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
An early experiment demonstrates the shutting down of a faulty gene
The historic treatment’s costs could top $1 million
The three-year-old policy had “paused” 21 publicly-funded projects
Oil companies want the American burying beetle to be the first recovered insect taken off the U.S. endangered species list. But scientists say comeback claims are wildly exaggerated
Leopard geckos compensate for the lost appendage’s movement
Power source is flexible, transparent and runs on saltwater
The bizarre object is emitting no obvious radio signals, but observations and analyses have just begun
Smell receptors in kidneys sniff out signals from gut bacteria for cues to moderate blood pressure
Machine-learning algorithms teased seven distinct dolphin clicking patterns from a library of more than 50 million clicks, identifying one species by sound alone. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Despite making a poor first impression, jellyfish are among the most unusual animals on Earth and deserve a second chance to introduce themselves
Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body's Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You.
New beaver ponds in the Arctic may contribute to the destruction of the permafrost that holds that landscape together.
Biologists remain largely unaware of the potential vulnerabilities that come with digitizing biotechnology
How machine learning can translate chicken chatter and improve farming
When sharks prowl shallow waters, fish quit foraging and hide—sparing seaweed from being grazed in those areas. Jason G. Goldman reports.