People who use echolocating mouth clicks to compensate for low vision increase the number and intensity of clicks when objects are harder to detect. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The cinnabar moth caterpillar's coloration pattern warns predators close up, but camouflages the critter from a distance.
The world’s largest almond grower has suddenly closed an eight-year research project to develop a new commercial pollinator
Ethicists and scientists are considering the place of neuroscience in the courtroom
“There’s no evidence in my mind that it’s going to work”
This micro-creature was found on a small piece of moss in Japan
A study of 22 different types of lichens revealed 10 included fungi that had lost a gene for energy production, making them completely dependent on their algal partner.
Scientists captured rare underwater footage of the predators in the Canadian Arctic
The work hinged on DNA from a museum specimen
A fresh wave of research involves reprogramming ordinary skin cells into those found in the brain
Recordings of songbird duets reveal baby birds learn conversational turn-taking like we do: gradually, and from adults. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The bloodsuckers lose their appetite for attractive scents when they associate those aromas with a likelihood of being swatted. Karen Hopkin reports.
The results come from a rigorous, $8 million study
Engineers have created a DNA-based chemical “oscillator,” opening the door to molecular computing
Understanding an ecosystem means following changes in the abundances and identities of the species present as the clock ticks. The BioTIME database should help.
Lemurs consume far less fruit than other primates
There’s a lot more going on beneath those spiny exteriors
The bump-head sunfish, and not the ocean sunfish, is the world’s largest bony fish
By analyzing 130 years of seabird feathers, researchers determined that food webs are losing complexity in the Pacific—meaning less-resilient ecosystems. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The bombardier beetle can spray its hot brew of toxic chemicals even after bring swallowed, to force a predator into vomiting it back out.