Faster evolution not responsible for tropical biodiversity
It's been known for more than 150 years that the tropics are home to far greater numbers of animal and plant species than the planet's temperate regions. But despite decades of study, the causes of this striking ...
Researchers find migration risks likely led to drab colored female birds
Crows, like humans, store their tools when not in use
Researchers at the University of St Andrews have discovered that crows, like humans, store their tools when they don't need them. The study published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B is the ...
Ants color vision may help march towards robot technology
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered how ants see in colour, a breakthrough that one day could help scientists create more autonomous robots.
Cutting a bugs' penis shorter found to reduce reproduction chances
What's love got to do with it? A lot for eavesdropping bats, singing katydids
A new eavesdropping study of bats and katydids provides evidence that sensory differences can influence the "evolutionary arms race" between predators and prey.
Climate change could cause cold-blooded animals' thermal tolerance to shrink
Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to San Francisco ...
In quantum theory of cognition, memories are created by the act of remembering
Bee brains challenge view that larger brains are superior at understanding conceptual relationships
Which happened first: Did sounds form words, or words form sentences?
The enemy of my friend: Altruistic punishment in humans called into question
Animals in the wild found to use running wheel if given the choice (w/ Video)
New evidence helps explain why some soft tissue fossilizes better than others
Sun may determine lifespan at birth, study finds
Could the Sun be your lucky—or unlucky—star? In an unusual study published Wednesday, Norwegian scientists said people born during periods of solar calm may live longer, as much as five years on average, ...