Mystery giant jellyfish washes up in Australia
Scientists were on Thursday working to classify a new species of giant jellyfish that washed up on an Australian beach, describing it as a "whopper" that took their breath away.
Plants respond to leaf vibrations caused by insects' chewing
Previous studies have suggested that plant growth can be influenced by sound and that plants respond to wind and touch. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri, in a collaboration that brings together ...
Researchers find ferns communicate with one another to decide gender
If you throw a gecko at Teflon, will he stick? University of Akron researchers found the answer
That little lizard that has become so effective selling car insurance - the gecko - can climb across glass windows and across the ceiling. You knew that, right?
New deep sea mushroom-shaped organisms discovered
Scientists discovered two new species of sea-dwelling, mushroom-shaped organisms, according to a study published September 3, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jean Just from University of Copenh ...
In Nicaragua, tarantulas are latest cash crop
His corn and bean fields ravaged by drought, Nicaraguan farmer Leonel Sanchez Hernandez grudgingly found a new harvest: tarantulas.
Parasite causes zombie ants to die in an ideal spot
A study in the September issue of The American Naturalist describes new details about a fungal parasite that coerces ants into dying in just the right spot -- one that is ideal for the fungus to grow and reproduce. The st ...
Asian 'unicorn' photographed for first time in over 10 years
For the first time in more than ten years, there has been a confirmed sighting of one of the rarest and most mysterious animals in the world, the saola of Laos and Vietnam. The Government of the Lao People's ...
A small step for lungfish, a big step for the evolution of walking
(Phys.org) —The eel-like body and scrawny "limbs" of the African lungfish would appear to make it an unlikely innovator for locomotion. But its improbable walking behavior, newly described by University ...
Researchers find evolutionary reasons for homosexual behavior in beetles
Optimized by Evolution, Ants Don't Have Traffic Jams
Fear of Komodo dragon bacteria wrapped in myth
(Phys.org) —A team led by a University of Queensland researcher has proven that the fearsome Komodo dragon is a victim of bad press.
It's official: dogs really do imitate their owners
US sees massive drop in bumble bees: study (Update)
Weakened by inbreeding and disease, bumble bees have died off at an astonishing rate over the past 20 years, with some US populations diving more than 90 percent, according to a new study.