Electric eels deliver Taser-like shocks
The electric eel - the scaleless Amazonian fish that can deliver an electrical jolt strong enough to knock down a full-grown horse - possesses an electroshock system uncannily similar to a Taser.
Pufferfish myth busted—they do so breathe when puffed up
Neural 3-D compass discovered in mammalian brain
Pilots are trained to guard against vertigo: a sudden loss of the sense of vertical direction that renders them unable to tell "up" from "down" and sometimes even leads to crashes. Coming up out of a subway ...
Female termites found to clone themselves via asexual reproduction
Science casts light on sex in the orchard
Persimmons are among the small club of plants with separate sexes—individual trees are either male or female. Now scientists at the University of California, Davis, and Kyoto University in Japan have discovered ...
Fairy wren embryos found able to discern between adult calls
Researchers find ferns communicate with one another to decide gender
Researchers find sea otter dental enamel 2.5 times as strong as humans
Australian water bird found to migrate long distance when the weather dictates
Elephants may be able to hear rain generated sound up to 150 miles away
Genetic secrets of the monarch butterfly revealed
The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic insects in the world, best known for its distinct orange and black wings and a spectacular annual mass migration across North America. However, little has been ...
Researchers find first instance of fish larvae making sounds
Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezing... and melting
Antarctic fishes that manufacture their own "antifreeze" proteins to survive in the icy Southern Ocean also suffer an unfortunate side effect, researchers report: The protein-bound ice crystals that accumulate ...
'Femme fatale' emerald ash borer decoy lures and kills males
An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted ...