About 385 million years ago, a pair of ancient Scottish fish did a jig that was somewhat like square dancing, and now scientists are saying this was actually the awkward origin of sex.
It just got a lot worse to be a frog living in Spain right now. Spanish frog species already combating the same deadly chytrid fungus that is wreaking havoc on amphibian populations all over the world now must also deal with a pair of lethal and fast-spreading viruses.
We all know that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, and a new study supporting this way of thinking shows that male brains - at least in nematodes - are wired to choose sex over food, whereas the same doesn't ring true for females.
Rock gobies are masters of camouflage, able to change both their color and brightness within a minute, new research shows.
A certain species of shark is hiding out in corals in an attempt to escape ocean acidification, according to a new study.
A fruit fly's sense of smell could potentially be used to sniff out bombs and drugs, according to a new study.
For geckos, climbing along walls and even upside down is a piece of cake, but going downhill, on the other hand, requires some effort, according to new research.
Huge, now extinct, kangaroos that roamed the Australian outback 100,000 years ago weren't hoppers, despite the popular connotation, but had bones made for walking instead, a new study shows.
The pesky house fly may be annoying, but this buzzing insect's genome could improve human health, according to a new study.
A new study has shown that the "love hormone" known as oxytocin may be the primary, if not sole, determinant of whether or not an animal feels sexual attraction towards a prospective mate. Interestingly, this only seems to hold true for females.
Anorexics may find help accepting food and body images from doses of oxytocin, a hormone commonly referred to as the "love hormone," according to two studies looking into the effects and possible applications of the hormone.
A great number of coral populations across the globe have been steadily declining due to the adverse effects of climate change. The NOAA even recently recognized 20 different types of coral as threatened species due to notable decline. However, some coral have found themselves an ally. Mangroves appear to be harboring a great number of coral species, protecting them from things like ocean acidification and elevated temperatures.
A unique slithering robot is revealing the secrets of the sidewinder snake, whose ability to quickly climb sandy slopes has long puzzled scientists, according to a new study.
New research shows that certain sticky polymers produced by seaweed aids and abets the spread of disease from land animals to marine mammals, like endangered sea otters.
Do you remember the first time you tried beer? There is probably not a single child who said "that's good!" after being permitted a sip of that forbidden amber drink. So why have adults developed a taste for the bitter and bubbly? Researchers are now arguing that it's actually yeast that drives the subtle beer flavors and aromas we learn to enjoy.