Peninsula, west of the South Australia state capital of Adelaide, when witnesses reported seeing a shark attack … Continue reading "Man killed by shark off southern Australia while spear fishing"

Starfish ripped apart by mysterious disease

Starfish ripped apart by mysterious disease

By Tim Wall Published February 04, 2014 Discovery News Starfish limbs wrench themselves from their bodies when suffering from a mysterious new disease. Biologists don’t know what causes the affliction or how to stop it. And the loss of tens of thousands of starfish, also known as sea stars, threatens to unbalance the ecosystems of the … Continue reading "Starfish ripped apart by mysterious disease"

Giraffe wanders into a South African restaurant, tourists remain calm

Giraffe wanders into a South African restaurant, tourists remain calm

Published February 04, 2014 FoxNews.com YOUTUBE So this giraffe walks into a bar… This is not the start of a joke. Much to the surprise of tourists at the Lion Park safari in Johannesburg, a giant giraffe named Perdy sauntered into the park’s café and wandered around the bar. While guests at the park’s café had expected … Continue reading "Giraffe wanders into a South African restaurant, tourists remain calm"

Mississippi couple sues ExxonMobile over alleged alligator infestation

Mississippi couple sues ExxonMobile over alleged alligator infestation

Published February 04, 2014 Associated Press FILE: Alligators fight in Cape Canaveral, Fla. ExxonMobil attorneys say a Mississippi family should have investigated the alligator issue when they first saw one back in 2003. (REUTERS) The Mississippi Supreme Court is refereeing a dispute between a Wilkinson County couple and ExxonMobil Corporation over an alleged alligator infestation, with … Continue reading "Mississippi couple sues ExxonMobile over alleged alligator infestation"

How flying snakes are like UFOs

How flying snakes are like UFOs

By Tia Ghose Published January 31, 2014 LiveScience The paradise tree snake undulates mid-flight. (JAKE SOCHA, VIRGINIA TECH.) A flying snake flattens out into a weird flying-saucer shape in order to get some extra airtime, new research suggests. The findings, published Jan. 29 in The Journal of Experimental Biology, show that the Southeast Asian snake’s flattened, UFO-like cross-section gives … Continue reading "How flying snakes are like UFOs"

‘Swamp monster’ skull found in Texas

‘Swamp monster’ skull found in Texas

By Stephanie Pappas Published January 30, 2014 LiveScience The skull of the phytosaur Machaeroprosopus lottorum. (TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY) A toothy, long-nosed skull found in Texas belonged to a “swamp monster” that lived more than 200 million years ago. The creature is a previously unknown type of phytosaur, an extinct creature that hunted fish and other prey along the … Continue reading "‘Swamp monster’ skull found in Texas"

Elephant fat camp in the works

Elephant fat camp in the works

By Jennifer Viegas Published January 29, 2014 Discovery News REUTERS Zoo elephants frequently pack on extra pounds, so a Silicon Valley entrepreneur — to be assisted by Oakland zoo staff — is proposing an elephant fat farm. The planned reserve would help get the corpulent pachyderms in better shape, according to planning documents submitted to California’s … Continue reading "Elephant fat camp in the works"

Vermont beekeepers face threat of ‘zombie’ bees; 1st time parasite found in Eastern US

Vermont beekeepers face threat of ‘zombie’ bees; 1st time parasite found in Eastern US

Published January 29, 2014 Associated Press Jan. 28, 2014: A hive of honey bees is on display at the Vermont Beekeeping Supply booth at the 82nd annual Vermont Farm Show at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Jct., Vt. (AP PHOTO/ANDY DUBACK) Jan. 28, 2014: A hive of honey bees is on display at the Vermont … Continue reading "Vermont beekeepers face threat of ‘zombie’ bees; 1st time parasite found in Eastern US"

Australian rescuers shoot, gut 2 crocodiles in hunt for missing boy

Australian rescuers shoot, gut 2 crocodiles in hunt for missing boy

Published January 27, 2014 FoxNews.com FILE photo of saltwater crocodile in Adelaide River, Australia. (AP) Rescuers shot two crocodiles and ripped open their stomachs in the hunt for a boy missing in northern Australia since Sunday. Police say the boy was swimming with friends in Kakadu National Park when they were attacked by a saltwater crocodile. … Continue reading "Australian rescuers shoot, gut 2 crocodiles in hunt for missing boy"

Japanese fishermen catch 220-pound monster squid

Japanese fishermen catch 220-pound monster squid

Published January 23, 2014 FoxNews.com A 220-pound squid was caught alive off the coast of Japan. Experts estimate that the squid, which was alive when trapped in the fishermen’s net but died before reaching the shore, measured in at 26-feet long before losing its tentacles. Local residents were reportedly trying to calculate how many people … Continue reading "Japanese fishermen catch 220-pound monster squid"

How the scorpion got its venom

How the scorpion got its venom

By Joel N. Shurkin Published January 25, 2014 Inside Science News Service ROBERTPAULYOUNG / FLICKR Hundreds of millions of years ago, when the ancestors of land animals crawled out of the seas and flopped on a primordial beach they learned quickly that to survive they were going to have to develop new tools for catching prey. … Continue reading "How the scorpion got its venom"

Sloths’ dirty bum fur grows nutritious algae

Sloths’ dirty bum fur grows nutritious algae

By Jennifer Viegas Published January 22, 2014 Discovery News     9 facts about animals you wish you didn’t know   These animals have some nasty habits. Here are 9 facts about animals you wish you didn’t know. Read on at your own risk.   Sloths have a reputation for laziness, but these easy-going mammals could … Continue reading "Sloths’ dirty bum fur grows nutritious algae"

One-quarter of sharks and rays at risk of extinction

One-quarter of sharks and rays at risk of extinction

By Denise Chow Published January 21, 2014 LiveScience A giant guitarfish. (MATT D. POTENSKI) A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are at risk of extinction, according to a new assessment by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The latest update to the IUCN’s “Red List” of threatened species, which found ray species to … Continue reading "One-quarter of sharks and rays at risk of extinction"

Not just winging it: Birds in V formation choreograph flapping to save energy, study suggests

Not just winging it: Birds in V formation choreograph flapping to save energy, study suggests

Published January 19, 2014 Associated Press Jan. 15, 2015: Northern bald ibises (Geronticus eremita) fly in formation. A new study says the birds choreograph the flapping of their wings, getting a boost from an updraft of air in the wake of the flapping wings by flying behind the first bird and off to the side. (AP … Continue reading "Not just winging it: Birds in V formation choreograph flapping to save energy, study suggests"

For male spiders, it’s twerk or be eaten

For male spiders, it’s twerk or be eaten

By Stephanie Pappas Published January 17, 2014 LiveScience A black widow female dwarfs her male counterpart. Male black widows can ‘twerk,’ as seen in new video of the spiders’ mating dance. (SEAN MCCANN) Miley Cyrus may have made “twerking” a household word, but male black widow spiders are the real masters of the rump-jiggling dance move. These … Continue reading "For male spiders, it’s twerk or be eaten"

Entire fishery dead in Nevada marina; as many as 100,000 fish at man-made lake east of Reno

Entire fishery dead in Nevada marina; as many as 100,000 fish at man-made lake east of Reno

Published January 16, 2014 Associated Press Jan. 15, 2014: Joggers and dog-walkers make their way around the Sparks Marina, Wednesday, where wildlife biologists are trying to figure out what caused the kill-off the man-made lake’s entire stocked fishery — an estimated 100,000 trout, bass and catfish. (AP PHOTO/SCOTT SONNER) Jan. 15, 2014: Joggers and dog-walkers make … Continue reading "Entire fishery dead in Nevada marina; as many as 100,000 fish at man-made lake east of Reno"

Epic undersea battle caught on video

Epic undersea battle caught on video

By Becky Oskin Published January 15, 2014 LiveScience A squid and owlfish battle in Monterey Bay, as seen by MBARI’s remotely-operated vehicle on Nov. 11, 2013. (MBARI) Thanks to its sharp beak, a small red squid emerged victorious after an epic hour-long battle with a much bigger owlfish, all caught on video last November in Monterey Bay, … Continue reading "Epic undersea battle caught on video"

‘Fishimal’ was part fish, part limbed animal

‘Fishimal’ was part fish, part limbed animal

By Jennifer Viegas Published January 14, 2014 Discovery News A color illustration of Tiktaalik swimming and walking in water. (KALLIOPI MONOYIOS/UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO) Fossils for a creature that looked part fish and part limbed animal were recently found in northern Canada, a paper in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports. The beastie, Tiktaalik roseae, … Continue reading "‘Fishimal’ was part fish, part limbed animal"

Leonardo DiCaprio Recalls the Time He Was Almost Eaten by a Shark

Leonardo DiCaprio Recalls the Time He Was Almost Eaten by a Shark

By TIM NUDD 01/07/2014 at 11:40 AM EST   ENLARGE Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen DeGeneres MICHAEL ROZMAN/ WARNER BROS. ELLEN DEGENERES See more photos, news and a full bio LEONARDO DICAPRIO See more photos, news and a full bio PEOPLE MAGAZINE  Subscribe for instant access to PEOPLE A wolf is no match for a shark. But luckily, Leonardo DiCaprio survived a close encounter with a great white a … Continue reading "Leonardo DiCaprio Recalls the Time He Was Almost Eaten by a Shark"

Mystery of bizarre Amazon web formations unraveled

Mystery of bizarre Amazon web formations unraveled

By Tia Ghose Published January 06, 2014 LiveScience A close-up of the structure. (TROY ALEXANDER / TAMBOPATA RESEARCH CENTER) About six months ago, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology first spotted a mysterious web unlike anything scientists had seen before: Each one of the weird webs was a tiny sphere surrounded by a circular … Continue reading "Mystery of bizarre Amazon web formations unraveled"

Fluff ball? Clump of spiders? Viral video shows something else

Fluff ball? Clump of spiders? Viral video shows something else

By Jennifer Viegas Published January 03, 2014 Discovery News A Vine video shows why you shouldn’t poke unexplained fuzzy patches. (VINE) A video circulating around the net shows what looks to be a scary clump of spiders, but in reality it shows a harmless cluster of opillonids, aka “daddy long legs” just trying to stay warm. The … Continue reading "Fluff ball? Clump of spiders? Viral video shows something else"

