Tropical songbirds have a lower adult mortality rate than temperate birds because they are raised in smaller families. This directly affects their wing growth and ability to escape from predators.
Worms' behaviors and postures were studied by scientists at the MRC’s Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London in order to better understand its genes and brain activity. With further research, this method of study could be applied to humans.
Golden eagles and wind turbines can now live in harmony since researchers found less threatening, and potentially more abundant, locations for this renewable energy to be collected.
Penguin fossils found in Antarctica reveal valuable information about the bird's unique adaptations. While they have evolved as flightless birds, they have many interesting traits that allow them to fly through water.
This is how far science has come: There are 3D-printed micro-robots of fish swimming around, powered by hydrogen peroxide. Researchers think they will inspire “smart” microrobots with the ability to detox, sense, and direct drug delivery.
Threatened species the greater sage-grouse were found to avoid going near power lines or transmission towers in Washington state study groups. This limits habitats co-mingling.
Tropical forests in the Amazon, home to roughly 2,000 species of plants, birds, beetles, ants and bees are being invaded by human activities such as logging. Researchers have found that habitats can be conserved by a wide network of forest areas.
In southwestern Australia with the endangered Carnaby's Cockatoo, Dr. Denis Saunders and other researchers recently published a study on the best ways to measure young cockatoo growth and keep tabs on the newest generation of birds.
Ants have been found to have the ability to change their diet to contain free radicals, such as hydrogen peroxide, to help fight infectious, and otherwise fatal, diseases. This is similar to humans' use of antibiotics.
It's no secret that the ladies love a deep voice. Barry White's rise to fame is proof of that. However, the Prince of Pillow Talk may not be as popular with deer, especially bucks during mating season.
Bluebirds are able to increase their songs and lower their pitch to compensate for increasing background noises that otherwise inhibit communication between them and their potential mates.
Researchers studied North American bears over the course of a couple months, while flying drones overhead to see how bears would respond.
North American dog fossils as old as 40 million years were analyzed to trace their evolution related to climate change and corresponding habitat changes.
Dogs been known for quite some time as "man's best friend" - a fairly accurate label when you consider the number of hardships we have shared with canines.
Climate change and habitat loss are two major threats posed to animal species worldwide. And especially with global temperatures rising in recent decades (2014 was the hottest year yet), scientists are now concerned more than ever with the survival of Earth's animals. However, recent research suggests that they are more flexible than you think.