Taking the placenta as a case study, researchers are able to piece together how new organs evolve, by repurposing old tissues and using them to do new jobs.
The fascination and admiration of the natural environment may draw people closer to it, but it's crucial to remain responsible about any desire to own a piece.
Small animals are the fabric of the world around us. Without them everything would crumble.
If we want any future for wild populations of the numerous species traded for pets, exhibits and use in medicines, drastic action is needed to control their international and domestic trade.
How do a frog's tongue and saliva work together to be sticky enough to lift 1.4 times the animal's body weight? Painstaking lab work found their spit switches between two distinct phases to nab prey.
New research into how wasps divide up their jobs shows how economics can be key to understanding animal behaviour.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition features sumptuous images: from giant cuttlefish courting to a vertigo-inducing portrait of an orangutan taken with a GoPro camera.
It is crucial to integrate paleoclimate data into ecological studies. This will increase understanding of how species respond to climate change.
While hugely popular for a time, the advent of the three ring circus invited animal cruelty complaints and led to the demise of more skilled circus artistry.
New research confirms puppies respond better when we talk to them in a certain way.
Is providing birds with food and water making them too dependent? Or are gardens just the new frontier of Australia's urban landscape? New research aims to find out.
Many argue avian movements are too simple or repetitive to be classed as dance. But George the lyrebird puts on quite a show – as do a number of other bird species.
Studies of animal-human interactions in various settings could perhaps help prevent bird flu and the mass slaughter of animals it inevitably leads to.
New research uncovers the role of the primate baculum and may explain why humans don’t have one.
For a long time it was not believed that animals were even capable of feeling pain, let alone complex emotions. We now know that is far from the truth.
The way humans see and engage with the natural world is anything but natural.
Planet Earth's bears have nothing on these critters.
In the world of Harry Potter, beasts are to be protected, not feared. But this concern for monsters is hardly modern.
When Charles Foster wanted to open his senses to the world he took to the woods.
Understanding animal management and making it work better for our interspecies society will benefit humans and dogs alike.