This new study could help researchers understand conditions such as autism and help fight climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of AI.
Lockdown wasn’t good news for London’s peregrine falcons.
The rising number of pets — and their importance to their owners — has prompted organizations to respond to the growing demographic of pet-owning employees.
Our lives are intertwined with animals, insects and birds – we should consider them more when we design our cities.
Animals and plants living in cities are more likely to thrive when they are able to quickly adapt to urban conditions.
A biologist who studies how viruses spread from animals to people explains the process of spillover and the risks posed by the new bird flu that has spread across the globe.
When they set up remote cameras throughout the bush, scientists were not expecting to capture these small marsupials scavenging for flesh.
It was assumed snakes didn’t have a clitoris – now it turns out they have two.
Life can be a struggle for power – not just for people but for nonhuman animals, too. An animal behaviorist explains how this quest can be more Shakespearean drama than boxing match.
If we go far enough back in time, we all share an ancestor. And some of the features found in our bones and bodies today are a testament to that.
Scientists use biologging devices to track animal behaviour – here are four times where it has improved our understanding of nature.
Humans often look to nature for the solutions to complex problems – here are five times where biological processes have inspired innovation.
Medieval manuscripts are littered with images of cats – sharing their owner’s dinner, keeping them company, and even cosplaying as nuns.
Indigenous views and ways of knowing should be applied to the way we keep, use, and kill animals, and in how we teach future generations about animal use and their care.
The death of a pet can be a deeply painful experience. But acknowledging the way pet grief is different can help people find consolation.
We hear a lot about how humans eating meat is bad for the planet. But if every animal only ate plants, Earth would look dramatically different.
Guidelines and regulations weigh the medical and health benefits of animal research with researchers’ ability to ensure humane care of their subjects from start to finish.
Changing habitat ranges, competition for food and water, and biological effects of climate change all pose threats to wildlife.
Snails use their slime to help them move, stop them drying out and to scare off predators.
In this week’s episode of The Conversation Weekly, we speak with three scientists who study the ways plants and animals evolve in a world dominated by humans.