The wax worm could be the key in cleaning up the world's polyethylene waste.
Scientists prove elephants' body-awareness in a simple test that even children less than 18 months old can't ace.
Not only have dinosaur categories been completely overhauled, but they also might have been British.
Meet the ancient precursor to human life.
A team of scientists from the University of Cambridge has developed the world's smallest magnifying glass that can focus on light a billion more times, letting you see even single atoms.
This small microscope can help you see chemical bonds between atoms.
The Soapbox Science roadshow team went to Cambridge on Saturday, July 2, to the delight of many passersby who came upon the scientists at the Market Square. The science professionals were sharing some of their knowledge in a fun and engaging way.
Certain colors confuse bees, so flowers will tone down the iridescence of their petals to attract bees and increase their chances of pollination.
It turns out that wolves, jackals and domestic dogs have different howling dialects or "vocal fingerprints." Researchers say this may help them better identify species, and therefore their conservation status.
Reed warblers have set up a "neighborhood watch" to protect their nests from invasive cuckoos, who lay their eggs in local nests for others to raise. When reed warblers spot a cuckoo, they mob it and emit alarm calls that alert neighbors a cuckoo is at large and they should monitor their eggs closely. This has greatly benefited warblers, but cuckoo populations appear to be suffering.
It seems obvious that camouflage helps animals survive in the wild, but it is a relatively hard thing to test in the wild. A recent study, however, confirms this long-held assumption, proving that disguising one’s body or eggs to match the environment deters predators.
Not all lizards are able to change the color of their skin to blend in with their surroundings. Therefore Aegean wall lizards, for example, camouflage by choosing rocks that best match the color of their backs, thus ensuring they are able to remain hidden from avian predators.
Researchers have found Spider-Man would need much larger hands and feet if he were to scale walls in real life. That's because the superhero – and any human for that matter – would need a much larger body surface area equipped with far more sticky footpads to support his weight. That's why geckos are the largest animals able to scale smooth vertical walls.