A Brotherhood of Chimps

A Brotherhood of Chimps

Cooperation is a classic human trait, but chimps do it too. A new study sheds light on the “what’s-in-it-for-me” angle of cooperation. More »

Sharks: The Necessary Killer?

Sharks: The Necessary Killer?

Big sharks eat little sharks and rays, which eat shellfish. So ultimately, hunting big sharks may cause shellfish to disappear. More »

Ants: My Family, Right or Wrong!

Ants: My Family, Right or Wrong!

The Argentine ant invaded California 100 years ago, forming “super-colonies” that stretch hundreds of miles. Ants on the attack? More »

Parasitic Plant Sniffs its Prey!

Parasitic Plant Sniffs its Prey!

After its seed sprouts, this parasitic plant must find a host in 4 days, or it dies. Solution? Smell the host plant’s unique bouquet. More »

New Zealand Bugs Do Mouse Work!

New Zealand Bugs Do Mouse Work!

Small rodents spread lots of seeds in nature, but they were absent from New Zealand. Do giant grasshoppers replace mice and rats? More »

Snails in Tahiti

Snails in Tahiti

Old museum collection sheds light on vanishing land snails of Polynesia. More »

Ocean Animals on the Move

Ocean Animals on the Move

New tracking systems watch long-distance migrants move across the ocean. Watch whales, turtles and albatrosses across the watery plane. More »