There is strong evidence that invertebrates are sentient beings.
An emerging field studies parasites that take over the nervous system of a host.
There may be thousands of undiscovered mammal species in the world. Most are small, like bats and rodents, but there could be primates, too. A lifeline for Bigfoot enthusiasts?
Small spiders use their silk threads to passively fly, a process called ballooning. Learning how could help atmospheric scientists.
Scientists across a range of disciplines have helped solve Darwin's dilemma.
COVID-19 and other microbes have shed light on disease spillover from animals to humans, but we can also spillback disease to wildlife.
Why do flocks of birds swoop and swirl together in the sky? A biologist explains the science of murmurations
Murmurations have no leader and follow no plan.
More than 200 years ago, scientists tried to figure out how bats navigate in the dark (or without eyes). This set in motion a series of events that led to the development of ultrasound as a form of psychotherapy.
Chimpanzees are able to consider the context of social interactions and can accept unfavorable outcomes — sometimes.
Multiple lines of evidence — physical, chemical, and biological — must converge for scientists to conclude that alien life has been found.
The way that the ancient Megalodon adapted to water temperature has important implications for modern marine creatures.
From crocodiles to birds, certain animals managed to survive some of the worst extinction events in world history.
Assume we can make new thylacines, mammoths, diprotodons, or sabre-tooth cats. Great. Now where do we put them?
Anesthesia causes animals and humans to lose consciousness. A study found it has a similar effect on Venus flytraps.
Can a non-native species be a friend instead of a foe?
Scientists at the San Diego Zoo are on a mission to resurrect the extinct northern white rhino.
Meet T. imperator and T. regina.
Head direction cells act like internal compasses to help the birds navigate during long flights.
Syllipsimopodi bideni is small (about 12cm in length), has ten arms, suckers, fins, and a triangular pen of hard tissue inside its body for support.
Awe is a powerful force, a fact that is both exciting and terrifying.
Local researchers identify a striking rainbow-colored fairy wrasse found off the coast of the Maldives as a fish species all its own.
The A.I. system could improve the lives of commercially raised pigs.