Canal between ears helps alligators pinpoint sound
Alligators can accurately pinpoint the source of sounds. But it wasn't clear exactly how they did it because they lack external auditory structures. A new study shows that the alligator's ear is strongly ...
Study finds mantis shrimp process vision differently than other organisms (w/ video)
Male Eurasian jays know that their female partners' desires can differ from their own
Knowing what another person wants is not a trivial issue, particularly when the other's desires are different from our own. The ability to disengage from our own desire to cater to someone else's wishes is ...
Salamanders shrinking as their mountain havens heat up
Wild salamanders living in some of North America's best salamander habitat are getting smaller as their surroundings get warmer and drier, forcing them to burn more energy in a changing climate.
The altruistic side of aggressive greed: Study explains new twist in group cooperation
In many group-living species, high-rank individuals bully their group-mates to get what they want, but their contribution is key to success in conflict with other groups, according to a study that sheds new light on the evolutionary ...
Study shows urban birds with darker feathers may be better at removing metal toxins
Genetic link holds key for sheep affliction
New research shows WA farmers may soon be able to breed sheep with high natural resistance to breech strike, as part of a nationwide study to identify the traits of animals able to withstand the problem.
Scientists work up a crab-powered computer
Biologist discovers mammal with salamander-like regenerative abilities
(Phys.org)—A small African mammal with an unusual ability to regrow damaged tissues could inspire new research in regenerative medicine, a University of Florida study finds.
Study shows alpine swift can stay aloft for 200 days
Attracting wild bees to farms is a good insurance policy
Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination, but it can also pay for itself in four years or less, according to ...
Long-held assumption about emergence of new species questioned
Darwin referred to the origin of species as "that mystery of mysteries," and even today, more than 150 years later, evolutionary biologists cannot fully explain how new animals and plants arise.