Humans spend about a third of their lives asleep. Sleep seems essential for all animals that have a nervous system, but nobody really knows why.
Scientists tested male field crickets in competitions where they paired males with similar body mass and size, but different head sizes. They found that males with larger heads won more fights than males with smaller heads.
A new study argues that the Dr. Seuss character The Lorax could have been inspired by a real monkey.
The human brain contains about 86 billion nerve cells, or neurons. They signal to one another electrochemically to control our behavior.
Coffee has so much more caffeine than tea that the body can absorb a lot of it quickly. Tea, on the other hand, makes the body work hard to absorb its caffeine.
In 2019, researchers discovered a tiny spider in the Peruvian Amazon rain forest that has a behavior that’s surprisingly similar to the Marvel superhero Spiderman.
Research shows that health models and emissions models join up if people were to consume less meat worldwide, by cutting from their diet 2-3 portions of meat per week.
Crows are always on the lookout for others to rob, and they alter their tactics depending upon whether their victim is related or not.
The turkey vulture is supremely adapted for eating only dead things.
Wild Science headed to the Indianapolis Zoo to learn more about California Sea Lions.
Wild Science visits the Indianapolis Zoo, where staff explain the intelligence and behavior of orangutans, and how their species is being threatened by humans.
Remember those inflatable clowns that stood about three feet high and had big red noses, meant for punching? Hit the clown as hard as you could, right back up.
If you suffered from the neurological disorder called "facial agnosia," you might not recognize the faces of close friends and family. How could this happen?
Here is an at home experiment you can try! Learn about molecular density!
Rattlesnakes are an important component of our ecosystem, but are also potentially dangerous to humans.
They may look gross and scary, but that's just them playing "opossum." We visit Wildcare Inc., to find out more about the "garbage collector of the forest."
Podcasting is a way to automatically download audio files on portable devices such as Apple iPods, other MP3 players, or on your computer for later playback.
To subscribe to a podcast, you first need software to detect and download the audio. Each podcast provides a URL to tell the software where to get the new audio content. All podcast software includes a field where you paste the URL of the podcast and a Subscribe button or other way to indicate you want to automatically download new content.
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