When sharks prowl shallow waters, fish quit foraging and hide—sparing seaweed from being grazed in those areas. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Coquí frogs are invasive species in Hawaii. But they don’t seem to bug the islands’ native and nonnative birds. Jason G. Goldman reports.
By listening to the calls of their brethren, chimps seem to be able to understand the mind-sets and perspectives of other chimps. Jason Goldman reports.
About half the honeybees in a test exhibited no sidedness, but the other half was split 50–50 between righties and lefties—perhaps to navigate obstacles more efficiently. ...
If we wish to make an argument that some animals possess at least some sort of proto-gratitude, or the cognitive building blocks required for them to feel and express gratitude, we first have to decide what gratitude really means...
The Bryde's whale has come up with a passive but more efficient feeding strategy in the hypoxic waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
The wood tiger moth is the first species known in which fluids from various parts of the moth’s body each target a different type of predator. Jason Goldman reports.
A chance observation led researchers to add the Australian Magpie to the short list of birds that dunk their food in water before eating.
Individuals in packs of African wild dogs appear to sneeze to make their wishes known regarding when to get up and hunt.
The finding was the result of years of searching for the elusive creature
Katrina led to a marine-mammal boom, and Harvey, Irma and Jose might do the same
When cattle graze the desert's natural landscape, birds face changes in food availability—and some species are unable to adapt. Jason Goldman reports.
Even though we do not hunt pumas for food, the big cats have reason to fear us
New DNA-based research suggests dogs were domesticated in a single event, in contrast with a previous hypothesis
Logging, agriculture, mining and fires recently have eliminated a larger chunk of vast expanses of forests or naturally treeless ecosystems than you might think
Brown bears paw the ground to leave one another smelly messages
The answer may surprise you
Memories for birds might be stored in only one of two hemispheres, which could bring advantages
Climate change and overfishing have made the penguins’ feeding grounds a mirage—which has led to a drop in penguin population. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Guppies exposed to predators tend to aggregate into smaller, more tightly knit groups, which may allow them to coordinate their predator avoidance strategies. Jason G. Goldman reports.