They may not have brooms, mops or even arms, but bivalves - such as clams, mussels and oysters - make good underwater maids, a new study suggests.
Workers bees only build nest cells for male honeybees until their colony becomes popular - about 4,000 workers in all, according to a recent study.
It may sound like a fairytale, but experts are claiming that simply thinking about your romantic partner can give you a "rush of good stress" that seems to both unlock new reserves of energy and improve mood.
It has long been said that the eyes are the window to the soul, but behavioral scientists have long said that our body language and facial expressions are actually the best way to convey emotions. However, new research has revealed that humans and chimpanzees alike both involuntarily match the pupil size of those they are interacting with, especially if there is some kind of emotional connection - namely empathy.
In this technology-driven world where children are used to looking at screens more than actual people, they are losing the ability to read others' emotions, according to a new study.
Researchers are literally lacing electronics through living moths, making "biobots" that could one day redefine the face of search-and-rescue operations. This early work in what seems like the beginnings of the cyborg technology from science fiction is detailed in a recent study.
Researcher studying cyanobacteria in hot springs have discovered that the potentially harmful algae can live in near-darkness, absorbing far-red light and converting it into energy while releasing oxygen. This is a major step forward towards better understanding the harmful algae blooms (HABs) that are occurring in Lake Erie and other lakes worldwide.
Hummingbirds may have specifically evolved just to taste sweet nectar, as most other birds are only capable of tasting savory foods.
The deadly Ebola virus that is sweeping across west Africa, infecting and killing thousands of people, is thought have had originated in small and unassuming animals. Researchers have stumbled upon a number of carriers of the disease in the animal kingdom, where it is just as much an epidemic as it is in urban Africa. Some hope that finding the source of the disease will help them understand how it suddenly became so prevalent among humans.
Antarctica may be the coldest place on Earth, but that doesn't mean life won't find a way to survive. Researchers recently found a rich microbial ecosystem living underneath Antarctica's thick ice sheet, where no sunlight has been felt for millions of years.
Researchers claim to have developed an inexpensive and eco-friendly bio-plastic that degrades at a more acceptable rate, compared to traditional plastics. The plastic, they say, is made from vegetable waste and the byproducts of rice and cocoa production, meaning that it will place no new demand on the Earth as well.
Your son or daughter's Picasso-esque scratches of crayon on paper may actually be a good indicator oh how well they will do in school, a team of researchers is now suggesting.
Two new studies have revealed two very different ways bothersome bacteria strains can suddenly become deadly, evolving into difficult-to-rid pathogens that can threaten entire populations.
It may be one of the last examples of ongoing natural selection in humans. Pygmy hunter-gatherer tribes in Uganda have genes to thank for their incredibly small stature, and researchers now suspect that this trait has evolved several times to help these people better adapt to their unusual lifestyle.