Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists

Sep 18, 2014

Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists

Chimpanzees can be lethally violent to each other, and a study released Wednesday says this stems from an inherent streak and not, as some have suggested, from human interference. Zoologists, led by the famed Jane Goodall, have speculated for years on the causes of ...

Forebears of mammals were nocturnal party animals

Sep 4, 2014

Forebears of mammals were nocturnal party animals

A nocturnal existence is a way of life for numerous mammals, from bats that swoop through dark skies to skunks that emit their noxious spray under moonlight and majestic lions, tigers and leopards that prowl the night. But this love of nightlife appears to ...

Aug 24, 2014

Australian spider grows bigger in city: study

A new study has found that at least one species of spider thrives on city life, growing bigger in urban areas. The University of Sydney’s Elizabeth Lowe said that while research shows invertebrates are sensitive to urbanization, not all species are negatively affected by ...

Aug 17, 2014

Mom, son find mammoth tusks 22 years apart

A man who was having little luck catching salmon decided to look for fossils over the weekend and found a wooly mammoth tusk in the same Alaska location where his mother found one 22 years ago. Andrew Harrelson found the 12-foot (nearly 4-meter) fossilized ...