| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:30 PM
How did sauropod dinosaurs move their heads? When they stood, were their super-long necks stretched up high to the treetops like a giraffe's? Set horizontal to the ground like a cow's? Or in some other orientation as yet unimagined?
| Jul 4, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Scientists have discovered that what they thought was a single species of daddy longlegs is actually three, according to a new study.
The most widespread daddy longlegs species (which are technically harvestmen and not spiders; they have eight legs...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Somewhere between 390 to 360 million years ago, a four-legged vertebrate, or tetrapod, crawled out of the water and gave rise to the amphibians, reptiles and mammals we see today.
Scientists have established that this creature descended from fish and...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:20 AM
If you're a bird that likes to build mud nests in dangerous places, such as highway bridges and overpasses, how do you avoid fatal encounters with cars and trucks?
You quickly get out of their way. And it helps if you have shorter wings, which allow for...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Everybody loves to hear a whopper fish tale, and cable channel National Geographic Wild is only too happy to please with the premiere of the new season of its giant fish series, "Monster Fish."
"Monster Fish" stars fish biologist Zeb Hogan, who...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Spider webs combine a strength and elasticity unmatched by anything we humans can make. They don't trigger much of an immune response in us and are "insoluble in water, two facts that the classical Greeks exploited when they used cobwebs to patch bleeding...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Want to get more health benefits from green leafy vegetables? Then don't keep them in the dark, say researchers at Rice University.
In a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, researchers suggest that consumers can maximize the anti-...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:46 PM
The same process that led to the evolution of complex life may be happening all over again in insects, according to a new study in the journal Cell.
About 900 million years ago, the Earth was covered in vast oceans containing giant mats of bacteria....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Southern California’s mountain yellow-legged frog has made a remarkable leap toward recovery for an endangered species, rebounding in just two years from near-extinction brought on by development, fires, fungal infections and predatory trout,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Thanks a lot, guys: According to new research, your preference for younger mates could have caused menopause to arise in women.
Writing in the journal PLOS Computational Biology on Thursday, a team from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, reported...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:28 PM
National Park Service biologists discovered good news in their efforts to recover the endangered humpback chub — for the first time the translocated fish were found spawning in Havasu Creek at Grand Canyon National Park.
It marks the first...