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.
Narwhals, hummingbirds and the Asian sheepshead wrasse have opened scientists’ eyes to the complexity of nature.
Do you know zoopharmacognosy is? Some animals use trees to treat themselves.
Nature begins forming patterns at the molecular level – and sometimes they grow to enormous sizes.
Sophie Cunningham’s novel about Leonard Woolf and the contemporary writer attempting to tell his story is wry and earnest – and yes, devastating when it needs to be.
Science has some clues about whether or not your cat feels more than cupboard love for you.
Just about every creature on Earth needs to grab some Zs from time to time. Imagine trying to doze while dodging great whites and killer whales.
Dog bites are a serious public health problem but we’re going the wrong way about tackling it.
The public’s lack of knowledge about animal research can cause a moral conflict. Institutions that use animals in research need to be more transparent about their practices.
The monkeypox virus can easily spread between humans and animals. A veterinary virologist explains how the virus could go from people to wild animals in the US – and why that could be a problem.
An anthropologist explains some of the many ways animals use their tails, from balancing as they walk to attracting a mate.
Pigeons simply don’t deserve the bad press they get.
Animal reservoirs and people who experience chronic COVID infections could potentially see the emergence of new variants. But these variants aren’t necessarily cause for concern.
When it comes to our ethical duties to animals, representation and respect should go hand in hoof.
The first hammerhead shark was likely the result of a genetic deformity. A biologist explains how shark DNA reveals hammerheads’ history.
Megalodon, the world’s largest known shark species, swam the oceans long before humans existed. Its teeth are all that’s left, and they tell a story of an apex predator that vanished.