Running faster equals disaster
Trading maximum speed for manoeuvrability may be essential to surviving a run-in with a predator, a new study shows.
Researchers find ferns communicate with one another to decide gender
Settling for 'Mr. Right Now' better than waiting for 'Mr. Right'
Evolutionary researchers have determined that settling for "Mr. Okay" is a better evolutionary strategy than waiting for "Mr. Perfect."
Scientists investigate how chemicals evolved into communication signals
Elephants may be able to hear rain generated sound up to 150 miles away
Tobacco hornworm found to use nicotine to create 'defensive halitosis'
When scientists play with LEGO: A new creative version of pinned insect manipulator
Scientists from the Natural History Museum London are facing the challenges of mass digitization of museum specimens by inventing a creative, functional and most importantly quite cheap way to capture old ...
New idea on how the zebra got its stripes
New study reveals why jellyfish are such efficient swimmers (w/ Video)
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.
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 ...