Shark found to have bioluminescence on both dorsal spine and belly
Jurassic insect that mimicked ginkgo leaves discovered
Life, and death, of Triceratops: Fossilized tooth marks shed light on T.Rex's gruesome hunting practices
Researchers discover cuttlefish able to mimic female on half its body (w/ Video)
Woolly mammoth extinction has lessons for modern climate change
Although humans and woolly mammoths co-existed for millennia, the shaggy giants disappeared from the globe between 4,000 and 10,000 years ago, and scientists couldn't explain until recently exactly how the ...
Escalating arms race: Predatory sea urchins drive evolution
(Phys.org) -- Nature teems with examples of evolutionary arms races between predators and prey, with the predator species gradually evolving a new mode of attack for each defensive adaptation that arises in ...
A classic model for ecological stability revised, 40 years later
A famous mathematical formula which shook the world of ecology 40 years ago has been revisited and refined by two University of Chicago researchers in the current issue of Nature.
Dinosaurs with killer claws yield new theory about flight
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies has revealed how dinosaurs like Velociraptor and Deinonychus used their famous killer claws, leading to a new hypothesis on ...
Predatory fish have large guts to help them through famine
Two ground-nesting birds eavesdrop on chipmunk chatter to find safe neighborhoods
(PhysOrg.com) -- Ground-nesting birds face an uphill struggle to successfully rear their young, with many eggs and chicks falling prey to predators.
Reindeer see a weird and wonderful world of ultraviolet light
Researchers have discovered that the ultraviolet (UV) light that causes the temporary but painful condition of snow blindness in humans is life-saving for reindeer in the arctic.
Fossil of giant ancient sea predator discovered (w/ video)
Paleontologists have discovered that a group of remarkable ancient sea creatures existed for much longer and grew to much larger sizes than previously thought, thanks to extraordinarily well-preserved fossils ...
Researchers discover world's most extreme hearing animal
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have discovered that the greater wax moth is capable of sensing sound frequencies of up to 300kHz – the highest recorded frequency sensitivity ...
Fish feat: Reef predator uses sign language to hunt
The roving coralgrouper, a predator fish of the tropical reef, uses sign language to advise fellow hunters of hiding prey, according to a study published on Tuesday.