Marine migrations and ecosystem disruption
Warming waters penetrate the ocean’s depths.
Our warming planet is dislocating all manner of species as they travel poleward in search of cooler temperatures, and...
What shapes genetic diversity in mammals?
Global map points to evolution and climate.
On the heels of the International Day for Biological Diversity, scientists have compiled the first comprehensive map ...
Viper uses zig and zag to bamboozle predators
One pattern has three uses, research finds.
The European viper (genus Vipera) is designed to deceive, it seems. New research from Finland suggests that the ch...
When bleaching means colour
It’s a sign coral is fighting back, researchers suggest.
Why do some corals exhibit dazzling colours rather than actually turning white when they suffer what we refer to as c...
The complex choices of animals
3D technology meets behavioural research.
How do animals make decisions, such as where to live? This is an important choice with implications for key life matt...
Just how well do bees count?
Quantity discrimination can be a vital skill.
If you were a honeybee, how would you choose where to find flowers? Imagine your first flight out of the hive searchi...
Fancy VR fact-finds fly flight
Researchers create a world to study their navigation.
There it is again. Zzzzzzzz. That pesky fly. It’s the only one in the room and it will not settle long enough for suc...
Destructive starfish is delicious to some
Research reveals potential for fish to save the reef.
Crown-of-thorns starfish, the scourge of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, may have more natural predators than we thou...
Marine life struggling to breathe free
Study highlights another impact of global warming.
Studies off the west coast of North America add to a growing body of evidence that the ability to breathe will shift ...
Boosting coral heat resistance
Assisted algal adaptation may help fight bleaching.
Australian scientists may have found a way to help corals become more tolerant to warmer waters by fast-tracking heat...
Cassowaries shine in an interesting way
Study suggests its due to feather shape.
The cassowary achieves its luxuriously glossy plumage through modifications to feather shape similar to the hair stru...
Mosquitoes are really on the radar
New approach may help curb malaria.
The quest to curb the spread of malaria rightly knows no bounds, and now we’re even turning to radar technology – wit...