Losing the ability to form memories can free up the brain to focus on survival.
Is there a physiological mechanism that helps regulate life strategies?
Why are so many fish gathering to watch other fish fight?
Have you ever wondered why cannibalism wasn't more popular?
On this Moment of Science, we'll learn how the phrase "blood is thicker than water," applies to the natural world.
A study on elephant memory shows that having a strong memory helps elephants survive in the wild.
If you grew up with a brother or sister, you probably know what sibling rivalry is like. For a spotted hyena, sibling rivalry is a matter of life and death.
If a minnow's skin is damaged by an attacking pike, it releases a chemical that attracts more pike. Why would a minnow want to attract more trouble?
The Neanderthals were smart, tough, and well-adapted to the cold where they lived in regions north of Africa, so what happened to them?