Biology Letters is a peer-reviewed scientific journal. It was split off as a separate journal from the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences in 2005 after having been published as a supplement. Originally it was published quarterly, but from 2007 it has been published bimonthly. The journal publishes short articles from across biology. The editor-in-chief is Brian Charlesworth. As of 2010, Biology Letters has an impact factor of 3.651 and is ranked 14th in Biology. All content is assigned to one of the following categories: Animal behaviour, Biomechanics, Community ecology, Conservation, Evolutionary biology, Evolutionary developmental biology, Genome biology, Global Change Biology, Marine biology, Molecular evolution, Neurobiology, Palaeontology, Pathogen Biology, Physiology, Phylogeny, Population ecology, or Population genetics. The journal publishes research articles, opinion pieces, scientific meeting reports, comments, and invited reply articles.
Pigeons and people play the odds when rewards are higher
(Phys.org) —If you were weighing the risks, would you choose to receive a guaranteed $100, or take a 50/50 chance of winning either $200 or nothing? Researchers at the University of Alberta have shown that ...
Male songbirds don't have to be studs to find a mate
Biologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may have good news for male songbirds: You might not have to be a stud to attract a mate.
Researchers find sea otter dental enamel 2.5 times as strong as humans
Australian water bird found to migrate long distance when the weather dictates
Scientists track movements of desert waterbirds from space
Deakin University scientists have gained fascinating new insights into the secret lives of a nomadic Australian waterbird whose ability to somehow know it has rained up to thousands of kilometres away has ...
What goes up must come down
Found in warm regions of the world, geckos are extremely capable of climbing up steep, smooth surfaces. To do so, they employ an adhesive system – a key evolutionary innovation that facilitates climbing ...
Geckos on Australasia side of Wallace Line found to be growing to twice the size of those in Asia
Researchers find first instance of fish larvae making sounds
Diet affects sperm competitiveness
It's well known that omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFA) can help to prevent heart disease but new research has found that these essential fatty acids can also increase the chance ...
By watching people walk, researchers decode the foot position's role in maintaining balance
Researchers at The Ohio State University have gained new insight into how the body moves when we're walking. They learned everything they needed to know by watching people walk naturally on a treadmill.
Sharks found to exhibit altered swimming behavior when exposed to more acidic water
50 million year old mite attached to ant head found in piece of amber
Study shows wild monkeys can learn new tricks from watching training videos
Flapping baby birds give clues to origin of flight
How did the earliest birds take wing? Did they fall from trees and learn to flap their forelimbs to avoid crashing? Or did they run along the ground and pump their "arms" to get aloft?