A new study shows that certain carnivorous plants, known for quickly and cruelly trapping and killing tiny animals for food, may be turning vegetarian.
"Plant intelligence" is a term that's been thrown around a lot these days, especially by a number of scientists. But plants can't really think - or can they? Plants do indeed show signs of "intelligent" behavior, and even learn from interacting with what is around them.
Fireflies are known for their luminescent nighttime glow, but how does this phenomenon work? Scientists from Switzerland and Taiwan set out to unravel the mystery.
Researchers have determined that crocodilians mutate at a remarkably slow rate, providing a potential explanation for why these creatures are so much more like their prehistoric ancestors compared to most other creatures.
Researcher have determined how birds accurately determine the direction of a sound, even when they do not have the complex external ear structures that most mammals, humans included, boast.
Researchers have revealed a bizarre evolutionary twist to deep-sea "bone-eating" worms, an already unusual species, a new study says.
Researchers have recently discovered what looks to be the exotic mechanism that allows the Ebola virus to replicate in its host, spreading to the point that it becomes a deadly infection. Understanding this could open up new treatment options that help victims of measles and even rabies as well.
Nearly four years ago, geological surveys of the Arctic Ocean seafloor revealed the presence of shells buried deep in its sediment. Now researchers have analyzed these specimens to discover something astounding: they are million-year-old bivalve mollusks - a new genus and species of their own to add to the fossil records.
A pair of researchers is using bird X-rays to reveal the "birth" of dinosaur tracks by comparing its movements with steps taken by a real prehistoric predator, according to a new study.
Many have argued that cancer is a largely modern illness - a consequence of food processing, industry, pollution, and other factors. But now archaeologists have strong evidence of cancer in the bones of a man who lived in Siberia 4,500 years ago, making him the oldest known victim of this terrible disease.
This isn't exactly the first time that something poisonous has been used for health purposes, but when researchers say that the cornerstone for toxicity in poison mushrooms can also make a host of zero side effect drugs, it's bound to raise some eyebrows.
Despite what some may say, bats aren't blind. Sonar helps, but it isn't everything. Now a new study of the common fruit bat has revealed how exactly these animals keep track of where they are mid-flight - revealing the same mechanism that other mammals and even humans use to guess at location and direction.
It's not just all about location. Past research has shown that certain species of mosquitoes are better at transmitting malaria than even their close relatives. Now a new genetic assessment has revealed why exactly this is, and potentially offers new options for containing the spread of the deadly parasite.
In a new study female flies were shown to live longer than their male counterparts, the result of mating pressures, shedding light on the mechanisms involved in aging across species.