Sixty-three-year-old marine biologist Nan Hauser believes the creature steered her away from the certain attack of a tiger shark.
A snake in Australia yielded a record-breaking amount of venom during a milking session. The 3.1027g bite is enough to kill up to 100 people.
New research is revealing fascinating details about the largest underwater eruption in the past 100 years.
The Pelican spider, from Madagascar, remained unstudied for a long time after its discovery. A recent study of the arachnid reveals this blighter's secrets
Researchers, Timo van Eldijk and Bas van de Schootbrugge, have discovered the oldest known fossil remains of moths and butterflies, dating back to more than 200 million years ago.
Previously unknown species, which has been named Diluvicursor pickeringi, uncovered in 113-million-year-old rocks in south-eastern Australia.
Black is the sexiest colour for the super-black bird of paradise
The animal's specialized teeth and large size suggest it was capable of eating plants, as well as small vertebrates.
The world is getting warmer each year and humans are to blame.
Nasa's images shared on Instagram offer a bird's eye view of what is happening in some parts of the country.
Warm ocean waters and rising CO2 levels are likely to disturb the food chain.
Sand dunes in the Algerian town of Ain Sefra were blanketed by a 16-inch thick layer of snow. This was only the third snowfall to be recorded in the town.
More than 99% of green sea turtles coming from the northern Great Barrier Reef are females, study finds.
Choose one of these 24 stunning animal pictures as the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award.
Titanoboa cerrejonensis is the largest snake ever known to have existed and an early ancestor to today's boa constrictors.