A child's risk for autism rapidly increases with mothers who are over the age of 30, a recent study indicated.
Cougars survived the mass extinction some 12,000 years back due to their eating habits, a new study found.
Researchers at University of California, Riverside and colleagues have modeled a tough material after the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp. The team says that the new material is stronger than materials used to build airplanes.
Traits that lead to both procrastination and impulsivity are genetically linked and "moderately inheritable," according to research published in Psychological Science.
Current specimen collection methods are threatening endangered species, a team of researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) says.
Among the big questions evolutionary scientists try to answer is how social behavior developed over the course of evolution. If researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and Basel, Germany, are correct, the beginnings of an answer to that big question may be found in the smallest of places: earwigs.
Unlike anything you might find under the kitchen sink, four new types of carnivorous sponges have been discovered living in the deep sea.
In 2006, marine biologists Craig McClain and Jim Barry used the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's remotely operated vehicle to place 36 bundles of acacia wood on the sea floor of Monterey Canyon, 3,200 meters below the surface. Five years later, they retrieved the bundles. Now, a new release from the institute details their surprising findings.
Pouring vinegar to treat jellyfish stings might worsen patients' condition, Australian researchers have found.
University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have reported that they turned embryonic stem cells into a fish embryo by manipulating certain biological signals. The study could advance organ re-generation using stem cells.
Pigeons can categorize objects by looking at specific characteristics, according to a new study.
Australian researchers have now classified dingo as a distinct Australian animal. The species is named Canis dingo.
The rise of methane-producing microbes might have led to a mass extinction that occurred 252 million years ago, a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found.
Big Brown Bats call dibs on food and produce a special sound to warn their rivals, a new study has shown.