Slime mold, a unicellular organism at the bottom of the food chain, can learn, a finding that has important implications for understanding the evolution of learning, as well as how many creatures can be 'smart' and successful without a brain.
Scientists have identified the gene that regulates beak size, which has allowed greater variation in food sources for the iconic Galapagos birds.
Ancient bears evolved to become giants so they could scavenge prey killed by others, a new study suggests.
The remains have quite a story to tell, revealing that the primate endured an arduous sea journey before reaching land.
The added species show that much of the life that we see around us is just a tiny percentage of the world’s biodiversity.
Even the most cooperative species find ways to stab each other in the back.
A new study on predatory spider strikes finds a tiny arachnid biting with record-setting swiftness.
A tiny arthropod from 430 million years ago dubbed “The Kite Runner” had a novel way of hauling around its brood.
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