Animals

The aerial acrobat is less than half a millimeter long.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The kunga, a highly sought-after technological advance in Mesopotamia, may be the oldest known hybrid animal bred by humans.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Study suggests the dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as MRSA first evolved naturally.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Researchers hope the tiny moth ears could someday inspire improvements to cell phones and hearing aids.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
A newfound millipede with 1,306 legs has the most legs of any known animal, researchers say.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The genes involved in hydra regeneration and development could offer clues about immortality.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
New research suggests the birds must sense Earth's magnetic field using some other part of their anatomy.
James Gaines, Contributor
Experiments showed how cats can track their owners by listening for their voice
Haley Weiss, Staff Writer
Genes for repairing DNA, metabolizing glucose and suppressing inflammation may help some rockfish live for hundreds of years.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Up to 63% of African and Arabian mammal species may have vanished in a previously undetected die-off.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
What nature's most complex constructions can tell us about how the brain organizes behaviors.
Haley Weiss, Staff Writer
Examining small molecules that attach to DNA strands can help build a sense of a lobster's age.
Haley Weiss, Staff Writer