Nature

  • The ancient fish that first had sex

    Ancient fish are challenging reproduction knowledge.

    When back-boned animals get down to business, they do it in one of two ways. Either females release eggs to be extern...

    Palaeontology October 27, 2014
  • Outfoxing a cunning killer

    Scientists credit improvements in control methods

    Australian scientists are within sight of eradicating the red fox from Phillip Island, south-east of Melbourne, where...

    Animals August 28, 2014
  • Sex and the single cannibal

    The males of some species have it tough when it comes to love.

    This is a story about love gone horribly wrong. It’s a story where the girl always gets her man. We are talking abou...

    Animals July 14, 2014
  • How ferns learnt to live in the shadows

    Genetic detective work suggests they acquired a light sensor.

    We thought we knew how plant evolution worked – genes mutate, or are reshuffled through sex, and natural selection do...

    Plants April 28, 2014
  • Symbiosis: when living together is win-win

    Long-term interactions between two biological organisms.

    There are many cases in nature where species team up to help each other, a behaviour known as symbiosis. Resources or...

    Animals April 16, 2014
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