October 19, 2012 Could prebiotics, the food for the good bacteria known as probiotics, have more benefits than a dose of the microbes, particularly for people with serious health problems like preemies? A researcher working with pigs is trying to figure that out.
October 17, 2012 Its nearest relatives — animals that lived before the great dinosaurs — are all extinct now. The tuatara is the only one of its order to make it through that giant asteroid, the ice ages, volcanoes, changes in sea levels, humans. And now, after 230 million years hunting insects in the forest, this little guy is in trouble.
October 11, 2012 It's big, it's blue and no one's sure yet what or where it came from. A squid? A whale? Big Foot? See if you can help solve the mystery.
October 11, 2012 The cub was about a week old when it died on Sept. 23. Tests since then show that her lungs didn't develop properly, which affected how much oxygen she was getting and in turn damaged her liver.
October 5, 2012 Many birds seek out anthills, but not for a snack: They just want to roll around in a pile of insects. Some scientists think this strange behavior serves as a form of insect repellent. Others maintain that "anting" is a fun, pleasurable (and maybe even habit-forming) experience for birds.
September 28, 2012 Angry pet owners who believe contaminated Waggin' Train chicken jerky strips killed their pets are targeting the stores that sell them. Meanwhile, the FDA says it doesn't have enough evidence to issue a recall.