Before we decide to eradicate or control an invasive species, like carp, we need plenty of scientific evidence and independent assessments first.
Why politicians need to stop playing politics with animals, and start taking their welfare seriously.
New parenthood got our fluid dynamics experts thinking about what ends up in the diaper. They headed to the zoo and the lab to come up with a cohesive physics story for how defecation works.
Eat less meat, save the world
Searching for animals thought to be extinct – or fictional – is difficult, painstaking and often disappointing. But new technology like drones offer hope of a boom in biological discovery.
There is a history of mistreatment of animals in the name of art. But isn’t it about time artists made their point about human domination without themselves asserting dominance over beasts?
Twitter recently blew up with posts wondering about the feline fascination with taped squares on the ground. An animal behavior expert explains it's not magic that draws Fluffy to the #CatSquare.
Spending time with pets can lead to significantly improved social skills and motivation for learning.
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.