Study shows some cuckoo birds may actually help their hosts
Deep sea fish eyesight similar to human vision
A deep sea fish that is one of the most common vetebrates on the planet has eyesight comparable to a middle-aged human, research suggests.
How the cheetah got its stripes—a genetic tale
Feral cats in Northern California have enabled researchers to unlock the biological secret behind a rare, striped cheetah found only in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers at the Stanford University ...
Eagle research soars via GPS trackers
A world first study tracking wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax) via GPS satellite transmitters has led one researcher into uncharted territory after a female appeared to have her partner stolen by a new bird, ...
Research duo use X-rays and high speed camera to learn secrets of rapid wing beats of insects (w/ Video)
Crows react to threats in human-like way: Neural basis of crows' knack for face recognition
(Phys.org)—Cross a crow and it'll remember you for years. Crows and humans share the ability to recognize faces and associate them with negative, as well as positive, feelings. The way the brain activates ...
Researchers glue bar codes on to ants to study individual behavior within group (w/ video)
Pregnant gelada monkeys abort when new male enters group
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pregnant female geladas show an unusually high rate of miscarriage the day after the dominant male in their group is replaced by a new male, a new University of Michigan study indicates.
Research sheds light on how patterns form in bird feathers
Researchers find 400 year old Ice Age plants in Arctic able to grow anew as glaciers retreat
Love at first smell: Can birds choose mates by their odors?
Mate choice is often the most important decision in the lives of humans and animals. Scientists at the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology at the Vetmeduni Vienna have found the first evidence that birds ...
Study finds better immune system doesn't make women more attractive to men
Link between falling hormone and early puberty in sheep
New information about the relationship between hormones, muscle development and puberty onset could help farmers efficiently breed sheep for meat.
Researchers track the secret lives of feral and free-roaming house cats
Researchers (and some cat-owners) wanted to know: What do feral and free-roaming house cats do when they're out of sight? A two-year study offers a first look at the daily lives of these feline paupers and ...