Dogs attack, kill Florida girl’s miniature horse Christmas present

Dogs attack, kill Florida girl’s miniature horse Christmas present

Published December 31, 2013 FoxNews.com FILE: A miniature horse was attacked in Florida after two dogs managed to dig under a protective fence.(MYFOXTAMPABAY.COM) Two dogs described as “pit bull mixes” attacked a Florida girl’s miniature horse Monday after digging under a guard fence and attacking the defenseless animal, MyFoxTampaBay.com reported. “That was the worst I’ve … Continue reading "Dogs attack, kill Florida girl’s miniature horse Christmas present"

Python strangles man to death at Bali luxury hotel

Python strangles man to death at Bali luxury hotel

Published December 27, 2013 Associated Press FILE photo of 12-foot Burmese python. (AP) BALI, INDONESIA –  A python strangled a security guard near a luxury hotel on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Friday, and then escaped into nearby bushes following the deadly attack, police and a hotel employee who witnessed the incident said. The incident … Continue reading "Python strangles man to death at Bali luxury hotel"

Sharks use Twitter to warn swimmers

Sharks use Twitter to warn swimmers

Published December 26, 2013 SkyNews Dec. 23, 2013: A tagged shark tweets out its location thanks to a new program in Australia. (SURF LIFE SAVING WESTERN AUSTRALIA) Sharks in Western Australia swimming close to popular beaches are using Twitter to send warning messages to surfers and swimmers. The unique project means beach goers can make an … Continue reading "Sharks use Twitter to warn swimmers"

Walking with dinosaurs: Feathered, furry and fierce

Walking with dinosaurs: Feathered, furry and fierce

By Meaghan Murphy Published December 18, 2013 FoxNews.com 20TH CENTURY FOX 20TH CENTURY FOX Next SlidePrevious Slide Feathered, fluffy dinosaurs? Dinosaurs are getting a whole new look in the new 3D film, “Walking With Dinosaurs.” Traditionally portrayed on screen as covered with scales, the dinos in the new film will be covered with feathers. “When you … Continue reading "Walking with dinosaurs: Feathered, furry and fierce"

Alligator can greet Michigan restaurant patrons

Published December 17, 2013 Associated Press A 4-foot long alligator named Wally will be allowed to greet patrons of a Michigan restaurant. The Times Herald of Port Huron reports ( http://bwne.ws/19auzen ) that the City Council voted 4-2 to allow American alligators in its central business district. Wally will greet guests at Cajun Gator. The restaurant is … Continue reading "Alligator can greet Michigan restaurant patrons"

Caught on camera: Scientists film Rudolph’s glowing nose

Caught on camera: Scientists film Rudolph’s glowing nose

Published December 16, 2013 FoxNews.com A Lund University research team in Sweden has captured Rudolph’s glowing nose with a thermographic camera.(LUNDUNIVERSITY/YOUTUBE) The tale of Rudolph’s red nose has long been a Christmas classic — and now researchers in Sweden have caught the reindeer’s glowing nose on camera. Scientists at Lund University used a thermographic camera … Continue reading "Caught on camera: Scientists film Rudolph’s glowing nose"

Alligators, crocodiles use tools to hunt — a first

Alligators, crocodiles use tools to hunt — a first

By Douglas Main Published December 15, 2013 LiveScience A well-camouflaged mugger crocodile displays sticks to lure prey, in India. (VLADIMIR DINETS ET AL / ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION) It’s official: Reptiles can use tools to help them hunt. New research shows that alligators and crocodiles can use small sticks to attract birds looking for nesting materials. If … Continue reading "Alligators, crocodiles use tools to hunt — a first"

Fearless deer approaches hunters, licks rifle meant to kill him

Fearless deer approaches hunters, licks rifle meant to kill him

Published December 09, 2013 FoxNews.com A deer licks the barrel of a hunter’s gun. (THOMAS MCCULLAGH/YOUTUBE) Three hunters were shocked when a deer approached them and began licking the rifle they planned on using to hunt him. One of the men fired off several rounds but the fearless deer did not flinch once. “He’s not even … Continue reading "Fearless deer approaches hunters, licks rifle meant to kill him"

Got the chills yet? Invasive cockroach found in NYC can withstand harsh winter cold

Got the chills yet? Invasive cockroach found in NYC can withstand harsh winter cold

Published December 09, 2013 Associated Press In this Jan. 9, 2013 photo provided by the University of Florida, both male, left, and female Periplaneta japonica are shown. The Periplaneta japonica is a new strain of cockroach possessing powers to withstand harsh winter cold. The species has never been seen before in the United States, but … Continue reading "Got the chills yet? Invasive cockroach found in NYC can withstand harsh winter cold"

Air hogs: Drones secret weapon in hunt for feral pigs

Air hogs: Drones secret weapon in hunt for feral pigs

By Joshua Rhett Miller Published December 08, 2013 FoxNews.com This feral pig saw its demise at the hands of Cy Brown’s so-called “dehogaflier,” an unmanned aircraft system used by Louisiana Hog Control since 2011 to hunt the porcine predators. (Courtesy: Cy Brown) Anyone can recreate the system for about $2,000, not including the price of the … Continue reading "Air hogs: Drones secret weapon in hunt for feral pigs"

Man fishing in kayak off Maui dies after shark bites his foot

Man fishing in kayak off Maui dies after shark bites his foot

Published December 03, 2013 Associated Press HONOLULU –  A kayak fisherman died Monday off Maui after a shark bit his dangling foot, officials said. Maui County Ocean Safety officials received a report that a shark attacked a man fishing in a kayak between Maui and Molokini, a small island less than 3 miles off the … Continue reading "Man fishing in kayak off Maui dies after shark bites his foot"

Intrepid eagle steals video camera, shoots selfie in Australia

Intrepid eagle steals video camera, shoots selfie in Australia

Published December 02, 2013 Associated Press SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA –  A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 70-mile journey across the country’s remote landscape. Wildlife rangers in Western Australia’s Kimberly region released video on Monday that reveals the sea eagle’s caper. The bird’s … Continue reading "Intrepid eagle steals video camera, shoots selfie in Australia"

Found! First known predator to lure prey by mimicking flowers

Found! First known predator to lure prey by mimicking flowers

By Charles Q. Choi Published December 02, 2013 LiveScience An orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus). (JAMES C. OHANLON/MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY) The orchid mantis, which resembles a flower, takes on this appearance in order to lure in prey, researchers say. In fact, orchid mantises are even better at drawing in insects than some actual blossoms; they not only look like … Continue reading "Found! First known predator to lure prey by mimicking flowers"

Pennsylvania man reportedly bags 772-pound black bear

Pennsylvania man reportedly bags 772-pound black bear

Published November 30, 2013 FoxNews.com A Pennsylvania man reportedly bagged the largest recorded black bear of the season when he successfully took it down with two shots fired from his deceased father’s rifle. The Pennsylvania Game Commission said the bear shot by Daniel Beavers weighed 772 pounds, The Scranton Times-Tribune reported. Beavers took his father’s … Continue reading "Pennsylvania man reportedly bags 772-pound black bear"

Shark kills 19-year-old body boarder off Australian coast

Published November 30, 2013 Associated Press SYDNEY –  A shark killed a teenager off Australia’s east coast Saturday in the nation’s second deadly attack this month, police said. Zach Young, 19, was body boarding with three friends about 330 feet offshore at Riecks Point, near the northern New South Wales city of Coffs Harbour, when … Continue reading "Shark kills 19-year-old body boarder off Australian coast"

World’s oldest scorpion found

World’s oldest scorpion found

By Larry O’Hanlon Published November 27, 2013 Discovery News Photo of the rock with the imprint of what is believed to be a scorpion. (NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY) It may not look like much, but together with other tracks in the 280 million-year-old rocks of Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in southern New Mexico, this vague … Continue reading "World’s oldest scorpion found"

Big methane burp: Cow farts a greater problem than previously thought, EPA says… Really??

Big methane burp: Cow farts a greater problem than previously thought, EPA says… Really??

Published November 26, 2013 Associated Press AP GRAPHICSBANK A Cessna plane, making continuous observations of carbon dioxide, flying over an Atmospheric Radiation Measurement tower used by the Energy Department near the town of Lamont, Oklahoma. (AP PHOTO/ROY KALTSCHMIDT, LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY) July 16, 2013: Cows feed at a dairy owned by Lucas Loganberg and his … Continue reading "Big methane burp: Cow farts a greater problem than previously thought, EPA says… Really??"

Surfer killed in shark attack off west Australia

Published November 23, 2013 Associated Press PERTH, AUSTRALIA –  A 35-year-old surfer was fatally mauled by a shark Saturday off a notorious stretch of Australia’s west coast, police said. The shark “bounced off the board” of one surfer “before attacking the other male” off a beach near Gracetown, said Western Australia state police Sgt. Norm … Continue reading "Surfer killed in shark attack off west Australia"

Shoppers get a surprise as black widow spiders found in grapes

Shoppers get a surprise as black widow spiders found in grapes

Published November 22, 2013 FoxNews.com ISTOCK First it was venomous Brazilian wandering spiders found on a bunch of bananas. Now, the lethal black widow spider has been found on grapes in several supermarkets in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. According to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, a woman who purchased grapes from a Milwaukee-area supermarket found a live … Continue reading "Shoppers get a surprise as black widow spiders found in grapes"

Two men save shark from choking on moose

Two men save shark from choking on moose

Published November 21, 2013 FoxNews.com He’s going to need a bigger bite. According to CBC.ca, two Newfoundland men saved a shark from choking on a moose. Derrick Chaulk was driving by the Norris Arm North harbor and thought he saw a beached whale. But when he went closer to investigate, Chaulk realized it was a Greenland … Continue reading "Two men save shark from choking on moose"

Rare freaky fish found in Canadian Arctic

Rare freaky fish found in Canadian Arctic

Published November 19, 2013 FoxNews.com The Long Nosed Chimaera displays traits from both a shark and a stingray. (FACEBOOK/JUTAI KORGAK) What is that? According to a researcher at a Canadian university, it is a rarely seen fish from the arctic. Nigel Hussey, a researcher who works with the Ocean Tracking Network tells CBC News, that the fish … Continue reading "Rare freaky fish found in Canadian Arctic"

