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 ...
How plants help make their kids stronger
Research suggests we can intervene without GM.
Inactivating a single gene can induce a form of "stress memory" in plants that is then inherited by some progeny, mak...
Seafood to die for
These fish use their spines to fight off seals.
For most of us, that’s a question about money. But what if the cost were actual pain, injury and death? For some seal...
Fossil captures plants in transition
A new old species from an important time
Scientists have discovered an ancient plant species they say provides another piece in the evolutionary jigsaw. Th...
How much can a koala bear to drink?
Possibly a lot more than we thought.
This is a video of a koala licking rainwater from a tree. Not the most exciting viewing, perhaps, even for hardcore k...