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.
Scientists have found that every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt.
It turns out that ants aren't the only insects that inhabit their own nests. Scientists have found how a species of butterfly manages to infiltrate ant nests and spends most of its life there as an unwanted guest.
Scientists have taken a closer look at zebra finches and have found that the song control system in the brain is active during simple communication calls, revealing a bit more about the relationship between unlearned calls and an area of the brain responsible for learned vocalizations.
Scientists have announced that giant tortoises are a true success story and have rebounded 40 years after the first captive-bred tortoises were reintroduced on the Galapagos.
Whether or not you land a fish may not depend on the type of lure you use, but on the fish's personality. Scientists have found that differences in moving activity in a novel environment are linked to individual differences in vulnerability to angling.
Late this summer, scientists made a surprising and unusual discovery. They spotted a strangely colored leopard frog: one that was bright blue and represented a truly rare find.
How do chimps acquire sufficient food during lean times? Scientists may have found out just that. It turns out that chimps make their sleeping nests en route to breakfast sites containing fruits that are more competed for by other daytime fruit-eaters than other fruits.