When bass open their wide mouths to suck in prey, they're using the same muscles they put to use in swimming powerfully through water, say researchers.
Parasitic "vampire" plants may get a bad rep from their name, but new research shows that they aren't so bad, after all, and that they could actually benefit the abundance and diversity of vegetation and animal life around them.
It might seem strange, but horse hair can actually reveal hidden clues of the animal's behavior and ecology, according to a new study.
If you've ever taken an evening hike, you may have seen them: mushrooms that are a little brighter than they should be in the failing light. Thousands of years ago, Greek philosophers called this "cold fire" as the light emanated from decaying wood, but today's scientists know better. It's bioluminescence, and researchers are revealing how and why exactly some mushrooms have it.
Researchers are arguing that if we want to better understand the world's ecosystems function, we're going to have to do some digging. That's at least according to a new paper, which suggests that some of the most essential life on Earth can be found underground.
Protected areas and the conservation of ecology has been the hot topic at this year's World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia. Now NASA and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has announced the publication of Sanctuary, a short book of stunning pictures that can help us understand how satellites and aerial surveillance are keeping our most valuable ecosystems safe.
In a study that brings back flashes of "Jurassic Park," researchers are studying pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. But rather than re-creating dinosaurs, lead author Ryan McKellar is using the tiny pieces of fossilized tree resin to reveal more about dinosaur ecology, new research describes.
A new study finds that male sparrows use wing waves as an aggressive signal to avoid a dangerous brawl.
A new study finds that many Caribbean coral reefs have either stopped growing or are on the threshold of starting to erode.