Indianapolis Zoo’s Orangutan Mimics Human Speech

Rocky, an eleven-year-old male orangutan living at Indianapolis Zoo, offers clues to how human speech evolved, according to new research led by Durham University’s...

Four New Species of Ants Discovered – Two Named after Game of Thrones’ Dragons

A group of Japanese entomologists has described and named four new species of the ant genus Pheidole from the tropical rainforests of Papua New...

Sunflowers Use Internal Circadian Clock to Follow Sun

A team of scientists led by Prof. Stacey Harmer of the University of California, Davis, has discovered how sunflowers use their circadian clock, acting...

Greenland Sharks are Longest-Lived Vertebrates on Earth, Marine Biologists Say

Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) live at least as long as 400 years, according to a team of marine biologists led by Dr. Julius Nielsen...

Geophis lorancai: New Species of Earth Snake Found in Mexico

A team of scientists has described a new strikingly-colored species in the snake genus Geophis from the mountains of the Sierra Zongolica in west-central...