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...
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...
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...
To climb, maybe robots need toes
Researchers watch a gecko in action.
At right is a close-up of the toepads of a Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), and it has links to a few branches of science. ...
A mouse’s brain, mapped out
It’s hi-tech, but still a manual process.
After three years of data gathering and drawing, the third iteration of the Allen Mouse Brain Common Coordinate Frame...
How much can a koala bear to drink?
Possibly a lot more than we thought.
This is a video of a koala licking rainwater from a tree. Not the most exciting viewing, perhaps, even for hardcore k...
More roads, fewer tigers, study suggests
Researchers estimate impact of Asian growth.
Nearly 24,000 kilometres of new roads will be built in Asian tiger habitat by mid-century, potentially increasing the...
‘Insect apocalypse’ not so clear-cut
Mega-study shows declines are highly variable.
Love them or hate them, recent reports of an “insect apocalypse” sounded alarm bells around the world as conservation...
When lizards change cologne
Chemical signals shift when they shift.
Lizards develop new chemical signals for communicating when moved to a new environment, research suggests. And th...