Animals first flex their muscles
An unusual new fossil discovery of one of the earliest animals on earth may also provide the oldest evidence of muscle tissue – the bundles of cells that make movement in animals possible.
The ABC's of animal speech: Not so random after all
The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language.
Secrets of how worms wriggle uncovered
An engineer at the University of Liverpool has found how worms move around, despite not having a brain to communicate with the body.
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
Computer model simulates Neolithic transition from egalitarianism to leadership and despotism
Which happened first: Did sounds form words, or words form sentences?
The enemy of my friend: Altruistic punishment in humans called into question
Study disputes notion that facial symmetry an indicator of health in children
Cuckoos hide from each other using 'cryptic' eggs
Cuckoos aren't the kind of parents you'd want. They never raise their young ones, leaving that job to other birds. They achieve this by laying their eggs in other expectant birds' nests, who treat them as ...
Genetically engineered fruit flies could save crops
Releasing genetically engineered fruit flies into the wild could prove to be a cheap, effective and environmentally friendly way of pest control according to scientists at the University of East Anglia and ...
Animals in the wild found to use running wheel if given the choice (w/ Video)
Population density and testes size: More than meets the eye
A team of researchers has discovered that changes in population density can affect the size of animals' testes and therefore impact on reproduction.