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 ...
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
Study finds better immune system doesn't make women more attractive to men
The number of fungal species has been greatly overestimated
A study led by the researchers of the University of Tartu Natural History Museum discovered that the most species-rich fungal communities are in tropical rainforests. The estimated global species richness ...
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 ...
Researchers find emperor penguins outer feathers colder than surrounding air
Mantas, devil rays butchered for apothecary trade now identifiable
Since dried filters from the mouths of filter-feeding rays hit apothecary shop menus in Asia—the thought being that eating ground-up filters will cleanse one's liver—there's been no way to know which ...
Researchers find epigenetic factor in monogamy for voles
Fishes' innate food choice could change with the environment
The fact that fish choose their food based on what colours they can see, as opposed to how it tastes, is an inherited trait that could have implications for the evolution in the animal kingdom, new Deakin ...