While some people mistakenly think bats are fierce predators, the long-fingered bat species actually eat only insects. A new research from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and the University of the Basque Country, Spain has been published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE and it features a startling discovery: most long-fingered bats may be instinctively able to catch fish.
Given the increasing human population that has been projected to number 9 billion by 2050, scientists are always looking out for new potential sources of food. One particular ingredient caught their eye: honey bee brood or the larvae and pupae of drones.
Eight new whip spiders have been found in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. The arachnids resemble a cross between a spider and a tailless scorpion. This discovery nearly doubles the number known to inhabit Brazil, which now totals 25.
A genetic analysis of modern and ancient Yakutian horses revealed the cold-weather animals rapidly evolved to survive extreme temperatures of eastern Siberia.
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.
Following some careful ancient DNA detective work, researchers believe they have tracked down the origin of Phytophthora infestans, which is the pathogen responsible for the 19th century Irish potato famine.
Materials researchers recently found new learnings in the ultra-fine details of calcium carbonate shells on a sea-urchin cousin, the heart urchin. They're survivors of the tough conditions of marine life, and we could learn from that.
Rooftop bugs may provide valuable insight regarding climate change and how speceis adapt, relocate or die.
Coughing deaths in the 4th and 3rd millennium B.C. were likely caused by the plague, which has been found in the dental DNA of skeletons from Eurasia.
Wild and domesticated horses began evolving differently from one another some 45,000 years ago, but a recent study has revealed their genetics ties and is providing a greater understanding of both past and present populations.