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It turns out that the humble bumblebee is capable of flying higher than Mount Everest.
This is the first time researchers have observed fish leaping into the air to prey on birds on the wing.
Although we can’t always perceive them, vibrations provide a critical way of communicating for many animal species.
Wandering albatross can stay aloft for hours without flapping their wings thanks to their yo-yo like flight pattern.
It turns out the social lives of hyenas are powered by bacteria that live in their scent glands, according to a new study.
From “sword” fights to singing to sonar jamming, here are five of the more unusual ways animals employ their genitals.
National Geographic Channel has been running a number of programs on drugs and addictions, including the show Drugged (see 10 tips for recovering from addictions). Addiction is a strange beast that has devastated millions of people and families around the world. It’s also in the news a lot, from allegations of sex addict stars to the…
Spend enough time with children and you’re sure to hear them blurt out a tearful, “That’s not fair!” And, as it turns out, children develop a sense of fairness even before they can speak in complete sentences.
Tompotika, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia An international team of photographers gathered on the island of Sulawesi for a Tripods in the Mud photographic expedition in partnership with the Alliance for Tompotika Conservation / Aliansi Konservasi Tompotika (AlTo). Joining the effort were ILCP Fellows Sandesh Kadur (India), and Kevin Schafer (USA), joined by Riza Marlon, a well-known Indonesian…
Do cellphones make people selfish? If you’ve ever had to shush a garrulous iPhone user in the seat next to you at the movie theater, the answer may seem obvious. And now, a new study confirms our phone fears.
Oxytocin may not sound like something warm and fuzzy, but the hormone can make monkeys be nicer to other monkeys, according to researchers at Duke University.
A study by researchers at Baylor and the University of Maine has proven something that has been obvious to me for a long time–that humble people are more likely to be helpful to others than egotists. Why is this obvious, you ask? Because, being far and away the most humble person I know, I speak from experience.
By James G. Robertson, National Geographic Digital Media New research by the University of Washington gives new meaning to the term, “party animal.” Almost a week after announcing successful gene therapy treatments for color blindness in monkeys, University of Washington researchers are now announcing that rats given alcohol during adolescence are more prone to risk-taking…