In a new study, the chemical inhibited muscle activity in individual human heart cells, mice and minnows
August 13, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Americans who eat shark fin soup may be unknowingly chowing down on globally endangered species, a new study found
August 13, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Wildlife photographer Guek Hock Ping discovered a new species. Only, he didn't know it
August 13, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Two million years ago hominids evolved more specialized diets with early Homo preferring meat and Paranthropus choosing plants
August 13, 2012 | By Erin Wayman
Scientists are unlocking the secrets behind tiny adhesive structures in gecko toes in the hopes of designing new technologies.
August 10, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
New research finds that one out of four science educators in the U.S. and Canada released lab animals into the wild after they were done using them in the classroom, introducing a surprising but potentially serious pathway for invasives to take hold in new locales.
August 09, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
New fossils unearthed in Kenya confirm that at least two species of Homo co-existed in Africa two million years ago
August 08, 2012 | By Erin Wayman
Though plains bison are icons of America's cowboy past and rugged West, new research findings show that most of the mighty buffalo have common cow ancestors from the 1800s.
August 08, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
A new experiment showed that the birds are capable of abstract logical reasoning, a trait previously shown only by primates
August 08, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A new technology combines thousands of individual images to create a zoom-able picture of living tissue, down to the cellular level
August 07, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Good news on the illegal wildlife trade front: a new forensic genetics tool allows scientists to pinpoint where seized illegal ivory originates.
August 07, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
One rogue shark. Five victims. A mysterious threat. And the era of the killer great white was born
August 07, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Walking on two legs distinguished the first hominids from other apes, but scientists still aren't sure why our ancestors became bipedal
August 06, 2012 | By Erin Wayman
A 44,000-year-old collection of wood and bone tools from South Africa may be the earliest example of modern culture, a new study suggests
August 01, 2012 | By Erin Wayman
New research reveals that the flu virus has mutated into a novel strain of influenza, which gained the ability to transfer not just from bird to seal, but from seal to seal.
July 31, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
The things we do to animals for the LOLs might not be as innocuous as they seem.
July 30, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Sharks may have the healthiest teeth in the animal kingdom.
July 27, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
A live webcam let's you watch Alaskan brown bears hunt salmon during the fishes' annual migration.
July 27, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
After a lifetime of servitude to the colony, older termites sacrifice the only thing they have left: their lives.
July 27, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Flies now join likes of Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, and Tristan and Isolde, determined but doomed star-crossed lovers who would do anything - including die - for love.
July 25, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer