Infanticide may be behind the evolution of sex behavior and sex roles in mammals.
When it comes to natural selection, the bullies win out. Scientists have found that chimpanzee males that treat females aggressively father more offspring over time.
With today's climate models, scientists have predicted a 50 percent increase in lightning strikes across the United States during this century as the result of warming temperatures.
It's important to understand shark populations as they continue to be harvested and as their numbers continue to decline. Now, scientists have announced that shark populations in the Mediterranean are highly divided, which may have important implications for conservation efforts.
What gives mosquitoes a taste for human blood? It turns out that a small genetic tweak is responsible. Scientists are taking a closer look at the genetics of the mosquitoes that can carry yellow fever in order to better learn how best to prevent the spread of this disease.
Environmentalists are fighting the U.S Navy in court I order to protect animals from war games in the Pacific Ocean.
Scientists have made some surprising findings among chimpanzees. It turns out that when food is scarce, tool use among non-human primates doesn't increase.
Scientists have taken a big step forward when it comes to plant research. Botanists have launched a database with information that documents significant events for nearly 600 plants species across the globe. The findings could help with future research in plants.
Scientists have discovered a new species of nocturnal gecko hidden within the darkness of tropical Madagascar. The new species reveals that there are rare animals still waiting to be discovered that may be in danger of going extinct.
Climate change isn't just heating things up. It's also causing the world's oceans to acidify. Now, a team of scientists has published the most comprehensive picture yet of how acidity levels vary across the world's oceans, revealing how humans impact their environment.
Scientists are using some new tools to study melting polar ice. Robotic ocean gliders are revealing a bit more about how and why this melt is occurring.
What does blood smell like to predatory animals? While humans find the smell unpleasant, for carnivores it smells like food. Now, scientists have taken a look at which substances of blood trigger behavioral reactions in predatory animals.