Animals & Plants

Baby jumping spiders really are watching you

The vision of jumping spiders is nearly as keen in babies as adults, a University of Cincinnati study found. Baby jumping spiders can hunt prey...

Spiders risk everything for love

University of Cincinnati biologist George Uetz long suspected the extravagant courtship dance of wolf spiders made them an easy mark for birds and other...

How to stroke a cat, according to science

Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stroked one minute, only to bite or swipe at...

Five animals that could help us beat human diseases

As humans, we may feel rather lucky about our evolutionary lot. We live longer than many other animals, and lifespans continue to increase thanks to...

Scientists find blue-tongue lizards are born smart

As children, we have much to learn after we are born. We learn to walk, to talk, to develop our social skills, and when we...

Cats kill more than 1.5 billion native animals per year in Australia

Pet and feral cats together are killing over two billion reptiles, birds and mammals per year in Australia. Most of these animals are natives, according...

Scientists net 139-pound Oneida Lake sturgeon

That fish was THIS big. Really, it was. Researchers from the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point on Oneida Lake, in Bridgeport, New York, caught,...

Scientists solve the mystery of the disappearing jumbo squid

The culprit responsible for the decline of Mexico’s once lucrative jumbo squid fishery has remained a mystery, until now. A new Stanford-led study published in...

Scientists prove insects also feel chronic pain for the first time

Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new study proves for the first time that insects also experience chronic pain...

Friend or foe? Fun facts about sharks

Sharks often get a bad rap, even though most species are harmless to humans, says Katherine Maslenikov, manager of the UW Fish Collection at...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...