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    Hunting for Loch Ness monster DNA

    A different way to investigate reports of the monster.

    Reported sightings of the Loch Ness monster go back to the Dark Ages, but now our Super Natural History team is using...

    Nature July 1, 2018
  • Soon the largest creature on Earth will be a cow

    In today's world, big animals run the greatest risk of extinction.

    In a couple of hundred years the largest animal walking on land may well be a cow, new modelling predicts. A paper p...

    Animals April 19, 2018
  • Top ten most popular animals still endangered

    Popularity itself may be making the situation worse.

    Researchers have identified the ten most charismatic animals worldwide, and all of them are endangered. And, paradoxi...

    Nature April 12, 2018
  • Endangered Australian animals you should know

    Five little-known Australian species on the verge of extinction

    Beyond the well-known koalas and kangaroos, Australian wildlife is incredibly diverse. The kookaburra with its unmist...

    Nature March 12, 2018
  • Big noses are a turn-on

    Big nose, big...?

    Proboscis monkeys are so named because of the enormous noses sported by the males of the species. New research, howev...

    Animals February 25, 2018
  • It’s official: dogs are smarter than cats

    Counting brain cells reveals that cats are a bit dim.

    Bad news for cat lovers. Your pet is not haughty, enigmatic and given to philosophical pondering. Your pet is just du...

    Animals December 3, 2017
  • Lemurs are what they eat

    Poor quality fruit drives Madagascan diets.

    Lemurs eat a lot of leaves because fruit on Madagascar isn’t nutritious enough to sustain them, according to new rese...

    Animals November 1, 2017
  • The beauty of ecology

    Stunning images celebrating both scientific and photographic skills.

    At first glance this photograph of Heron Reef, in the southernmost section of the Great Barrier Reef, looks somewhat ...

    Biology August 18, 2017
  • A two-headed snake

    Two-headed snakes are rare, but they do exist.

    Are two heads better than one? This snake with two heads (or it is two snakes with one body?) might have an opinion. ...

    Animals July 24, 2017
  • English bulldogs' shallow gene pool problems

    Distinctive physical features are accompanied by a raft of health problem.

    English bulldogs are among the world’s favourite dogs, but centuries of inbreeding has cursed the pooches with poor h...

    Animals July 29, 2016
  • Sex and the single cannibal

    The males of some species have it tough when it comes to love.

    This is a story about love gone horribly wrong. It’s a story where the girl always gets her man. We are talking abou...

    Animals July 14, 2014
  • Symbiosis: when living together is win-win

    Long-term interactions between two different biological organisms.

    There are many cases in nature where species team up to help each other, a behaviour known as symbiosis. Resources or...

    Social Sciences April 16, 2014
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