The only all-black female team to make it to the final stage of the NASA high school science competition faced racism from social media users, prompting the agency to shut down online voting.
An extinct marine crustacean-like creature known as Dollocaris ingen was equipped with two large eyes, each about a quarter of its body size. Researchers say this likely gave the pipsqueak an advantage when ambushing its prey.
A New England songbird species known as Bicknell's Thrush is threatened by both climate change and competition. Not only is their habitat being shifted to higher elevations, limiting their range along the Adirondack Mountains, but their behaviorally dominant relatives are pushing them uphill, too.
Japanese macaques are exposed to various stressful situations in the wild, including rank fights and mating competitions. Researchers recently took a closer look at how genetics ultimately control the release of stress hormones in these animals.
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.
When wild baboons decide to live in smaller social groups they are less stressed. This also reduces the amount of competition for the same forest resources.
Howler monkeys are fairly small animals, but can roar as powerfully as tigers. This ability comes at a evolutionary trade-off, though: howler monkeys with louder calls often have smaller reproductive organs, a recent study revealed.
Indian Mynas are also carrying exotic strands of avian malaria which is threatening native wildlife.
Among all bat species, African straw-colored fruit bats are record-holding flyers. This enables them to successfully forage for food, while spreading seeds and pollen over wide-spread areas of Africa.
Cape Restio shrubs produce large, dark nuts that mimic antelope droppings and trick dung beetles into planting them, ultimately helping the shrubs become more widespread.
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.
Scientists have long been curious as to why it's common for animals to fight with members of other species, and now a new study has found the answer, blaming it on females, of course.
"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.
Scientists behind a theoretical study explain the evolution of competiveness, in which some animals are cutthroat and highly aggressive while others are shy and content standing by the wayside.