The heart rate of animals varies widely relative to the size of the animal.
The sand tiger shark has a mode of reproduction called "embryonic cannibalism," in which embryos consume all of their siblings before birth.
Magnesite is a carbonate mineral, which means it captures CO2 when it's formed.
The shape of hair follicles determines whether human hair is curly or straight.
Fathers play a large role in influencing their children's attitudes toward the dentist.
Crabgrass releases chemicals that reduce the amount of carbon in the surrounding soil in order to eliminate competing plants.
AI robots can develop prejudices independent of human error.
Recent research suggests that math is not a language.
New research shows how fireflies use their flashing bodies to avoid bats.
A recent study indicates that reading fiction helps improve the brain's capacity for creativity.
The discovery of a strange virus living in a hot, acidic lake may hold the answer to the evolution of DNA as today's most common genetic molecule.
Modern human beings, Homo sapiens, and our closest relatives are called hominins.
I've heard a lot about how antioxidants can help prevent disease. Does that mean that I should eat as much antioxidant rich foods as possible?
In 2018, a team of American and Italian scientists published an important new discovery about the function of the lymphatic vessels around the brain.
Meet the rainbow weevil.
Insects' metabolisms speed up in hotter temperatures.
I've heard that owning a dog or cat can be a good way to deal with stress and ward off depression. Is that true?
In a recent study, crows and magpies were observed to be mostly uninterested in shiny objects.
According to scientists working at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the smell of cilantro usually produces a "love it" or "hate it" response.
Starlings can do incredible damage to a commercial farm's profits.