Scientists observed chimpanzees applying crushed bugs to skin wounds, possibly using them as natural remedies with antibiotic, antiviral, pain-relieving, or anti-inflammatory properties.
Swarming honeybees can generate thunderstorm-like atmospheric electricity, with the intensity increasing as the bee cloud density rises, potentially influencing weather patterns, according to a study.
Scientists have uncovered the physiological changes that drive octopus mothers to engage in self-destructive behavior, including cannibalizing their own flesh, as their eggs approach hatching.
Melanin-rich Eastern tree frogs showed higher survival rates during Chernobyl, suggesting their dark skin offered radiation protection, resulting in darker frog populations in the radioactive zone.
Burmese pythons have incredible jaw flexibility due to elastic connective tissue, allowing them to swallow objects significantly larger than their own size, as shown by a study where a 14-foot python could engulf a 5-gallon bucket.
Crows' ability to recognize recursive sequences, surpassing monkeys and comparable to human toddlers, implies that this skill may have evolved for non-linguistic reasons, per research.
Male orb-weaving spiders use spring-loaded legs to swiftly propel themselves into the air after mating, reaching speeds of up to 2.9 feet per second (88 centimeters per second), as revealed by a recent study.
Trap-jaw ants achieve incredible jaw speed by flexing powerful head muscles and minimizing friction through jaw design, safeguarding their exoskeletons, according to recent research.
Pristionchus pacificus, with just 300 brain cells, demonstrates complex decision-making by considering multiple factors when deciding to eat or intimidate Caenorhabditis elegans, as per recent research.
Hippos display territorial behavior by spraying dung into the air in response to unfamiliar hippo calls, distinguishing them through distinctive "wheeze honks," as discovered in recent research.