As a result of domestication, some animals have evolved differently. Scientists believe this is related to their reduced fear of humans and adapting to a tamer lifestyle.
After years of misidentifying Helmeted Woodpeckers, scientists from the University of Kansas have found that the bird has evolved with characteristics of larger competing birds in the Atlantic forest.
Birds that are able to mate with their "true love" have a higher rate of reproduction success and are more committed to their offspring, according to researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.
By studying both the beneficial nutrients and the harmful contaminants of fish collaboratively, Dartmouth researchers are able to better understand the pros and cons to eating seafood.
Researchers recently discovered that if elephants are born during times when their mothers are more stressed, they are likely to age faster and reproduce less during their lifetime.
The United Nations Environment Program recently recognized the significant impact that the anti-poaching group known as the Black Mambas has had in combating hunting in South Africa's Balule Private Game Reserve.
Florida has become home to many invasive species that are threatening the Everglades. When non-native species establish themselves, it is harder to remove them. This puts an ecosystem's biodiversity at risk.
Although chimpanzees are our closest relatives, it is obvious that we evolved with different facial developments. Stanford University researchers recently examined the two species’ genetics closely to explain how and why.
Barbastelle bats observed in central France have adapted to hunt eared moths more efficiently. Using two different, weak signals, they are able to sneak up on their prey while keeping track of their environment.
Migrating birds need to take the occasional break during their long migrations. Researchers recently examined how they choose where to rest. Surprisingly, it isn't at a food court on the Delaware-Maryland border.
Cowbirds lay their eggs in other birds' nests, leaving them to care and feed their offspring. However, a recent study found that the cowbird's parenting doesn't necessarily end there.
Scientists recently took a closer look at early human shoulder blades, comparing them with those of apes. Their discovery sheds light on what our common ancestor looked like and how sophisticated tools shaped our evolution.
Elephant seals are a top predator in oceans, so they consume high quantities of mercury from their prey. However, during an annual shedding period, they release this toxin right back into the ocean. This has a significant impact on marine environments.
Sperm whales use a series of clicks to communicate within their clans. Similar to human cultures, there are many patterns, or dialects, of these clicks.