Researchers determined that young male elephants are less aggressive in the presence of older males. The findings suggest poachers who target older males for their tusks could increase the chances of elephants attacking humans.
Scientists released the first analyses of the Ryugu asteroid samples — captured by the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft. They suggest near-Earth asteroids may be too fragile to survive Earth’s atmosphere if they ever crossed our path.
Researchers in China discovered an exceptionally well-preserved oviraptorosaur embryo, positioned in the same “tucking” posture as a chicken in its egg. The rare fossil sheds light on when modern bird behavior arose in their dinosaur ancestors.
Researchers identified the first “true millipede” in Australia. It’s the first creature discovered with more than 1,000 legs — 1,306 to be precise. Mining in its habitat means the millipede could already be in danger of extinction.