Whale experts who visited the scene described the amount of plastic in the animal's body as 'horrific.'
Permafrost mummified and preserved a young pup for millennia, maintaining its body in near-perfect condition.
Scientists recorded a blue whale's heartbeat for the first time, and found that the world's largest creatures can survive on just two beats per minute while diving for food.
Massive skulls and jaws helped these carnivorous reptiles to become one of the Triassic's deadliest apex predators on land.
Scientists have unearthed an amazingly preserved skull of an ancient snake with hind limbs, revealing more about the origin of snakes and how they lost their legs.
A pair of mated male penguins in a Dutch zoo were so eager for offspring that they stole an egg from another couple's nest.
A previously unknown species of primitive bird has a tail feature associated with flight in modern birds.
Gigantopithecus, an enormous extinct ape that lived in Asia millions of years ago, was a close relative of the modern orangutan.
Scientists reveal more mysteries about the bizarre Tully Monster, an ancient sea creature with stalked eyes that has defied classification.
Scientists used a computer program to uncover more than 1 million molecules that could potentially store genetic information, just like DNA.
With a series of camera traps, researchers have caught the silver-backed chevrotain meandering about its tree-filled home.
Paleontologists in Poland unearthed the jaws and teeth of a pliosaur, an ancient marine reptile with a bite more powerful than that of T. rex.
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