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.
Eating organic foods doesn't cut cancer risk in women, according to a new study from Oxford University.
Russia hasn't just annexed Crimea, but has also taken away Ukraine's impressive Dolphin Fleet comprising of a highly trained squad, which can detect mines and ‘kill enemies’. The flippers are all set to raise their fins in support of Russia.
A new study on a weird shrimp-like creature called Tamisiocaris borealis shows the species diversified from its hunter-cousins and started combing the waters to feed on tiny creatures. The research also sheds light on the explosion of life during the Cambrian period.
A new analysis of mammoth neck bones says that inbreeding was behind the giant mammals' extinction.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a material, which has properties of both living and non living things, using E.coli bacteria. Their study could pave way for futuristic self-assembling materials that could be used in solar cells and biosensors.