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.
You've probably heard it on TV and social media. This is the "Age of the Big Butt," where society's concept of beauty is increasingly coinciding with sex appeal and a love for curves. A large-but-toned backside in particular is supposedly the new vogue (even if men have been staring at them for centuries). Now, researchers from The University of Texas (UT) at Austin explain that our fascination with the butt is being driven by evolution, and it may actually be all about the spine.
If you've ever taken an evening hike, you may have seen them: mushrooms that are a little brighter than they should be in the failing light. Thousands of years ago, Greek philosophers called this "cold fire" as the light emanated from decaying wood, but today's scientists know better. It's bioluminescence, and researchers are revealing how and why exactly some mushrooms have it.
After nearly 200 years, scientists have finally solved an evolutionary mystery that began with Charles Darwin, and involves a group of mammals he described as the "strangest animals ever discovered," according to a new study.
It's no secret that breast feeding is most likely the best option for a newborn. Many studies have drawn parallels between breastfeeding and greater infant health, a more robust gut microbiome, and even improved intelligence. However, not every child is fortunate enough to have access to their mother's milk, and must be fed formula instead. That's why researchers are working to uncover just what makes human mothers' milk special, determining that its more nutritionally packed than most.
Hypothetical Hank was having a good day, until he became infected. Now all he wants to do is eat his neighbor. Thankfully for us, Hank isn't the man to start our zombie apocalypse - he's just a shrimp. However, Hank IS a strong example of how a tiny parasite can turn some species into cannibals.
Imagine you've come across a slug-like worm just inching along, minding its own business. This little guy isn't exactly intimidating, so you take the time to sit and watch him as he makes his way across the floor. A cricket wanders onto the scene, and you wonder if they are friends... and then suddenly this unassuming worm is firing two jets of slime straight at his 'friend.' The cricket, covered in sticky goo, has nowhere to run, and the once relaxed pace of this worm takes on a foreboding nature - a leisurely stroll to a crunchy cricket dinner.
Looks like camels are not the only animals that can save the water they drink throughout the day. New research has found that sheep, who understandably become overheated under their thick sweaters of wool, can save the water they would otherwise sweat out by literally cooling their brains.
Camouflage has always been one of nature's greatest accomplishments in the eyes of man. It's a skill we can barely imitate despite how far technology has come. Now researchers are at least a step closer to understanding how chameleons do it, revealing a stunning and unexpected system just beneath their skin.
A new moth species, Aenigmatinea glatzella, recently discovered in Australia is what scientists are calling a "living dinosaur," because its prehistoric roots can provide insight into the evolution of these insects, according to new research.
China is introducing a new wave of genetically modified (GM) cows. And we're talking 'mad-scientist' GMOs here - animals that boast genetic traits utterly impossible to create in nature. How could that ever be a good thing? Well, new research has revealed it can be beneficial in certain ways, with these latest cows promising to help the cattle industry withstand a deadly pandemic of Bovine Tuberculosis (B-TB).
Ladies, if you see your man primping in the mirror, chances are you're thinking that he's more into himself than you. Well, surprise, surprise, your suspicions have been confirmed by a new study that shows men tend to be more narcissistic than women.