Some dog population genetics show similarities to ours, such as in the ability to digest grains, but other lineages differ.
The prospect of death by giant hornet has pushed some Asian honeybees to resort to a poop-based defense system
Unlike humans, wolves can subsist on protein alone for months—so scientists say we may have lobbed leaner leftovers their way. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Researchers help farmers in Namibia avoid costly cattle losses by tracking big cat hangouts
Linguist Ben Zimmer says the pandemic has turned us all into amateur epidemiologists utilizing terms such as “superspreader” and “asymptomatic.” Christopher Intagliata reports.
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one from Panama about the toll lightning takes on tropical trees.
Dec 28, 2020
Juvenile ravens performed just as well as chimps and orangutans in a battery of intelligence tests—except for assays of spatial skills. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Dec 22, 2020
Bee larvae and pupae appear to secrete a chemical that does the work of a late-night cup of coffee for their nurses.
Dec 21, 2020
New research tracked the canines in northern Minnesota for years to see just how they reshape their ecosystems. Audio of wolves inside Voyageurs National Park, courtesy of Jacob Job .
Dec 17, 2020
A study of adults learning a new language found that speaking primarily activated regions in the left side of the brain, but reading and listening comprehension were much more variable
Dec 16, 2020