Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change

Cow burps and farts are no joke – they're a big factor in climate change. A new study shows that daily seaweed supplements could tame this major methane source while saving ranchers money.

Breanna Roque, Ph.D. Student in Animal Biology, University of California, Davis • conversation
March 17, 2021 ~9 min

Regent honeyeater: Endangered bird 'has forgotten its song'

The natural song of the regent honeyeater has essentially "disappeared" in 12% of the population.

March 17, 2021 ~3 min

Eyeless roundworms sense color

C. elegans compares the ratio of wavelengths in its environment to avoid dangerous bacteria that secrete colorful toxins.

Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology • mit
March 4, 2021 ~7 min

This frog's lungs act like noise cancelling headphones

The noise from the lungs drowns out other species' calls, letting the females hear potential mates.

Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard, associate professor in bioacoustics, University of Southern Denmark • conversation
March 4, 2021 ~5 min

Clever cuttlefish show advanced self-control, like chimps and crows

A marine version of the Stanford marshmallow experiment helped show cuttlefish can delay gratification.

Alexandra Schnell, Research Fellow, Darwin College, University of Cambridge • conversation
March 3, 2021 ~7 min

Humans Are Making Oceans Too Noisy

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 28, 2021 ~5 min

How do arctic foxes hunt in the snow?

Arctic foxes have a few special talents that help them sneak up on unseen prey and pounce.

Jacob Job, Research Associate in Department of Fish, Wildlfe, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University • conversation
Feb. 22, 2021 ~7 min

Cats don't avoid strangers who behave badly towards their owners, unlike dogs

Dogs are more in tune with human social cues than cats.

Ali Boyle, Research Fellow in Kinds of Intelligence (Philosophy), University of Cambridge • conversation
Feb. 19, 2021 ~5 min

How border walls threaten species trying to escape rising temperatures

Nearly 700 species of flightless mammal could be barred entry to cooler habitats due to national borders by 2070.

Stephen Willis, Professor of Conservation Ecology, Durham University • conversation
Feb. 15, 2021 ~7 min

Pigs can play video games, scientists discover

The pigs used a joystick to move a cursor for rewards.

Rebecca E Nordquist, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University • conversation
Feb. 11, 2021 ~5 min