Amazon frogs found to build mental maps of their local area
Captive mice and native mice don't care to breed together, study finds
The female of the species is harder to please than the male
Female bats are fussier than males when it comes choosing where to eat in urban areas, according to new research from the University of Stirling.
Bottlenose dolphins use specific whistles as names
Bottlenose dolphins in Africa use signature whistles to identify each other, say scientists investigating the animals communication.
Female sea urchins hedge their bets in the mating game
Sleeping around pays off for females, according to an international team of evolutionary biologists.
Tags on fish may act as 'dinner bell' for seals
Sound-emitting tags fitted to fish to track their survival may, paradoxically, be alerting predator seals to their whereabouts, said scientists Wednesday who warned of a "dinner bell" effect.
Warmer temperatures limit impact of parasites, boost pest populations
Climate change is expected to disrupt ecosystems by changing the life cycles of insects and other organisms in unpredictable ways - and scientists are getting a preview of these changes in cities. Research from North Carolina ...
Age matters: Young larvae boost pollen foraging in honey bees
Toddlers and tweens have very different needs, which influence how parents provide for them. The same is true in honey bees, but instead of communicating their needs via language, honey bee larvae emit chemical ...
Snakes in evolutionary arms race with poisonous newt
The rough-skinned newt is easily one of the most toxic animals on the planet, yet the common garter snake routinely eats it. How does a newt which produces enough toxin to kill several grown humans almost ...
Rare new species of plant: Stachys caroliniana
The exclusive club of explorers who have discovered a rare new species of life isn't restricted to globetrotters traveling to remote locations like the Amazon rainforests, Madagascar or the woodlands of the ...
The unknown crocodiles
Just a few years ago, crocodilians – crocodiles, alligators and their less-known relatives – were mostly thought of as slow, lazy, and outright stupid animals. You may have thought something like that ...
Sonic nets viewed as a safe, humane way to shoo hungry birds
Scarecrows have never worked, and history shows that advancements in technology haven't worked much better when it comes to shooing birds away from ripening crops.
Biomarker could provide early warning of kidney disease in cats
Researchers from Oregon State University and other institutions have developed a new biomarker called "SDMA" that can provide earlier identification of chronic kidney disease in cats, which is one of the ...
Citizen scientists home in on crab menace
Perth fishermen have helped stop a 'nasty' crab invading West Australian waters which could have devastated local marine biodiversity.