A group of determined women founded the RSPB, but they had great support behind the scenes by a little-known Argentinean naturalist.
What’s in a name? A lot, if you’re an Audubon’s Oriole or a Townsend’s Solitaire.
New research shows the uncomfortable and shocking truth behind a revered scientist’s reputation.
Journals, museum collections and other historical sources can provide valuable data for modern ecological studies. But just because a source is old doesn’t make it useful.
Children often aren’t aware of how much has been lost in recent generations.
Scientists have been using art to illuminate and share their research with the public for centuries. And art could be one way to bolster K-12 science education and scientific literacy in the public.
A new study suggests lynxes were in Britain as recently as the 18th century.
Wildlife television as we know it was constructed around Attenborough. Take him away and the whole thing needs to be reinvented.
Specimen preservation means researchers don’t need to reinvent the wheel each time they ask a new question, making it critical for the advancement of science. But many specimens are discarded or lost.
Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous ‘toothed’ bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
The revamped citizenship test would include questions focused on “Australian values”. But why not ask prospective Australians to show an understanding of our ancient landscape and unique species too?
Africa has always contributed to global technological breakthroughs and economic systems.
New research has pinpointed the genetic boost behind one of the biggest transformations of life on Earth.
New research suggests that Earth’s oxygenation didn’t require difficult and complex evolutionary leaps forward.
Living in a bushfire-prone area means every decision - from plants to parking spots to holidays - is shaped by fire risk. We live and die by the advice we are given, and the advice we ignore.
The discovery of a perfectly preserved snake skull fossil answers many questions about the evolution of snakes from lizards.
Human changes to the living world have benefited us, but the ecological consequences are mounting.
Museums’ collections are a priceless resource for scientists, but they’re not easy to access. Digitizing specimens – like the 700 bat skulls the author studied – is a way to let everyone in.
The life-or-death drama of the lion pride will captivate viewers, but the show may not go on without funding to conserve these species.
A tiny percentage of museums’ natural history holdings are on display. Very little of these vast archives is digitized and available online. But museums are working to change that.