Animals & Plants

Cats kill more than 1.5 billion native animals per year in Australia

Pet and feral cats together are killing over two billion reptiles, birds and mammals per year in Australia. Most of these animals are natives, according...

Scientists net 139-pound Oneida Lake sturgeon

That fish was THIS big. Really, it was. Researchers from the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point on Oneida Lake, in Bridgeport, New York, caught,...

Scientists solve the mystery of the disappearing jumbo squid

The culprit responsible for the decline of Mexico’s once lucrative jumbo squid fishery has remained a mystery, until now. A new Stanford-led study published in...

Scientists prove insects also feel chronic pain for the first time

Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new study proves for the first time that insects also experience chronic pain...

Friend or foe? Fun facts about sharks

Sharks often get a bad rap, even though most species are harmless to humans, says Katherine Maslenikov, manager of the UW Fish Collection at...

Scientists discover the ancestor of the great white shark

The unique tooth structure of the great white shark gives new insights into its origin Mackerel sharks (Lamniformes) are a group consisting of some of...

Hundreds of sharks and rays tangled in plastic waste

Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world's oceans, new research shows. University of Exeter scientists scoured existing published...

Climbing the social ladder is a ruff business for dogs, study shows

Climbing the social ladder is a ruff business for dogs, new research shows. Top dogs in a pack are known to assert their dominance, but...

Scientists discover how plants breathe

Scientists have discovered how plants create networks of air channels - the lungs of the leaf - to transport carbon dioxide (CO2) to their...
Wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat

Wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat

We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a recent study has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds...

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