Shrimp-like crustacean found to make gooey underwater silk
Study reveals clues to how humans became sociable
(PhysOrg.com) -- Humans have evolved to become the most flexible of the primates and being able to live in lots of different social settings sets us apart from non-human primates, suggests research by University ...
Study finds monkey mothers are key to sons' reproductive success
If you are a male human, nothing puts a damper on romantic success like having your mother in tow. If you are a male northern muriqui monkey, however, mom's presence may be your best bet to find and successfully ...
96 percent of vertebrates -- including humans -- descended from ancestor with sixth sense
(PhysOrg.com) -- People experience the world through five senses but sharks, paddlefishes and certain other aquatic vertebrates have a sixth sense: They can detect weak electrical fields in the water and use ...
Mole rat dental structure similar to a shark
In bubble-rafting snails, the eggs came first
(PhysOrg.com) -- It's "Waterworld" snail style: Ocean-dwelling snails that spend most of their lives floating upside down, attached to rafts of mucus bubbles.
Bees outpace orchids in evolution
(PhysOrg.com) -- Orchid bees arent so dependent on orchids after all, according to a new study that challenges the prevailing view of how plants and their insect pollinators evolve together.
Organism diversity: Fast-evolving genes control developmental differences in social insects
Genes essential to producing the developmental differences displayed by social insects evolve more rapidly than genes governing other aspects of organismal function, a new study has found.
This beetle uses eggs as shields against wasps
(PhysOrg.com) -- New University of Arizona research has discovered that seed beetles from the desert Southwest shelter their broods from attacking parasitic wasps under a stack of dummy eggs.
New study finds dolphins produce sounds in a similar way to humans
Low oxygen triggers moth molt
A new explanation for one of nature's most mysterious processes, the transformation of caterpillars into moths or butterflies, might best be described as breathless.
Blainville’s beaked whales go silent at the surface
New research proves parrot chicks learn their names from parents
Overturning 250 years of scientific theory: Age, repeated injury do not affect newt regeneration
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have been wrong for 250 years about a fundamental aspect of tissue regeneration, according to a University of Dayton biologist who says his recent discovery is good news for humans.