Sharks, fascinating and scary, capture attention

Jul 11, 2015

Sharks, fascinating and scary, capture attention

It’s the golden hour, right before sunset, when the light is soft and pretty. The landscape looks like a postcard. Tourists stroll, kids run. No one is in the water. No one wants to be a feast for a shark. “This is a very ...

Pandas save energy like sloths: study

Jul 10, 2015

Pandas save energy like sloths: study

Giant pandas are the new couch potatoes of the animal world, according to a study Thursday that found the bears are just as sluggish as sloths. Researchers in China tracked five captive pandas and three wild ones for the study, published in the journal ...

Genome study reveals how the woolly mammoth thrived in the cold

Jul 3, 2015

Genome study reveals how the woolly mammoth thrived in the cold

Woolly mammoths spent their lives enduring extreme Arctic conditions including frigid temperatures, an arid environment and the relentless cycle of dark winters and bright summers. An exhaustive genetic analysis of these bygone Ice Age giants and their living cousins, Asian and African elephants, has ...

Hunchbacked dog is crowned world's ugliest mutt

Jun 28, 2015

Hunchbacked dog is crowned world's ugliest mutt

A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and her owner took the $1,500 prize Friday night, besting 25 other dogs competing ...