Zombie ants: Identified from samples collected at two sites in Brazil's tropical rain forest, each of the four fungus species specializes in controlling a different species of carpenter ant, creating Zombie ants.
Baby names: The same values that pushed adventurous individuals into new territories as our country was being populated may still show up in the names their descendants give to babies, a new study finds.
Walking cactus: Scientists have discovered what researchers are calling the missing link in China. The strange-looking walking cactus is thought to be the link between worm-like creatures and arthropods like spiders.
Thunder Thighs dinosaur: The elephant-sized Brontomerus – Greek for 'thunder thighs' – lived about about 110 million years ago, and had a powerful kick.
For much of the world, eating insects — officially called entomophagy — is neither strange nor disgusting nor exotic.
Valentine's Day may bring more than just hearts and flowers. A new study has found that the word 'Valentine' makes men more likely to help out in an emergency.
Australopithecus afarensis, an ancient human ancestor who lived around 3 million years ago, spent most of its time walking, instead of climbing trees like chimps.
A single protein found on the surface of squid egg capsules will instantly transform a placid cephalopod into a eight-armed undersea terror, scientists discover.
Shark attacks went up in 2010, with at 79 unprovoked attacks reported. Experts give advice on how to fight back if attacked by a shark.
The 13th- and 14th-century Mongol invasion of Asia decreased global carbon dioxide by less than 0.1 part per million, researchers have found.