Officials unsure what prompted lion to kill fellow big cat at Dallas Zoo

Officials unsure what prompted lion to kill fellow big cat at Dallas Zoo

Published November 18, 2013 FoxNews.com The female lion, 5-year-old Johari, was bitten on the neck by one of two male lions in the exhibit, Kamaia and Dinari, although it’s unclear what lion delivered the fatal bite. Lynn Kramer, the zoo’s vice president of animal operations and welfare, told MyFoxDFW.com said he had never seen such … Continue reading "Officials unsure what prompted lion to kill fellow big cat at Dallas Zoo"

DNA study suggests dogs originated in Europe

DNA study suggests dogs originated in Europe

Published November 15, 2013 FoxNews.com FILE: A new DNA study dogs originated in Europe some 19,000 to 32,000 years ago. (AP) NEW YORK –  For years, scientists have been dogged by this evolution question: Just where did man’s best friend first appear? The earliest known doglike fossils come from Europe. But DNA studies have implicated east … Continue reading "DNA study suggests dogs originated in Europe"

Mammal unseen for 15 years caught on camera in Vietnam

Mammal unseen for 15 years caught on camera in Vietnam

Published November 13, 2013 Associated Press This photo taken in 1993 and released by WWF shows a Saola in Vietnam when it was captured. Saola, one of the rarest and most threatened mammals on earth has been caught on camera in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years in September in central Vietnam. (AP/WWF) This … Continue reading "Mammal unseen for 15 years caught on camera in Vietnam"

New tyrannosaur that predates the tyrannosaurus-rex discovered in southern Utah

New tyrannosaur that predates the tyrannosaurus-rex discovered in southern Utah

Published November 06, 2013 FoxNews.com A fleshed out head recreates the appearance of Lythronax argestes, a great uncle to Tyrannosaurus rex. (GARY STAAB) Mark Loewen, a paleontologist with the University of Utah, stands before the skull of the Lythronax. (TIM LEE) North America was covered by a shallow inland sea 80 million years ago that separated the … Continue reading "New tyrannosaur that predates the tyrannosaurus-rex discovered in southern Utah"

New hammerhead shark species found off South Carolina

New hammerhead shark species found off South Carolina

By Douglas Main Published November 08, 2013 LiveScience A scalloped hammerhead shark, which looks virtually identical to the newfound species, the Carolina hammerhead. (© SAVE OUR SEAS FOUNDATION / PETER VERHOOG) When new species are found near populated areas, they are often small and inconspicuous, not, for example, a hammerhead shark. But that’s exactly what a team … Continue reading "New hammerhead shark species found off South Carolina"

Spotted: Ultra-rare cat species captured on camera in Borneo

Spotted: Ultra-rare cat species captured on camera in Borneo

By Douglas Main Published November 05, 2013 LiveScience The bay cat, or Bornean marble cat, has only been recorded on video a handful of times before and was only first photographed in 2003. (OLIVER WEARN / SAFE PROJECT) Several rare and endangered bay cats were spotted on camera in a heavily logged section of rainforest in Borneo, … Continue reading "Spotted: Ultra-rare cat species captured on camera in Borneo"

Small alligator found under escalator at Chicago airport

Published November 03, 2013 Associated Press CHICAGO –  A small alligator found under an escalator at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has left authorities puzzled. A maintenance worker discovered the alligator, which is about a foot long, on Friday in Terminal 3, Chicago Police spokesman Jose Estrada said Sunday. An officer captured the reptile by putting … Continue reading "Small alligator found under escalator at Chicago airport"

Shark bites kiteboarder’s leg in latest Hawaii attack

Shark bites kiteboarder’s leg in latest Hawaii attack

Published November 01, 2013 Associated Press Oct. 31, 2013: Maui and state officials say a kiteboarder is in stable condition after being bit by a shark while 300 yards offshore at Kaa Point. (MAUIWATCH) Maui and state officials say a kiteboarder was bit by a shark while 300 yards offshore at Kaa Point. The state Department … Continue reading "Shark bites kiteboarder’s leg in latest Hawaii attack"

Largest dino of all time is digitally recreated

Largest dino of all time is digitally recreated

By Jennifer Viegas Published October 30, 2013 Discovery News This is the 40-meter original skeleton, Argentinosaurus huinculensis reconstruction at Museo Municipal Carmen Funes, Plaza Huincul, Neuquén, Argentina. (DR. BILL SELLERS/THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER) A digital reconstruction of the world’s largest known land animal, the Cretaceous dinosaur Argentinosaurus, has allowed it to take its first steps — albeit … Continue reading "Largest dino of all time is digitally recreated"

Spa claims ‘python massage’ induces fear in order to boost metabolism

Spa claims ‘python massage’ induces fear in order to boost metabolism

Published October 30, 2013 FoxNews.com A huge reticulated python, which keepers say is a whopping 14.85 metres (48.7 feet), sits in its cage at a recreational park in Indonesia. A spa in Bali is now using pythons in massage treatments. (REUTERS/Dwi Oblo) Customers at a spa in Bali, Indonesia, can now opt for a new, … Continue reading "Spa claims ‘python massage’ induces fear in order to boost metabolism"

‘Chupacabra’ makes Mississippi appearance in time for Halloween

‘Chupacabra’ makes Mississippi appearance in time for Halloween

Published October 30, 2013 FoxNews.com   Recent Chupacabra Sightings   The mythical chupacabra — a coyote-like creature from Hispanic folklore — is said to attack goats and other livestock. “Sightings” across the U.S. have lead to some … intriguing pictures.   The infamous ‘chupacabra’ may have resurfaced again just in time for Halloween. Mississippi residents … Continue reading "‘Chupacabra’ makes Mississippi appearance in time for Halloween"

Woman requires arm surgery after shark attack off Australian coast

Published October 28, 2013 Associated Press PERTH, AUSTRALIA –  A woman received serious injuries to her arm when she was mauled by a small shark on Monday as she snorkeled off Australia’s remote northwest coast, officials said. The 60-year-old woman was attacked by a 39-inch reef shark at Turquoise Bay, a picturesque tourist spot south … Continue reading "Woman requires arm surgery after shark attack off Australian coast"

Saber-toothed attacked each other, skulls show

Saber-toothed attacked each other, skulls show

By Larry O’Hanlon Published October 29, 2013 Discovery News     17 animals scientists want to bring back from extinction   It’s called “de-extinction,” the act of bringing an extinct animal back to life by reassembling its genome and injecting it into embryonic cells. After that, it’s the simple matter of finding a surrogate. In early … Continue reading "Saber-toothed attacked each other, skulls show"

Hawaii surfer escapes shark attack by throwing punches

Hawaii surfer escapes shark attack by throwing punches

Published October 22, 2013 FoxNews.com Oct. 20, 2013: Jeff Horton, a 25-year-old Hawaii surfer, is shown with a surfboard containing tooth marks after a close encounter with a shark near Kilauea on the island of Kauai. (JEFF HORTON) Oct. 20, 2013: Jeff Horton, a 25-year-old Hawaii surfer, is shown with a surfboard containing tooth marks after … Continue reading "Hawaii surfer escapes shark attack by throwing punches"

New 14-foot ‘sea serpent’ found in Southern California

New 14-foot ‘sea serpent’ found in Southern California

Published October 20, 2013 Associated Press Oct. 18, 2013: This Friday image provided by Mark Bussey shows an oarfish that washed up on the beach near Oceanside, Calif. (AP) OCEANSIDE, CALIF. –  For the second time in less than a week, a ‘sea serpent’ attracted gawkers on a Southern California beach. This time the rare, snakelike … Continue reading "New 14-foot ‘sea serpent’ found in Southern California"

Rare whale found dead in Southern Calif.

Rare whale found dead in Southern Calif.

Published October 16, 2013 Associated Press October 16, 2013: This image provided by Heal the Bay shows Heather Doyle, director of the Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium pointing out shark bites found on a beached Stejneger’s Beaked Whale that washed ashore Tuesday in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles Wednesday. Heal the … Continue reading "Rare whale found dead in Southern Calif."

Ancient 4-eyed, mega-clawed creature had spider brain

Ancient 4-eyed, mega-clawed creature had spider brain

By Denise Chow Published October 17, 2013 LiveScience A close-up of the head region of the Alalcomenaeus fossil specimen with the superimposed colors of a microscopy technique revealing the distribution of chemical elements in the fossil. Copper shows up as blue, iron as magenta and the CT scans as green. The coincidence of iron and CT … Continue reading "Ancient 4-eyed, mega-clawed creature had spider brain"

Calvin Klein Obsession for Men cologne used to attract jaguars

Calvin Klein Obsession for Men cologne used to attract jaguars

By Douglas Main Published October 17, 2013 LiveScience REUTERS When Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) wants to impress buxom newcomer Veronica Corningstone (Christina Appelgate) in the movie “Anchorman,” he opts for “sex panther,” a vile concoction that gets him sprayed with a fire hose. “They done studies, you know — 60 percent of the time, it works … Continue reading "Calvin Klein Obsession for Men cologne used to attract jaguars"

18-foot-long oarfish found off California coast

18-foot-long oarfish found off California coast

Published October 15, 2013 Associated Press Oct. 13, 2013: The crew of sailing school vessel Tole Mour and Catalina Island Marine Institute instructors hold an 18-foot-long oarfish that was found in the waters of Toyon Bay on Santa Catalina Island, Calif. (AP/CATALINA ISLAND MARINE INSTITUTE) LOS ANGELES –  A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern … Continue reading "18-foot-long oarfish found off California coast"

Florida rescue pit bull fights off coyotes to save cat

Florida rescue pit bull fights off coyotes to save cat

Published October 12, 2013 FoxNews.com Two coyotes had Kitty and were shaking her violently, but Jack was ready for a fight. (MYFOXTAMPABAY.COM) They were brought together by second chances; now Kitty has a third, thanks to Jack. “He probably feels like he’s the caretaker.  He checks on her every day and sniffs her, seeing what kind … Continue reading "Florida rescue pit bull fights off coyotes to save cat"

