It turns out that cold-water corals may just get along with others in an unusual way. Scientists have found that the coral, Lophelia pertusa, can fuse skeletons of genetically distinct individuals.
Birds aren't the only ones with feathers. Dinosaurs also possessed colorful plumage. But why did these ancient creatures have feathers long before early bird species, such as Archaeopteryx, attempted to fly? Scientists may now have the answer.
Scientists have officially discovered a new frog species--more than half a century after it was first spotted.
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.