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Were Australia’s lyrebirds the first ‘meme generators’?

Australia’s Superb Lyrebird – the most astonishing animal mimic in the world – has been communicating with memes through song and dance for millions...

Lord of the wings: How dragonfly wings get their patterns

For many species of insects, wings are like fingerprints – no two patterns are the same. These insects, like many other organisms from leopards to...

Male monkeys take it where they can get it

Female vervet monkeys will only take lessons from other females, while males are less discriminating in whom they learn from, new research by the...

Snailfish: how we found a new species in one of the ocean’s deepest places

From an unmanned submersible, protected by a casing of stainless steel almost an inch thick and a window made from super strong sapphire crystal,...

Where have all the turtles gone, and why does it matter

About 61 percent of the world's 356 turtle species are threatened or already extinct, and the decline could have ecological consequences. These findings are...
New species discovered in the extreme depths of the Pacific Ocean

New species discovered in the extreme depths of the Pacific Ocean

An exploration to one of the deepest places on earth has captured rare footage of what is believed to be three new species of...
Do dogs have feelings

Do dogs have feelings?

If you live with a dog you just know when it’s happy or miserable, don’t you? Of course you do. Even the scientific community, now...

These birds show how today’s stress can linger

Major stressful events—even brief ones—can have lasting effects, two new studies with birds suggest. Researchers used tree swallows and an innovative study design to uncover...

Scientists release two new high-yield strawberry, raspberry varieties

These berries yield like the dickens. Cornell’s berry breeding program is releasing two new varieties, which will be available for planting in spring 2019: a...

Can we take ‘eternal energy’ from algae?

Certain sea slugs suck raw materials from algae to provide a lifetime supply of solar-powered energy, according to new research. That’s kind of like attaching...