Sunbathing helps these bugs stay healthy
Sunbathing may be healthy – at least for one group of North American insects that apparently uses the activity to fight off germs, Simon Fraser University scientists have found.
Researchers find animals with bigger brains less prone to extinction
Researchers urge rethink of 'Monty Roberts' horse training method
(Phys.org) -- Aspects of a horse training method made famous by Monty Roberts, author of the The Man Who Listens to Horses, have been called into question by research at the University of Sydney.
Study resets date of earliest animal life by 30 million years
University of Alberta researchers have uncovered physical proof that animals existed 585 million years ago, 30 million years earlier than all previous established records show.
Dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded: study
Dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded, scientists said Wednesday, in a finding that could debunk one of the most commonly-held images of the extinct giants.
Dinosaurs were lighter than previously thought, new study shows
Scientists have developed a new technique to accurately measure the weight and size of dinosaurs and discovered they are not as heavy as previously thought.
UCLA life scientists view biodiversity through a whole new dimension
(Phys.org) -- How can blue whales, the largest animals on the planet, survive by feeding on krill, shrimp-like creatures that are the size of a penny? According to UCLA life scientists, it's all a matter of ...
Big-mouthed babies drove the evolution of giant island snakes
Some populations of tiger snakes stranded for thousands of years on tiny islands surrounding Australia have evolved to be giants, growing to nearly twice the size of their mainland cousins. Now, new research ...
Developing robots that can teach humans
When it comes to communication, sometimes it's our body language that says the most--especially when it comes to our eyes.
Bird brains follow the beat: Capacity to move in time with music may be connected with ability to learn speech
Even though typical dance-floor activity might suggest otherwise, humans generally demonstrate a remarkable capacity to synchronize their body movements in response to auditory stimuli. But is this ability ...
Researchers induce freezing tolerance in fruit fly
Fossil cricket: Jurassic love song reconstructed
Some 165 million years ago, the world was host to a diversity of sounds. Primitive bushcrickets and croaking amphibians were among the first animals to produce loud sounds by stridulation (rubbing certain ...
World-first discovery of hybrid sharks off Australia's east coast
(PhysOrg.com) -- Hybrid black tip shark containing both Common and Australian black tip DNA.
How can the salamander help fight degenerative disease?
Ever asked yourself why some animals can regenerate lost body parts, yet we can't grow back a limb? A new Australian research collaboration is offering a chance to solve this puzzle in the fight to cure degenerative ...