Top 10 weird and exotic animals of Costa Rica

Top 10 weird and exotic animals of Costa Rica

By Dan Austin Published October 11, 2013 FoxNews.com Sandwiched between two continents and two seas, Costa Rica is a biogeographical bridge bursting with life and natural wonders. For such a small country, it offers some of the finest and most varied wildlife viewing on the planet.  Similar in size to West Virginia, this rain forest-cloaked Central … Continue reading "Top 10 weird and exotic animals of Costa Rica"

Once ‘extinct’ Pinocchio lizard pokes his nose out again

Once ‘extinct’ Pinocchio lizard pokes his nose out again

By Douglas Main Published October 07, 2013 LiveScience Pinocchio anoles were thought to be extinct for about 50 years before being recently rediscovered in the cloud forests of northwest Ecuador. (ALEJANDRO ARTEAGA / TROPICAL HERPING) This ain’t no lie: The Pinocchio lizard was thought to be extinct for 50 years, but has been rediscovered in the cloud … Continue reading "Once ‘extinct’ Pinocchio lizard pokes his nose out again"

Tiger attacks worker at Oklahoma animal park

Tiger attacks worker at Oklahoma animal park

Published October 06, 2013 FoxNews.com Doctors were trying to save the left arm of a worker at a central Oklahoma animal park Saturday after a tiger attacked her when she stuck her hand into the giant cat’s enclosure. Joe Schreibvogel, owner of Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, told the Associated Press the woman … Continue reading "Tiger attacks worker at Oklahoma animal park"

Australian diver survives his second shark attack in 9 years

Published October 09, 2013 Associated Press SYDNEY –  A diver bitten by a shark off Australia’s southwest coast was recovering in a hospital on Wednesday after surviving his second shark attack in nine years. Greg Pickering, 55, was diving for abalone off an area called Poison Creek near the Western Australia city of Esperance on … Continue reading "Australian diver survives his second shark attack in 9 years"

120-million-year-old bird had two tails

120-million-year-old bird had two tails

Published October 09, 2013 FoxNews.com A reconstruction of a two-tailed 120-million-year-old Jeholornis. (AIJUAN SHI/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC) 120-million-year-old bird sported not one, but two tails, paleontologists found. The discovery alludes to a complicated evolutionary path in the tails of birds we see today, National Geographic reported. The second-oldest known bird, Jeholornis, lived in what is today China along with other … Continue reading "120-million-year-old bird had two tails"

Tarantula mating season is here

Tarantula mating season is here

Published October 08, 2013 FoxNews.com Tis the season for tarantulas! The hairy, eight-legged creatures are looking for love as their mating season kicks off in California. The male spiders are expected to be out in force as they hunt for female spiders to mate with. The creatures may seem dangerous if you get in their … Continue reading "Tarantula mating season is here"

Hippo vs. elephant: Animal giants face off

Hippo vs. elephant: Animal giants face off

Published October 04, 2013 FoxNews.com It was a battle of the giants when a hippo had a tetchy face-off with an elephant. (NICOLE CAMBRE/REX FEATURES/NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC) A hippopotamus left no room for his message to get lost in translation when he ferociously defended his territory from an African elephant. “There is an island on the middle of … Continue reading "Hippo vs. elephant: Animal giants face off"

13-foot-long alligator shouldn’t have been killed, Florida officials say

Published October 01, 2013 Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. –  Wildlife officials say a 13-foot alligator that was trapped in a St. Petersburg shouldn’t have been killed. Lt. Gary Morse of the Florida Fish and Wildlife agency’s field office in Lakeland told the Tampa Bay Times the alligator hunter got some misinformation from one of … Continue reading "13-foot-long alligator shouldn’t have been killed, Florida officials say"

Slimy Japanese giant salamanders can bite off your finger

Slimy Japanese giant salamanders can bite off your finger

Published September 30, 2013 FoxNews.com     Nature’s Horror Show: 31 of the World’s Ugliest Creatures   From the terrifying coconut crab to the shocking giant isopod to the merely ugly (like Miss Ellie), nature’s creatures aren’t all beauties. Here are 31 animals you’ll wish you hadn’t seen.   The Japanese giant salamander can grow … Continue reading "Slimy Japanese giant salamanders can bite off your finger"

USDA to test new trap to catch Everglades pythons

USDA to test new trap to catch Everglades pythons

Published September 26, 2013 Associated Press Nov. 18, 2011: A photo provided by the USDA Wildlife Services shows a python curled up in a test trap at their research facility in Gainesville, Fla. The trap patented by the USDA will test if pythons can be lured into traps. Pythons are invasive species that researchers believe … Continue reading "USDA to test new trap to catch Everglades pythons"

‘Superpests’ swarming across America

‘Superpests’ swarming across America

By Jeremy A. Kaplan Published September 25, 2013 FoxNews.com A close-up of stink bugs clinging to a the underside of a tree in downtown Sacramento. (BALDO VILLEGAS, USDA) Stink bugs are invading downtown Sacramento, Japanese mosquitoes are moving into Minnesota, and bed bugs are … well, everywhere, horrifyingly enough. And that’s not even including the weeds, supergerms … Continue reading "‘Superpests’ swarming across America"

First face? Prehistoric fish was a jawdropper

First face? Prehistoric fish was a jawdropper

By Jennifer Viegas Published September 25, 2013 Discovery News The earliest known species with what we would recognize as a face was an armored, beady-eyed prehistoric fish. The earliest known species with what we would recognize as a face was an armored, beady-eyed prehistoric fish, according to a new paper in the journal Nature. The fish, entelognathus … Continue reading "First face? Prehistoric fish was a jawdropper"

Bizarre sighting: Toad swallows a bat whole

Bizarre sighting: Toad swallows a bat whole

By Douglas Main Published September 25, 2013 LiveScience A cane toad with a bat in its mouth in Peru’s Cerros de Amotape National Park. (YUFANI OLAYA VIA RAINFOREST EXPEDITIONS) What’s the matter, bat got your tongue? A park ranger in northwest Peru got a surprise when he encountered a toad with something in its mouth. This something … Continue reading "Bizarre sighting: Toad swallows a bat whole"

Best animal photobombs taken while traveling

Best animal photobombs taken while traveling

By Laura Kelly Published September 24, 2013 FoxNews.com Taking a trip? We probably don’t need to remind you to bring the camera. With the abundance of mobile devices doubling as cameras these days, it’s not surprising when  someone or something inserts itself into a camera’s field of view.  Photoboming, as it’s called, creates priceless masterpieces because, … Continue reading "Best animal photobombs taken while traveling"

Death match: Eagle takes down deer

Death match: Eagle takes down deer

Published September 24, 2013 FoxNews.com A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more rare: a golden eagle capturing a young sika deer. (LINDA KERLEY, ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON (ZSL)) A seemingly unlikely battle between a golden eagle and a baby deer was photographed by a … Continue reading "Death match: Eagle takes down deer"

Banana farms are bad for crocodiles, scientists say

Banana farms are bad for crocodiles, scientists say

Published September 19, 2013 FoxNews.com A photo of a spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus). (Paul Grant) Shoppers spend an estimated $15 billion on bananas each year world wide — and demand for the toothsome treats spells trouble for Central America’s crocodilian population. Heavy rainwater washes pesticides used in plantations into the water streams in protected conservation areas … Continue reading "Banana farms are bad for crocodiles, scientists say"

Blue-footed boobies suddenly expand range in California

Blue-footed boobies suddenly expand range in California

Published September 18, 2013 Associated Press A photo of a blue-footed booby, taken in the Galapagos Islands. The booby is reportedly expanding its terrritority into California. (Wikipedia) High-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies have suddenly expanded their range in California. The birds are normally rarely found north of the Salton Sea in the far southeastern corner … Continue reading "Blue-footed boobies suddenly expand range in California"

Alaska man punches grizzly during morning encounter

Alaska man punches grizzly during morning encounter

Published September 16, 2013 Associated Press       Polar to Panda: Bears, Worldwide   Brown, Black, Polar or Panda, bears are both dangerous and playful. What is it about these creatures that’s so engaging? Here, our favorite bears.   FAIRBANKS, Alaska –  A Fairbanks man punched a grizzly after the bear entered the camping … Continue reading "Alaska man punches grizzly during morning encounter"

Creature with interlocking gears on legs discovered

Creature with interlocking gears on legs discovered

By Tanya Lewis Published September 14, 2013 LiveScience The intermeshing gears on the hind legs of a planthopper insect are shown in this scanning electron micrograph image. (Image courtesy of Malcolm Burrows) Gears are ubiquitous in the man-made world, found in items ranging from wristwatches to car engines, but it seems that nature invented them first. A … Continue reading "Creature with interlocking gears on legs discovered"

‘Mick Jaguar’ attacks 120-pound crocodile cousin in Brazil

‘Mick Jaguar’ attacks 120-pound crocodile cousin in Brazil

Published September 11, 2013 FoxNews.com Mick Jaguar bites into the caiman’s neck. (Paul Donahue/National Geographic) Mick Jaguar pounces on the unsuspecting 120-pound caiman in Brazil. (Paul Donahue) Next Slide Previous Slide On August 25, photographer Paul Donahue received a call alerting him a large male jaguar had been spotted prowling along the Tres Irmãos River in central Brazil. … Continue reading "‘Mick Jaguar’ attacks 120-pound crocodile cousin in Brazil"

9 endangered venomous vipers born at St. Louis Zoo

9 endangered venomous vipers born at St. Louis Zoo

Published September 04, 2013 FoxNews.com Nine endangered ocellate mountain vipers were born on August 16 at the Saint Louis Zoo. (Mark Wanner/Saint Louis Zoo) Nine venomous baby ocellate mountain vipers were born at the St. Louis Zoo this August. The orange-brownish spotted snakes were thought to be extinct for 140 years only to be rediscovered in … Continue reading "9 endangered venomous vipers born at St. Louis Zoo"

Hunters catch record 727-pound alligator in Mississippi

Hunters catch record 727-pound alligator in Mississippi

Published September 03, 2013 FoxNews.com Dustin Bockman, of Vicksburg, Miss., and his team of alligator hunters pose with the record-sized 727-pound alligator they caught in the Mississippi River in Claiborne County. (Ricky Flint/Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks) Just three days into the start of Mississippi’s alligator hunting season, state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and … Continue reading "Hunters catch record 727-pound alligator in Mississippi"

