Birds become good at avoiding danger by eavesdropping on the alarm calls of other birds—and the learning occurs without even seeing their peers or predators. Christopher Intagliata reports.
In the contentious discussions over what to do about Asian carp, facts and science are often distorted or even completely ignored
NPR science journalist Richard Harris talks about his book, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope and Wastes Billions.
Conservationists are using behavior modification to bolster kangaroo mice, bears, elk and other critters
An analysis of the Hong Kong metro found microbes, including some with antibiotic resistance genes, freshly disperse throughout the system each day. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The limitations of personal genome service testing
About 5 percent of crows will attempt to copulate with other crows that have joined the choir invisible.
Certain proteins that coordinate the healing response are present at higher levels in oral tissue—meaning wounds in the mouth fix faster. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Policymakers have tried, unsuccessfully, to change this law for decades
More than 2,500 scientists signed a letter saying that an expanded U.S.–Mexico border wall would threaten both biodiversity and scientific research. Christopher Intagliata reports.
By analyzing the proteins in ancient dental plaque, archaeologists determined that British menus almost three millennia ago featured milk, oats and peas. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Chemicals designed to simulate honeybee alarm pheromones could deter elephants from farmers’ crops, easing conflicts with humans. Annie Sneed reports.
Some species have the equivalent of many more than two sexes, but most do not. A new model suggests the reason depends on how often they mate
A network of hydrophones intended to monitor nuclear tests may prove useful for conservation
Shark researchers used a system for recognizing patterns in star field photographs to identify whale sharks, which have individual spot patterns.
A study of human–mammal interaction across the globe found animals are more prone to take to the night around humans. Jason G. Goldman reports.
The enticing scent of pee could help female felines choose the best mate
Some moth species have evolved long wing tails that flutter and twist as the moth flies, which distract hungry bats. Christopher Intagliata reports.
How the body's cycles went from folk medicine to modern science
Scientists have created a life-form that combines features of bacteria and archaea