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.
Researchers recorded piranha "honks" and catfish "screeches" in the Peruvian Amazon, which might illuminate fish activity in murky jungle waters. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Listening to the sounds panda pairs make when they're introduced could lead to better breeding success. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The finding could help answer a longstanding question of how massive stone blocks were hauled into place
The hues and patterns of modern bird eggs trace back to their dinosaurian ancestors
A tiny fly, related to biting no-see-ums, pollinates cacao trees and enables our chocolate cravings. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Remote-sensing studies have revealed the ancient settlements in southern Mexico