Study shows toddlers can produce a novel action after observing a correlation, while New Caledonian crows cannot
Scientists unravel the genetic secrets of nature's master of mimicry
Scientists investigating how one of the greatest shape shifters in the natural world is able to trick predators to avoid being eaten have identified the gene behind the fascinating feat.
New paper suggests High Tibet was cradle of evolution for cold-adapted mammals
For the last 2.5 million years, our planet has experienced cold and warm, millennia-long cycles that collectively have become known as the Ice Age. During cold periods, continental-scale ice sheets blanketed ...
Colonial-era dams trigger parallel evolution of Connecticut fish
Decisions made by Colonial era settlers to dam Connecticut waterways triggered sudden and parallel evolutionary changes in two species of fish competing for food, a new Yale University study shows.
Evolution and venomous snakes: Diet distinguishes look-alikes on two continents
On opposite sides of the globe over millions of years, the snakes of North America and Australia independently evolved similar body types that helped them move and capture prey more efficiently.
Post ice-age extinctions of large mammals linked to humans, not climate change
Spider venom may save the bees
Venom from one of the world's most poisonous spiders may help save the world's honeybees, providing a biopesticide that kills pests but spares the precious pollinators, a study said Wednesday.
Deep sea fish remove one million tonnes of CO2 every year from UK and Irish waters
Deep sea fishes remove and store more than one million tonnes of CO2 from UK and Irish surface waters every year, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.
Zebra finches are sensitive to emotional cues in human speech
A study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows that zebra finches can pick up on the features in human language that express emphasis and emotion.
Study shows fairy wrasses perceive and respond to their own deep red fluorescent coloration
Butterfly 'eyespots' add detail to the story of evolution
A new study of the colorful "eyespots" on the wings of some butterfly species is helping to address fundamental questions about evolution that are conceptually similar to the quandary Aristotle wrestled with ...
Prehistoric birds lacked in diversity
Birds come in astounding variety—from hummingbirds to emus—and behave in myriad ways: they soar the skies, swim the waters, and forage the forests. But this wasn't always the case, according to research ...