A successful trial that tested a vaccine against bladder cancer in dogs could help develop a similar one for humans.
There's a fatal prion infection killing deer and elk across North America.
Back to the drawing board.
More than 90% of human faces are home to mites that live in our skin pores. These friendly guests might be merging with us.
There’s an enormous evolutionary advantage for flamingos to stand on one leg, but genetics doesn't help. Only physics explains why.
Yorkicystis lived during the “Cambrian explosion,” 539 million to 485 million years ago – hundreds of million years before the dinosaurs.
All marbled crayfish descended from a single clone discovered in Heidelberg, Germany in 1995.
"Lac-Phe" grants obese mice the benefits of exercise — without exercising. But don't expect an "exercise pill."
It's not about leaves in tall trees.
For 40 years, scientists thought a specific gene was linked to aggression in hamsters. Removing it, however, had violent consequences.
The long-standing debate over whether dinosaurs were more like birds or lizards is drawing to a close.
Experimental archaeology is the practice of recreating past events using knowledge and tools available at the time. Sometimes, it involves elephants.
The plant-like sea creatures contain a molecule that improves memory, learning, and even hair quality, according to a new study in mice.
Some astrobiologists believe life is rare, while others believe it is common in the Universe. How can we find out which view is correct?
Now they're pointing the way to future battery technologies.
To the ancient Greeks, exotic animals were proof of mythological creatures. To the ancient Romans, they were oddities and adversaries.
Disgusting behavior is often crucial to survival.
From machines to animals, there are many kinds of possible minds.
Was there an intelligent, technologically advanced species long before humans existed? Could there have been a dinosaur civilization?
The apes taught sign language didn't understand what they were doing. They were merely "aping" their caretakers.
Symmetrical objects are less complex than non-symmetrical ones. Perhaps evolution acts as an algorithm with a bias toward simplicity.
Fish are surprisingly good in numbers tests — a skill that sometimes makes the difference between life and death.