Every day, humans pick up on idiosyncrasies such as slow drawls, high-pitched squeaks, or hints of accents to put names to voices from afar. This ability may not be as unique as once thought, researchers report on July 20 ...
When disaster strikes, you want the very best tools, functioning at their peak. In the case of catastrophic earthquakes, tornadoes, or even bombings in war zones, those tools are search and rescue dogs. But researchers have ...
The Przewalski's horse, also called Takhi or Mongolian wild horse, is the only remaining wild horse species. In 1969, wild horses were officially declared extinct. However, a few animals survived in captivity. In 1992, first ...
How many lions does it take to kill a lamb? The answer isn't as straightforward as you might think. Not, at least, according to game theory.
An elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of researchers led by a Murdoch University PhD student.
Scientists have untangled the competing influences of water and gravity on plant roots—by growing cucumbers during spaceflight.
University of South Florida biologists have found that a crucial window in the development of tadpoles may influence a frog's later ability to fight infectious diseases as an adult.
An online experiment to investigate whether humans can understand the meaning of ape gestures has been created by researchers at the University of St Andrews.
Although the results only reflect behaviour for one out-of-hours service, the authors believe that this tendency could be be replicated across the small animal veterinary sector.
Researchers have identified a genetic difference in domesticated dogs and wolves that could explain the canines' contrasting social interaction with humans.