Some dog population genetics show similarities to ours, such as in the ability to digest grains, but other lineages differ.
Ancient DNA preserved in soil may rewrite what we thought about the Ice Age
A new type of sensor may help solve a puzzling cellular phenomenon
Life’s great radiations do not always line up with mass extinctions, a new study shows
The extinct giant canids were a remarkable example of convergent evolution
The reptiles scale trees with a technique never before observed in any snake
The prospect of death by giant hornet has pushed some Asian honeybees to resort to a poop-based defense system
Laser light reveals the structure of the planet’s tallest trees
Viewed side by side, the insects’ organ and a human-made syringe are uncannily similar
Analyzing fluid from queen bees’ specialized sperm sacs can expose stressors
Researchers help farmers in Namibia avoid costly cattle losses by tracking big cat hangouts
Sea-level rise is letting a tiny crab drastically alter marsh landscapes
Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb talks about his book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.
The virus flourishes by undermining the body’s chemical defense system
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one from Panama about the toll lightning takes on tropical trees.
Scientists are collecting photographs of the insects’ eggs to train an algorithm and curtail their rapid spread
Resilient corals in Miami may signal what the future holds for these creatures
Juvenile ravens performed just as well as chimps and orangutans in a battery of intelligence tests—except for assays of spatial skills. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Bacteria inspire a new pollution-monitoring setup
Bee larvae and pupae appear to secrete a chemical that does the work of a late-night cup of coffee for their nurses.