Rare sight: Mountain lion hovering over its kill caught on camera in California

Rare sight: Mountain lion hovering over its kill caught on camera in California

Published August 30, 2013 FoxNews.com A mountain lion straddles a deer on a remote part of the Mulholland Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains of LA County. (Dept of the Interior) A mountain lion was caught on camera Thursday straddling a deer it had just killed on a highway in the mountains of Santa Monica, California. … Continue reading "Rare sight: Mountain lion hovering over its kill caught on camera in California"

Boa constrictor devours howler monkey in a first

Boa constrictor devours howler monkey in a first

By Douglas Main Published August 29, 2013 LiveScience A boa constrictor eating an adult female Purús red howler monkey. Usually boa constrictors have been known to eat smaller animals. (Erika Patrícia Quintino / American Journal of Primatology, via Paul Garber) If a snake eats a monkey in the forest and no one sees it, does it make … Continue reading "Boa constrictor devours howler monkey in a first"

Albino alligator ‘Bino’ gets acupuncture for scoliosis in Brazil

Albino alligator ‘Bino’ gets acupuncture for scoliosis in Brazil

Published August 29, 2013 news.com.au Bino, the albino alligator, receives acupuncture treatment in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Ana Pereira) Bino’s back was killing him. He was suffering from scoliosis. He couldn’t move his legs, two of them anyway, and his tail just wouldn’t swish. What’s an albino alligator in that sort of health bind to do? … Continue reading "Albino alligator ‘Bino’ gets acupuncture for scoliosis in Brazil"

10 of the world’s deadliest animals

10 of the world’s deadliest animals

You don’t want to cross paths with these creatures. Here are some of the world’s deadliest animals Brazilian Wandering Spider The Brazilian wandering spider may be small (its only five inches across) it was named the worlds most venomous spider by the Guinness World Records in 2010. The highly aggressive spider is also called the … Continue reading "10 of the world’s deadliest animals"

Kayaker encounters 80,000-pound humpback whale in Monterey Bay

Kayaker encounters 80,000-pound humpback whale in Monterey Bay

Published August 27, 2013 FoxNews.com A humpback whale surfaced next to Karen Hatch who watched from her kayak. (Giancarlo Thomae-Sanctuary Cruises Whale Watch) One lucky kayaker held on tight as she watched a 40-foot, 80,000-pound humpback whale surface right next to her in Monterey Bay, California. A stunned Karen Hatch watched as the massive mammal came … Continue reading "Kayaker encounters 80,000-pound humpback whale in Monterey Bay"

‘Dragon’ corpse washes ashore in Spain

‘Dragon’ corpse washes ashore in Spain

‘Dragon’ corpse washes ashore in Spain Nature’s Mysteries Published August 22, 2013 FoxNews.com       Dragon, Loch Ness Monster or really strange fish? Photos of a mystery creature washed ashore on the beaches of Andalusia in Spain have beach goers crying mutant fish. “We have no idea what it could be,” Civil Protection coordinator … Continue reading "‘Dragon’ corpse washes ashore in Spain"

German woman dies a week after losing arm to shark in Maui

Published August 21, 2013 Associated Press HONOLULU –  A German woman who lost her arm in a shark attack died Wednesday, one week after she was bitten while snorkeling off Maui. Jana Lutteropp, 20, who had been on life support, died at Maui Memorial Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Carol Clark said. “Jana fought hard to … Continue reading "German woman dies a week after losing arm to shark in Maui"

12-year-old girl attacked by bear in northern Michigan

12-year-old girl attacked by bear in northern Michigan

Published August 16, 2013 Associated Press Aug 9, 2013: In this photo provided by Nevada Department of Wildlife, a yearling male black bear runs up a tree. (AP) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. –  As 12-year-old Abby Wetherell headed toward home from an evening jog on her grandfather’s woodsy property in northern Michigan, a terrifying sight caught her … Continue reading "12-year-old girl attacked by bear in northern Michigan"

Hawaii shark attack victim’s rescuer recalls daring ordeal

Hawaii shark attack victim’s rescuer recalls daring ordeal

Published August 17, 2013 Associated Press Aug. 15, 2013: Rick Moore poses at Palauea Beach in Makena on the island of Maui, Hawaii, a day after he jumped into the water to rescue a shark attack victim who lost her arm. (AP/Nicholas Grisaffi) HONOLULU –  A woman who lost her arm in a Maui shark attack … Continue reading "Hawaii shark attack victim’s rescuer recalls daring ordeal"

Shark bites teen surfer’s legs in attack off Hawaii

Published August 19, 2013 Associated Press HILO, Hawaii –  Hawaii authorities say the second shark attack in the state in less than a week has left a 16-year-old surfer with several leg injuries. The Hawaii County Fire Department said the boy suffered injuries on both legs after he was bitten Sunday afternoon southeast of Hilo. … Continue reading "Shark bites teen surfer’s legs in attack off Hawaii"

It’s a shark eat shark world, photo reveals

It’s a shark eat shark world, photo reveals

By Tim Wall Published August 16, 2013 Discovery News What’s do you call a bait fish stuffed inside a dogfish shark, stuffed inside a sand tiger shark? (University of Delaware) British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called Russia a “riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” John Madden, the football announcer, used the word “turduken” to describe … Continue reading "It’s a shark eat shark world, photo reveals"

New mammal species discovered: a raccoon-sized critter with teddy bear looks

New mammal species discovered: a raccoon-sized critter with teddy bear looks

Published August 15, 2013 Associated Press Aug. 15, 2013: The Smithsonian announced that the olinguito, which they had previously mistaken for an olingo, is actually a distinct species. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Institution, Mark Gurney) Aug. 15, 2013: The Smithsonian announced that the olinguito, which they had previously mistaken for an olingo, is actually a distinct species. (AP Photo/Smithsonian … Continue reading "New mammal species discovered: a raccoon-sized critter with teddy bear looks"

Testicle-biting fish invading Denmark, authorities warn

Testicle-biting fish invading Denmark, authorities warn

Published August 12, 2013 FoxNews.com This red-bellied pacu recently caught in Denmark could be a sign that the fish is invading Scandinavian waters. (Henrik Carl) Jaws may not be the only one salivating as you splash. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, a cousin of the piranha reported to … Continue reading "Testicle-biting fish invading Denmark, authorities warn"

Stingray influx prompts warning on Alabama beaches

Stingray influx prompts warning on Alabama beaches

Published August 12, 2013 Associated Press Orange Beach officials say several people have been stung. (AP) ORANGE BEACH, Ala. –  Officials say a stingray invasion prompted warnings for beachgoers along the Alabama coast. Purple flags are flying on beaches because of a large number of stringray sightings, and more than 20 people have complained about coming … Continue reading "Stingray influx prompts warning on Alabama beaches"

Inside the stomach of a mako shark

Inside the stomach of a mako shark

By Douglas Main Published August 10, 2013 LiveScience Two shortfin mako sharks, which are fast-moving and streamlined fish. They propel themselves through the water with short strokes of their thick, powerful tails. (Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service) What do mako sharks eat? To find out, you have to look inside their stomachs. Shark scientist Antonella … Continue reading "Inside the stomach of a mako shark"

Goats are the go-to in historic Congressional Cemetery’s eco-cleanup quest

Goats are the go-to in historic Congressional Cemetery’s eco-cleanup quest

By Joseph Weber Published August 07, 2013 FoxNews.com Aug. 7, 2013: The Congressional Cemetery is using goats as an inexpensive, eco-friendly way to clear underbrush, Washington, D.C. (FoxNews.com) Aug. 7, 2013: The Congressional Cemetery is using goats as an inexpensive, eco-friendly way to clear underbrush, Washington, D.C. (FoxNews.com) Aug. 7, 2013: The Congressional Cemetery’s Public Vault, built by … Continue reading "Goats are the go-to in historic Congressional Cemetery’s eco-cleanup quest"

Florida shark-attack victim recalls thinking he was going to die

Florida shark-attack victim recalls thinking he was going to die

Published August 06, 2013 FoxNews.com Erik Norrie survived the potentially deadly attack back on July 29. (MyFoxTampaBay.com) A Florida man who nearly died in a shark attack last week while he snorkeled off the Bahamas recalled seeing a pool of blood and thinking he wouldn’t make it to shore. MyFoxTampaBay.com interviewed Erik Norrie while he waits for … Continue reading "Florida shark-attack victim recalls thinking he was going to die"

Discovery Channel defends its decision to air ‘dramatized’ ‘Megalodon’

Discovery Channel defends its decision to air ‘dramatized’ ‘Megalodon’

By Leora Arnowitz Published August 06, 2013 FoxNews.com A large Great white shark cruises past the underwater cameraman at Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico. (Discovery Channel/Andrew Brandy Casagrande) Discovery fans feel they have been duped! Shark Week enthusiasts are up in arms over a film that aired on the network Sunday night to kick off … Continue reading "Discovery Channel defends its decision to air ‘dramatized’ ‘Megalodon’"

Did you know? Interesting summer pest facts

Did you know? Interesting summer pest facts

Why do fireflies light up? What goes into making a pound of honey? There are many fascinating facts you probably don’t know about the seasonal insects frequenting backyards this summer. Check out the following list of some unique, but true factoids about the bugs of summer from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).     Fireflies Firefly … Continue reading "Did you know? Interesting summer pest facts"

Rare sea creatures made up of thousands of clones

Rare sea creatures made up of thousands of clones

Published August 02, 2013 FoxNews.com A screenshot of a YouTube video depiciting a diver interacting with a pyrosome, a strange underwater creature made up of hundreds or even thousands of jet-propelled organisms. (YouTube) A translucent, cylindrical free-floating monster lurks underneath the sea. It has a mouth large enough that it could devour adult humans, if it … Continue reading "Rare sea creatures made up of thousands of clones"

Are sharks getting more dangerous? Shark Week addresses year of highly publicized shark attacks

Are sharks getting more dangerous? Shark Week addresses year of highly publicized shark attacks

