Light switches brain signaling: Longer days bring 'winter blues' for rats
Most of us are familiar with the "winter blues," the depression-like symptoms known as "seasonal affective disorder," or SAD, that occurs when the shorter days of winter limit our exposure to natural light ...
Humpback whales able to learn from others, study finds
Humpback whales are able to pass on hunting techniques to each other, just as humans do, new research has found. A team of researchers, led by the University of St Andrews, has discovered that a new feeding ...
Researchers glue bar codes on to ants to study individual behavior within group (w/ video)
Sea urchins cope with rising CO2 levels
True colors of some fossil feathers now in doubt (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Geological processes can affect evidence of the original colors of fossil feathers, according to new research by Yale University scientists, who said some previous reconstructions of fossil ...
Robot snake automatically wraps around an object when thrown (w/ Video)
Bees get a buzz from caffeine
Scientists have today shown that caffeine improves a honeybee's memory and could help the plant recruit more bees to spread its pollen.
Researchers find emperor penguins outer feathers colder than surrounding air
One law to rule them all: Sizes within a species appear to follow a universal distribution
Flocks of birds, schools of fish, and groups of any other living organisms might have a mathematical function in common. Studying aquatic microorganisms, Andrea Giometto, a researcher EPFL and Eawag, showed ...
Shark found to have bioluminescence on both dorsal spine and belly
Fruit flies medicate their larvae with alcohol
Bees and flowers communicate using electrical fields, researchers discover
Flowers' methods of communicating are at least as sophisticated as any devised by an advertising agency, according to a new study, published today in Science Express by researchers from the University of Bri ...
Grooming helps insects keep their senses sharpened
Like a self-absorbed teenager, insects spend a lot of time grooming.