An elephant's seemingly final act after it was attacked by a crocodile was to collapse on top of the reptile, crushing the would-be predator.
Trilobites fossilized in Morocco seem to have been buried by a storm as they marched in an orderly queue.
While playing a game, monkeys switched strategies each round, while humans stuck to a set of inefficient rules.
Underwater and airborne cameras recently captured an astounding sight: feeding whales producing bubble nets to trap their prey.
Nope, these cucumbers aren't plants. Sea cucumbers are colorful, squishy sea creatures that live on the ocean floor.
A complex network of skull bones, ligaments and muscles allows a snake to swallow prey with bodies much larger than the sinuous predator's own head.
False memories implanted in the brains of songbirds could explain how the birds learn to sing — and how people learn to talk.
The American pika may look more closely related to a hamster or a guinea pig instead of their rabbit/hare cousins.
Paleontologists discovered the first nearly complete skeleton of an ancient shark belonging to the genus Phoebodus.
Scientists deciphered a key ingredient in tardigrades' arsenal of superpowers, learning how a unique protein in microscopic water bears provides protection from harmful radiation.
A runner in Utah was gored by a bison, and then his date suffered the same fate. Why do bison charge people?
The western diamondback rattlesnake is the largest of the 32 known species of rattlesnakes found in North America. Here's how you can tell it's the western diamondback.
Axolotls are cute, charismatic salamanders that have an almost otherworldly ability to regenerate their body parts. But pollution and urbanization critically threaten this species' survival.
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