No warm and fuzzy here—a possible boom in a highly venomous but irresistibly touchable caterpillar is sending people in the eastern U.S. to the hospital.
Archerfish, which use water jets to take down prey, are much more skilled and sophisticated target shooters than thought, a new study says.
How hummingbirds acquired their sweet tooth has been quite the mystery. But scientists think they may cracked the case.
Researchers discover that for snakes climbing trees, it’s all about safety first.
Swarms of jellyfish that have appeared recently in the Pacific Northwest and the United Kingdom are not unusual, but may signal an ocean out of balance, experts say.
The brilliant plumage of peacocks and related birds may be a result of female preference, a new study says.
How sexes evolved in the first place has been a lasting mystery in biology. Thanks to some transgender algae, scientists may have cracked this evolutionary whodunit.
Scientists have discovered a “bizarre” parasite from the Jurassic era that really sucked. An international team of researchers recently described this 165-million-year-old fossilized fly larvae that they found in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region in northeastern China once studded with volcanoes and freshwater lakes. They named the species Qiyia jurassica (“Qiyia” is derived from the Chinese word for “strange”),…
When vampire bats acquired their taste for blood, they lost their ability to sense bitter flavors, according to a new study.
A new study finds that lionfish—those venomous, striped invaders of reefs in the Caribbean and off of Florida—fan their fins to gather a posse while hunting prey.
From the silvery gibbon of Indonesia to the grunting toadfish of the sea, listen to some of nature’s most amazing musicians.
Ten years ago, some male crickets in Hawaii began to fall mysteriously silent, and now scientists have discovered why.
The spider Cyclosa ginnaga hides from predators by looking like a pile of bird feces, a new study says.