The hormone regulating neurotransmitters glutamate and serotonin have long been associated with happiness, with serotonin in particular being the subject of many reward-based behavioral studies. However, a new study has found that if a male mouse is exposed to high levels of these transmitters, they become exceptionally aggressive and violent.
Scientists have long been curious as to why it's common for animals to fight with members of other species, and now a new study has found the answer, blaming it on females, of course.
As we embrace spring and with it warmer weather, soon mosquitos will become a regular nuisance. And if you often find yourself the victim of itchy mosquito bites, it's not because you taste sweet, but in fact because of your genes.
The big red bottom of female baboons has always been an iconic image for the species. However, even if they knew the lyrics, no male baboon would ever be caught enthusiastically singing "Baby Got Back." New research has revealed that baboons don't actually care what sized backside "baby" has at all - a huge surprise for animal behaviorists everywhere.
It is well known that brightness drives our circadian rhythms, but for the first time new research shows that the body's internal clock also depends on the color of light to measure the time of day.
A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis may be able to solve the world's carbon emission problem, according to new research.
I'll admit it. I'm no dog lover, but even I've felt that pang in my chest when a goofy canine gazes at me with those 'puppy dog eyes.' We have long called these incredibly trusting animals "man's best friend," but new research has revealed that there's more to it than just trust and a mutual love for bacon. Dogs, it seems, can actually hijack the chemistry for human bonding.
Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in various plastic consumer products, is disrupting turtle reproduction in terms of their sexual differentiation, according to a new study.
White nose syndrome (WNS) has been a rampant problem for nearly a decade, resulting in a decline of many bat colonies in North America. Now researchers are surprised to learn that a bacteria that naturally grows on the skin of some bats could be a powerful weapon against the deadly fungus.
A warming world may have more of an impact on spiders than experts ever expected. That's at least according to a recent study that closely investigated how temperature fluctuations affected the movements of spiders and robots alike.
The decline of pollinator populations, especially honeybees, has been something of an international crisis. Now, researchers are finding out exactly how some pollutants affect honeybees in a desperate bid to try to mitigate their harmful impact.
Well, not exactly. But new research finds that how you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger.
As humans, and especially for women, we love the idea of romantic relationships and finding "the one." But new surprising research says that we are actually designed to fall out of love and move on to new relationships.
For the most part, evolution seems a lot like a lottery of mutations. The winners get to survive, reproduce, and eventually evolve. The losers disappear from all but the fossil record. Now new research has revealed that a small group of microbes and viruses are apparently cheating the system, systematically picking and choosing what mutates to help them live in some hostile environments.
Past research has shown again and again that even as engineers take their cues from animals, they cannot even begin to hope to approach nature's perfection in flight. No a new study is helping peel back some of the mystery as to how many insects maintain near-effortless pin-point turning while on wing. The results could help experts develop the next generation of air-worthy drones.