Borneo is the third largest island in the world and comprises the nations of Malaysia, Brunei, and parts of Indonesia. It's one of the most incredibly diverse places on the planet, home to 15,000 plant species, 3,000 different trees, 221 different land mammal species, and 420 unique birds. And that number is…
The Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Jareth the Goblin King, and Harry Potter's messenger owls have the power of creeping up on people. So do owls in real life, due to the design of their wings and feathers.
This little fellow is a sengi, or giant elephant shrew, but his particular species has never been seen before. Photographed in eastern Kenya, this newly discovered creature is one of perhaps many undiscovered species hiding in Kenya's remote coastal forests.
One of the world's tiniest frogs has been discovered in Borneo. At 10-12 mm long, Microhyla nepenthicola may be micro, but its croak is loud. That's how researchers found them, swimming in tiny puddles of water captured by pitcher plants.
You've heard rumors of human-dolphin love before, and you've heard scientists arguing that dolphins should be given human rights. And now, a Florida man has just published an autobiographical novel called Wet Goddess about his love affair with a dolphin.
Dolphins aren't the only aquatic mammals fighting human battles. The US Navy has long been training sea lions as equipment retrievers and underwater sentries. Now they plan to outfit a naval base with mine-sweeping, diver-trapping sea lions.
Using motion-triggered cameras developed for surveillance, a team of researchers in Algeria has captured the first photographs of a nearly-legendary variety of cheetah, believed to be one of only 250 Saharan cheetahs left on Earth.
Though most people believe chameleons use their color-changing abilities for camouflage, a new study released today proves this is incorrect. In fact, chameleons evolved the ability to transform skin color quickly to send messages to other chameleons. In a careful analysis of how and when chameleons change color, a…