Experts call for new conservation guidelines after research shows 90% of tropical amphibian and reptile species are affected by the 'edge effect' and forest islands less than 500m in diameter are putting many at risk.
Newcastle University scientists have discovered a new essential sequence within bacterial genomes required for DNA replication - the second ever to be discovered and the first for 30 years.
Street lights change the natural behaviour of moths and disrupt nocturnal pollination, new research has shown.
Fifty-nine finfish species have 'disappeared' from fishermen's catches in the world's most species rich and vulnerable marine region, new research has shown.
Saltwater crocodiles may help solve male infertility after a remarkable discovery that crocodile sperm, after leaving the testes, behave differently than previously thought.
Gaps in our information about biodiversity means we are at risk of focussing our conservation efforts in the wrong places.
Tackling antibiotic resistance on only one front is a waste of time because resistant genes are freely crossing environmental, agricultural and clinical boundaries, new research has shown.
Wild tomatoes are better able to protect themselves against the destructive whitefly than our modern, commercial varieties, new research has shown.
How information is transferred from biological molecules to crystalline surfaces could pave the way for the development of new drugs and other synthetic materials.
Miniature glasses have proved that mantises use 3D vision - providing a new model to improve visual perception in robots.