For many millennia, we humans have considered ourselves superior, primarily due to our large brains and our ability to reason. However, we might not be as smart as we think. Researchers from Australia point out that there are different kinds of geniuses out there, some even better than us.
Tiny bits of plastics in oceans make lugworms sick, two studies have recently reported.
An international team of researchers has designed a nanorobot that uses temperature changes to capture and release its tiny cargo.
Crows are often called 'feathered primates' because they display extraordinary intelligence. Now, researchers have found that crows' brains are wired to make informed decisions.
When it comes to smart design, nature has had a bit of a head-start, well about four billion years. It's no wonder then that scientists have decided to use cheat-codes and copy designs that are already at work.
Fire ants use their bodies to build "super-intelligent" rafts that behave as both solids and liquids. Understanding the intelligence behind this engineering marvel could help researchers develop self-assembling bots or even smart materials.
Researchers have discovered the mystery behind the odd-shape of a seahorse's head.
A breakthrough in the production of biofuel from marine algae could lead to a new ecnomically sustainable form of alternative energy.
Ancient Egyptians took extreme efforts to keep their beloved Pharaohs happy in their after-life. Burial ceremonies were extravagant and the site was often filled with clothes, jewelry, cereals, poultry and even meat. But, a Pharaoh would obviously not prefer putrefied, gooey meat in his afterlife. So, the Egyptians used exquisite balms to preserve meat, especially beef cuts.
A species of sea slugs living off the coast of Australia stab their partners after sex. Researchers say that the slugs hit their partners to establish a type of brain control over the other.
Saola or the Asian Unicorn, a rare and highly endangered mammal was recently caught on camera in Vietnam, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced Thursday. This is the first time that the mammal has been spotted in over 15 years.
Paleontologists have found fossilized remains of a big cat skull in the remote regions of Tibet. The discovery supports the idea that big cats such as tigers and lions might have originated in Central Asia and not Africa, as was previously believed.
Smelly bacteria determine the social life of Hyenas. A new study by Michigan State University has found that bacteria in scent glands reveal the animals' reproductive status, sex and age.
One of the most disturbing stories of last week finally ended on a happy note with biologists removing an arrow from a deer's head in New Jersey.