Both male and female birds sing to impress other birds, but as well as that, they do it for pleasure!
Soft tumors make life hard for sea turtles.
Sea turtles contend with a contagious disease that causes debilitating tumors. Genetic analysis is helping researchers figure out precision medicine-based treatments for the turtles.
‘Seeing’ through robot eyes.
For roboticists looking to nature for inspiration on how animals see the world, there's a tension between mimicking biology and capitalising on the advances in camera technology.
The Earth is losing more and more biodiversity every day, and we should all be worried
You can’t resist the yawn.
Everybody does it, but why? Scientists aren't really sure if exhaustion, stress or some other social factor is at the root of yawning – and how it can be so contagious.
Red fox under cover of darkness in London.
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It's becoming harder and harder for animals to find human-free spaces on the planet. New research suggests that to try to avoid people, mammals are shifting activity from the day to the nighttime.
A hairy garment, woven from human hair by Alix Bizet – putting human fibre to good use.
In Asia, human hair is sold and recycled into products, but in the West it is treated with either disgust or veneration. A new exhibition explores our bizarre attitudes to hair.
Many of the most advanced robots are inspired by nature.
US Department of Defense
Boston Dynamic's robots are inspired by nature for good reason.
Roseanne Barr had her sitcom canceled on May 29, after calling former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett the child of an ape.
Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File
Dehumanizing insults have become more common in political discourse. Psychology research has shown that they can prime us for violence – and even change our brains.
Yes Niles, but are you really happy?
Molly Glassey/Staff dog
Here are ten common misconceptions about what dogs need and how they communicate with us. Plus, a gallery of reader and staff dog pictures!
Things don’t always go according to plan.
More than half of vets consider a change of job, despite considerable financial, emotional and intellectual investment.
A protester holds a placard at an Adelaide rally against live export.
In choosing not to ban the live export trade even in the hottest northern months, the federal government is allowing animals to be put in conditions where they cannot possibly escape suffering.
Kangaroos probably don’t enjoy social media photos as much as we do.
Here's some advice on taking selfies with wild animals: don't. It's not fun for the animal, and can have serious knock-on effects for their health. And you could be injured (or worse).
From its origin in the early 19th century, lion taming has elicited both awe and horror.
Eyes in the sky: drone footage is becoming a vital tool for monitoring ecosystems.
Deakin Marine Mapping Group
Ecology is in the midst of a technological revolution. From tiny sensors that can be fitted to animals, to swarms of remotely-piloted drones, researchers have a host of new ways to study the natural world.
The unique bond between humans and horses is explored in the film ‘Lean on Pete.’
Humans and horses have developed a unique interspecies language based on physical contact.
The male cardinal tenderly feeding his mate is just one example of the hard work wild animals undertake in springtime. That work often benefits humans.
Wild animals are hard at work this spring. Here's how their hard labour benefits humans, and why we should be more appreciative.
Most of our genes descend directly from the last common ancestor of animals.
A pelagic snail ensnares food with with a mucous web.
Linda Ianniello https://lindaiphotography.com
Biologists are finding new evidence that these ocean invertebrate grazers don't just ingest whatever they catch. They can actually be picky eaters – and their choices might influence ocean food webs.
Young southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus obesulus), an endangered marsupial species living in outer Melbourne.
Endangered bandicoots have been found in the outskirts of Melbourne.