Nature

  • Wily lyrebirds

    The males mimic noisy flocks to boost mating success.

    Males are prone to try anything to get lucky, and lyrebirds seem to have it clinched, according to study published in...

    Birds February 26, 2021
  • Why don’t whales get cancer?

    Cetaceans may have more rapidly evolving genes.

    Whales, dolphins and porpoises are the world’s largest and longest-living mammals – and they can resist cancer.  W...

    Health February 25, 2021
  • Carbon storage stars

    Mangrove forests get top sequestering marks.

    Mangrove forests could be the key to reducing carbon, according to a new study. Researchers studying mangrove for...

    Plants February 25, 2021
  • Home gardens vital for pollinators

    They provide a rich and diverse nectar source, study finds.

    Urban areas are a surprisingly rich food reservoir for pollinating insects such as bees and wasps, according to a UK ...

    Biology February 23, 2021
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    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Please wear a mask when taking selfies with gorillas Gorillas can catch SARS-CoV-2 from humans: in January, it spr...

    Medicine February 22, 2021
  • Netflix and gill: TV for fish

    A UV fish TV reveals how fish see.

    If you are a fish and want to watch TV, this might be the invention for you. Researchers from the University of Qu...

    Marine life February 19, 2021
  • Passing oil pollution from dolphin to calf

    Oil spills affect dolphin health for a decade and counting.

    The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill and subsequent oil pollution have had long-term health effects for dolphins, accordi...

    Marine life February 19, 2021
  • Conversation

    Blind shrimps, translucent snails

    11 mysterious new species found in potential fracking sites.

    By Jenny Davis, Charles Darwin University; Daryl Nielsen, CSIRO; Gavin Rees, CSIRO, and Stefanie Oberprieler, Charles...

    Animals February 17, 2021
  • What killed the megafauna?

    Research suggests extreme climates, not humans, wiped them out.

    Human activities and population growth have wrought much destruction to life on Earth. But when it comes to megafauna...

    Animals February 17, 2021
  • Life below zero

    The Antarctic delivers surprising insights into life and survival.

    Life continues to amaze. Hundreds of metres below Antarctic ice, in complete darkness and temperatures below zero,...

    Biology February 15, 2021
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    Body battery Engineers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, US, have created a wearable device that can draw ...

    Biology February 15, 2021
  • Seismic singing

    Loud and clear fin whale calls could be used for surveys of Earth’s undersea crust.

    The songs of fin whales can be used to survey the ocean crust, international researchers have just discovered. Fin...

    Marine life February 12, 2021
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