I'll admit it. I'm no dog lover, but even I've felt that pang in my chest when a goofy canine gazes at me with those 'puppy dog eyes.' We have long called these incredibly trusting animals "man's best friend," but new research has revealed that there's more to it than just trust and a mutual love for bacon. Dogs, it seems, can actually hijack the chemistry for human bonding.
"This is SPARTA!" It's a line that nearly everyone you know is likely familiar with. Now a new study has found that societies of ants in the rainforests of Malaysia should be shouting this chant as well - if ants had voices - as they regularly throw invading armies from their tall tree-side homes.
The next time you're at a museum peering at early primate and Neanderthal skulls - even those from wild apes today - look closely for the one thing human skulls exclusively have. No, it's not a larger brain-case or a handsome jaw line... it's a chin. Now researchers think they know why it is that modern humans developed this unique, protruding characteristic when no other primates did.
During a time when physical violence is a major issue in the United States, it's unsettling to know that many adults with anger issues have guns, according to a new study.
You might not hear it, but mice are actually practiced singers. In fact, male mice might actually rely opn their voices to grab a girls attention, not unlike many songbirds.
It's no secret that animals occasionally get high and drunk off the many vices nature has to offer. However, intentionally doing so has always seemed a strictly human affair. Now more and more evidence is piling up that suggests wild animals enjoy a good buzz as much as the next guy, and may even have their fair share of junkies - an idea that experts are now fiercely debating.
When you see a guy strutting around his campus bragging about how many women he's slept with, you're likely to think two things: either he's got a bit too much confidence, or - as is often the case - he's compensating for something else. Now, new research has found that it's not all that different for burying beetles.
March is upon us, and that means that scientists at the French-Italian Concordia research station in Antarctica are in the midst of prepping for a harsh winter - one that lasts half a year, with little to no contact with the rest of the world. What's worse, four of those six months will be spent without sunlight. Ah, the things some people will do for science.
"What goes around comes around," may be a common adage used by people, but new research has revealed that it's not a belief exclusive to humans. Rats, or at least ones in Norway, it seems, believe in doing favors when they are due as well, returning kindness shown to them by other rats in the past.
You may think it's funny to trick a "dumb dog," by pretending to throw a ball or pointing him in the wrong direction, but Fido is on to you. A new study has determined that man's best friend can quickly learn if a person is untrustworthy, and may even start ignoring them entirely.
The infamous invaders of kitchens, motel, and more, cockroaches have long been associated with filth and disgust. However, new research is associating them with personality as well, as they provide a strong example of individuality among insect populations.
The great John Steinbeck once said that "all great and precious things are lonely." It's no wonder then, that entomologists love ants. New research has shown that loneliness may affect these creatures to a greater effect than many other living creatures.
With wolves slowly making a recovery across the United States, a question has arisen: should wolves be left to do as they please, even while they prey on livestock? Researchers have now looked at the dynamics of this mounting debate, trying to help both sides understand the other better.
With Election Day coming up, you might already know how you're voting, and now research shows that others might be able to predict which way you tend to lean, too. According to a new study, why you identify with a certain political party is influenced by biology.