Some predators are attracted to the food in bird feeders, and end up targeting nestlings, too. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Untapped human abilities and new technologies could identify criminals and fight crime
Some marine mammals can compare time periods and sense milliseconds of difference
If a weak piglet positions itself next to a strong sibling while feeding, it may get some extra nutrition from inadvertently stimulated mammary glands.
In areas where the white-nose syndrome fungus has been around for awhile, little brown bats seem to have found a way to limit the disease damage.
The persona of some fishes bends to conform to group dynamics, but it ultimately remains constant
A study of white female nurses found those who were more optimistic were a third less likely to die of any cause
They can solve puzzles that solitary leopards and tigers can’t—evidence that sociality promotes high-level cognition
An orangutan matched researchers' predictions about which mixed beverage he would choose based on his relative fondness for the separate ingredients.
Alaskan river otters can gain valuable information about one another by sniffing around their latrines. Jason G. Goldman reports.
With a shorter season of sea ice, polar bears have less access to marine mammals. But switching to a terrestrial diet deprives them of the fatty seal meals they need to thrive.
When rain fills the massive footprints left by elephants, communities of aquatic invertebrates quickly move in
The ruminants seem to head due north or south when fleeing, a new study shows
The central bearded dragon can rapidly shift its body color to soak up extra sun or cool off, while using its neck color to communicate with other lizards.
These winged pollinators appear to have emotions, but it’s an open question whether they subjectively experience feelings
An ant walking in the desert can gauge distance by footsteps and the sun's position, but an ant being carried can estimate distance by visual information perceived as it passed by.
New gene-editing technology breakthroughs could help save native species from the blight of invaders—but at what risk?
By playing road noise where there was no road, researchers were able to gauge the effect of the noise on bird behavior without having to deal with the effect of the road itself.
Bearded dragons modify their colors for camouflage or to maintain body temperature, or to communicate with other dragons. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Badgers were far more frightened by the sounds of humans than by their traditional predators, such as bears or wolves.