By Leora Arnowitz Published August 01, 2013 FoxNews.com A 15-year-old girl is bitten in half by a shark. A woman in Brazil dies following a shark encounter. And a vicious shark attack in New Zealand is caught on film. Enter Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, a highly-anticipated week of all-sharks-all-the-time programming that comes after a series of … Continue reading "Are sharks getting more dangerous? Shark Week addresses year of highly publicized shark attacks"

Great white mystery: Expedition to unravel shark secrets

Great white mystery: Expedition to unravel shark secrets

By Douglas Main Published July 30, 2013 LiveScience “Lydia” the great white shark aboard the OCEARCH research vessel during a tagging expedition. (OCEARCH/Robert Snow) One of the most ambitious expeditions ever to tag great white sharks will set sail today off Cape Cod, Mass. The researchers hope to tag as many as 20 of the enormous sharks, … Continue reading "Great white mystery: Expedition to unravel shark secrets"

Shark Diving Thrives, Saving Sharks Around the World

Shark Diving Thrives, Saving Sharks Around the World

By Gabrielle Karol Published July 26, 2013 FOXBusiness DCIM\100SPORT DCIM\100SPORT Next SlidePrevious Slide With Shark Week just around the corner and the recent viral success of SyFy’s Sharknado, the most feared fish in the sea is hotter than ever. And television ratings aren’t the only beneficiary. According to a recent study from the University of British … Continue reading "Shark Diving Thrives, Saving Sharks Around the World"

Thousands of bees attack Texas couple, kill horses

Published July 27, 2013 Associated Press PANTEGO, Texas –  A swarm of about 30,000 bees has attacked a North Texas couple as they exercised their miniature horses, stinging the animals so many times they died. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports  44-year-old Kristen Beauregard was stung about 200 times and her boyfriend about 50 times. Beauregard … Continue reading "Thousands of bees attack Texas couple, kill horses"

Research firm unveils anti-shark wetsuits

Research firm unveils anti-shark wetsuits

Published July 18, 2013 FoxNews.com July 18, 2013: A surfer and a diver wearing wetsuits displaying the two styles of shark deterrent technology, with the surfer holding a surfboard also showing the new design. (AFP Photo / Shark Attack Mitigation Systems) If you’re ever in Los Angeles during a shark invasion, you might want to wear … Continue reading "Research firm unveils anti-shark wetsuits"

Shark bites girl in half near beach on Indian Ocean island

Shark bites girl in half near beach on Indian Ocean island

Published July 16, 2013 AFP In this June 22, 2010 file photo, a man enjoys the beach of Saint Paul, northwest of the Reunion island, a French oversea territory in the Indian Ocean. Authorities on the island say a 15-year-old girl was killed Monday July 15, 2013 by a shark as she swam just a … Continue reading "Shark bites girl in half near beach on Indian Ocean island"

Webcams offer glimpse into lives of Alaska’s famed Katmai brown bears

Webcams offer glimpse into lives of Alaska’s famed Katmai brown bears

Published July 17, 2013 FoxNews.com The every day activities of brown bears at Alaska’s Katmai National Park & Preserve are captured on camera and streamed live online. (Explore.org) A brown bear in Alaska eats a salmon. (Explore.org) A brown bear and her cubs. (Explore.org) Next Slide Previous Slide Stars snarling at each other, mate-swapping, dominant males posturing and establishing … Continue reading "Webcams offer glimpse into lives of Alaska’s famed Katmai brown bears"

Lionfish found at sunken ship 300 feet below water’s surface wreaking havoc

Lionfish found at sunken ship 300 feet below water’s surface wreaking havoc

By Megan Gannon Published July 15, 2013 LiveScience A popular aquarium fish and invasive predator, lionfish have a fan of soft, waving fins and venomous spines. (Oregon State University) Lionfish gather near the doorway of this sunken ship, the Bill Boyd, in this image taken by researchers inside the submersible Antipodes. (Oregon State University) Next Slide Previous Slide The … Continue reading "Lionfish found at sunken ship 300 feet below water’s surface wreaking havoc"

College student captures ‘world’s scariest rabbit’ in video a viral hit

College student captures ‘world’s scariest rabbit’ in video a viral hit

Published July 12, 2013 Associated Press A college student’s YouTube video of a rabbit that appears to be suffering from cancer, dubbed ‘The World’s Scariest Rabbit’ has become a viral hit. (Gunnar Boettcher/Youtube) Gunnar Boettcher, a 20-year-old student at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, and his brother took photos and video of the rabbit, which … Continue reading "College student captures ‘world’s scariest rabbit’ in video a viral hit"

Dolphins may detect pregnant women’s growing fetuses

Dolphins may detect pregnant women’s growing fetuses

By Tanya Lewis Published July 11, 2013 LiveScience Using echolocation, dolphins might be able to detect a pregnant woman’s developing fetus, some experts say. Dolphins emit sounds in their environment and listen to the echoes that return — a process that helps them identify the shapes and locations of objects. Doctors use a similar technique to image … Continue reading "Dolphins may detect pregnant women’s growing fetuses"

‘Extinct’ corpse-eating fly back from the dead

‘Extinct’ corpse-eating fly back from the dead

By Douglas Main Published July 09, 2013 LiveScience A species of bone-skipper, Thyreophora cynophila, which was first discovered in Mannheim, Germany, in 1798. They had been thought to be extinct for about 160 years before being found again in Spain in 2010. Top: female fly. Bottom: male. (Daniel Martin-Vega / Systematic Entomology) Behold the bone-skipper, high in … Continue reading "‘Extinct’ corpse-eating fly back from the dead"

Centuries-old rockfish believed to have been caught off Alaska’s coast

Centuries-old rockfish believed to have been caught off Alaska’s coast

Published July 02, 2013 FoxNews.com June 21: Sport fisherman Henry Liebman, from Seattle, holds his record-breaking shortraker rockfish at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office. An insurance adjustor from Seattle caught a rockfish outside Juneau, Alaska, last week that weighed 39.08 pounds and believed to be around 200 years old, The Sitka Sentinel … Continue reading "Centuries-old rockfish believed to have been caught off Alaska’s coast"

Vampires! 10 animals that vant to suck your blood

Vampires! 10 animals that vant to suck your blood

Vampire bats sound scary, but they hardly alone: There are a surprising collection of critters on United States soil and surf that drink blood.   U.S. and Canadian agencies are joining forces to battle sea monsters — lampreys, which have infested the Great Lakes. The fight against these blood-sucking beasts has cost at least $400 … Continue reading "Vampires! 10 animals that vant to suck your blood"

Endangered giant panda in southwest China reserve gives birth to twins

Endangered giant panda in southwest China reserve gives birth to twins

Published June 23, 2013 Associated Press In this Saturday, June 22, 2013 photo, a worker cleans a newly born younger cub of the twin panda given birth by their mother Haizi at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at the Wolong Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Sichuan province. (AP/CHINATOPIX) BEIJING –  A … Continue reading "Endangered giant panda in southwest China reserve gives birth to twins"

Man shoots pictures of wolf chasing him on motorcycle in Canada

Published June 21, 2013 Associated Press BANF, Alberta –  A Canadian man says he was chased by a gray wolf while he was riding a motorcycle in British Columbia. Tim Bartlett of Banff tells the National Post (http://bit.ly/8f5Yph ) the wolf darted onto the roadway and began chasing him June 8 as he was riding … Continue reading "Man shoots pictures of wolf chasing him on motorcycle in Canada"

Indiana refuge center worker in critical condition after tiger mauling

Indiana refuge center worker in critical condition after tiger mauling

Published June 22, 2013 FoxNews.com A worker cleaning a cage at an exotic cat refuge in western Indiana was critically injured Friday when she was attacked by a tiger that held her head in its mouth until co-workers were able to free her by spraying the animal with a hose, authorities said. Marissa Dub was … Continue reading "Indiana refuge center worker in critical condition after tiger mauling"

Sea serpent? Video shows 26-foot-long, deep-sea oarfish

Sea serpent? Video shows 26-foot-long, deep-sea oarfish

By Douglas Main Nature’s Mysteries Published June 11, 2013 LiveScience This oarfish was caught on camera by an ROV in the Gulf of Mexico in August, 2011. They can grow up to at least 26 feet long. (Mark Benfield / Journal of Fish Biology) Behold the oarfish, a bizarre beast the lives in the deep ocean, … Continue reading "Sea serpent? Video shows 26-foot-long, deep-sea oarfish"

Cape Cod beach shut down after great white shark spotted

Cape Cod beach shut down after great white shark spotted

Published June 10, 2013 Associated Press Sept. 13: Scientists collect blood and tissue samples from a female great white shark on the research vessel Ocearch in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Chatham, Mass. (AP) Officials have closed down Nauset Beach because of a confirmed sighting of a great white shark. The Cape Cod Times reports … Continue reading "Cape Cod beach shut down after great white shark spotted"

Florida abuzz with reports of monster mosquitoes

Florida abuzz with reports of monster mosquitoes

Published June 09, 2013 FoxNews.com Monster mosquitoes have reportedly been spotted in Central Florida. So-called gallinippers – the notoriously rapacious quarter-sized iteration of mosquito typically measuring 20-times the girth of its more petite, yet still-pesky, cousin – have swarmed Seminole County after a rain-soaked week reminiscent of the epoch when they first appeared in 2012 … Continue reading "Florida abuzz with reports of monster mosquitoes"

Florida boy recovering after diamondback rattlesnake bite

Florida boy recovering after diamondback rattlesnake bite

Published June 09, 2013 Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  An 11-year-old central Florida boy is recovering after being bit by one of the most venomous snakes in the country. The Gainesville Sun reports Benjamin Smith was bit by a diamondback rattlesnake as he ran through a wooded area at a friend’s birthday party in Newberry, about 17 … Continue reading "Florida boy recovering after diamondback rattlesnake bite"

Woman paralyzed after mosquito bite

Woman paralyzed after mosquito bite

Published June 05, 2013 FoxNews.com A British woman was temporarily paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair for four months after being bitten by a mosquito in Australia, the Sun reported. Days after being bitten, Natasha Porter, a 23-year-old from West Sussex, England, was unable to lift her arms. Soon after that, she was paralyzed from … Continue reading "Woman paralyzed after mosquito bite"

