Saber-toothed cats and bear dogs: How they made cohabitation work
(Phys.org)—The fossilized fangs of saber-toothed cats hold clues to how the extinct mammals shared space and food with other large predators 9 million years ago.
Study shows exception to rule of lifespan for fliers, burrowers and tree dwellers
In birds' development, researchers find diversity by the peck
(Phys.org)—It has long been known that diversity of form and function in birds' specialized beaks is abundant. Charles Darwin famously studied the finches on the Galapagos Islands, tying the morphology ...
Female bonobos use homosexual sex to increase social status
Telegraph the 'zonkey' born at Crimean zoo
A zoo in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea has welcomed its latest arrival—a "zebroid", or "zonkey", which was born after a lonesome zebra got intimate with a donkey.
Parasitic wasps use calcium pump to block fruit fly immunity
Parasitic wasps switch off the immune systems of fruit flies by draining calcium from the flies' blood cells, a finding that offers new insight into how pathogens break through a host's defenses.
Sea urchins cope with rising CO2 levels
Shark found to have bioluminescence on both dorsal spine and belly
Study shows medium-sized mammals may be more at risk of extinction than large or small species
Honey bees study finds that insects have personality too
A new study in Science suggests that thrill-seeking is not limited to humans and other vertebrates. Some honey bees, too, are more likely than others to seek adventure. The brains of these novelty-seeking bees e ...
Study shows social comb-footed spiders have two distinct types of personalities
Humpback whales able to learn from others, study finds
Humpback whales are able to pass on hunting techniques to each other, just as humans do, new research has found. A team of researchers, led by the University of St Andrews, has discovered that a new feeding ...