With its tongue attached to the bottom of its mouth, the dinosaur probably ate like modern crocodiles
Certain motifs in swamp sparrow songs can last hundreds, even thousands of years—evidence of a cultural tradition in the birds. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Blood relations may be the key factor for mole rats, meerkats and others. But how do humans fit in?
Elastic springs help tiny animals stay fast and strong. New work is finding what size critters must be to benefit from the springs
Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?
From a'a to vog, a guide to the terminology used to describe the ongoing eruption of Kilauea
A guide to the terminology used to describe the ongoing eruption of Kilauea
Some 5,000 to 7,000 years ago, the diversity of Y chromosomes plummeted. A new analysis suggests clan warfare may have been the cause. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The Jurassic Park franchise has sparked an interest in dinosaur DNA, but the movies are just fiction
A slide show of eruptions and their impacts around the world
Humans and other primates often reciprocate good deeds. A new study suggests a nonprimate, the dwarf mongoose, does so, too, even after a delay. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Sea lions and fur seals in Uruguay have become a tourist attraction—but the animals have become less, not more, accepting of humans. Jason G. Goldman reports.
An evolutionary analysis of pop tunes revealed that over the past 30 years songs have grown sadder—but the big hits buck that trend. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Edinburgh University paleontologist Steve Brusatte talks about his May 2018 Scientific American article, "The Unlikely Triumph of the Dinosaurs," and his new book, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World.
The new Google AI voice assistant, called Duplex, highlights the intricacies of carrying out a mundane human-style conversation, as it keeps you off the phone.
Orangutans were observed to use plant extracts to treat their own pain.
Hunting regulations in Sweden prohibit killing brown bear mothers in company of cubs—causing mama bears to care for their young longer. Jason G. Goldman reports.
A lack of diverse, winged hexapods—not low oxygen levels—could explain the gap in the fossil record
Even among the religious and conservative, knowledge of the theory influenced belief
Tomato plants detected snail slime in soil near them and mounted preemptive defenses, even though they were not directly touched.