Modern logging helps preserve biodiversity in tropical rain forests that are used for timber production.
Bumblebees are busy little guys. But just like humans, they forget things or mix up memories. In fact, a new study published in the journal Current Biology shows that sometimes, they have trouble juggling multiple memories.
It turns out that the sun has more impact on our climate during "cool" periods. Scientists have long debated how the activity of the sun might influence climate and now they've found that its impact is not constant over time.
Cats have a keen sense of smell along with keen eyesight. But which sense wins out when it comes to hunting for food? Scientists have discovered for the first time which of these two senses cats prefer under test conditions.
It turns out that tropical forests are declining-quickly. Scientists have discovered that the rate at which tropical forests were cut, burned or otherwise lost in the 1990s through the 2000s accelerated by a staggering 62 percent.
The colorful mantis shrimp packs a powerful punch. In fact, it's been known to crack the glass of aquariums. Now, scientists have taking a closer look at this cigar-sized crustacean and have learned a bit more about how they've evolved their 60-mile-per-hour blow.
Are our climate changes, scientists are examining new strains of crops to see which ones are the hardiest. Now some of the most underappreciated crops could become the most valuable tools in agriculture.
University of Florida scientists have discovered a rare but invasive and dangerous parasite in Giant African Land Snails, as well as three other non-native species of snails, that could pose a serious health problem in humans as well as animals.
It turns out that the sea-level rise scenarios for high-risk coastal areas aren't good enough--at least according to new research.
A certain mollusk may have inspired some new materials. Scientists have identified two optical structures within the blue-rayed limpet's shell that gives it its blue-striped appearance that could be used in bio-inspired materials.
Scientists have witnessed an increase in carbon dioxide's greenhouse effect at Earth's surface for the very first time. The findings reveal a warming effect that's being directly affected by rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
Birds are usually known for eating caterpillars-not looking like them. But a new study reveals that at least one bird actually mimics the appearance of a poisonous species of caterpillar in order to avoid being eaten by predators.