What studies into male birds tell us about reproduction in later life
Studies into male birds that produce offspring well into their old age could deepen concerns over the trend for delaying parenthood until later in life, for both men and women.
A cost-effective method uses fungi to convert palm oil waste to green products
Leftover plant matter from the production of palm oil could provide a generous source for making biofuels and environmentally friendly plastics. Researchers from A*STAR have developed a fungal culture for ...
New 'enigma' moth helps crack evolution's code
Aenigmatinea glatzella – which has iridescent gold and purple wings – is a 'living dinosaur' that represents an entirely new family of primitive moths. This is the first time since the 1970s that a new ...
Hundreds of starving koalas killed in Australia
Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, an official said Wednesday, sparking claims of mismanagement.
New study reveals widespread risk of infectious diseases to wild bees
Researchers have discovered a network of viruses, which were previously associated with managed honeybees, may now pose a widespread risk to bumblebees in the wild, according to a new study published today ...
'No take zones' in English Channel would benefit marine wildlife and the fishing industry
Marine conservationists are increasingly pinning their hopes on marine protected areas (MPAs) to save threatened species and reduce over-fishing. However, while most people agree that stopping some types of fishing in MPAs ...
Study finds lasting severe weather impact in feathers of young birds
While studying a ground-nesting bird population near El Reno, Okla., a University of Oklahoma-led research team found that stress during a severe weather outbreak of May 31, 2013, had manifested itself into malformations ...
Step change for screening could boost biofuels
Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have developed a new way of rapidly screening yeasts that could help produce more sustainable biofuels.
Shark's sixth sense aid attacks from below
Wobbegong (Orectolobus maculatus) and angel sharks (Squatina australis) have evolved unique electrosensory pores that aid attacks on unsuspecting prey from beneath, according to a recent study.
Study reveals north/south genetic divide in Welsh red kite
A study of the modern red kite population in Wales has revealed a north/south genetic divide that runs along the Towy Valley.
Few friends for shy kangaroos
Kangaroo social networks could provide insight into the evolution of human personality differences.
A single target for microRNA regulation
It has generally been believed that microRNAs control biological processes by simultaneously, though modestly, repressing a large number of genes. But in a study published in Developmental Cell, a group ...
Tracking bald eagles in coastal North Carolina
Few animals capture the public imagination like the bald eagle. But despite their status as a national emblem, we still have a lot to learn about their behavior in the wild. Now NC State researchers are part ...
DNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species
When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.