Goffin's cockatoo, a native Indonesian parrot species, can solve a complex puzzle which involves unlocking a series of locks, reports a study from University of Oxford
According to a new study, the neonicotinoid pesticide can alter genes in honey bees.
According to a new study, cane toads in Australia have almost wiped out some population of dwarf crocodiles in the region.
Botanists have identified an inexpensive synthetic chemical capable of mimicking the plant stress hormone ABA that helps them cope with drought conditions - a discovery researchers and industry giants both believe could be used to help save plants and increase crop yields in a world of increasing weather extremes.
Nearly 21,000 species, including conifers, freshwater shrimps, cone snails and the Yangtze Finless Porpoise, are about to go extinct, according to the updated IUCN Red List.
Researchers have now discovered a new species of spoon-shaped worms in Japan. The worm has a spoon-like projection (proboscis) attached to a barrel-like round body.
Horses originated approximately 2 million years before originally believed, according to scientists who sequenced the genome of a 700,000-year-old relative of the modern-day horse preserved in the permafrost of Canada's Yukon Territory.
Researchers have used Kinect system to control cockroaches with a remote. The system makes the roach travel a defined path by sending short bursts of electric current through the antennae. The technology has many applications in military and rescue operations.
Researchers have found a new species of birds in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia with a population of over 1.5 million people.
New lines of engineered bacteria can tailor-make key precursors of high-octane biofuels that could replace gasoline, scientists report.
An international team of scientists discovered a world first when scanning a 250 million-year-old fossilized burrow from the Karoo Basin of South Africa: two unrelated vertebrate animals nestled together after being trapped by a flash flood event.
A mechanism that allows cells to read their own DNA in the correct direction and prevent them from copying most of the so-called "junk DNA" has been discovered by biologists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
A study of the high-pitched "singing" done by rats may help scientists unravel new clues about vocal degradation in humans as we age.
Plants perform precise arithmetic calculations to prevent starvation overnight, according to new research published in the open access journal eLife.