With around 5,000 summertime residents, increased tourism, and a warming planet, it is becoming difficult to protect Antarctica from invasion.
From 1974 to 1978, the chimps of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania were at war with each other, the first time conservationists saw chimps engage in calculated, cold-blooded killing.
∆G = ∆H - T∆S is one of the most abstract formulas in science, but it is also one of the most important. Without it, life cannot exist.
Tusks suddenly became a liability, even though in natural circumstances, tusks are very useful.
Life largely owes its existence to this equation. Be sure to hug your house plant today.
Pando, which is Latin for "I spread," is a single organism spanning some 106 acres.
A new snake becomes Instagram famous after its accidental discovery by a graduate student going on a nature walk in northern India.
Forget little green men: These scientists say we should be more worried about little green germs.
Purely physical and chemical processes can deceive us into thinking that life is present, when it actually is not.
When we try to recreate simpler versions of natural ecosystems, we invariably make mistakes, argues author and biologist Rob Dunn.
Using DNA from samples of extinct flowers, synthetic biologists managed to approximate long-lost floral scents.
Parasites aren’t limited to just worms and ticks. Even some plants like to feed off others — and they perhaps could help fight invasive species.
Despite the wide diversity of spider species, most orb-weavers seem to follow the same playbook when building their webs.
Social conflicts can leave molecular marks on animals, according to recent research on the ant species Harpegnathos saltator.
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 […]
It could be a sign that your dog is paying increased attention.
A 12-year study shows that these large lemurs have a sophisticated sense of rhythm.
The list includes eleven species of birds, eight species of freshwater mussels, two fish, a bat, and a plant from the mint family.
Linguistic laws are remarkably versatile and have applications in ecology, microbiology, epidemiology, demographics, and geography.
A new study suggests that hunting dogs' barks convey emotional information about the animals they see.
These animals to grow scalpel-sharp and precisely shaped tools that are resistant to breaking.
Yet another ocean monster has been discovered.
Technology designed to listen for atomic bombs can also hear tornadoes.
It walked enough miles to nearly circle the Earth twice.
These enormous centipedes are straight out of science fiction.
Sometimes, new combinations of preexisting things revolutionize life.
A genetic study of British Columbia grizzly bears finds a weird link to local human languages.