Early warning systems are available for things like tsunamis and diseases. Why not for animals as well?
The decisions an animal makes when escaping a predator can mean the difference between life or death.
By filming these ultra-speedy feeders at transparent fake flowers, researchers finally figured out how hummingbirds slurp up the nectar so fast.
A rash of white shark attacks this summer points to a rebounding population in the US – a sign of healthier oceans and the need to coexist with this apex predator.
The pope's encyclical Laudato Si' tells us to protect nature and act on climate change for more than reasons of self interest.
The pope's encyclical challenges the belief in markets to solve social ills – a difficult message for Catholic Republican presidential candidates to accept.
By equating human rights to the protection of nature, the pope's encyclical opens up an international debate with broad political implications.
The pope's encyclical turns climate change into a moral discussion by focusing on the disproportionate impact of climate change on poor countries and regions.
A "Pleistocene Park" might be a more realistic scenario.
Rapid changes in technology are transforming the contributions ordinary citizens can make to scientific research.
Sometimes the best way to deal with mountains of data is to turn to the public for help. That's what Snapshot Serengeti did to classify millions of photos from savanna camera traps in Tanzania.
These tiny creatures have ditched tadpoles and extra toes to make the most of their habitat.
We spend much of our time inside buildings. What chemicals and microbes are in here with us? And how do they affect each other? One scientist collects dust to find out.
Rabbits and hares will flee towards the poles as global warming changes the places they once called home.
Darwin's finches are known to be a paragon of evolution by natural selection, but a recent genetic discovery relating to their beaks highlights the evolutionary connectedness of all life.
The Anthropocene, as an epoch of human-driven planetary change, poses huge environmental and political problems. But it could also force us to develop proper ecological and democratic accountability.
The Bellinger River Snapping Turtle is under threat of extinction, and it suggests something very wrong with the whole ecosystem.
The humble sparrow represents a conduit to nature for many, and its wellbeing is connected to ours. That's reason enough to celebrate World Sparrow Day.
Luminous fungi have evolved pale green light to attract insects to spread their spores.
The NCRIS-funded Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) benefits pastoralists, business, tourism and Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. Cutting it will hurt them all.