Research seems to indicate that human echolocation is surprisingly sophisticated, and may aid a deeper understanding of hearing and sensory perception.
Packrat nests, preserved by a combination of the chemistry of urine and the desert air, open a window into centuries of local climate change.
Floating masses of fire ants have been observed drifting in the floodwaters resulting from Hurricane Harvey. How does a swarm of fire ants float?
Rabies began a contentious debate between Victorian pet owners and veterinary experts about how to regulate dog health. Rough.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List is a global list of species and their conservation status.
Intricate, strong, and rapidly-built, spider webs are more amazing even than they first appear. For a construction job done right, get a spider to do it.
If crows like the New Caledonian Crow can plan out and create a specialized tool, then they seem to have smarts that rival those of early humans.
In nature, death creates its own unique ecosystem. These carcass-based mini-ecosystems are extremely dynamic.
Earthworms are often portrayed as beneficial to the environment, but in North America's temperate forests, they are a disaster in action.
Orcas may look cute, but don’t be fooled. They display some of the most sophisticated hunting techniques of any animals on Earth.