Could the tiny vampire bat give Olympic sprinters in Rio a run for their money?
Can a hot pink dolphin outswim an Olympic champion?
Scientists study the stride of Olympic athlete Mike Rodgers
The newly engineered zebra fish could help scientists better understand how skin cells react to injury
X-ray videos of living salamanders in action helped Swiss scientists build Pleurobot, a robot that mimics the amphibian’s characteristic motions.
A costume helps conservation biologist Joel Bergen study how polar bears might affect musk oxen in the Arctic.
Male lemurs mix their scented secretions to send long-lasting messages to one another.
When a shy fish ventures into the unknown, it prefers to follow a fish with a similarly cautious personality.
Vegan bakers discovered chickpea juice acts like an egg white, putting meringues back on the menu.
Engineering students in the mechatronics class at The Cooper Union in Manhattan have a unique final exam—they build sumo robots that fight one another for supremacy.
International Space Station astronaut Jeff Williams discusses his space-eye view with Nickelodeon TV stars
Genetic testing can be used to personalize prescriptions and dosages.
Brazilian torrent frogs have a special way to get noticed when loud streams threaten to drown out their calls—they shake a leg.
Thirteen times a century, on average, Mercury passes directly between Earth and the sun, creating what astronomers call a transit. It just happened again; this video, created with images from the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the tiny planet’s silhouette as it makes its seven-hour journey across the solar disk.
Male peacocks put on quite a show for their mates, and now scientists understand more of what goes into their wiggles
There is a facial expression that needs no translation.
And so do the alligators—they protect bird nests from egg-stealing raccoons and other predators, but they don’t work for free.
A decline in whales means less whale poop—and disruptions in the ocean's nutrient cycle.
When Flint, Mich., switched its water supply, a chemical cascade inside old pipes caused lead to leach into the city's drinking water, triggering a public health emergency.
Plug a shark’s nose, and it’ll have a hard time getting home.