A few species, including humans, can imitate new sounds and use them in appropriate social contexts. Known as vocal learning, this is one of the underpinnings of language. Now, scientists have found that killer whales possess this particular ability and can actually learn cross-species.
Scientists are learning a bit more about the evolutionary history of the red fox.
It turns out that male chimps vying for a female's affection may just be hurting themselves. Scientists have found that the aggressive tactics of male chimps might just lower a female's chances of conceiving.
When it comes to understanding the process of evolution, "living fossils" may just provide the key. Scientists have taken a closer look at the skate and its primitive colon in order to understand how animals first emerged from water in order to live on land.
As deforestation continues in tropical rainforests, more and more carbon is being released. Now, scientists have found that far more common has been lost than previously thought, which could affect models that predict carbon emissions.
One scientist has developed a method to enhance crop yield through the contact of roots, aerial parts or even the substratum of a plant fungus.
Evolution isn't just influenced by other animals and cataclysmic events; it's also influenced by geography.
While other parts of the world's oceans have warmed, it turns out that the cold abyss may have escaped that particular fate. Scientists have found that the Earth's deep ocean has not warmed measurably since 2005.
As Arctic peatlands warm, they're releasing more and more greenhouse gases. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at these normally-frozen regions and have created more accurate models to predict methane emissions and carbon dioxide emissions.
After using satellite observations and a suite of climate models, scientists have discovered that ocean temperatures may be rising far higher than expected.
You wouldn't think that air pollution has an impact on rivers, but it turns out that's exactly the case. Scientists have discovered that the amount of air pollution has a significant impact on the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere.
Scientists have found that there's one set of insects that speed ahead more quickly than the others. It turns out that metamorphosing insects diversify far more quickly than other insects, and are the biggest contributors to the evolution of insect diversity.