Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
You might not know the name, but you probably know the work: H.R. Giger created some of the most powerfully creepy visuals in Hollywood’s history, including animals and props that forced some viewers of 1979’s sci-fi film Alien to watch the film through their fingers.
In the wilds of Africa, chimpanzees consistently choose to make their sleeping nests in a particular tree that offers the “just right” kind of comfort that Goldilocks famously preferred.
Since construction workers discovered dozens of fossils along a highway in Chile in 2011, one question has preoccupied researchers: What killed the whales, seals and other creatures that ended up there more than 5 million years ago?
Wildlife officials in southwest Florida who are struggling to save dozens of beached pilot whales say there’s hope that at least some of the animals might escape after they spotted at least 20 of them swimming in deeper water.
Cassini — the NASA spacecraft orbiting Saturn — has beamed back a picture of what Earth looks like from its perspective.