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How animals walk

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 13:34

A new breakthrough study, which has identified the key neuron that allows animals to walk, will come in handy while developing new therapies for patients with spinal cord injuries or other motor impairments.

Sonar signal `leaks` likely audible to some marine mammals

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 15:21

Scientists have found that killer whales and other marine mammals can hear sonar signals better than previously thought.

Chimpanzees prefer firm, stable beds

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:39

Chimpanzees, like humans, are highly selective when it comes to where they sleep, choosing a certain type of wood to make a comfortable bed, scientists have found.

Sharks use all available senses to hunt down prey

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 18:40

A new study has revealed that when a shark gets hungry, it will use all the senses it has available to hunt down something to eat.

Cuvier`s beaked whales most extreme breath-holders among marine mammals

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 15:57

Cuvier`s beaked whales are claimed to be the most extreme breath-holders among marine mammals.

Why alligators can pinpoint sounds so precisely

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 13:55

Alligators are the most vocal of the non-avian reptiles and are known to be able to pinpoint the source of sounds with accuracy.

Shouting at your dog can leave it stressed

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 19:41

Owners, take note! Shouting at your dog or yanking its lead can cause the animal stress, according to a new study.

Fossilized whale skull shows sonar existed 32 million years ago

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 15:40

Researchers have said that a fossilized whale skull found outside Charleston, South Carolina shows all the tell-tales signs that are related to echolocation.

Elephants can decode human voices better than we can: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 15:13

A new study has revealed that African elephants might be better at deciphering human voices than humans.

Mechanics behind flying snakes` gliding maneuver revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:49

Researchers exploring the aerodynamics of flying snakes has found that whirls of wind, the little vortices surrounding it, give them an extra lift.

Cats have `superpowerful` psychedelic vision

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 16:42

A new research has found that common house cats can see things that are invisible to us.

Sea lion shows surprising rhythmic ability

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 15:50

Ronan, a rescued sea lion, has a unique talent that has shed new light on animal cognition.