Birds adapting to climate change
Study finds that timing breeds resilience.
Changing weather patterns are playing havoc with nature’s ecosystems. We’re seeing such things as plants flowering in...
The smaller side of Arctic life
They’re not Polar bears, but they are important.
Two Russian scientists have set out to document what they say are among the most undervalued creatures in the Arctic....
Ultra-black more than a fashion statement
These fish use it to make sure they really can’t be seen.
In the darkness of the deep ocean a single photon of light can expose an animal to predators, so many species have ev...
Using genomes to predict coral bleaching
Reef study finds unique genetic signatures.
Genetic sequencing can reveal evolutionary differences in reef-building corals that may help identify strains that ad...
How some marine species navigate
Two studies shine a light on different behaviours.
The way marine animals navigate has long fascinated scientists. Now, two new tracking studies have highlighted some c...
It’s complicated being green
For some frogs, it’s more than skin deep.
Green frogs tend to be green for the same reason, but a new study suggests they don’t all achieve it in the same way....
Baboon tolerance is an individual thing
Habituation doesn’t mean they drop their guard.
Wild baboons accustomed to human observers still do not consider them a neutral presence, according to a new study. ...
Which species win in a warmer climate?
Research suggests it depends where they evolved.
By Luciano Beheregaray, Jonathan Sandoval Castillo and Katie Gates, Flinders University As the global climate shif...
A plan for a unified species classification
Scientists propose 10 principles to streamline taxonomy.
As the Earth faces a growing environmental crisis, scientists are calling for agreement on a single, streamlined list...
Tracing the evolution of vertebrate teeth
Imaging technology suggests a very early start.
The evolutionary roots of teeth and dermal jawbones (cheekbones), the precursor to vertebrate jaws as we know them to...
Some animals learn to make new sounds
It could have evolved from faking it.
If you happen to be walking through Australian bush, you might hear a loud, deep rumbling sound that conjures images ...
The evolution of flowering plants
‘Time tree’ shows delayed diversification of families.
Around 140 million years ago, flowering plants first burst into life on Earth, heralding the birth of what have becom...