Do the wave! Jeweled top snails walk left and right with alternating waves of their creeping foot!
Several huge whales have washed up dead over recent months on beaches in northern Chile, where scientists suspect they are moving in increasing numbers due to climate change.
The last known member of his species has died at Atlanta Botanical Garden -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Birds have a trick for avoiding head-on collisions – now we know what it is, we could teach autonomous drones to do the same
Cheap and easy to make into any shape, "hyperelastic bone" could repair any kind of bone, from fractures to facial reconstruction
A fossilised bee’s nest found near a revolutionary early human fossil can tell us more about the habitat the hominin lived in and how it got preserved
A new map of the spirals that make up our home galaxy shows that rather than being a dim backwater, the arm that hosts the solar system is just as spectacular as the others
Big tech firms are competing with traditional car companies like Ford to map our world in the detail required to get driverless cars on the road
A computer scrutinised people's behaviour for signs of hidden biases and may help psychologists study interactions between people
The remains of fires encircling the grave of a Neanderthal toddler contain animal horns and a rhino skull that seem to have been placed there in a funerary ritual
Has online pornography created a generation of impotent young men with a dangerous addiction to extreme images? Clare Wilson investigates
Anti-pornography campaigner Alexander Rhodes, founder of "porn addiction" site NoFap, says "we want people to make educated decisions about how to use their genitals"
The dirt beneath our feet, vital to food production and biodiversity, is under threat like never before. We need new laws to save it, says Molly Scott Cato
Why is it such a big deal? How controversial is the technique? Is it safe? We have all your questions answered
Nature or nurture? The quest to understand why humans kill one another has occupied the minds of philosophers, sociologists and psychologists for centuries.
Is a peek at our Penguin Cam what your Wednesday morning needs? Watch carefully and you might even see them communicating with each other. When penguins flap their wings or bow their heads, they’re telling each other how they feel. Throwing their heads back and wings out means “I’m happy.” Leaning forward and opening their beaks means “Go away.”
Although it’s unclear whether genetics or other factors are responsible, new study suggests that lethal violence is part of our evolutionary history Humans are predisposed to murder each other, new research suggests, although it remains unclear if it’s down to genetics or other factors. Show More Summary
Birth weight partly shaped by genes which are also implicated in risk of later-life diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, findings show Birth weight of babies is influenced by genes that are also linked to the risk of developing a range of diseases later in life, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, research has revealed. Show More Summary
Study could explain why even with healthy lifestyles some people die younger than others, and raises future possibility of extending the human lifespan Scientists have found the most definitive evidence yet that some people are destined to age quicker and die younger than others - regardless of their lifestyle. Show More Summary
A study published in Research in Veterinary Science demonstrates that vitamin D supplementation can reduce the severity of tuberculosis (TB) in wild boar and red deer