Sandhill Crane with adopted Canada Goose gosling.
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Biologists are puzzled by evidence of animals that care for those from other social groups or even species.
Homes fit for zeroes (and ones).
Where some see a bubble waiting to burst, others see a reinvention of the way we handle ownership of assets.
An assortment of legumes.
Legumes have a superpower: they can convert nitrogen in the air into a form plants can use to grow.
Tim – one of the last big tusker elephants – died last year at the age of 50, in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
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Elephants use their giant incisors to dig holes, impress rivals and rest weary trunks. But as so many continue to be killed for their ivory, he question is whether they are destined to be tuskless.
Some birds may effectively possess an in-built, global GPS system.
Courtyard of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, circa 1670,
(Job Adriaenszoon Berckheyde).
Brexit has seen a sudden shift in euro-denominated trading across the English Channel.
Wall Street under attack.
The question is if and how the regulators can respond.
Young Kenyans typically see farming playing some role in their future, although few respondents want only to farm.
Young people typically see farming playing some role in their future as they prefer to remain in their rural homes, although few respondents want only to farm.
Spitting cobras use their venom for defence.
A toxin unique to spitting cobras means their venom causes more pain than other snakes.
As the pandemic continues, many are looking for ways to replace parkrun safely.
Parkrun gave participants a sense of community, belonging, and accomplishment. Here's our take on how temporary alternatives can do the same.
Tresco Beach, Isles of Scilly. Paul Nash/Shutterstock
New research has mapped sea-level rise around the Isles of Scilly over the last 12,000 years.
Don't count nuclear energy out – it may be our best hope of reaching net-zero emissions within the time we have left.
Banana bread had all the psychological ingredients for lockdown success.
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Scientists find oceanic heat has overtaken atmospheric heat as the main cause of melting.
Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don't mistake that for true intelligence.
The documentary features Najin and Fatu, the last two northern white rhinos (pictured here with former head caregiver Mohammed Doyo).
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A conservation scientist interviewed on the programme says Sir David tells it like it is.
New research shows that the oldest surviving anatomical atlas comes from Han Dynasty China, and was written over 2,000 years ago.
Un volontaire nettoie la côte après l’échouage du pétrolier à l’île Maurice.
Mangroves, coraux et herbiers marins forment à l’île Maurice trois écosystèmes interconnectés, dont l’équilibre peut être durablement bouleversé par la pollution au pétrole.
Marine wildlife rarely remain in one habitat. Most species rely on a healthy network of ecosystems to raise their young and catch their food.
Towns and cities create an orange glow on the horizon at night. It's so widespread that it even disturbs sea creatures.