Scientists have discovered the secret behind the Australian animal’s unusually deep voice: A unique sound-producing organ.
A text message saves a young whale shark that got tangled in a fishing net off the coast of Indonesia in the Java sea.
Although we can’t always perceive them, vibrations provide a critical way of communicating for many animal species.
You could call it everlasting love: Scientists have discovered the oldest fossil of mating insects, which lived during the Jurassic period, a new study says.
From “sword” fights to singing to sonar jamming, here are five of the more unusual ways animals employ their genitals.
Marmosets share a unique characteristic with humans: In conversations, these social monkeys wait their turn to speak. During exchanges, which can last up to 30 minutes, marmosets engage in vocal turn-taking and they don’t interrupt each other, researchers from Princeton University report in Current Biology. “We were surprised by how reliably the marmoset monkeys exchanged…
From free-tailed bats to red crabs—discover five incredible animals that swarm together to survive.
A sagging, gelatinous creature called the blobfish is the new mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which draws attention to the need to conserve animals of all shapes and sizes.
Researchers were shocked to discover that the two Amazon-dwelling fish are wired much differently, a new study says.
Get the story behind the pufferfish, the ocean architect that creates mysterious circles on the seafloor.
No, it’s not aliens of the deep—it’s actually male puffer fish building elaborate nests, a new study says.
What do female peahens see when they watch a peacock fan his tail? Hint: It’s not his dazzling blue-green feathers.
Researchers use sexy robot frogs to gain insight into the evolution of complex behaviors.
A new study says mammals can “choose” the sex of their offspring—does that include us?
An injured amphibian and a sleeping mammal ancestor shared a home before a flash flood trapped them 250 million years ago, a new study says.