Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) at the Houston Zoo.
The fossa, Madagascar's largest predator, is a cat-like carnivore that eats everything from insects to lemurs. Because they are rare and elusive, scientists know very little about them, including how many there are.
Zebrafish are known for their black and gold stripes.
Zebrafish are known for their black and gold stripes, but researchers are still figuring out how pigment cells interact to form these patterns.
From wealth, to the natural world, to genes and intelligence, a podcast exploring the theme of inheritance.
Most animal groups adopted their shapes quickly but some kept evolving.
Rita Levi-Montalcini celebrates her 100th birthday in 2009.
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Born in Italy in 1909, Levi-Montalcini avoided being transported to Auschwitz as a young woman and rose to prominence as a neurobiologist. She was a co-recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Medicine.
3D model of
They hovered in the skies of the Earth 300 million years ago... The giant dragonflies will soon be the stars of the paleontology gallery of France’s Natural History Museum in Paris.
Down House: the home (and garden) of Charles Darwin.
Was Darwin inspired by the tropical wildlife of his travels to discover natural selection? Actually, pigeons, worms and barnacles were far more prominent in his thinking.
New research on reversing ageing in human cells could be the first step to new anti-degenerative drugs.
It takes time to see which finding might be a golden egg.
Basic research can be easy to mock as pointless and wasteful of resources. But it's very often the foundation for future innovation – even in ways the original scientists couldn't have imagined.
Machine learning is changing the world in ways that we are just beginning to appreciate. But could it change the way we do science and the reasons why we do science?
The “hammerhead” of
Diversibipalium multilineatum. This species can reach 40 centimeters (16 inches) in length.
Several giant terrestrial Plathelminth species have invaded France and its overseas territories, threatening biodiversity. Thanks to participatory science, the invasion is finally recognized.
He comes in peace.
This Speed Read makes the case why you should be nice to spiders you encounter in your home and consider a live-and-let-live policy.
Photo by Gary Bendig on Unsplash.
A podcast on intuition: from how it works in the body, to how to harness it, and the story of two scientists who followed a hunch – about quantum biology.
Nisarg Desai observes wild chimps known as Sandi, Ferdinand and Siri in Tanzania.
Do chimpanzee talk to each other? Scientists follow and record chimpanzees in the wild to find out – and to fill in details about how human language might have evolved.
A pelagic snail ensnares food with with a mucous web.
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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.
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New research shows just 1% of E. coli bacteria's genetic mutations are lethal.
Watching bacteria and viruses duke it out, evolving to outwit each other.
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A core idea in molecular biology is that one gene codes for one protein. Now biologists have found an example of a gene that yields two forms of a protein – enabling it to evolve new functionality.
Eric Trump said his father’s assault-talk, it is just what happens when “alpha personalities are in the same presence.” Here, President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018.
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Some recent bad behaviour has been explained as being alpha but the scientist who coined the phrase discredits that theory. Instead, Prof. Sosteric suggests alphas are raised on toxic socialization.
A shepherd with his flock in the Netherlands.
Humans have long been trying differentiate themselves from the rest of the biological world. Is it because we're superior, or just insecure?
Emergency personnel at the Ashley Wood Recovery Centre in Salisbury as the investigation into the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal continues.
An audio version of an in depth article on the story of how the nerve agent used in an attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was developed.