After observing grown-ups struggling with tasks, 1-year-old babies make more effort themselves.
Three Caltech students have shown that these brainless animals have their own version of slumber.
Thanks to a long-running plan to rear their chicks in captivity, these national icons are bouncing back from the edge of extinction.
Thanks to CRISPR, scientists are studying animal evolution in ways that were previously thought to be impossible.
The success of a treatment might depend on a person’s microbes.
It’s an endearing, giant, flightless, New Zealand parrot, and it’s a poster child for the quantified-self movement.
By draining the fluids from several hosts, dodder vines inadvertently allow plants to communicate with each other and share alarm signals.
The Anna Karenina hypothesis says that every unbalanced microbiome is unbalanced in its own way.
Did they evolve a powerful hallucinogen to stop insects from getting the munchies?
The U.S. is sitting on one of the largest data sets on any animal group, but most of it is inaccessible and restricted to local agencies.
On an Alaskan island, one of nature’s greatest spectacles is shutting down, as brown bears abandon fish in favor of a surprising alternative.
For decades, scientists have tested animal intelligence by seeing if they can recognize themselves in mirrors. But how do you revamp that test for a species that relies more on smell than sight?
It begins with the melting of a snowball earth, and the rise of algae.
A large Indian study of 4,500 newborn babies found that the right microbes can prevent a life-threatening condition called sepsis.
Scientists have found a way to measure if people intuitively know what ape gestures mean.
A highly lethal disease that controlled Australia’s rabbit problem initially evolved to be milder—but has since rebounded into a newly nasty form.
An Australian snake may have evolved all-black scales to cope with pollution.
There’s no immediate threat, but as sequencing becomes more commonplace, researchers face security risks.
It weighed 69 tons.
A first-of-its-kind study shows that artificial lights deter nocturnal insects that flowers rely on.