DNA evidence suggests humans hunted moa to extinction
Antarctic moss lives after 1,500 years under ice
Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and University of Reading report in Current Biology on March 17 that Antarctic mosses can essentially come back to life after 1,500 completely inactive years ...
Motion and muscles don't always work in lockstep, researchers find in surprising new study
(Phys.org) —Animals "do the locomotion" every day, whether it's walking down the hall to get some coffee or darting up a tree to avoid a predator. And until now, scientists believed the inner workings of ...
More to biological diversity than meets the eye
Most of us already imagine the tropics as a place of diversity—a lush region of the globe teeming with a wide variety of exotic plants and animals. But for researchers Andrew Forbes and Marty Condon, there's ...
Cane toads demonstrating impressive adaptive abilities in Western Australia
Researchers find UV sensitivity in wide range of mammals
Crazy ants dominate fire ants by neutralizing their venom
Invasive "crazy ants" are rapidly displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern U.S. by secreting a compound that neutralizes fire ant venom, according to a University of Texas at Austin study published ...
Mystery of bottle gourd migration to Americas solved
Study finds bumblebees able to fly as high as Mount Everest
Mosquito sperm have 'sense of smell'
Vanderbilt biologists have discovered that mosquito sperm have a "sense of smell" and that some of same chemicals that the mosquito can smell cause the sperm to swim harder.
Study finds mantis shrimp process vision differently than other organisms (w/ video)
Flies with brothers make gentler lovers
Flies living with their brothers cause less harm to females during courting than those living with unrelated flies, say Oxford University scientists.
Birds fly in 'V' formation to save energy, study finds (Update)
The next time you see birds flying in a V, consider this: A new study says they choreograph the flapping of their wings with exquisite precision to help them on their way.
Social experience drives empathetic, pro-social behavior in rats
Empathy-driven behavior has been observed in rats who will free trapped companions from restrainers. This behavior also extends toward strangers, but requires prior, positive social interactions with the ...