Count Dracula was a fictional creation, but many of the things that made him distinctive can be found in nature. Behavioural ecologist Louise Gentle from the UK’s Nottingham Trent University explains.
A hard look at soft jellyfish has revealed more than a few surprises. When biologists from Hong Kong, the US and Canada decoded the genomes of two species common in Asian waters, they identified genes that encode sesquiterpenoid hormones, previously thought only to be contained in arthropods. These hormones are important in regulating metamorphosis in … Continue reading Digging deep into jellyfish genomes
Soft robotic fingers lift jellyfish without stress.
It’s the mucus of upside-down jellyfish.
New prosthetic could turn them into assets, researchers say.
A colourful blend of gases is captured between several telescopes.
Box jellyfish stings are so painful they can kill adult humans. Nick Carne reports.
First published jellyfish genome suggests two possibilities to explain life cycle. Samantha Page reports.
Drones can help researchers track rising swarms of jellyfish.
Genetic analysis reveals a new species, hidden in plain sight for almost two centuries. Andrew Masterson reports.
Antarctic penguins seek out and devour many different species of jellyfish.
Dozy jellyfish show the ancient evolutionary origins of sleep, writes Andrew Masterson.