It turns out that bats like to hang out with their friends. Scientists have found that despite moving house frequently, bats will choose to roost with the same social network, even when they shift locations.
Scientists have found that the reservoirs of supervolcanos consist of magma that intrudes into the crust in the form of numerous horizontally oriented sheets resting on top of each other like a pile of pancakes.
A deadly disease is sweeping across the amphibian population in parts of Europe. The disease, which is wiping out salamanders in particular, is predicted to reach the U.S. through the international wildlife trade unless steps are taken to prevent its advance.
It turns out that cold-water corals may just get along with others in an unusual way. Scientists have found that the coral, Lophelia pertusa, can fuse skeletons of genetically distinct individuals.
Birds aren't the only ones with feathers. Dinosaurs also possessed colorful plumage. But why did these ancient creatures have feathers long before early bird species, such as Archaeopteryx, attempted to fly? Scientists may now have the answer.
Scientists have officially discovered a new frog species--more than half a century after it was first spotted.
When it comes to leatherback sea turtles, bigger is better. Scientists have found that fatter sea turtles have an easier time swimming through the ocean, and are able to conserve more energy to up their chances of survival.
Scientists have discovered that the world's smallest primate lives twice as long as previous estimates, calling into question current practices when keeping these animals in captivity.
A certain enzyme may help explain the origins of life on Earth. Scientists have created a test tube enzyme with a unique property that may have been crucial when life was first beginning to emerge.
Determined to create robots that can run, scientists have turned toward an animal for a source of inspiration. They've taken a closer look at running birds in order to examine the physics behind how these feathered creatures sprint so quickly.
It turns out that nestlings, baby birds, could be suffering from noisy environments. Because nestlings depend on their parents for both food and protection, vocal communication is key-something that could be drowned out if the surroundings are too loud.