Burying beetles hatch survival plan to source food, study shows
Young beetles pick up sensory signals from adult insects to increase their chances of being fed - and shorten the odds of being killed instead.
Study shows lions got distemper from dogs originally but now there are other carriers
Caring and sharing is monkey business
Chimpanzees, much like children, can learn to be kind by observing and experiencing the kindness of others, according to new research by the University of St Andrews.
Waiting to be discovered for more than 100 years—new species of bush crickets
Museums of Natural History are an important source of evidences of existing variety and diversity of animal species. Many species lie on shelf, waiting for years and years to be discovered. A new study published ...
Bad reputation of crows demystified
In literature, crows and ravens arebad omens and are associated with witches. Most people believe they steal, eat other birds' eggs and reduce the populations of other birds. But a new study, which has brought ...
Ophthalmologist performs surgery to help save young cheetah's eye
Dr. Léart Petrick, a Windhoek eye specialist with a practise focused on serving humans, recently travelled to Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) to perform an operation on a different kind of patient. Khayjay, ...
How gerbils orient in the light of the setting sun
A light brown remains light brown: For gerbils, the fur color of their conspecifics appears identical under different lighting conditions. The ability of color constancy in rodents has been demonstrated for ...
Bee brains challenge view that larger brains are superior at understanding conceptual relationships
Soundness exams, genetic testing improve herd performance
The value of a herd bull is determined not just by his genetic merit, but also by the number of calves he may or may not sire, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.
Snack attack: Bears munch on ants and help plants grow
Tiny ants may seem like an odd food source for black bears, but the protein-packed bugs are a major part of some bears' diets and a crucial part of the food web that not only affects other bugs, but plants too.
Sending bat signals: Unique 'supper's ready' alert beckons hungry bats
The sound of a bag of potato chips being torn open cuts through a darkened movie theater. The noise, in an otherwise silent space, pinpoints for all moviegoers exactly where the chips are being devoured. ...
Ninjabot strikes with force of a mantis shrimp
Heart arrhythmias detected in deep-diving marine mammals
A new study of dolphins and seals shows that despite their remarkable adaptations to aquatic life, exercising while holding their breath remains a physiological challenge for marine mammals. The study, published ...