... and no one knows why.
Eels use electricity in more complex ways than anyone had imagined.
The president jumps the shark.
The mass death of 200,000 saiga provides a dark omen for what might happen to wildlife in a changing world.
The COMPAS tool is widely used to assess a defendant’s risk of committing more crimes, but a new study puts its usefulness into perspective.
Seventeen years after the original Blue Planet, the BBC Natural History Unit has perfected the art of the blockbuster documentary.
The Arc gene, which is critical for animals’ ability to learn from experiences, has an incredible origin story.
Animal culture can be as rich and varied as human culture.
A new study finds a strong relationship between armed conflict and the decline of Africa’s large animals.
Feathers on birds-of-paradise contain light-trapping nanotechnology that makes some of the deepest blacks in the world.
We’ve spent centuries trying to kill bacteria. Now, scientists have shown that subtler approaches can work—at least in mice.
Her 11,500-year-old remains suggest that all Native Americans can trace their ancestry to the same founding population.
Take a tour through the kaleidoscope of sight in the animal kingdom.
"Ben Barres was a role model for role models."
For animals, sleep is both universal and incredibly varied.
It’s not because they turn down talks more often, or because there aren’t enough women to invite.
The antibodies in their blood might hold the key to future vaccines.
The animals inspired the design of the very first battery. Two centuries later, they're at it again.
A team of scientists wants to accelerate research into a genetic disorder by using CRISPR to copy unique mutations from affected children into pigs.
… which it secretes from its head