Big marine reserves look good on maps, but it takes tough rules close to shore to improve fisheries and biodiversity
DNA analysis suggests the self-cloning species is a genetic hybrid that emerged in an aquarium in the 1990s
Some researchers say statistical prediction of the ancestral blossom yielded an unlikely structure
For blue tits, timing can be a factor in whether they remain together or part ways
Companies that offer saliva-swab DNA tests to assess your ancestry and health are rising in popularity. But do they really work?
Orcas can imitate calls from other whales and even human speech—suggesting they can transmit cultural practices, such as unique dialects. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Tumor mutations may seem like bad news, but researchers suggest they may provide valuable insights for treating cancer patients.
During feel-good holiday periods like Christmas and Eid-al-Fitr, romance strikes—leading to a boom in births nine months later. Karen Hopkin reports.
Darwin thought evolution was too slow to change the environment on observable timescales—ecologists are discovering that he was wrong
Areas of Kenya without large wildlife saw tick populations rise as much as 370 percent—meaning more danger to humans. Jason G. Goldman reports.
A killer whale picks up words like “hello” and “bye-bye,” some on the first attempt
Chemists are working on ways for wildfire-affected winemakers to avoid creating smoky wines. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Over planetary history, warm-blood animals have outperformed cold-blooded animals in adapting to changing temperatures
Noncoding regions of our genome may be key to how our brains develop
An onslaught of bottles, bags and other litter makes reefs 20 times more likely to get sick. Scientists are scrambling to learn why
Having lions and giraffes together in protected areas means far lower survival rates for juvenile giraffes. Jason Goldman reports.
In the race for survival, predators can achieve impressive strengths and speeds—but research reveals that when it comes to strategy, their prey may have the upper hand. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on January 24, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.
In a newly documented behavior, sea lions use teamwork to trap their prey along shorelines
Testicles protect viruses from immune attack, foiling attempts to destroy the pathogens