The phrase "blind as a bat" may no longer be an accurate statement for those with eye issues. A recent study published in the journal Nature Communications found that bats look for polarized patterns of light so that they can properly navigate through the sky.
Researchers reveal that African elephants have the largest number of olfactory genes - twice of that found in dogs and five times more than that in humans.
Scientists have examined the survival rates of 12 shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in commercial longline fishing and have found that some sharks may be more at risk than once thought.
Freezing isn't normally a good thing. For frogs in Alaska, though, this is just a normal part of the year. Scientists have found that freezing and thawing may help wood frogs each autumn as they prepared to survive Alaska's cold winter
A team of entomologists have discovered what may be the world's largest flying aquatic insect with huge gross pincers.
Scientists have discovered the first mammal that uses polarized light to navigate, and it happens to be a bat. It turns out that the greater mouse-eared bat uses polarization patterns in the sky in order to find its way.
Could Antarctic sea ice not be expanding as fast as usual? Scientists have found that much of the increase measured for this sea ice could simply be due to a processing error in satellite data, which could have major implications for climate models.
It's been a hot summer this year. NOAA scientists have announced that the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for June 2014 was the highest for June since record keeping began in 1880.
Scientists have found that the deadly Middle East Respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus could be passed through gene fragments found in the air.
Meet the desert woodrat; a rodent species native to the western North American deserts.Though quite tiny in size, make no mistake; these creatures can "stomach" just about anything.
Scientists have learned a bit more about the Southern Ocean and have found that turbulent mixing in the deep varies with the strength of surface eddies--the ocean equivalent of storms in the atmosphere.
New York City squirrels aren't like regular squirrels. Now, scientists have found that these creatures have adapted to human behavior to allow them to thrive just as well, if not better, than their fellow squirrels in the woods.