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.
Ancient tools on Mediterranean islands could predate the appearance of modern humans—suggesting Neandertals took to the seas. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The toothy snout had a tip covered by a hornlike sheath
Brown University biologist and author Ken Miller talks about his new book The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness and Free Will.
A new theory may change the debate over evolution and self-interest among ants, bees and other social bugs
Differences in the structure of the brain’s cerebellum may help explain our superior cognitive abilities
The Bora people in the northwestern Amazon use drums to send languagelike messages across long distances. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A new study claims it's easier to accurately whistle a melody than to sing it. Christopher Intagliata reports.
New genetic evidence suggests these indigenous Southeast Asians are singularly suited for underwater hunting
Evolutionary studies indicate that the genetic changes enabling a cancer to develop arise shockingly early within the primary tumor. This discovery points to a promising new approach to therapy
New fossils and analyses topple the long-standing explanation of how dinosaurs came to rule the earth
Non-native milkweed species planted in the southern U.S. could harm monarch butterflies as temperatures rise. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Rather than always making the same call in response to the same stimuli, North Atlantic right whales are capable of changing their vocalizations.