Animals

  • 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
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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
  • Herding cats

    The right food and a little fun could stop your cute kitty hunting wildlife.

    Finally, some good news for cat lovers – scientists have discovered how owners can significantly reduce their felines...

    Animals February 12, 2021
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    Sticky explanation Most of us have had the experience of the food we’re cooking sticking to a non-stick frying pan...

    News February 8, 2021
  • Tracking elephants from space

    Scientists count African elephants using satellites.

    It’s often said that certain geographical landmarks – like the Sahara Desert, or human-made structures like the Great...

    Animals February 4, 2021
  • Video

    Spidey crane

    Tangle-web spiders use pulleys to subdue big prey.

    If spiders aren’t scary enough, tangle-web spiders can catch really, really big prey with their crane-like pulley-sys...

    Animals February 3, 2021
  • Range roiled

    Animals displaced by humans in unexpected ways, study finds.

    The destructive impact of human activities on other animal species’ survival and biodiversity across the globe is inc...

    Animals February 2, 2021
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    Biology February 1, 2021
  • Fat as an elephant?

    Scientists take a closer look at captive pachyderm obesity levels.

    Obesity isn’t just a human scourge – it can also impact animal health. And looking at elephants, you could be excused...

    Animals January 28, 2021
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    Animals January 25, 2021
  • Safe Country

    A new paper shows that indigenous lands have a significant role to play in protecting endangered wildlife. The paper,...

    Animals January 25, 2021
  • Catnip steers mozzies off moggies

    Catnip chemical attracts cats and appears to repel mosquitoes.

    Seen your cat rolling around in catnip (Nepeta cataria) or silver vine (Actinidia polygama)? Your furry friend might ...

    Animals January 22, 2021
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