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Natural selection has played a role in the development of the many skins patterns of the tiny Ranitomeya imitator poison dart frog, according to University of Montreal biologist Mathieu Chouteau.
As climate change causes temperatures to rise, the number of herbivores will decrease, affecting the human food supply.
A little information can go a long way when it comes to understanding rodent-borne infectious disease, as shown by a new study led by scientist John Orrock of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and colleagues.
What sets mankind's closest relatives â€” monkeys, apes, and other primates â€” apart from other animals? According to a new study, one answer is that primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs â€” particularly rainfallâ€” that take their toll on other animals.
The nine-month pregnancy in humans is influenced by the structure of the placenta.
According to new research, several prehistoric creatures developed elaborate body traits in order to attract members of the opposite sex.
Scientists have discovered that one species of starfish has a remarkable strategy to avoid overheating in the sun.
MIT researchers have created a microbial ecosystem smaller than a stick of gum that sheds new light on the plankton-eat-plankton world at the bottom of the aquatic food chain.
Birds and others sing; anoles are first species known to mark time through visual displays
Researchers trying to determine whether nature or nurture determines an antâ€™s status in the colony have found a surprising answer. Both.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.