Oklahoma wildlife officials hope fish like tornado debris

Oklahoma wildlife officials hope fish like tornado debris

How Green Published June 04, 2013 FoxNews.com Debris from the recent tornado that swept through Oklahoma is being put to use by state conservation officials, who are submerging it in lakes to form “fish attractors.” (wildlifedepartment.com) Debris from the recent tornado that swept through Oklahoma is already being put to use by state conservation officials, who … Continue reading "Oklahoma wildlife officials hope fish like tornado debris"

Possible world record mako shark caught off California coast

Possible world record mako shark caught off California coast

Published June 04, 2013 FoxNews.com A group of fishermen off the coast of Huntington Beach, Calif., may have broke a world record Monday after catching an 11-foot-long mako shark 15 miles off shore, KTLA.com reported. “It’s unreal,” Jason Johnson, one of the fishermen told the station. “This thing is definitely a killing machine.” The fight … Continue reading "Possible world record mako shark caught off California coast"

7-foot alligator removed from Ohio basement

Published June 04, 2013 Associated Press HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio –  Authorities say animal cruelty charges may be filed against a man who was keeping a 7-foot alligator in his basement in suburban Dayton. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton removed the reptile from the man’s home in Huber Heights on Sunday after getting a tip … Continue reading "7-foot alligator removed from Ohio basement"

Hive of about 40,000 Africanized bees attacks, kills man in Texas

Hive of about 40,000 Africanized bees attacks, kills man in Texas

Published June 03, 2013 Associated Press MOODY, Texas –  A hive of Africanized bees has killed a Central Texas man and injured a woman who tried to help him. McLennan County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Cawthon told the Waco Tribune-Herald  that Larry Goodwin was driving a tractor in Moody about 30 minutes south of Waco on Saturday … Continue reading "Hive of about 40,000 Africanized bees attacks, kills man in Texas"

Oldest dinosaur embryos ever discovered?

Oldest dinosaur embryos ever discovered?

By Stephanie Pappas Published May 30, 2013 LiveScience Researchers discovered the nest and embryo fragments from a primitive theropod Torvosaurus. Here, an artist interpretation of the theropod overlooking its nest. (© Vladimir Bondar & GEAL – CIID: Museu da Lourinhã) A dinosaur nest discovery has revealed the most primitive known dinosaur embryos, which are among the … Continue reading "Oldest dinosaur embryos ever discovered?"

Fisherman dies as increasingly aggressive beavers attack people in Belarus

Fisherman dies as increasingly aggressive beavers attack people in Belarus

Published May 29, 2013 Associated Press May 26, 2013: A beaver swimming in a pond in the forest near the village of Lovtsevichi. (ap) The fisherman wanted his photo shot with a beaver. The beaver had other ideas: It attacked the 60-year-old man with razor-sharp teeth, slicing an artery and causing him to bleed to death. … Continue reading "Fisherman dies as increasingly aggressive beavers attack people in Belarus"

Wooly mammoth blood recovered from frozen carcass, Russian scientists say

Wooly mammoth blood recovered from frozen carcass, Russian scientists say

Published May 29, 2013 FoxNews.com A researcher holding a test tube with what the scientists called a sample of well-preserved blood they found in a carcass of a female mammoth discovered on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean. (AFP / Northeastern Federal University) A researcher working near a carcass of a female mammoth found on … Continue reading "Wooly mammoth blood recovered from frozen carcass, Russian scientists say"

Wildlife officials capture largest black bear in Florida history

Wildlife officials capture largest black bear in Florida history

Published May 28, 2013 FoxNews.com The largest black bear ever captured in Florida has reportedly been relocated after being trapped near the Ocala National Forest. The 620-pound bear, which had been getting into trash at the national forest, was captured near Paisley on Monday, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Joy Hill told The … Continue reading "Wildlife officials capture largest black bear in Florida history"

11-year-old bitten by shark off central Florida

Published May 28, 2013 Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. –  An 11-year-old boy needed stitches after being bitten on his foot by a shark in the waters off central Florida. Kyle Kirkpatrick was bitten while he was swimming with his father Monday afternoon in Ormond Beach. Kyle tells WKMG-TV in Orlando that he was trying to … Continue reading "11-year-old bitten by shark off central Florida"

Study finds for first time frogs and other amphibians declining around US at alarming rate

Study finds for first time frogs and other amphibians declining around US at alarming rate

Published May 23, 2013 Associated Press A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey finds that frogs and other amphibians are disappearing from occupied sites nationwide at the rate of 3.7 percent a year. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Newly Discovered frog in Papua New Guinea – Litoria sp. nov. A beautiful member of the Litoria genimaculata group, … Continue reading "Study finds for first time frogs and other amphibians declining around US at alarming rate"

Veterinary surgeons remove basketball-sized hairball from tiger in Fla. that stopped eating

Veterinary surgeons remove basketball-sized hairball from tiger in Fla. that stopped eating

Published May 23, 2013 Associated Press Ty the tiger prepping for surgery. (BluePearl Photo/James Judge) A basketball-size, 4 pound hairball that was removed from the stomach of a tiger at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Clearwater, Fla. (BluePearl Photo/James Judge) Ty the tiger (BluePearl Photo/James Judge) Next Slide Previous Slide CLEARWATER, Fla. –  It’s not unusual for a cat to … Continue reading "Veterinary surgeons remove basketball-sized hairball from tiger in Fla. that stopped eating"

Nearly 19 feet! Longest Burmese python captured in Florida

Nearly 19 feet! Longest Burmese python captured in Florida

By Megan Gannon Published May 21, 2013 LiveScience University of Florida scientists line up next to the record-breaking snake (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) Florida has a long list of problematic invasive species, from the vervet monkey to the lionfish, but the Burmese python might be the state’s public enemy No. 1 so much so … Continue reading "Nearly 19 feet! Longest Burmese python captured in Florida"

‘Crazy’ ants driving out fire ants in southeast

‘Crazy’ ants driving out fire ants in southeast

By Douglas Main Published May 20, 2013 LiveScience Nylanderia fulva, also known as the tawny crazy ant, hails from northern Argentina and southern Brazil. (Joe MacGown, Mississippi Entomological Museum) Invasive fire ants have been a thorn in the sides of Southerners for years. But another invasive species, the so-called “crazy” ant that many describe as being … Continue reading "‘Crazy’ ants driving out fire ants in southeast"

Wife who can’t load shotgun uses it to club bear attacking husband

Wife who can’t load shotgun uses it to club bear attacking husband

Published May 17, 2013 FoxNews.com The black bear, which was only a year old, then continued to circle the cabin and looked into its windows. A responding deputy later shot and killed the animal. (Courtesy: Marie Ninneman) A Wisconsin woman saved her husband from an attacking black bear outside of their cabin by hitting the … Continue reading "Wife who can’t load shotgun uses it to club bear attacking husband"

Cicadas emerge on East Coast by hundreds, billions more expected

Cicadas emerge on East Coast by hundreds, billions more expected

By Megan Gannon Published May 16, 2013 LiveScience Periodical cicadas, like these, remain underground for years before emerging into the sunlight, where they spend weeks callingfor mates, mating and laying eggs for the next generation. (National Pest Management Association/Tom Myers) A cicada, big, noisy bugs that climb out of the earth about every decade and a … Continue reading "Cicadas emerge on East Coast by hundreds, billions more expected"

Sneak peak of SeaWorld’s new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin

Sneak peak of SeaWorld’s new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin

Published May 16, 2013 FoxNews.com Imagine entering the icy world of Antarctica in the heat of sunny Florida. On May 24, visitors to SeaWorld Orlando will be able to live among the penguins at the highly anticipated attraction — Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin attraction. The largest expansion in the park’s history, the four-acre attraction … Continue reading "Sneak peak of SeaWorld’s new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin"

San Diego surfer found dead covered with shark bites

San Diego surfer found dead covered with shark bites

Published May 10, 2013 FoxNews.com May 9, 2013: A 42-year-old was found dead after going surfing at San Diego’s Pacific Beach. (fox 5) Authorities are investigating the mysterious death of a San Diego surfer whose body was found covered with shark bites. San Diego Lifeguard Lt. John Everhart says someone walking on the beach discovered the … Continue reading "San Diego surfer found dead covered with shark bites"

Man attacked by alligator while fleeing deputies during traffic stop

Published May 10, 2013 Associated Press PINELLAS PARK, Fla. –  Authorities say a Florida man ran from the law and into an alligator’s jaws. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Bryan Zuniga was pulled over for failing to maintain a single lane Thursday at about 2:50 a.m. Deputies say Zuniga stopped the vehicle and … Continue reading "Man attacked by alligator while fleeing deputies during traffic stop"

Moth with ultrasonic hearing discovered

Moth with ultrasonic hearing discovered

By Tia Ghose Published May 09, 2013 LiveScience The greater wax moth can hear the highest-known sound frequency. (Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike) The ubiquitous greater wax moth is ordinary in every way but one: It has the ability to hear the highest-known sound frequency. The greater wax moth’s hearing goes up to about 300 kilohertz, nearly 100 … Continue reading "Moth with ultrasonic hearing discovered"

‘Monster’ carcass washes ashore in New Zealand

‘Monster’ carcass washes ashore in New Zealand

By Benjamin Radford Nature’s Mysteries Published May 07, 2013 Discovery News New Zealand beachgoers were stumped by what they thought was a prehistoric creature that washed ashore recently. (YouTube) A mysterious carcass washed ashore in New Zealand last week, fueling speculation about sea monsters and dinosaurs. The rotting animal was discovered by a group on four-wheel … Continue reading "‘Monster’ carcass washes ashore in New Zealand"

Bugged by the billions: East Coast about to see power of big numbers in coming cicada

Bugged by the billions: East Coast about to see power of big numbers in coming cicada

invasion Published May 06, 2013 Associated Press Periodical cicadas, like these, remain underground for years before emerging into the sunlight, where they spend weeks callingfor mates, mating and laying eggs for the next generation. (National Pest Management Association/Tom Myers) A cicada, big, noisy bugs that climb out of the earth about every decade and a half. (Kathy … Continue reading "Bugged by the billions: East Coast about to see power of big numbers in coming cicada"

