New research carried out by scientists at the University of Bristol has shown that despite individual animals having their own personality, this gets suppressed when they make decisions together in a group.
Hundreds of horseshoe crabs—known as "living fossils" as they are among the earth's oldest creatures—have washed ashore dead in southern Japan, confounding experts who study the alien-like sidewalkers.
In the Earth's oceans these days, the bigger a species is, the more prone it is to die off. That's unheard of in the long history of mass extinctions, a new study finds.
Have you ever looked for something in a teenager's bedroom? Tough, isn't it? Everyday experience tells us that when the background is cluttered, it's harder to find an object. But how should we define "complexity" and can ...
Great tits pick their spring breeding sites to be near their winter flockmates, according to new research into the social networks of birds from the University of Oxford.
Efforts to protect endangered species could be helped by fresh insights into how parenting affects the survival chances of inbred animals.
Flock leaders who attempt to give their fellow pigeons incorrect information about their direction of travel can be overruled by the collective wisdom of the group, according to new research from the University of Oxford.
Throughout the growing season seemingly benign clouds pass over millions of acres of crops, causing rapid fluctuations in light intensity and inadvertently robbing these plants of their productivity—this costs us untold ...