Genetic information about African rhinos is leading to stiffer convictions
Ecologists needed a way to more easily keep track of populations of amphibians, and green glow sticks lit the way.
Tiny microstructures on the animals’ plumes absorb most of the incoming light
The cell's mitochondria generate 90% of a body's energy. Could scientists harness that power to fight disease and perhaps even aging?
Scientists are racing to save cacao trees from devastating viruses and fungi
Many Americans will see snow plows clear their roads today, but few will consider that the salt those plows often drop is a pollutant—with effects scientists are still trying to understand
Neural networks are making biological images easier to process
Preliminary work in monkeys suggests stem cells can be engineered to help combat the virus
New fossil analyses and insights from evolutionary developmental biology elucidate the long-sought origin of serpents
The fish’s reproduction erodes riverbeds over millennia, research suggests
The song training that Bengalese finches received appeared to overcome tempo tendencies baked into their genes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Fruit bats raised hearing different pitches of sounds vocalized in keeping with their aural environment as they matured.
The animals can adjust structures in their foreheads to change the echolocation signals they emit
Ancient, buried hydrothermal systems are ideal sites to search for Martian fossils
Stinkhorns, Truffles, Smuts: The Amazing Diversity--and Possible Decline--of Mushrooms and Other Fungi
Scientists estimate that only 5 percent of a likely 1.5 million species of fungi have been described and named
It takes months for members of a mongoose breeding society to trust newcomers with important tasks like watching for predators. Jason G. Goldman reports.
A big data analysis involving more than 1.5 million patients could find no relationship between weather and complaints to doctors about joint or back pain.
Chocolate contains a caffeine-like chemical called theobromine that is toxic to dogs (and cats) because they cannot metabolize it as quickly as humans do
The Gulf corvina produces a chattering chorus that’s one of the loudest underwater animal sounds on the planet. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The Gulf corvina’s record-setting underwater spectacle may soon disappear due to overfishing