Scientists from the University of Oxford, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and New York City Audubon studied migrant bird behavior over seven years in a truly unique setting -- "Tribute in Light" in New York City
A new Florida Museum of Natural History study offers the first comprehensive overview of the surprisingly complex question of when butterflies and moths are active
Researchers found that old forests that contain large trees and a diversity of tree sizes and species may offer refuge to some types of birds facing threats in a warming climate
George Washington University evolutionary geneticist Arnaud Martin is using CRISPR Cas9, a gene editing technique, to determine how changes in the "painting gene" WntA result in different wing shapes and patterns in butterflies
The direct observation of the origin of a new species occurred during field work carried out over the last four decades by a wife-and-husband team of scientists from Princeton University on the small island of Daphne Major in the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean
A 52-million-year-old ankle fossil suggests that some of the earliest primates were adept leapers
Preliminary research by a University of California, Davis, animal scientist shows that some polar fish have been able to acclimate to warm water or to higher levels of carbon dioxide, but not to both.
Researchers have discovered that climate change, warmer temperatures and earlier snow melt are causing flowers to bloom earlier, affecting bumblebees
As University of Washington scientists report, an unseasonably warm, dry summer in 2015 caused reassembly among subalpine wildflower communities
In this week's episode, we discover why some bumblebees are in peril and that some of the earliest primates were adept leapers. We also explore a new technique that can print drugs, and learn about a new app capable of detecting concussions right on the sideline
Electric eels are among the animals considered "champion species" -- specialized organisms that can teach us fundamental lessons about biology, including how human brains and nerves function
National Science Foundation-funded research sheds new light on the role of the tail in locomotion
National Science Foundation-funded paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur
Georgia Tech researchers study the challenge that hummingbird-sized hawkmoth (Manduca sexta) must overcome while feeding on the nectar of its favorite flowers.
Neuroscientist Cindy Moss is investigating how animals use sensory information to guide their behavior. Her team at Johns Hopkins University's "Batlab" is currently focused on bat echolocation -- high frequency sonar calls a bat uses to determine the location of objects in its environment
Scientists have found the key to mosquitoes' stealth takeoffs: They barely push off when making a fast getaway, but instead rely on strong and rapid wing beats to quickly get aloft without anyone noticing
Oregon State University scientists and a team of others have discovered that plastic marine debris played a key role in transporting non-native species after the March 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
In this week's episode, we discover a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur and how airline boarding procedures might be making you sick; we explore a compact mass spectrometer for use in the field; and finally, we learn how vertebrate tails actually provide greater speed
A National Science Foundation-funded team led by Ohio University discover a new species of meat-eating mammal.
When the water along Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay is thick and green, it may be a bad day for a swim, but it's an excellent day for University of Rhode Island marine ecologist Carol Thornber