Deep sea fish eyesight similar to human vision
A deep sea fish that is one of the most common vetebrates on the planet has eyesight comparable to a middle-aged human, research suggests.
Dogs hear our words and how we say them
When people hear another person talking to them, they respond not only to what is being said—those consonants and vowels strung together into words and sentences—but also to other features of that speech—the ...
Porpoise massacre: seals fingered in whodunnit
It seemed like an open-and-shut case—a beach mystery that a 10-year-old detective with an ice cream and some time on his hands could figure out.
Female color perception affects evolution of male plumage in birds
The expression of a gene involved in female birds' color vision is linked to the evolution of colorful plumage in males, reports a new study from the University of Chicago. The findings, published Nov. 26 ...
Nasal immunity is an ancient adaptation of the mucosal immune system of vertebrates
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of New Mexico recently discovered an olfactory immune system in fish previously thought to be associated with terrestrial vertebrates only. The results could provide ...
Ancient avian bones found in China may be oldest example of chicken domestication
Boy moms more social in chimpanzees
Nearly four decades of observations of Tanzanian chimpanzees has revealed that the mothers of sons are about 25 percent more social than the mothers of daughters. Boy moms were found to spend about two hours ...
New bird species confirmed 15 years after first observation
A team led by researchers from Princeton University, Michigan State University and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences have confirmed the discovery of a new bird species more than 15 years after the elusive ...
Mysterious glowworm found in Peruvian rainforest
Amazon frogs found to build mental maps of their local area
Amazonian shrimps: An underwater world still unknown
A study reveals how little we know about the Amazonian diversity. Aiming to resolve a scientific debate about the validity of two species of freshwater shrimp described in the first half of the last century, ...
Factors that drive sexual traits
Many male animals have multiple displays and behaviours to attract females; and often the larger or greater the better.
Study reveals tiger shark movements around Maui and Oahu
UH Mānoa researchers are using tracking devices to gain new insights into tiger shark movements in coastal waters around Maui and O'ahu. The ongoing study reveals their coastal habitat preferences
Can penguins tell us how far the Cretaceous diving bird Hesperornis wandered?
Don't mess with Hesperornis. It was a flightless, aquatic Cretaceous bird that measured up to six feet long, had a beak lined with sharp teeth, and was partially responsible for the downfall of at least one ...