University of Alberta researchers have pinpointed a section in the tiny hummingbird's brain that may be responsible for its unique ability to stay stationary mid-air and hover.
A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more rare: a golden eagle capturing a young sika deer.
Transmissible cancers—cancers which can spread between individuals by the transfer of living cancer cells—are believed to arise extremely rarely in nature. One of the few known transmissible cancers causes facial tumours ...
The largest ape to roam Earth died out 100,000 years ago because it failed to tuck into savannah grass after climate change hit its preferred diet of forest fruit, scientists suggest.
An international team of marine biologists has found mesopelagic fish in the earth's oceans constitute 10 to 30 times more biomass than previously thought.
MIT biological engineers have created a programming language that allows them to rapidly design complex, DNA-encoded circuits that give new functions to living cells.
Researchers have produced new DNA evidence that almost certainly confirms the theory that all modern humans have a common ancestry.
An Australian ranger has captured the moment a python swallowed a wallaby at a national park in a giant feast that could keep it full for three months.