Color matters in display of fish aggression
Biologists have unlocked new insights into the mysterious evolution of colour diversity among fish, and how aggression from other species plays a part in patterns of colour diversity observed in the wild.
Artificial light found to negatively impact wallabies
Birds spread infections at feeders, according to research
Diseases may spread faster in birds that visit bird feeders frequently, according to new research from an Iowa State University ecologist.
Evidence that Earth's first mass extinction was caused by critters not catastrophe
In the popular mind, mass extinctions are associated with catastrophic events, like giant meteorite impacts and volcanic super-eruptions.
Research shows evolution in real time
In ongoing research to record the interaction of environment and evolution, a team led by University of California, Riverside biologist David Reznick has found new information illustrating the evolution of a population of ...
Birds that eat at feeders more likely to get sick, spread disease
Wild songbirds that prefer to eat at bird feeders have an increased risk of acquiring a common eye disease. In turn, these birds also spread the disease more quickly to their flock mates, according to an international research ...
Cooking up cognition: Study suggests chimps have cognitive capacity for cooking
These days, cooking dinner requires no more thought than turning a knob on a stovetop, but for early humans the notion that - simply by applying heat or fire - foods could be transformed into something both tastier and easier ...
Social brains: Do insect societies share brain power?
The society you live in can shape the complexity of your brain—and it does so differently for social insects than for humans and other vertebrate animals.
Study finds males may contribute to offspring's mental development before pregnancy
A new study from Indiana University provides evidence in mice that males may play a positive role in the development of offspring's brains starting before pregnancy.