By combining the water harvesting techniques of Namib Desert beetles and spiny cacti, Harvard researchers have developed improved ways of collecting and transporting water. Their findings have significant implications, as water scarcity becomes a growing problem worldwide.
Harvard researchers created a mathematical model that helps explain how animals get their stripes and why they are oriented in certain patterns.
Analyzing the body language of mice may help scientists better understand the behavioral effects of certain gene mutations.
Australian blue-banded bees take a heavy metal approach to pollination. A team of researchers recently filmed the bees' headbanging technique, which reportedly maximizes pollen release and allows bees to spend less time pollinating each flower.
Army ants link up to create living bridges use to overcome gaps and obstacles they encounter along forest floors. These structures were thought to be static, but a study featuring time-lapse film has revealed that they are highly dynamic and responsive.
Narwhal's use their toothy horn in unique ways. Contrary to popular opinion, however, hunting is not one of them. Here's what it's really used for.
A recent analysis of the fecal matter of three different species of baleen whales, by Harvard and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, found intriguing similarities between the ocean giants and hippos and large, toothy predators.
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.
Harvard researchers examined how downstream effects of flooding for hydroelectric development would affect local communities in this area. They found that increased toxins could devastate food supplies.