Animals

  • 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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    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Last week featured a wide range of stories that either made us smile or have a little giggle. We’ve rounded a few of ...

    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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    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Last week featured a wide range of animal stories that either made us smile or have a little giggle. We’ve rounded th...

    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
  • Butterfly turn-off, flower turn-on

    Chemical scent plays a remarkably different role for insects and plants.

    Seems that some smelly butterflies don’t get a lot of action, thanks to an anti-aphrodisiac. A new study, led by K...

    Animals January 20, 2021
  • Deadly weapon: frog peptide

    Skin secretion of Australian toadlet combats bacterial infections

    An unassuming Australian amphibian may inspire novel synthetic drugs to combat bacterial infections, according to Eur...

    Animals January 19, 2021
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    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Big, BIG night sky map An international research collaboration has just released a map of more than 690 million ce...

    Astrophysics January 18, 2021
  • Animal magnetism is real

    Snakes repel venom via a magnet-like mechanism.

    Franz Mesmer might have been on to something when he described animal magnetism as an invisible force possessed by al...

    Animals January 15, 2021
  • Smart new snakey moves

    Lasso-like reptilian locomotion is a killer for tropical island wildlife.

    Brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) appear to have evolved a whole new way of moving that could help explain how th...

    Animals January 13, 2021
  • Conversation

    Zooming in on the world of invertebrates

    An environmental scientist shares photos from the field.

    By Nick Porch from Deakin University Which animals are quintessentially Australian? Koalas and kangaroos, emus, ti...

    Animals January 9, 2021
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