Elephants Call Their Relatives by Name across the Savanna

A new research suggests wild African elephants may pick their own names and use them to call and greet one another on the savanna.

Sperm Whale Communication Is Remarkably Similar to Human Language

The latest study is a big step forward in decoding whale linguistics - and machine learning is making it possible.

Experts baffled as thousands of eels found dead in New Zealand

Authorities in New Zealand are investigating an unfortunate incident in which thousands of juvenile eels washed up in the Kauritutahi stream. The massive deaths marked the second time in the current year.

Sperm whales live in clan systems similar to early humans

The clan systems are matrilineal and average roughly 20,000 females per clan. The clans are determined by vocalizations called "codas" that involve distinct sequences of clicks.

Flowers adapting to a world without insects

New study reveals that as insect populations in Europe fall so some plants are turning to self-pollination.

Groundbreaking Encounter with Humpback Whales

A team of scientists from the SETI Institute, University of California Davis and the Alaska Whale Foundation conducted a landmark experiment in which the team had a 20-minute conversation with a humpback whale named Twain in her own language.

Electricity From Electric Eels May Transfer Genetic Material To Nearby Animals

The electric eel is the biggest power-making creature on Earth. It can release up to 860 volts, which is enough to run a machine. In a recent study, Japanese researchers found electric eels can release enough electricity to genetically modify small fish larvae. 

Cephalopods Have Passed a Cognitive Test Designed For Human Children

Cuttlefish in the present study were all able to wait for the better reward and tolerated delays for up to 50-130 seconds, which is comparable to what we see in large-brained vertebrates such as chimpanzees, crows and parrots.

Almost every mammal has some form of fluorescence

Acurding to a recent reserch, every species of mammal they examined emitted a green, blue, pink, or white hue under UV light.

The worlds first commerical lab-grown meat factory is being build in Spain

The largest meat company in the world, JBS, has started construction of its first commercial-scale factory to make lab-grown meat in Spain.

Researchers discover that plants can clean toxic chemicals from the air

 According to a new study, some plants can clean toxic chemicals from the air, helping clear out cancer-causing toxins in a matter of hours.

Ocean Is a Living Entity with Rights

A major essay in a prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journal argues that oceans are a “living entity” entitled to rights. The “Ocean rights” approach would make the creatures of the sea co-equal with humans.

World's first cloned arctic wolf is now 100 days old

Chinese researchers have created the world’s first cloned Arctic wolf — an achievement that could help save other species from extinction and ensure the biodiversity of our planet.

Evolution could be happening four times faster than previously believed

The team of 40 researchers from 27 scientific institutions used studies of 19 populations of wild animals from around the world.

World's largest plant discovered in Australian waters

At 20,000 hectares, the sprawling seagrass (Posidonia australis) is larger than the quaking Aspen trees in Utah, which have been referred to as the largest living plant on earth.