A Curious Reader asks: When my dog gets that “hang dog” expression after I scold her for misbehavior, is she really ashamed?
Researchers say that dolphins are so smart that captivity causes them psychological harm. But getting data in the open ocean can be tricky.
The reality of wild rice defeated the best efforts of Europeans to domesticate it.
One group of researchers found distinct differences among songs from groups of humpback whales that are geographically isolated from each other.
Pet birds were considered ideal role models for middle-class life.
Habitats are being destroyed so rapidly that species can go extinct before they are even named.
Some scholars have suggested that humans first started growing domesticated grains in order to make not bread, but beer.
Semelparous organisms reproduce exactly once in a lifetime.
The Cavendish banana is currently threatened by a fungal disease. A similar disease all but wiped out its predecessor, the Gros Michel banana.
Prum speaks on Darwin’s idea of sexual selection, the importance of arbitrary traits, and why he could never choose a favorite species of bird.