Strong relationships seem to help baboons overcome early life adversity, and that could have big implications for human health
Studies to improve the productivity, resistance and taste of rice crops are central to China’s commanding position
Ghrelin, the hormone that makes you hungry, also makes food, and food smells, irresistibly appealing. Karen Hopkin reports.
Peafowls' head crests are specifically tuned to the vibrations produced by feather-rattling male peacocks, thus acting as a sort of antenna. Jason G. Goldman reports.
The hormone irisin encourages bone remodeling, in part by first triggering another substance that encourages some bone breakdown.
A particular set of brain neurons may be behind registering itch and inducing us to scratch.
Christopher Skaife talks about his new book The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London, in front of a live audience at Caveat, “the speakeasy bar for intelligent nightlife" in Lower Manhattan...
They beat birds at powered flight. Were they also a step ahead with feathers?
Starting December 16, ocean scientists will live-tweet the BBC documentary series Blue Planet II, available via Netflix.
Viruses use bacteria’s chemical language to time their destruction; this might lead to new ways to fight infections
Millions of years from now, the geologic record of the "Anthropocene" will be littered with plastics, yes, but also chicken bones. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Ichthyosaurs had traits in common with turtles and modern marine mammals, like blubber and countershading camouflage. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The gene targeted for its role in HIV is linked to increased severity of other infectious diseases—and has implications for learning in mice
When trouble lurks, juvenile aphids drop off of the plants they're eating and hitch a ride on bigger aphid escapees.
The exceedingly strange story of learning, memory and the “Arc” gene
Researchers across New England and Canada scramble to protect the iconic species from growing parasite populations
The Trump administration is shrinking Utah's desert monuments, stripping some federal protections for wild pollinators. Christopher Intagliata reports.
An estimate of dog intelligence requires looking at non-dogs as well to understand what's special to canines and what is just typical of the taxonomic groups they're in.
But microbes living on canvases may also help preserve irreplaceable works of art
The cross-species heart procedure brings human trials into view