Reading animal emotions key to their better welfare

Understanding how animals express emotions during mildly positive or negative situations could lead to their better welfare, researchers say.

Here's how dogs drink water
Here's how dogs drink water

 A new study has provided a deeper insight into why dogs splash and spill water while drinking.

Dogs more dependent on owners than wolves
Dogs more dependent on owners than wolves

A new study has observed that dogs act dumb and are more dependent on their human owner whereas wolves cooperate with each other to solve their problems.

How animals walk

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

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

Chimpanzees prefer firm, stable beds

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

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

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

Why alligators can pinpoint sounds so precisely

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

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

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

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

Mechanics behind flying snakes` gliding maneuver revealed

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

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

Sea lion shows surprising rhythmic ability

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

Learn how male deer decide on call for mating

Know how male deer decide whether to fight with rival deer or leave them exhausted and rush after that call for mating? Scientists know now.

Wolves understand one another more closely than dogs

Despite being closely related, wolves and dogs are completely different.

Dogs may feel `love` for their owners: scientists

Dogs are not only loyal companions, they may also feel love for their owners, scientists say.

Secret behind salamander`s `gravity-defying jump` revealed

A graduate researcher has shed light on salamander`s "unique" jump that defies laws of gravity and the fact that humans can develop entirely new ways of getting off the ground based on the new study.

DNA sequences of birds` poop may help avoid `bird strike`

The DNA sequences of insects and large predatory birds may help stop bird-airplane collisions, a study has suggested.