Amazonian bird chicks mimic poisonous caterpillar to avoid detection
New species and surprising findings in the Mariana Trench
The Mariana Trench located in the Western Pacific near Guam hosts the deepest place on earth, and has been the focus of high profile voyages to conquer its deepest point, Challenger Deep. A recent expedition ...
Sensing distant tornadoes, birds flew the coop: Signs point to infrasound as nature's early warning system
When birds unexpectedly flee their nesting grounds, it may be a demonstration of Mother Nature's early-warning system that a massive storm is approaching.
Crows join human, apes and monkeys in exhibiting advanced relational thinking
Crows have long been heralded for their high intelligence - they can remember faces, use tools and communicate in sophisticated ways.
Nature offers video of 10 cutest animals of 2014
Oldest fish on record caught off Albany
Commercial fisherman Tony Little caught WA's oldest fish on record in the deep waters of Two People's Canyon, off the coast of Albany.
Syracuse biologist reveals how whales may 'sing' for their supper
Humpback whales have a trick or two, when it comes to finding a quick snack at the bottom of the ocean. But how they pinpoint that meal at night, with little or no available light, remains a mystery.
Discovery aims to fight destructive bee disease
University of Guelph researchers hope their new discovery will help combat a disease killing honeybee populations around the world.
How seeds recognise the seasons
Scientists at the University of York have played a key role in new research into the way 'mother' plants use their memory of the seasons to teach their seeds the most advantageous time to germinate.
Linguistic methods uncover sophisticated meanings, monkey dialects
The same species of monkeys located in separate geographic regions use their alarm calls differently to warn of approaching predators, a linguistic analysis by a team of scientists reveals. The study, which ...
Research accelerated with computerized system that analyzes animal videos
Studies of animal behavior have come a long way from the days when scientists followed their subjects around with pen and notepad. But although cameras have replaced clipboards, evaluating the resulting videos ...
Study shows how association, learning can lead to exposure to disease
The ability to adopt new behaviors and ideas—whether learned or invented—has helped humans develop everything from stone tools and agriculture to revolutionary communications technologies like the World ...
Hearing capabilities of bushcrickets and mammals
A detailed review of the functional mechanics of katydid (bushcricket) hearing, draws distinct parallels between the ear of the bushcricket and tetrapods.
Conservation and immunology of wild seabirds: Vaccinating two birds with one shot
A group of researchers from the University of Barcelona (Spain), the CNRS in Montpellier (France) and Princeton University (USA) report in The American Naturalist that the vaccination of females of a long ...