Genetics of the body snatchers!

Genetics of the body snatchers!

athogens can change the behavior of their hosts — and now we see that a single viral gene forces a caterpillar to climb a tree before More »

Amoeba: Secrets of the micro-farm

Amoeba: Secrets of the micro-farm

Found: The smallest farmers in the world! If you’re hungry, and moving to a land without food, the smart money says, “Take some More »

News flash from the firefly!

News flash from the firefly!

Most fireflies flash on their own schedule, but some do it all at once. What’s the evolutionary advantage? More »

Fish phishing attack explained!

Fish phishing attack explained!
Cleaner fish remove parasites from other fish. Why do males punish females who eat the wrong food from their host? A clue to the More »

Animal arms race

Animal arms race

The struggle between predator and prey never ends. Bats invented sonar, and now some moths are fighting back. Check out the Why Files More »

After the chimp attack

After the chimp attack

We explore the sad saga of pet primates. Are these pets psychologically good for us? For them? Are humans and other primates trading More »

Micro eye movements

Micro eye movements

You can’t hold your eyes completely still, but what is the purpose of those tiny movements? A new study could explain why we make them More »

Song of the crocodile

Song of the crocodile

How does momma croc know when to dig up the young? How do the embryos know when to start hatching? The secret’s in the song… More »

Miracles of migration

Miracles of migration

Migration of songbirds, butterflies, turtles and seals. Where does the natural urge to move originate? More »

With a little help from a chimp?

With a little help from a chimp?

Are humans the only animals that will help another animal without any expectation of reward? Not according to a recent study! More »

Pay Attention. Change the brain?

Pay Attention. Change the brain?

It’s a wonder of the human brain: When we pay attention to something, it becomes brighter, more distinct, more memorable. More »