T. rex had scales, not feathers, study says

/ Jun 7, 2017

T. rex had scales, not feathers, study says

Tyrannosaurus rex had scales, not feathers, a study Wednesday said, rescuing the dinosaur’s reputation as a fearsome killer with a rough-and-tough hide. Recent research has claimed to provide evidence for feathers in ancestors of T. rex, and suggested the iconic carnivore may itself have ...

Unique reef fish 'kisses' take sting out of coral diet

/ Jun 6, 2017

Unique reef fish 'kisses' take sting out of coral diet

Featuring slime and suction, a kiss from a tubelip wrasse — a colorful reef fish — is no one’s idea of romance. But it is perfectly suited for eating a hazardous diet using one of the animal kingdom’s most unique feeding strategies. Scientists on ...

In Canada, parks thrive but conservationists cry foul

May 28, 2017

In Canada, parks thrive but conservationists cry foul

On a highway in Banff National Park in western Canada, tourists hastily park their cars to catch a glimpse of a bear at the edge of the forest. “We’ve seen some amazing animal life up here, much more than a lot of other places ...