Researchers have for the first time found that at least one species of fish can sense touch using their pectoral fins, much like humans use their fingertips to get a feel for their surroundings.
Despite lacking an area of the brain that is equivalent to what enables human to sense pain, crabs are capable of feeling pain, researchers confirm.
MIT researchers have figured out how seals use their unique whiskers to track prey and navigate.
It turns out Eurasian reed warblers rely on a geomagnetic map to point them in the right direction during their spring migrations.
Octopuses have long been hailed as masters of camouflage, able to change the color, pattern and texture of their skin. Now, it seems that these cephalopods not only use their skin as a means of disguise and even communication, but also as a way to "see" light.
New-age nerds may have become a bit disenchanted with the superhero known as Daredevil after his latest Hollywood flop, but diehard fans of the man in red still know that he has one of the coolest superpowers out there. Now researchers are showing that rodents can have this superpower too, as blind rats can still "see" where they are going in a maze with a little help from sensor tech.
It sounds utterly absurd, but researchers have determined that penguins probably can't even taste the fish they gobble up, as they have lost the ability to detect three of the five basic tastes.
Ever wonder what it takes to be a dog whisperer? Most will tell you that the first step is understanding what a dog hears when you speak to it. Now a team of experts are trying to break this down to a science, measuring how dogs process the different components of human speech.
Went to one too many Guns N' Roses concerts in your youth? Having trouble hearing your friends and family as you age? Researchers are suggesting that you don't necessarily need to get a hearing aid. Experts may be able to simply restore your hearing, good as new.
It turns out that what we perceive as being wet is more just a "perceptual illusion" in our brains telling us that something is wet based on our past experiences with things such as water and sweat, according to a new study.
A robotic hand has been designed to literally feel its way through murky ocean depths, exploring difficult-to-access regions and repairing potentially disastrous problems.
How exactly is is that the nose can differentiate smells, focusing on one scent in particular? Researchers attempt to answer this question.
Despite what we may think of alcohol, researchers have found that the traditionally sense-dulling compound actually sharpens human sense of smell - at least when drank in moderation.
Researchers may have determined why so many people reach for that bowl of chocolates or tub of ice-cream when they are feeling down.