Controversial new archaeological research casts doubt on a classic theory of this famous island's societal collapse
A new analysis ruffles the story of poultry domestication
Exposed to mildly warmer waters, some corals turn neon instead of bleaching white. The dramatic colors may help coax symbiotic algae back. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Nature does not have to play fair with our puny human brains
Mosquitoes that like to bite at night are being thwarted by bed nets, leading to the rise of populations that prefer to bite when the nets are not up yet.
The behavior could be an evolutionary adaptation that lets bees forage more easily
Originally published in August 1906
Food sharing is mainly found in adult animals as a part of social bonding. But in a rarely observed behavior in birds, older barn owl chicks will share food with younger ones.
Originally published in July 1948
To entice female ring-tailed lemurs, males rub wrist secretions, which include compounds we use in perfumes, onto their tail and then wave it near the gals.
They don’t stand on one leg around just anybody but often prefer certain members of the flock.
Tamu Massif and dozens of other seafloor volcanoes formed like sheet cakes, not layer cakes
These are startling times, but there’s a way out
Bees infected with a virus cut back on interactions within their hive but find it easier to get past sentries at neighboring hives.
Guest host W. Wayt Gibbs talks with Jason Wright, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, about what’s known as the Fermi paradox: In a universe of trillions of planets, where is everybody?...
Oxpeckers riding on rhinoceroses feast on ticks, and their calls warn the nearsighted herbivores about approaching humans.
New discoveries have raised the possibility of exploring dino genetics, but controversy surrounds the results
Painted images of intriguing human-animal hybrids are signs of modern thought
Artifacts show people used the route for 1,000 years—then abandoned it, possibly amid a plague