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
Little-studied ethnic groups are helping researchers to understand the movements of people who lived on the continent tens of thousands of years ago
Octopuses react to MDMA much like humans do. And not surprisingly, given their anatomy, the animals are excellent huggers. Annie Sneed reports.
Small throat bones from the prehistoric feline Smilodon suggest it used fearsome vocalizations to communicate
Researchers taught two dozen wild sparrows new songs, by playing them the recordings of sparrows that live thousands of miles away. Jason G. Goldman reports.
By caring for their sick and injured, Neandertals were able to expand into more dangerous environments and pursue more deadly prey. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The hitch, likely only a temporary one, could be linked to certain volcanic features
Bees suddenly fell silent when the sun disappeared during last year's solar eclipse—perhaps because they were tricked into night mode. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Baby giraffes inherit aspects of their mothers' patterning—which could give them a survival advantage if good camouflage runs in the family. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Linguist Sheri Wells-Jensen explains the pitfalls in our assumptions about extraterrestrials
The first animal genus defined purely by genetic characters represents a new era for the sorting and naming of animals
If you have ever wondered why your cat behaves the way it does, wonder no more
Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for using evolutionary principles to create highly efficient enzymes and antibodies, with numerous practical applications.