Revolutionary techniques for understanding brain functions in animals could soon help us understand how emotions guide our lives.
Almost all royal lines try to legitimize their rule with legendary origin stories. Here are five of the strangest examples.
An elephant at the Bronx Zoo has become a cause célèbre for animal rights activists.
Communication among cetaceans, like whales and dolphins, looks especially promising.
If life is common in the Universe, then where is everybody? Known as the Fermi Paradox, a new project may help solve the riddle.
The new tool may someday be used in work that needs a light touch.
COVID-19 and other microbes have shed light on disease spillover from animals to humans, but we can also spillback disease to wildlife.
What was this mammoth tusk doing on the ocean floor 150 miles from land?
The A.I. system could improve the lives of commercially raised pigs.
Researchers believe they have found a single point mutation in an infection-sensing gene that causes the autoimmune disorder.
Mastodons, rhinos, and even camels — all in the great state of California.
Long assumed to be a devoted vegetarian, ancient sloths were fine with some meat.
Recent discoveries about bodily awareness have changed how scientists think about the nature of consciousness.
Long before Christopher and Magellan, ancient explorers voyaged into the unknown and brought home extraordinary tales.
From machines to animals, there are many kinds of possible minds.
The cause of the recent uptick in radiation is unknown, but speculation about another catastrophe at Chernobyl is hyperbolic.
Experiments cannot confirm what theory predicts about neutrinos. And particle physicists have no idea why.
An ancient continent called Balkanatolia rose and fell in the area in and around what is now the eastern Mediterranean.
Psychologist Adrian Furnham has termed this effect the male hubris, female humility problem.
Technology designed to listen for atomic bombs can also hear tornadoes.
It’s all well and good to discuss how our humanity evolved – but what even is humanity?
It walked enough miles to nearly circle the Earth twice.
A conversation with an advanced alien species is likely to be simple and to take 1,000 years. It might also be dangerous.
The ethical debate over zoos is going to grow louder. There might be a solution that involves robots.
The Human Genome Project put together 92% of our DNA blueprint. Here's what it took to complete the rest.