Bird's playlist could signal mental strengths and weaknesses
Having the biggest playlist doesn't make a male songbird the brainiest of the bunch, a new study shows.
Asian lady beetles use biological weapons against their European relatives
Once introduced for biological pest control, Asian lady beetle Harmonia axyridis populations have been increasing uncontrollably in the US and Europe since the turn of the millennium. The species has been p ...
Mum and dad Theropod dinosaurs shared the work, research shows
(Phys.org) —Research into the incubation behaviour of birds suggests the type of parental care carried out by their long extinct ancestors.
Fossil saved from mule track revolutionizes understanding of ancient dolphin-like marine reptile
An international team of scientists have revealed a new species of ichthyosaur (a dolphin-like marine reptile from the age of dinosaurs) from Iraq, which revolutionises our understanding of the evolution ...
Researchers find correlation between face shape and procreation rates and rank in male soldiers
Competing for milk can be a stressful thing for hyena twin siblings
Researchers from the German Leibniz Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) demonstrate for the first time in a free-ranging mammal that hunger and conflict for access to resources can be "stressful" ...
Discovered: A mammal and bug food co-op in the High Arctic
University of Alberta researchers were certainly surprised when they discovered the unusual response of pikas to patches of vegetation that had previously been grazed on by caterpillars from a species normally found in the ...
Unusual anal fin offers new insight into evolution
(Phys.org) —An unusual fossil fish that has fins behind its anus could have implications for human evolution according to a scientist at The University of Manchester.
The genetics of life and death in an evolutionary arms-race
Scientists at The University of Manchester have found evidence of the genetic basis of the evolutionary arms-race between parasitoids and their aphid hosts.
Study finds first example of auditory regression in a subterranean organism
True colors of some fossil feathers now in doubt (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Geological processes can affect evidence of the original colors of fossil feathers, according to new research by Yale University scientists, who said some previous reconstructions of fossil ...
Study shows extinction of pseudosuchians may have helped dinosaurs flourish
Origins of human teamwork found in chimpanzees
Teamwork has been fundamental in humanity's greatest achievements but scientists have found that working together has its evolutionary roots in our nearest primate relatives – chimpanzees.
Doing business with a parrot: Goffin cockatoos trade with nuts in an exchange experiment
The team of Alice Auersperg from the Department of Cognitive Biology from the University of Vienna has for the first time succeeded in observing self-control of cockatoos in exchange experiments. The results ...