Was there an intelligent, technologically advanced species long before humans existed? Could there have been a dinosaur civilization?
The brain of an ancient bird offers clues to the survival of its modern-day relatives.
Virgin birth – which involves the development of an unfertilised egg – has preoccupied humans for aeons. And although it can’t happen in mammals, it does seem to be possible in […]
If dogs are out in coats and boots, how are the squirrels feeling?
Our ancestral cousins far more intelligent than we credit them for, and they did things most of us cannot.
The Seychelles magpie-robin is up for sale – yes, for sale – as a digital nature collectible.
Scorpions would probably survive.
The list includes eleven species of birds, eight species of freshwater mussels, two fish, a bat, and a plant from the mint family.
Climate and ecological changes, as well as disruptions to the food chain, were already killing off the dinosaurs.
Rock art in northern Australia depicts marsupial lions, giant kangaroos, and other megafauna that populated the Land Down Under long ago.
The engineer working on Google's AI, called LaMDA, suffers from what we could call Michelangelo Syndrome. Scientists must beware hubris.
Only nine weeks later, the Wright Brothers achieved manned flight. The pathologically cynical always will find a reason to complain.
Evolution repeatedly hit upon this solution simply because it works.
Australian parrots have worked out how to open trash bins, and the trick is spreading across Sydney.
The space‑specific neurons in the owl’s specialized auditory brain can do advanced math.
An emerging field studies parasites that take over the nervous system of a host.
"You gotta know when to fold 'em."
The high pitches from the flute and the harp would reach your ears before the notes from the tuba and the cello.
Far from being a “dead” pursuit that focuses on old ideas, modern philosophy proposes and debates important, new concepts. All of us can learn from it.
There’s an enormous evolutionary advantage for flamingos to stand on one leg, but genetics doesn't help. Only physics explains why.
Like witchcraft, "racecraft" refers to a kind of magical thinking — one that treats race as if it were scientifically meaningful.
Evolutionary success is not about the number of one's children, but one's grandchildren: the children need to survive and pass on their genes.
With around 5,000 summertime residents, increased tourism, and a warming planet, it is becoming difficult to protect Antarctica from invasion.
We eat 50 billion chickens every year. Is there a better way?
Spicy foods are enjoyed the world over, but scientists don't know why people partake in culinary masochism.