A recent study by the University of British Columbia notes that only four percent of the world's ocean is within Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). In 2010, representatives of 200 nations agreed to preserve at least 10 percent of the ocean by 2020.
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark recently discovered that despite having different organs for voice production, humans and birds use the exact same physical mechanism to make vocalizations.
Biologists recently discovered skin proteins shared by humans and turtles which developed in a common ancestor roughly 310 million years ago.
Notre Dame researchers recently revealed the DNA of trapped insect prey can be collected from a black widow spider's nest up to 88 days later. This finding has significant implications for conservation management.
The corn snake's genome has been sequenced for the first time, and reveals important information regarding the gene mutation responsible for albinism.
Since the domestication of corn, there have been many genetically modified versions created to date. So how does the sweet corn we enjoy today compare to that served at the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621?
In a recent study, researchers reveal five songbirds may be transporting avian-biting ticks farther north. Ultimately, this could increase the number of Lyme disease cases in humans.
Scientists from Ghent University have reevaluated the biodiversity of Persian dwarf snakes and found there are actually six different species, rather than just one.
Researchers may finally have an explanation for the mantis shrimps' ability to reflect and detect circular polarizing light. It turns out the marine creatures use it to communicate if certain burrow holes are occupied.
Cuckoos are migratory birds that use a complex decision-making process to find their way to their summer homes, even without the guidance of a sibling or biological parent.
After sequencing the genomes of two small water creatures known as acorn worms, researchers discovered we share more genes with them that we do with many other animals.
A widespread parasite known to infect salmon and trout is actually a "micro jellyfish." This may change the way scientists define animals.
Hummingbirds are muscling through many of their aerial performances, says a new study.
Invasive species are escaping from fish and shellfish farms in Europe and being released inappropriately into rivers and lakes. As a result, alien fish are wreaking havoc on native populations.