Researchers decode gestures used by chimpanzees to communicate with each other
Disappearing act of world's second largest fish explained
Researchers have discovered where basking sharks - the world's second largest fish - hide out for half of every year, according to a report published today in Current Biology. The discovery revises scient ...
Popular insect repellent deet affects nervous system: study
The active ingredient in many insect repellents, deet, has been found to be toxic to the central nervous system. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology say that more investigations are urgently needed ...
Prairie dogs kiss more when being watched
Scientists film hagfish anti-shark slime weapon
(PhysOrg.com) -- The hagfish found in New Zealands deepest waters is grotesque enough, thanks to its scary protruding teeth straight from a horror film. Now, scientists have witnessed the full ...
Study reveals why our ancestors switched to bipedal power
(PhysOrg.com) -- Our earliest ancestors may have started walking on two limbs instead of four in a bid to monopolise resources and to carry as much food as possible in one go, researchers have found.
Use of imidacloprid - common pesticide - linked to bee colony collapse
The likely culprit in sharp worldwide declines in honeybee colonies since 2006 is imidacloprid, one of the most widely used pesticides, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).
Scientists snare 'superprawn' off New Zealand
Scientists have captured a "supergiant" crustacean in waters seven kilometres (4.5 miles) deep off New Zealand, measuring 10 times the normal size of related species.
What is your dog thinking? Brain scans unleash canine secrets in Emory study
When your dog gazes up at you adoringly, what does it see? A best friend? A pack leader? A can opener?
Antarctic moss lives after 1,500 years under ice
Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and University of Reading report in Current Biology on March 17 that Antarctic mosses can essentially come back to life after 1,500 completely inactive years ...
Great apes face extinction: conservationist Jane Goodall
The world's great apes face extinction within decades, renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall warned Tuesday, in a call to arms to ensure man's closest relatives are not wiped out.
Scientists Find First Creature With Eyes That Use Both Refractive and Reflective Optics
Florida Atlantic University researcher and member of the Center for Ocean Exploration and Deep-Sea Research at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Dr. Tamara Frank, was part of an international research ...
New species of giant lizard found in Philippines
Biologists on Wednesday reported the spectacular discovery of a species of giant lizard, a reptile as long as a full-grown man is tall, and endowed with a double penis.
Why chimpanzees attack and kill each other
Bands of chimpanzees violently kill individuals from neighboring groups in order to expand their own territory, according to a 10-year study of a chimp community in Uganda that provides the first definitive ...