• The penguin and the jellyfish

    Antarctic penguins seek out and devour many different species of jellyfish.

    A jellyfish (Diplulmaris Antarctica) and an Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) swim in Antarctic waters near Dumont ...

    Biology October 9, 2017
  • Penguin forensics prove less burdensome

    Revolutionise the size and scope of animal tracking studies.

    How do you track a penguin? This is a question of critical importance to a wide range of researchers – including orni...

    Chemistry August 9, 2017
  • How you can give penguins a helping hand

    What about the penguin microbiota?

    Our microbiota – the population of bugs that live in and on our body – affect our weight, brain and immune system. ...

    Biology October 31, 2016
  • Antarctic penguins catch new strain of bird flu

    Extreme isolation doesn’t mean safety from introduced diseases.

    Chinstrap penguins were, last year, found to contract a type of bird flu common to North America. Credit: Wolfgang Ka...

    Biology September 20, 2016
  • Lasers, a Martian vista and penguins

    Cosmos art director Robyn Adderly presents a selection of stunning imagery from the world of scie...

    ESO / F. Kamphues Four lasers over ParanalThis week the world's most powerful laser guide star system s...

    Space April 29, 2016
  • Learning to speak advanced penguin

    An effort to understand what the birds are saying.

    Italian scientists have listened to hundreds of audio and video vocal recordings from a large captive colony of Afric...

    Biology July 30, 2014
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