Our brains aren’t flying solo; our emotions also come into play when we’re interacting with the world, new research finds.
Hint: A brain-infesting worm carried by gastropods is spreading around the world.
Domestic cats often hack up gooey mats of fur, but it's rare in their larger kin.
The birds of prey get into frequent tussles that can lead to serious injury.
Hundreds of millions of years ago, Antarctica was carpeted with prehistoric greenery. Now, scientists may have uncovered clues about what happened in the "Great Dying," or Permian extinction.
Think squirrels are cute and cuddly? Think again. Scientists find evidence of infanticide and cannibalism in the Yukon.
Thanks to large-scale restoration efforts, the North Aral Sea has seen a resurgence of fish—a boon to the communities that rely on it.
Vets say the boa constrictor is a Siamese twin contained in one outer skin.
The discovery may help amputees feel more control over their artificial limbs.
Scores of stories reporting that Kelly’s DNA is substantially different now are missing some basic facts about how biology works.
Their brains may be tiny, but birds have been known to outsmart children and apes.
Eastern quolls, which were wiped out of mainland Australia decades ago, are being introduced to the remote Booderee National Park.
Treats and kibble made with fungus offer high protein from plant-based foods, but not all pets may be able to make the switch.
Vietnam is prime example of a little-known global threat: the mining of river sand to build the world’s booming cities.
Jewelry dealer Nael Ali will be the first defendant sentenced in the most extensive federal investigation into Indian arts and crafts fraud.
A new study from South Africa observed wild snake mothers protecting and warming their young for weeks after they emerged from eggs.
The famous physicist was fond of making scientific bets and predictions, from the nature of black holes to the end of humanity.
Canadian citizen scientist photographers spotted a fleeting type of aurora not seen before, dubbed “Steve,” and scientists have started working out what’s causing them.
Egg-laying shrimp queens rule over complex colonies—and a new study reveals their intriguing evolution.
Australian authorities say the tooth's monetary value "would not be very high," though it may be prized by collectors.