Study shows 'solar powered' sea slugs can survive long term in the dark
Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet
Scientists have unearthed the oldest big cat fossil yet, suggesting the predator—similar to a snow leopard—evolved in Asia and spread out.
Researchers find animals that evolve to have no stomach have same missing genes
Benefit of bees even bigger than thought
Bees have a much greater economic value than is widely known, according to a scientific probe into strawberry-growing published on Wednesday.
Signalers vs. strong silent types: Sparrows exude personalities during fights
Like humans, some song sparrows are more effusive than others, at least when it comes to defending their territories. New findings from the University of Washington show that consistent individual differences ...
Birds with badges
A New Zealand bird that conspicuously displays its status on the top of its head can provide valuable insight into the social conventions of all creatures, including humans, scientists have found.
Study duo find adaptive value of same-sex pairing in Laysan albatross
Iron preserves, hides ancient tissues in fossilized remains
New research from North Carolina State University shows that iron may play a role in preserving ancient tissues within dinosaur fossils, but also may hide them from detection. The finding could open the door to the recovery ...
Invasive sparrows immune cells sharpen as they spread
When invasive species move into new areas, they often lose their natural enemies, including the microbes that make them sick. But new research from evolutionary biologists at the University of South Florida ...
Team finds evidence of ancient human history encoded in music's complex patterns
In the same way that fragments of ancient pottery and bones offer valuable information about human history, music can also reveal previously hidden clues about the past, according to new research from an international team ...
Newly discovered protist suggests evolutionary answers, questions
From Massachusetts to Mississippi, a unicellular protist is hinting at answers about the evolution of multicellularity while raising a whole new set of questions.
Researchers discover sea slugs that stab each other in the head after copulation (w/ Video)
Social networks make us smarter
The secret to why some cultures thrive and others disappear may lie in our social networks and our ability to imitate, rather than our individual smarts, according to a new University of British Columbia ...
An ecosystem-based approach to protect the deep sea from mining
Five hundred miles southeast of Hawai'i, in international waters far out of sight of any land, there are vast mineral resources 5,000 meters below the sea.