Artificial Intelligence (AI) could possibly learn right and wrong from reading narratives, researchers said at a recent presentation.
Nationwide, feral hogs have been estimated to do $1.5 billion a year in property damage. The Missouri Department of Conservation has observed that hunting the highly destructive invasive species does more harm than good, making the animals wary and otherwise making it harder to thin the quick-reproducing herds.
Violent, attacking rage in mice could be turned on and off by brain adjustments in a recent study. Researchers say that learning more about brain circuitry regarding aggression in male mice could lend clues later to what drives human actions.
A rare Gyrfalcon, the largest type of falcon and one that breeds in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, recently photo-bombed a webcam several times at a Hudson Bay-area research center. The scientists were trying to track aurora borealis.
Ants experienced life in groups, and fought wars against termites and one another, long before humans engaged in war and socialization themselves.
A 45-foot North Atlantic right whale mother and her 18-foot calf spent two days in a large inlet north of Vero Beach, Florida, this week. A whale monitoring network director said that in 17 years, she'd never seen them do this.
The grand, 5 to 7-foot wingspanned Verreaux's Eagle, an apex predator in Africa, is living more successfully in an agricultural area than in a nearby mountain range, according to a new study.
Crested penguins, including rockhopper penguins, stick to their gender roles -- which include 3-4 weeks of males fasting and guarding the nest. Ultimately, as a result, they can't adjust as well to find food in lean years that are resulting from changes in climate.
An earthquake that starts out in one spot could more easily than thought leap to a nearby fault and create double earthquakes, as happened in Pakistan in 1997, says a new study. This could have impacts for Los Angeles.
Last year, 49 Snowy Owls from the Arctic were banded at Boston's Logan Airport. This year, 28 so far have been captured and banded. The birds seem to like airports because they resemble Arctic tundra: windy, barren. Researcher Norman Smith has studied the owls since 1981.
While Lyme disease was for years most present in the Northeast near Lyme, Connecticut, the CDC has identified a new bacteria thought to spread the disease--this time in the upper Midwest.
Moose are in decline across North America and being studied carefully in Maine, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Canada and other places. A new documentary asks why about 50% of calves don't live through their first year, while following a mother moose and her long-lashed baby for 13 months in the Canadian Rockies. It is available to stream on the PBS website.
While there is still time for things to change before snowpack reaches its peak around April 1, the overall Sierra Nevada snowpack in California is up.
Mountaintop mining is making the Appalachians smaller. Duke University recently led a study on this and the effects on water quality in the Central Appalachians.