Humans aren't the only mammals who like a good glance in the mirror every once in a while. Recent findings published in Current Biology show that our hairier ancestors, the apes, also like to check up on their appearance.
Snake venom comes in all varieties, as different as the snakes that use it. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at these differences and have discovered an unexpected evolutionary pattern among venomous snakes.
When it comes to algae blooms, these organisms may have a bit of an advantage. Scientists have found that toxic cyanobacterial blooms have the ability to create their own favorable conditions over time, which amplify the effects of pollutants.
Geckos are known for their unusual ability to stick to slippery surfaces. But did you know that these species can lose this ability?
Human behaviors may just be impacting birds. Scientists have found that habitat alteration may be less important when it comes to driving the effects of "exurban" development on bird communities.
Our ancient ancestors first domesticated dogs thousands of years ago. Now, researchers are taking a closer look at the history of our canine companions, and have found that dogs may have first successfully migrated to the Americans only about 10,000 years ago.
Scientists have found that in the Andaman Sea, internal waves can temporarily cool down the water temperature around corals by up to ten degrees, which could save reefs.
A massive, cosmic impact probably wasn't responsible for the mass extinction event that killed off mammoths.
What do humans and sparrows have in common? They both make sense of sound in the same way.
The bowhead whale can live for over 200 years with little evidence of age-related disease. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this whale to find out why that is, which may provide untapped insights into how to live a long and healthy life.
Why is Greenland covered in ice? Scientists have taken a closer look, and have found that the ice on Greenland could only form due to processes deep in the Earth's interior.