iOS app Android app More


Scientists Solve Strange Shrimp Vision Puzzle

Scientists Solve Strange Shrimp Vision Puzzle

Hassan DuRant  07. 7.2014
The colorful little guy pictured above puts the eyes of every other animal to shame. Whereas humans receive color information via three...
Aquarium Fish May Be Much Smarter Than We Thought

Aquarium Fish May Be Much Smarter Than We Thought

Tia Ghose  07. 4.2014
Move over, chimpanzees — there's a new brainiac in town, and this one has gills. A species of aquarium fish has a surprisingly long...
Milking One Of The World's Most Venomous Fish Is No Day At The Beach

Milking One Of The World's Most Venomous Fish Is No Day At The Beach

William Goodman  06.30.2014
What if you were offered a chance to get up close and personal with one of the most venomous fish in the world? If you're like most people,...
This New Tiny Creature Has... Elephant Genes?

This New Tiny Creature Has... Elephant Genes?

06.29.2014
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse...
REVEALED: How Animals Fool Their Lovers

REVEALED: How Animals Fool Their Lovers

Jillian Rose Lim  06.26.2014
Chances are you've tried to hide a runny nose and cough when you're sick at the office or around family members, and a new study finds...
WATCH: Bizarre Bacterial 'Swimming' Explained

WATCH: Bizarre Bacterial 'Swimming' Explained

Tanya Lewis  06.25.2014
Bacteria are some of the simplest organisms, yet they are capable of surprisingly complex behavior. When Bacillus subtilis bacteria, a...
A Day in the Life of a Field Biologist: The Itch-and-Scratch Complex

A Day in the Life of a Field Biologist: The Itch-and-Scratch Complex

06.18.2014
I love insects, which is probably why I became a scientist, focusing on these extraordinary critters and their relationships with plants...
Oral Sex Bears Have Scientists Scratching Their Heads

Oral Sex Bears Have Scientists Scratching Their Heads

Ryan Grenoble  06.17.2014
Birds do it. Bees do it. Bears do it too--but some bears do it a bit differently. Researchers from Poland are reporting that a pair of...
DNA Study Reveals Surprising Truth About Bird's Extinction

DNA Study Reveals Surprising Truth About Bird's Extinction

Sarah C. P. Williams  06.17.2014
When the last passenger pigeon died at a zoo in 1914, the species became a cautionary tale of the dramatic impact humans can have on the...
World's Oldest Rocks Found To Contain Key Building Block For Life

World's Oldest Rocks Found To Contain Key Building Block For Life

Becky Oskin  06.16.2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A critical building block for creating the first life on Earth was found in 3.8-billion-year-old rocks from Isua,...
5 Ways Fatherhood Changes A Man's Brain

5 Ways Fatherhood Changes A Man's Brain

Bahar Gholipour  06.15.2014
Fatherhood can change a man's life. It also changes his brain, in ways that it seems to equip dads with the very same "baby sense" that's...
Scientists Crack Mystery Of Tiny Traveling Plants

Scientists Crack Mystery Of Tiny Traveling Plants

Virginia Morell  06.15.2014
Biologists have long puzzled over why certain mossy plants are found only in the Arctic and at the very tip of South America, but not in...
Big Question About Dinosaur 'Blood' Finally Answered

Big Question About Dinosaur 'Blood' Finally Answered

06.13.2014
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The hot question of whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals or cold...
Who Owns Your Genetic Data? Hint: It's Probably Not You

Who Owns Your Genetic Data? Hint: It's Probably Not You

06.12.2014
As we move closer to an era when a sequence of every human genome is the norm, an important question looms. It seems intuitive to many...