Elephant seals become the first mammal, other than humans, to recognize rhythmic patterns in the voices of their kind.
Dog domestication wasn't too rough. A new population genetics study from Stony Brook University argues wolves were tamed just once, 40,000 years ago.
By Teresa Carey
Researchers from Sweden have shown for the first time that an animal other than a human or an ape can plan for an event beyond the current moment.
By Nsikan Akpan
Less than 48 hours ago, NASA's Juno spacecraft got its first up-close-and-personal view with Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and today, the space agency has released photos from the flyby.
By Nsikan Akpan
Uranus’ weirdness takes a fresh form via a new model of its magnetosphere, just as NASA mulls a return to the icy giant.
If you enjoy a beer on a summer day, you can thank yeast, the microbes that ferment sugar into alcohol and give beer its character. After innumerable generations of using just two types of yeast, a lab in North Carolina…
By PBS NewsHour
Scientists predict a sheet of ice 110 miles long -- the size of Delaware -- will break off Antarctica in the coming days or weeks. In its July issue, National Geographic covers the effects that warming oceans will have on…
By Roni Dengler
Neonicotinoid pesticides commonly found in agricultural areas kill bees and hurt their ability to reproduce, two separate large-scale studies confirmed Thursday.
A human protein -- called CyP40 -- can untangle the neurodegenerative clumps that characterize Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a new study.
New research shows that everyone is prone to sharing fake news when dealing with a never-ending stream of updates.
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