New idea on how the zebra got its stripes
Study shows even newly hatched chicks have a left to right number space map (w/ Video)
How does white-nose syndrome kill bats?
For the first time, scientists have developed a detailed explanation of how white-nose syndrome (WNS) is killing millions of bats in North America, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and ...
Monkeys can learn to see themselves in the mirror
Unlike humans and great apes, rhesus monkeys don't realize when they look in a mirror that it is their own face looking back at them. But, according to a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Jan ...
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.
Predatory sea snails produce weaponized insulin
As predators go, cone snails are slow-moving and lack the typical fighting parts. They've made up for it by producing a vast array of fast-acting toxins that target the nervous systems of prey. A new study ...
Orangutans crack consonants and vowels to shed new light on the evolution of human speech
Scientist still dont know how human speech evolved from our great ape ancestors. But a study involving Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and the Pongo Foundation has uncovered new calls from orang-utans ...
Blind beetles show extraordinary signs of sight
University of Adelaide researchers have made a surprising discovery in the aquifers beneath the Western Australian desert, which challenges the traditional Darwinian view of evolution.
Death of young killer whales raises worry about the species' survival
He's trailed them and photographed them, mapped their family trees and counted their offspring, coming to identify individuals by their markings, sometimes even ascribing personalities based on behavior.
Treatment for parasitic worms helps animals survive infectious diseases—and spread them (Update)
Parasitic worms, which infect millions of people and other animals around the world, influence how the immune system responds to diseases like HIV and tuberculosis.
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 ...
Unique Sulawesi frog gives birth to tadpoles
University of California, Berkeley, herpetologist Jim McGuire was slogging through the rain forests of Indonesia's Sulawesi Island one night this past summer when he grabbed what he thought was a male frog ...
Field study suggests brain size in ants adheres to specialization hypothesis
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.