Just how well do bees count?
Quantity discrimination can be a vital skill.
If you were a honeybee, how would you choose where to find flowers? Imagine your first flight out of the hive searchi...
Fancy VR fact-finds fly flight
Researchers create a world to study their navigation.
There it is again. Zzzzzzzz. That pesky fly. It’s the only one in the room and it will not settle long enough for suc...
Destructive starfish is delicious to some
Research reveals potential for fish to save the reef.
Crown-of-thorns starfish, the scourge of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, may have more natural predators than we thou...
Marine life struggling to breathe free
Study highlights another impact of global warming.
Studies off the west coast of North America add to a growing body of evidence that the ability to breathe will shift ...
Boosting coral heat resistance
Assisted algal adaptation may help fight bleaching.
Australian scientists may have found a way to help corals become more tolerant to warmer waters by fast-tracking heat...
Cassowaries shine in an interesting way
Study suggests its due to feather shape.
The cassowary achieves its luxuriously glossy plumage through modifications to feather shape similar to the hair stru...
Mosquitoes are really on the radar
New approach may help curb malaria.
The quest to curb the spread of malaria rightly knows no bounds, and now we’re even turning to radar technology – wit...
To climb, maybe robots need toes
Researchers watch a gecko in action.
At right is a close-up of the toepads of a Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), and it has links to a few branches of science. ...
Tree diversity not just in rainforests
Other unique lineages need protecting.
Rainforests get the headlines, but other forests also are home to thousands of unique and important tree species, new...
A mouse’s brain, mapped out
It’s hi-tech, but still a manual process.
After three years of data gathering and drawing, the third iteration of the Allen Mouse Brain Common Coordinate Frame...
For coral reefs, more is less
Increases in big fish could lead to ecosystem collapse.
The story of coral reef bleaching ramifications continues to unfold with an international study revealing the long-te...
Feathers, digits and the Sonic hedgehog
Biologists suggest they are all linked.
Bird feathers and human digits share a remarkably similar developmental history, according to a new study. Grafts ...