16 December 2015, 12:33 PM ET
Researchers fastened a camera to a little penguin in order to study its foraging behavior. The study found that the penguins tend work together to capture 'schooling prey' and are likely to work alone for 'solitary prey'.
16 December 2015, 10:51 AM ET
With 350 head-bangs each second, the Australian Blue-Banded Bee takes a unique, 'heavy metal' approach to pollination. High-speed video of the little buzz-fueled ‘rocker' shows pollen flung around similar to the action of a salt shaker.
15 December 2015, 09:23 AM ET
Greater Vasa parrots (Coracopsis vasa) use pebbles or date pits to break apart seashells that provide dietary calcium. Researchers claim this is the first documented case of a non-human species using grinding tools.
14 December 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Videos of the Russia's President, Prime Minister, and Fmr. Minister of Defense reveal reduced right arm swing while walking. Researchers theorize this is "gunslingers gait," a conditioned behavior resulting from weapons training.
09 December 2015, 04:23 PM ET
The plant-eater Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis was discovered in China's Gobi desert and is a relative of the Triceratops. It lived in the Late Triassic period (~160 million years ago).
09 December 2015, 02:01 PM ET
A host female dog was impregnated with 19 embryos and delivered 7 puppies. (mix of beagle and cocker spaniels). Combined with gene editing and IVF, genetic disorders can be reduced or eliminated.
08 December 2015, 09:52 AM ET
NOAA's Deep Discoverer research submersible had a pair of encounters with a large squid in Sept. 2015. On the first sighting, the crew captured the animal descending toward the seafloor.
03 December 2015, 01:28 PM ET
The mummified remains of an Egyptian woman, who live in ~1200 BC was scanned to learn more about her origin. The woman lived in the city of Asyut (374 miles from Alexandria).
02 December 2015, 09:01 AM ET
When shown silhouettes of their predators, they 'cloak their elecrical fields' by lying motionless, covering body opening and slowing their breathing.
01 December 2015, 03:21 PM ET
UC Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna and Director of Berlin’s Max Planck Institute of Infection Biology Emmanuelle Charpentier, pioneered this easy, inexpensive method of making precise changes in DNA.
01 December 2015, 12:38 PM ET
UC Berkeley professor, Jennifer Doudna, a principal discoverer of the gene-editing tool CRISPR /Cas9, discusses the technique’s far-reaching positive potential, as well as the need for close bioethical consideration.
30 November 2015, 07:16 PM ET
The Odontomachus rixosus have been caught on camera doing something ants rarely do, jump. What makes this find even more unusual is that fact that the trap-jaw ants are using their legs to jump, not their powerful mandibles.
25 November 2015, 10:25 AM ET
With circles of spiky teeth, articulated armored plates and sharp spines, the 2mm-long Eokinorhynchus rarus, lived in China 535 million years ago. It’s related to modern insects, spiders, crustaceans and roundworms.
23 November 2015, 06:11 PM ET
Brookhaven National Laboratory chemist Ray Davis built an experiment to detect neutrinos coming from the Sun. He placed his detector nearly a mile underground in the Homestake gold mine in South Dakota.
18 November 2015, 10:44 AM ET
There’s a lot of love song and dance going on above our heads. Video (incl. slo-mo) of Blue-Capped Cordon-Bleu birds show the musical mating rituals of males and females.
17 November 2015, 02:55 PM ET
Containing human waste and using it’s nutrients is a challenge. Nearly a thousand children die each day from illness related to poor sanitation and hygiene.
17 November 2015, 01:08 PM ET
Do they cure colds? Prevent hair loss? Protect your heart? Mostly what they do is make supplement sellers wealthy - not make you and I more healthy. That said, certain added nutrition in pill form can be helpful, says the American Chemical Society.
17 November 2015, 11:56 AM ET
Genes linked to Acorn worms’ (Saccoglossus kowalevskii) breathing and feeding apparatus are present in humans, and may control parts of the same systems. Our common ancestor lived about 1 billion years ago.
16 November 2015, 02:14 PM ET
Swimming just below the water’s surface, a Sunburst diving beetle larva locates its target by visually "scanning” it with up-and-down head movements.
16 November 2015, 09:45 AM ET
Carnivores such as the Tyrannosaures rex and Allosaurus fragilis could produce wide jaw gape, giving them the ability to to maximize devastation to their prey.
12 November 2015, 01:02 PM ET
For at least the past 50 years, about half of all Earth’s carbon dioxide emissions - human and natural - have been absorbed by the land and oceans. Scientists are trying to understand how much more CO2 this global carbon sink can take.
12 November 2015, 12:53 PM ET
Scientists are studying the heat trapping behavior of CO2 released by land-clearing and accidental forest fires vs. factories in large urban centers. The data producing this simulation were taken during a 5-day period in June 2006.
12 November 2015, 12:36 PM ET
Plant growth and decay on land and ocean over a 12-moth cycle can be seen in this ‘average year’ data set, compiled from many science imaging satellites
10 November 2015, 02:34 PM ET
A 'brightly fluorescent protein' has been revealed in some species of marine eels causing them to glow. Researchers have speculated that, because the full moon 'excites' the glow of the sea creature, this may be a mating adaptation.
09 November 2015, 09:08 AM ET
Researchers at Donghua University have built the paper out of nanoscale graphene oxide. In a "micro-robot capacity, the origami-inspired paper can be used to grasp and move objects that are up to 5X heavier.
05 November 2015, 10:49 AM ET
Ohio State University study finds only 41% of women eligible for a dual chemo treatment actually received it. In advanced cases, where surgery removed tumors, dual dose chemotherapy dramatically increased survival rate.
28 October 2015, 02:36 PM ET
Scientists record sharp voltage increases as feeding electric eels curl their bodies. These electrical discharge immobilize prey by short-circuiting their neuromuscular system, causing extreme muscle fatigue.
26 October 2015, 01:06 PM ET
High-pitched, intense sound waves, from 64 mini-speakers, manipulate low mass objects in this test device created by a team from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex and the Ultrahaptics Company.
26 October 2015, 11:10 AM ET
Intense depletion of the ozone layer above Antarctica happens each year. In October 2015 it was more than 1.5 million square miles larger (2.5Mkm2) than in 2014.
22 October 2015, 09:32 AM ET
A new study of the species Alouatta caraya has revealed that the deeper the vocalization, the smaller the testicals. This also led to the conclusions that howler monkeys with low-pitch vocalization tended to live in single-male groups.
20 October 2015, 09:42 AM ET
Using computer modeling, researchers have produced scenarios in which the tails of diplodocid sauropods could have whipped at supersonic speeds. They constructed a 1/4 scale model with 3D printing to test their theory.
20 October 2015, 08:52 AM ET
Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say there's a critical shortage of viable organs. So more patients are seeking organ donors and support online.