Sex can be a death trap even for modern toad and frog species.
In all mammals, there are two brain pathways for processing information from the eyes: an evolutionarily ancient one and a more modern one.
More than 200 years ago, scientists tried to figure out how bats navigate in the dark (or without eyes). This set in motion a series of events that led to the development of ultrasound as a form of psychotherapy.
A new treatment helped frogs regenerate their amputated legs – taking science one step closer to helping people regrow their body parts, too
Scientists looked for ways to trigger the “build whatever normally was here” signal for cells at the site of a wound.
From the laying out of the body plan to the organization and functioning of our nervous system, cells rule gene expression and make us who and what we are.
Metaphors like the Great Chain of Being can lead people to misunderstand evolution and humanity’s place in the web of life.
We will become billions of people who share a single vast intellect.
Oxytocin can boost heart cells' ability to regenerate.
The spikes in their mouths would have helped them catch squid or fish.
Being mortal makes life so much sweeter.
If dogs are out in coats and boots, how are the squirrels feeling?
The body uses its own electricity to repair wounds. Faster healing may be possible with additional electrical stimulation.
Certain water beetles can escape from frogs after being consumed.
Science has come a long way since Mary Shelley penned "Frankenstein." But we still grapple with the same questions.
When making any tough decision, the key is not to be overly exploratory or exploitative.
Beavers offer lessons about managing water in a changing climate, whether the challenge is drought or floods
Letting nature's expert engineers lead the way.
The 'Monkeydactyl' was a flying reptile that evolved highly specialized adaptations in the Mesozoic Era.
Intellectual humility demands that we examine our motivations for holding certain beliefs.
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.
Recent claims put LK-99 as the first room temperature, ambient pressure superconductor ever. Has the game changed, or is it merely hype?
Metal really does sometimes stick to some people’s skin. Here’s the science of why. Every once in a while, a claim comes along that wildly challenges the mainstream scientific narrative. These […]
Quantum theory has weird implications. Trying to explain them just makes things weirder.
Another amazing tardigrade survival skill is discovered.