• It’s official: dogs are smarter than cats

    Counting brain cells reveals that cats are a bit dim.

    Bad news for lovers of cats. Your pet is not haughty, enigmatic and given to philosophical pondering. Your pet is jus...

    Animals December 3, 2017
  • Barnacles to save endangered turtles

    Barnacles may improve knowledge about their hosts.

    Charles Darwin, famously, had a scientific passion for barnacles, but there is nothing in his research to suggest he ...

    Nature November 26, 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
  • Two-headed snakes

    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
  • Four organisms living in extreme conditions

    What could they teach us?

    It doesn’t seem to matter how inhospitable an environment, there is an organism adapted to live in the extreme condit...

    Biology June 5, 2017
  • Scientists collar marauding baboons

    Population pressure is exacerbating human-wildlife conflict.

    For residents in some parts of Cape Town urban violence is a real and worsening trend. The threat, however, comes not...

    Animals March 27, 2017
  • Woolly Mammoth: What is de-extinction?

    How is it possible, and is it a good idea?

    In February of this year, scientists from Harvard University in the US announced their plans to create a live woolly ...

    Nature March 7, 2017
  • Baleen whales had a deep voice first

    Ancient whale ear anatomy reveals striking resemblance.

    Baleen whales – such as blue and humpback whales – produce and hear the lowest frequency sounds of any animal. Now ne...

    Marine life February 8, 2017
  • Bland tomatoes don't have tasty genes

    Store-bought tomatoes aren’t as tasty as they once were.

    It’s no secret that heirloom tomatoes taste superior to their supermarket equivalents. Now research shows certain gen...

    Plants January 26, 2017
  • Do goldfish really grow to the size of their tank?

    The size of their watery home is only part of the story.

    A common theory about fish is that their size is somehow based on the volume of water they inhabit, such as a tank, a...

    Nature September 19, 2016
  • English bulldogs' shallow gene pool problems

    Distinctive physical features are accompanied by health problems.

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

    Animals July 29, 2016
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