Jeff Hanneman dead from spider bite; Slayer guitarist was 49

Jeff Hanneman dead from spider bite; Slayer guitarist was 49

Published May 03, 2013 Associated Press This 2009 publicity photo provided courtesy of Slayer shows, from left, Dave Lombardo, Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman and Tom Araya. Hanneman, 49, a founding member of the heavy metal band Slayer, has died. Slayer spokeswoman Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald says Hanneman died Thursday morning, May 2, 2013, of liver failure at … Continue reading "Jeff Hanneman dead from spider bite; Slayer guitarist was 49"

Possible invasion of air-breathing, predatory fish has NYC officials on alert

Possible invasion of air-breathing, predatory fish has NYC officials on alert

Published May 01, 2013 FoxNews.com     America’s 9 most dangerous and costly invasive species The greatest natural threats don’t necessarily have rippling muscles or poisonous fangs. America’s 9 most dangerous invasive species are often the most unassuming.   Environmental officials in New York City are warning the public to be on the lookout for … Continue reading "Possible invasion of air-breathing, predatory fish has NYC officials on alert"

Kansas woman greeted by circus tiger in bathroom, daughter, 3, asks if tiger had popcorn

Kansas woman greeted by circus tiger in bathroom, daughter, 3, asks if tiger had popcorn

Published April 24, 2013 FoxNews.com A Kansas woman who was taking a bathroom break Saturday during the Isis Shrine Circus in Salinas says she came face to face with an escaped tiger when she opened the bathroom door, Q13Fox.com reports. Jenna Krehbiel told KWCH she found the tiger standing about 2 feet away upon entering the room. “I … Continue reading "Kansas woman greeted by circus tiger in bathroom, daughter, 3, asks if tiger had popcorn"

Egg laid by extinct elephant bird sells for $101G at British auction

Egg laid by extinct elephant bird sells for $101G at British auction

Published April 24, 2013 Associated Press March 27, 2013: Christie’s scientific specialist James Hyslop holds up a chicken egg to scale the size of a sub-fossilised pre-17th century Elephant Bird egg as he poses for photographs at the auction house’s premises in London. (AP) LONDON –  A massive, partly fossilized egg laid by a now-extinct elephant … Continue reading "Egg laid by extinct elephant bird sells for $101G at British auction"

17-Year cicada cycle beginning — what to expect

17-Year cicada cycle beginning — what to expect

By Elizabeth Howell Published April 18, 2013 LiveScience Periodical cicadas, like these, remain underground for years before emerging into the sunlight, where they spend weeks callingfor mates, mating and laying eggs for the next generation. (National Pest Management Association/Tom Myers) The U.S. Northeast is about to be snowed under by cicadas. Don’t worry, though, it’s normal. … Continue reading "17-Year cicada cycle beginning — what to expect"

New Jersey braces for once-in-17-years cicada invasion

New Jersey braces for once-in-17-years cicada invasion

Published April 07, 2013 Associated Press A cicada, big, noisy bugs that climb out of the earth about every decade and a half. (Kathy F. Atkinson/University of Delaware) BRIDGEWATER, N.J. –  Like clockwork, they’re coming back — after 17 years. “They” would be cicadas, the big, noisy bugs that climb out of the earth about every … Continue reading "New Jersey braces for once-in-17-years cicada invasion"

Lion’s mane jellyfish

Lion’s mane jellyfish

The largest known species of jellyfish is the lion’s mane jellyfish. The largest ever recorded washed up in Massachusetts Bay in 1870 — 330 lbs with 120-ft. tentacles. The sting of the lion’s mane isn’t know to be lethal to humans. Source: Wikimedia Commons Read more:http://www.foxnews.com/science/slideshow/2013/02/22/natures-giants-worlds-biggest-animals/?intcmp=features#slide=18#ixzz2PfQLWxgZ

Saltwater Crocodile

Saltwater Crocodile

The largest reptile in the world is the saltwater crocodile, generally 13 to 18 ft. long and weighing up to 2,200 lbs. Females are smaller, usually 7 to 11 ft. and 1,000 lbs. The largest on record? Twenty ft. long and approximately 2,600 lbs. Source: Wikimedia Commons Read more:http://www.foxnews.com/science/slideshow/2013/02/22/natures-giants-worlds-biggest-animals/?intcmp=features#slide=7#ixzz2PfOmAcN4

Giant Squid

Giant Squid

  The largest squid and invertebrate is the colossal squid. And the largest of those, caught in 2007 off the coast of Antarctica, weighed 1,091 pounds and was 33 feet long. Source: AP Read more:http://www.foxnews.com/science/slideshow/2013/02/22/natures-giants-worlds-biggest-animals/?intcmp=features#slide=5#ixzz2PfOVEZJW

Giant Tarantula

Giant Tarantula

It’s big, it’s hairy, and it’s venomous. The newest spider to give arachnophobes the willies, a tarantula named Poecilotheria rajaei has been discovered on the island nation of Sri Lanka.Read more Source: Ranil Nanayakkara / British Tarantula Society Read more:http://www.foxnews.com/science/slideshow/2013/02/22/natures-giants-worlds-biggest-animals/?intcmp=features#slide=2#ixzz2PfOEkp3t

Nature’s Giants: The world’s biggest critters

Nature’s Giants: The world’s biggest critters

Meet the world’s biggest critters — a surprisingly diverse array of the largest beasts on land and beneath the seas. From apes to spiders to really huge birds, we grow ’em big here on Earth.   The reportedly largest pig ever (nicknamed “Hogzilla II”) was killed by an 11-year-old Alabama boy while hunting with his father. … Continue reading "Nature’s Giants: The world’s biggest critters"

Shark-tooth weapons reveal lost species

Shark-tooth weapons reveal lost species

By Stephanie Pappas Published April 04, 2013 LiveScience A Gilbert Islands shark tooth weapon in the collections of Chicago’s Field Museum. (Drew J, Philipp C, Westneat MW (2013) Shark Tooth Weapons from the 19th Century Reflect Shifting Baselines in Central Pacific Predator Assemblies. PLOS ONE 8(4): e59855. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059855.) A collection of vicious weapons made of shark … Continue reading "Shark-tooth weapons reveal lost species"

Double-headed shark fetus netted by fisherman

Double-headed shark fetus netted by fisherman

By Douglas Main Published March 26, 2013 LiveScience A radiograph of the two-headed shark. (Journal of Fish Biology / C. M. Wagner et al) The two-headed bull shark fetus. It’s about 8 inches (20 centimeters) from head to head. (Journal of Fish Biology / C. M. Wagner et al) Next Slide Previous Slide When a fisherman caught a … Continue reading "Double-headed shark fetus netted by fisherman"

Deep-sea monsters have surprising DNA

Deep-sea monsters have surprising DNA

By Jennifer Viegas Published March 20, 2013 Discovery News Footage captured by NHK and Discovery Channel in July 2012 shows a giant squid in the sea near Chichi island. (NHK/NEP/Discovery Channel) Footage captured by NHK and Discovery Channel in July 2012 shows a giant squid in the sea near Chichi island. (Discovery Channel) Footage captured by NHK … Continue reading "Deep-sea monsters have surprising DNA"

Bat-eating spiders are everywhere, study finds

Bat-eating spiders are everywhere, study finds

By Charles Choi Published March 18, 2013 LiveScience Bat-eating spiders are common and apparently creep around every continent, except Antarctica, devouring various bat species. Here, a dead bat (Rhinolophus cornutus orii) caught in the web of a female Nephila pilipes on Amami-O (Photo by Yasunori Maezono, Kyoto University, Japan) There’s only one place in the world to escape … Continue reading "Bat-eating spiders are everywhere, study finds"

Lion mauls, kills female intern at California animal sanctuary

Lion mauls, kills female intern at California animal sanctuary

Published March 07, 2013 FoxNews.com Authorities are trying to determine what caused a lion to maul and fatally attack a female intern volunteer at a private wild animal park in California Wednesday. Q13 Fox reports 24-year-old Seattle native Dianna Hanson was identified as the victim of the attack by her father, Paul Hanson. “Please honor … Continue reading "Lion mauls, kills female intern at California animal sanctuary"

MAN CATCHES 250-LB MONSTER FISH USING PIRANHA AS BAIT

MAN CATCHES 250-LB MONSTER FISH USING PIRANHA AS BAIT

THE DAILY DISHMore on PawNation: Fish and Marine, Talented, The Dish, Travel By Kelli Bender Mar 6th 2013 Now here is a deadly catch. According to Orange News, British angler Steve Townson achieved his dream of catching a giant wild arapaima fish in Guyana, South America. The wild arapaima is the largest freshwater fish in the world. Townson’s massive catch weighed over … Continue reading "MAN CATCHES 250-LB MONSTER FISH USING PIRANHA AS BAIT"

Mysterious beasts discovered near Loch Ness

Mysterious beasts discovered near Loch Ness

By Tim Wall Nature’s Mysteries Published March 06, 2013 Discovery News A Nessie-like statue. (Paul Hermans, Wikimedia Commons) A creature with a long, snake-like body, many legs and a voracious appetite was recently discovered near Loch Ness in northern Scotland. No, it wasn’t Nessie, the infamous Loch Ness monster. This newly discovered creature would only terrorize … Continue reading "Mysterious beasts discovered near Loch Ness"

Ancient Arctic camel a curious conundrum

Ancient Arctic camel a curious conundrum

Published March 05, 2013 Associated Press The High Arctic camel on Ellesmere Island during the Pliocene warm period, about 3.5 million years ago. The camels lived in a boreal-type forest that included larch trees; the depiction is based on records of plant fossils found at nearby fossil deposits. (Julius Csotonyi) The fossil bones of the High … Continue reading "Ancient Arctic camel a curious conundrum"

14-foot shark kills man in rare attack off New Zealand beach

14-foot shark kills man in rare attack off New Zealand beach

Published February 27, 2013 Associated Press Muriwai Beach near Auckland, New Zealand, is seen from the air Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, following a fatal shark attack. Police said a man was found dead in the water Wednesday afternoon after being “bitten by a large shark.” Police and surf lifesavers recovered the man’s body. The police … Continue reading "14-foot shark kills man in rare attack off New Zealand beach"