Findings from a study involving the mating habits of female túngara frogs supports the idea that irrationality as the result of being presented with too many choices may have deep biological roots – in humans as well.
Tropical songbirds have a lower adult mortality rate than temperate birds because they are raised in smaller families. This directly affects their wing growth and ability to escape from predators.
Worms' behaviors and postures were studied by scientists at the MRC’s Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London in order to better understand its genes and brain activity. With further research, this method of study could be applied to humans.
Penguin fossils found in Antarctica reveal valuable information about the bird's unique adaptations. While they have evolved as flightless birds, they have many interesting traits that allow them to fly through water.
Staph is a "super bug" that, before now, couldn't be stopped. It includes Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other forms.
New findings suggest that the all-important rice plant can be engineered with a higher resistance to pathogens, and looks at how plants sense them.
A recent study of almost 13 thousand marine species found that they don't have many options when climate change sets in. They will either have to relocate to other parts of the ocean or face extinction.
A planetary scientist explains that, with some adaptations, life-forms similar to Earth's could live on other planets' environments as well.
A new lizard species with teeth fused to the top of its jaws has been found in fossilized remains in southern Brazil. It seems that a different path of evolution was taken by these reptiles than previously thought.
Columbia University researchers recently discovered a hepatitis A-like virus in seals off New England's coast.
Chimpanzees studied along Uganda's western border seem to be thriving despite the forest's escalating demise.
Female guppies can avoid male guppy courting by not only increasing their speed, but also by perfecting their swimming technique, say researchers.
You may have heard some mixed opinions about the state of coral reefs. Some will argue that coral conditions are in a natural flux, or that reefs will have time to adapt to our changing oceans. Others have found that coral populations have sustained irreparable damage. Now several new studies help show that things are a LOT more complicated than you might imagine.
Recent studies discovered that frogs have utilized an adaptive characteristic that has never before been observed in a vertebrate species.