Zoology

Female Hula painted frog (Discoglossus nigriventer).

‘Living fossil’ extinct frogs found alive

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The first amphibian to have been declared extinct by the world’s conservation watchdog has been named a ‘living fossil’ after it was rediscovered alive and well in northern Israel.

Close up of Crossley’s dwarf lemur from Tsinjoarivo, Madagascar, held close to its winter hibernation spot.
Credit: M. Blanco

Lemurs’ long-buried secrets revealed

Friday, 3 May 2013

The mystery of the Madagascar dwarf lemur’s winter disappearance has been revealed: it burrows deep into the soil, curled up for a months-long sleep, scientists were astonished to find.

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In conversation with Thoraiya Dyer

Friday, 22 February 2013

It’s not often that a woman can say that a switch to being a stay-at-home mum was the best thing they ever did for their career. But Thoraiya Dyer can.

Salt water mussels

Mussel chemistry on the brink of medical application

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Scientists are developing a new kind of glue to use inside the body, using a chemical trick used by salt-water mussels.

Chimps have superhuman skills

Chimp minds show superhuman skills – and ailments

Friday, 15 February 2013

Chimpanzees have superior working memory to humans, and may even suffer depression or post-traumatic stress.

Why do venomous animals live in warm climates

Why do venomous animals live in warm climates?

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Veritasium asks Why do venomous animals live in warm climates?

The kha-nyou was discovered roasted, skewed and on display at a food market in Laos.

The kha-nyou

Thursday, 31 January 2013

A spineless porcupine, discovered at a food market in Laos.

Mudskipper

Mudskippers

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Mudskippers are fish out of water.

Olm

Olm

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The caves of Slovenia are home to a tiny, blind salamander known as the olm.

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Ocean world

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 - 4 comments

Stunning photos of the hidden world under the ocean.

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