Humans aren’t the only species that navigate by starlight. Animals from birds to dung beetles may do it, too — and might become disoriented as our city lights drown out the heavens.
The cows don’t have to produce milk. The pigs sleep late. No animal on this former dairy farm serves a human need. Their only purpose is to live peacefully — and provoke questions about how we eat.
In early 2020, Kristian Andersen wrote to Anthony Fauci about the possibility of an engineered coronavirus. His research has since dispelled those suspicions.
The elephants have roamed 300 miles across southern China, in the longest movement recorded in the country by the animals. Researchers are mystified.
Seven Tasmanian Devils were born on the Australian mainland for the first time in almost 3,000 years after being wiped out.
Seven babies were born in the semi-wild of a nature preserve, millenniums after the animals were wiped out on the Australian mainland. Whether they can survive is another question.
A newly identified coronavirus may not pose a serious threat, but the finding highlights the need to monitor animal viruses more proactively, scientists say.
An Air Force veteran and former lion tamer, she helped her adopted country fall in love with tapirs, macaws and peccaries.
A scientific mission to China proposed further study for a number of topics. Critics and the director of the W.H.O. have weighed in as well.
Infected rodents pose no immediate danger to humans, but the research suggests that mutations are helping the coronavirus expand its range of potential hosts.