Development of a carnivorous pitcher leaf
Carnivorous plants have strange-shaped leaves, and they can grow on nutrient-poor environments by trapping and eating small animals. Charles Darwin, often called "the father of evolution", was also interested ...
Study shows example of a parasite using a bioweapon to control host
Study suggests similarity between how pigeons learn the equivalent of words and the way children do
The more scientists study pigeons, the more they learn how their brains—no bigger than the tip of an index finger—operate in ways not so different from our own.
New idea on how the zebra got its stripes
Spider monkeys point to new understanding of hand dominance
Spider monkeys aren't the hook-handed primates scientists always believed they were.
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 devil's helmet for a legendary tiger moth
The Menetries's tiger moth (Borearctia menetriesii) is the most rare and enigmatic representative among the Palearctic Arctiinae. During an expedition in almost inaccessible wild taiga area of Eastern Siberi ...
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.
Spider electro-combs its sticky nano-filaments
A spider commonly found in garden centres in Britain is giving fresh insights into how to spin incredibly long and strong fibres just a few nanometres thick.
Territorial overlap led to cognitive advance
The myriad challenges involved in animal groups sharing territory has been shown to be a key driver in the march towards higher intelligence in primates, including humans.
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 ...