Study shows wild monkeys can learn new tricks from watching training videos
Giant squid filmed in Pacific depths, Japan scientists report
Scientists and broadcasters said Monday they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid roaming the depths of the Pacific Ocean, showing it in its natural habitat for the first time ever.
Research finds how diving mammals evolved underwater endurance
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shed new light on how diving mammals, such as the sperm whale, have evolved to survive for long periods underwater without breathing.
How the Yellowhammer became a Kiwi—from hero to villain in 15 years
Yellowhammers are small, colourful and apparently innocuous birds, but they were once considered to be enemies by farmers in New Zealand. Yellowhammers were introduced there to help fight insect crop pests, ...
The ABC's of animal speech: Not so random after all
The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language.
From chaos to order: How ants optimize food search
Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimization techniques. An individual ant searching for food walks in random ways, biologists found. Yet the collective ...
Scientists discover new species of legless amphibian in Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains
Scientists have discovered a new species of legless amphibian in Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains.
Science casts light on sex in the orchard
Persimmons are among the small club of plants with separate sexes—individual trees are either male or female. Now scientists at the University of California, Davis, and Kyoto University in Japan have discovered ...
Genetic secrets of the monarch butterfly revealed
The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic insects in the world, best known for its distinct orange and black wings and a spectacular annual mass migration across North America. However, little has been ...
Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezing... and melting
Antarctic fishes that manufacture their own "antifreeze" proteins to survive in the icy Southern Ocean also suffer an unfortunate side effect, researchers report: The protein-bound ice crystals that accumulate ...
Museum workers pronounce dobsonfly found in China, largest aquatic insect
Study shows rhinoceros beetle horns evolved to accommodate species-specific fighting styles
Study shows the temperature of a cow's nose can reveal their inner emotions
Global campaigning organisation, World Animal Protection, have published the first study exploring whether nasal temperatures can be used as a measure of positive emotions in cows. Published in this month's ...