This "crown of thorns" encircling the mouse brain just may be the source of all consciousness.
Founding father Benjamin Franklin has some skeletons in his closet – literally, and by "some" that means over a thousand.
A dinosaur species known Protoceratops andrewsi sported an ornamental head appendage called a frill that was likely used to attract suitable mates and helped to assert social dominance.
An extinct group of marine reptiles known as plesiosaurs had a very unique body structure. New computer simulations suggest the animals likely used it to move through the water like a penguins.
How did skates and rays develop their unique wing-like fins? Researchers from the University of Chicago recently revealed the animals altered their body structure to live on the ocean floor, and to do so they relied on repurposed genes.
Hominin fossils examined from South Africa suggest early humans and chimpanzees had similar hearing patterns, with some slight differences in the direction of humans. This is a preferable auditory system for people living in the savanna and communicating within a short range.
Pre-reptile Bunostegos akokanensis is the earliest known creature to stand upright on all four legs. This species was thought to be a sprawler, but researchers from Brown University found that it had shoulders extending directly underneath its body instead of out to the sides.
A gecko's anatomy helps lizards of all sizes walk on ceilings and walls.
If you're an insect, the last thing you want to see flying at you is the sticky pink tip of a chameleon's tongue. Now, new research has found that not only can this tongue defy the laws of muscle power, it's even more powerful than previously thought.