18.9 C
New York
Friday, May 20, 2022
Tags Animals

Tag: animals

Using the placenta to understand how complex organs evolve

Considering how different they look from the outside, it might be surprising that all vertebrates – animals with a backbone – share...

Why it’s impossible to actually be a vegetarian

Andrew Smith, Drexel University In case you’ve forgotten the section on the food web from high school biology, here’s a quick refresher. Plants make up the...

Why do people risk their lives – or….

Why do people risk their lives – or the lives of others – for the perfect selfie? Michael Weigold, University of Florida 2016 hasn’t been a...

Hummingbird tongues are tiny pumps that spring open to draw in...

Alejandro Rico-Guevara, University of Connecticut and Kristiina Hurme, University of Connecticut Hummingbirds live life at incomprehensible speeds. Their flight acrobatics are amazing, maneuvering more like...

Play linked to sluggish growth in infant monkeys – but should...

Phyllis Lee, University of Stirling For more than a century, researchers have tried to pin down exactly why so many animal species play in their...

Giraffes aren’t dangerous – but they will soon be endangered

Matt Hayward , Bangor University An American trophy hunter has kicked off another social media furore after defending a recent giraffe kill in South Africa by...

Most Popular

A brief history of invisibility on screen

Marc Longenecker, Wesleyan University What would you do if you could be invisible? Would this newfound power bring out the best in you, instilling you...