The world’s earliest known porpoise burial has just been discovered, and archaeologists wonder why medieval monks placed the marine mammal in a pit resembling a human grave.
Neanderthals were brainer than modern humans, and new research helps to explain how these early hominids evolved so much brain power.
The discovery that jellyfish go to sleep is making scientists rethink when sleep first evolved, what it actually is, and how it helps us and other snoozers.
Mammals, including humans, suffer from age-related hearing loss, but new research finds that barn owls have self-repairing ears, which retain their ability over time.
New research shows the social environment of male ducks can influence penis size, a finding that could aid in treating erectile dysfunction in men.
American adolescents are engaging in fewer adult behaviors than they did in past decades, according to a study of data gathered from millions of youths.
Household environment, not genetics, shapes an individual’s salivary microbiome, according to research on an extended family of Ashkenazi Jews living on three continents.
The painful experiment reveals the voltage and current of an electric eel and is helping researchers better understand electromotive forces.
Head coverings and fake beards have foiled face recognition technologies, but a new system overcomes many of the challenges while raising privacy concerns.
Millions of monarch butterflies once inhabited the West Coast, but the number may now be just 300,000, highlighting the need for Endangered Species Act protections.