Wild cat brains: An evolutionary curveball

Posted October 31, 2016

The brains of wild cats don’t necessarily respond to the same evolutionary pressures as those of their fellow mammals, humans and primates, indicates a surprising new study.

New research on bats hunting in noise

Posted October 28, 2016

Noise pollution, according to a new study, has been linked to lower survival and reproduction because it masks environmental cues and makes it hard for animals to hear moving prey or approaching predators.

How sharks recycle toxic ammonia to keep their skin moist


The Pacific spiny dogfish shark is a master at recycling the ocean’s toxic ammonia and converting it into useful urea, according to new research.