Glucose biofuel cells may soon power implants
South American spider females pick their mates according to how well the nuptial gift is wrapped
It's not only what's inside the nuptial gift that a potential suitor brings to a female Paratrechalea ornata spider that counts. It's the whole package, white silk wrappings and all, that can give one ma ...
Study finds starfish shed arms to protect against overheating
Researchers find elephants cannot handle exercise on hot days
Competing to create a more energy-efficient air conditioner
A University of California, Davis, challenge to build more energy efficient air conditioning has spurred a major global manufacturer to build a rooftop air conditioner that is 40 percent more energy-efficient ...
Is a new form of life really so alien?
The idea of discovering a new form of life has not only excited astronomers and astrobiologists for decades, but also the wider public. The notion that we are the only example of a successful life form in the galaxy has, ...
Largest bird alters its foraging due to climate change
Paris/ Leipzig. Wandering albatrosses have altered their foraging due to changes in wind fields in the southern hemisphere during the last decades. Since winds have increased in intensity and moved to the ...
Counting Titan's Craters
Impact craters found on Titan could help scientists determine the age of this Earth-like moon and its potential for life.
Why the mirror lies: Individuals with body dysmorphic disorder see their own faces differently
Everyone checks themselves in the mirror now and then, but that experience can be horrifying for individuals suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, a psychiatric condition that causes them to believe, wrongly, that ...
Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food
A group of researchers say polar bears forced off melting sea ice will not find enough food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, a conclusion that contradicts studies indicating ...
Whale watching impacts on minke whales are not likely to be a conservation threat
Wildlife tourism, like whale watching, can substantially disrupt the activities of the animals targeted but does it threaten populations with extinction?
Heavier sheep a refuge for drench-susceptible worms
Leaving heavier Merino ewes untreated for worms while treating their skinnier counterparts may help combat drench-resistant worms, research suggests.
Shape up quickly—applies to fish, too
Fish can live in almost any aquatic environment on Earth, but when the climate changes and temperatures go up many species are pushed to the limit. The amount of time needed to adjust to new conditions could ...
Feral cats avoid urban coyotes, are surprisingly healthy
Cats that live outdoors in the city do their darnedest to steer clear of urban coyotes, a new study says.