Some insects and spiders produce a milk-like substance to feed their offspring.
The Dracula ant moves faster than the cheetah, even if it doesn't run faster.
In New York, the sea has risen a foot over the past century, and in Maine, a half foot. How can we explain that difference?
In a recent experiment, crows were able to judge the weights of objects simply by watching how they behaved in a breeze.
Although it can't talk, the five-foot tall Whooping Crane can communicate in a variety of other ways.
Recently, an international team of entomologists made a discovery highlighting the architectural abilities of termites.
In the same way that visual camouflage makes things hard to see, acoustic camouflage makes it hard for bats to see moths.
In a preliminary report, researchers found that the personality traits we ascribe to different dog breeds have a basis in the dogs’ DNA.
Every year, millions of birds are taken from places like Brazil to sell around the world, and it is devastating tropical bird populations.
Research shows that when activities require thinking, we’re more prone to choke.
A recent study from the University of Copenhagen decided to examine the many cat skeletons at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen.
A recent study shows that monkeys place a high value on satisfying their curiosity.
A decanter is a rather mysterious object that inspires questions about how to use it, and what function decanting actually serves.
The noises that baleen whales use to communicate are being drowned out by the engines of ships at sea.
Sometimes attitudes about genes can affect human behavior more than the genes actually do.
The kilogram was officially defined as the mass of a particular cylinder of platinum alloy cast in 1889 and stored in a special vault in France.
For the last hundred years or so mpingo wood has been the primary material used to make clarinets and other small woodwind instruments.
Just one glacier can release up to 41 tons of methane from meltwater a day during the summer months.
The pyrosome is a good example of why we don't need to go to a distant galaxy to find exotic creatures.
In the Bronze Age site of Megiddo in Israel, archeologists found traces of chemical compounds usually found in natural vanilla extract.