Animal behavior

New research suggests the birds must sense Earth's magnetic field using some other part of their anatomy.
James Gaines, Contributor
Experiments showed how cats can track their owners by listening for their voice
Haley Weiss, Staff Writer
Fox-like dog described by first Europeans to visit the remote islands was an ecological anomaly.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
What nature's most complex constructions can tell us about how the brain organizes behaviors.
Haley Weiss, Staff Writer
A new paper examines how elephants work together to solve a task and when cooperation breaks down.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
How one dead bird turned into an on-the-fly science experiment.
Inside Science Contributor
Scientists identified competing neural pathways that control flies' decision making.
Karen Kwon, Contributor
The carnivores play a unique role in breaking down calcium, phosphorous from prey.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Experiments on fox squirrels show they know the perfect combination of speed, springiness and "parkour movements" to get their nuts.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Photographers snapped images of the red-eyed insects emerging after 17 years underground.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Unexpectedly warm water may explain how North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles get from Japan to Baja California.
Carolina Cuellar, Contributor
Brood X is emerging across 15 states. Here's how to decode all that buzzing from the trees.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer