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The presence of grey squirrels at standard, hanging bird feeders cuts the number of birds visiting them by a huge 98 per cent, the latest study reveals.
Apples from trees pollinated by insects are bigger, rounder, and more desirable, according to new research.
Falling levels of nitrogen in the atmosphere across Europe may be much more economically beneficial than previously believed, according to a recent study.
(Phys.org) —The extraordinary heights and speeds of ladybird flight paths have been revealed for the first time.
Male stickleback fish are bolder and more willing to take risks than females, say scientists.
The oldest human footprints in North America have been dated for the first time and could help scientists to understand what Mexico's climate was like 7000 years ago.
For the first time scientists have tracked how one of the deadliest volcanic hazards moves over time.
Governments being forced to choose between preventing climate change or averting a financial crisis, carbon solar cells as an alternative source of energy and accelerated loss of rhinos and elephants are among 15 conservation ...
For the first time scientists have learnt how the largest four-legged dinosaurs got from A to B.
Sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling can lift your mood without posing much risk to the environment, according to a new survey.