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.
Four hundred million year old fish fossil has earliest example of teeth
Study concludes that racehorses are getting faster
Despite a general consensus among scientists and in the racing industry that racehorse speed has plateaued, a new study from the University of Exeter has found that racehorses are getting quicker. Further ...
Latest-known diadectomorph discovered from the Upper Permian of China
Diadectomorpha is a clade of Permo-Carboniferous tetrapods, which was previously only reported from North America and Germany. Although this clade is only moderately diverse, it is central to discussions ...
Opossums found to be more social than thought
Study shows example of mammal adapting to fires by increasing torpor time
Scientists downsize the giant 'Dreadnoughtus' dinosaur
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus, discovered by palaeontologists in South America in 2014, was not as large as previously though ...
Research pair outline status of decorating behavior in non-humans
Origins of feathered dinosaurs more complex than first thought
It is too soon to claim that the common ancestor of dinosaurs had feathers, according to research by scientists at the Natural History Museum, Royal Ontario Museum and Uppsala University.
A smelling bee? V. destructor mite mimics two types of bee
If there were an international smelling bee, a deadly mite would be a favorite to win.
Lack of diversity in pygmy blue whales not due to man-made cause
Coastal light pollution disturbs marine animals, new study shows
Marine ecosystems can be changed by night-time artificial lighting according to new research published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. The results indicate that light pollution from coastal commun ...
Iridescent animals shine to startle predators
Animals which appear to shimmer and shine may have evolved these qualities as a way to startle predators, new research suggests.
Boldness in individuals linked with shell shape protectiveness in pond snails
Ecologist finds shimmery insects more difficult for bird to catch
Migrating whale sets distance record
A lone female Western North Pacific grey whale has set a record for long-distance migration, according to a study Tuesday.