Turtle ant soldiers use their heads
They're big enough to act as protective doors.
Turtle ant soldiers (Cephalotes) are tree-dwelling insects with strangely oversized heads, which they use to block th...
Mongoose sheds insight on spread of disease
The research has implications for human behaviour.
By watching banded mongoose populations across a range of different environments in Botswana, Africa, researchers hav...
House that feline
Pet cats are just as destructive as feral ones.
As if Australians need someone to remind them of the danger to wildlife of Felis catus – the domestic cat. CSIRO P...
Animals can alter fires in unexpected ways
They can be a useful tool in fire reduction if used properly.
Animals eating plants might appear to be an obvious way to suppress fires, with the likes of goats, deer and cows alr...
A new way to spy on wildlife
New technology could improve conservation efforts.
This image of a mountain monkey was captured by a combination of standard camera trapping and new “arboreal camera tr...
The many fears of pet dogs
Anxiety is prevalent across different breeds.
If you think your pet’s personal problems are down to your dog’s breed, then new Finnish research has a bone to pick ...
Pesticides impair baby bee brain development
Adult bees bring contaminated food back to the colony.
Pesticides have proven to be toxic to adult bees, contributing to mass declines amongst bee species across the world....
Glowing frogs and salamanders
Biofluorescence is more prevalent than previously thought.
Sharks do it, fish do it, even scorpions and spiders do it. Now, researchers have revealed more of nature’s secret li...
Deaf moths versus predator bats
Scales help negate ultrasonic calls, researchers find.
Some species of deaf moths have evolved a clever defensive strategy to reduce the risk of being eaten by bats, a Brit...
The unique world of the Himalayan wolf
It’s well adapted to its environment but still at risk.
The Himalayan wolf has been little understood, despite being a top carnivore in the Asian high-altitudes. Both scien...
Bees are smarter than we thought
Performing complex transfers of information between senses.
Bees have a lot going on in their teeny brains; with less than a million neurons compared to the 86 billion that huma...
Tadpole hatchlings suck bubbles to breathe
High-speed camera catches them in the act.
Although they have gills, most tadpoles need to breathe fresh air to survive and develop by breaching the surface of ...