Climate change led to more female eggs, so scientists are trying to ensure males are made in the shade
A new fossil find reveals that the sucking tongue of butterflies—or proboscis—appears to have evolved before the emergence of flowers. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Fossil find questions the idea that flowers drove the evolution of butterflies and moths
Inflammatory response tweaks may enable the embryo to implant in the uterus
Ecologists needed a way to more easily keep track of populations of amphibians, and green glow sticks lit the way.
New fossil analyses and insights from evolutionary developmental biology elucidate the long-sought origin of serpents
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.
It takes months for members of a mongoose breeding society to trust newcomers with important tasks like watching for predators. Jason G. Goldman reports.
The Gulf corvina produces a chattering chorus that’s one of the loudest underwater animal sounds on the planet. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Leopard geckos compensate for the lost appendage’s movement
Stolen people—mostly women and children—were a driving force in the evolution of modern society
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.
When sharks prowl shallow waters, fish quit foraging and hide—sparing seaweed from being grazed in those areas. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Vocal anatomy may be the reason so few languages use these sounds
Analysis of alleged yeti samples found them to be from less fantastic beasts, such as bears, but also shed light on the evolution of those local bear populations.
Researchers think the winged reptiles may have nested in colonies and cared for their young
By listening to the calls of their brethren, chimps seem to be able to understand the mind-sets and perspectives of other chimps. Jason Goldman reports.
About half the honeybees in a test exhibited no sidedness, but the other half was split 50–50 between righties and lefties—perhaps to navigate obstacles more efficiently.