Animals & Plants

New antbird species discovered in Peru by LSU ornithologists

New antbird species discovered in Peru by LSU ornithologists

It was July 10, 2016 when Dan Lane, Fernando Angulo, Jesse Fagan, and I rolled into the coffee-growing town of Flor de Café in...
MIT engineers create plants that glow

MIT engineers create plants that glow

Illumination from nanobionic plants might one day replace some electrical lighting Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could...
Red-bellied lemurs maintain gut health through touching and ‘huddling’

Red-bellied lemurs maintain gut health through touching and ‘huddling’

Scientists have found a direct link between physical contact and gut bacteria in red-bellied lemurs. Likely passed through ‘huddling’ behavior and touch, the findings suggest...
400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered

400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered

A previously undiscovered species of an extinct primordial giant worm with terrifying snapping jaws has been identified by an international team of scientists. Researchers from...
Sorry, cat lovers Dogs are smarter

Sorry, cat lovers: Dogs are smarter

Dogs have the biological capability of doing much more complex and flexible things with their lives than cats can Dogs have significantly more neurons in...
Scientists find earliest intact mushroom fossils

Scientists find earliest intact mushroom fossils

Paleontologists from China, New Zealand and the United States have found four intact mushroom fossils, sources from the Chinese Academy of Sciences said Friday. The...
Ocean’s deepest fish thrives 26,000 feet below surface

Ocean’s deepest fish thrives 26,000 feet below surface

The ocean’s deepest fish doesn’t look like it could survive in harsh conditions thousands of feet below the surface. Instead of giant teeth and a...
Why are There No sea Snakes in the Atlantic

Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?

Sea snakes are an evolutionary success story. With about 70 species, they're the most diverse reptile group in the ocean, outnumbering sea turtle species...
Sorry, grumpy cat Dogs are brainier than cats

Sorry, grumpy cat: Dogs are brainier than cats, says new study

There's a new twist to the perennial argument about which is smarter, cats or dogs. It has to do with their brains, specifically the number...
There's a deeper fish in the sea

There’s a deeper fish in the sea

The ocean's deepest fish doesn't look like it could survive in harsh conditions thousands of feet below the surface. Instead of giant teeth and a...