They beat birds at powered flight. Were they also a step ahead with feathers?
Starting December 16, ocean scientists will live-tweet the BBC documentary series Blue Planet II, available via Netflix.
Enormous genomic analysis yields tantalizing insights into mechanisms behind conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Millions of years from now, the geologic record of the "Anthropocene" will be littered with plastics, yes, but also chicken bones. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Ichthyosaurs had traits in common with turtles and modern marine mammals, like blubber and countershading camouflage. Christopher Intagliata reports.
When trouble lurks, juvenile aphids drop off of the plants they're eating and hitch a ride on bigger aphid escapees.
An estimate of dog intelligence requires looking at non-dogs as well to understand what's special to canines and what is just typical of the taxonomic groups they're in.
The ultimate goal is to inform efforts to conserve or repair heritage sites
A new technique for identifying tiny fragments of fossilized bone is helping to answer key questions about when, where and how human species interacted with one another
The specimens, which went unstudied for nearly seven decades, show adaptations to high elevation
A supervolcano may be brewing underneath Chile, with a cold interior that is upending ideas about triggers of huge eruptions
Cephalopods on the recreational drug behave much like humans do, even touching and hugging their peers
In the last few decades blue whale calls have been getting lower in pitch—and a rebound in their numbers may be the reason. Christopher Intagliata reports.
New study finds that canines are not exceptional in the animal world
Freak heavy rainstorms in 2015 and 2017 wiped out many dry-adapted microbes in the Atacama Desert, useful info in the search for life off Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Looking to fire-adapted trees and animals could reduce the impacts of California’s deadly blazes
The enormous crater is among the 25 largest known on Earth, and likely came from a meteorite impact within the past three million years
Immigrants to the U.S. lose their native mix of gut microbes almost immediately after arriving in the U.S.—which researchers can't quite explain. Christopher Intagliata reports.
But the dolphins are no slouches either
Adult humans laugh primarily on the exhale, but human babies laugh on the inhale and the exhale—as do chimps. Christopher Intagliata reports.