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Why do some fish eat their own eggs?

Many animals go to great lengths to ensure the survival of their offspring - yet some species actually eat some or all of their babies. Nor is there always an obvious explanation – like a food shortage – for such filial ...

date8 hours ago in Evolution
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Climate change makes chicks hatch early

A study led by Macquarie University researchers has found that climate change is affecting how quickly bird eggs develop and hatch; meaning warmer temperatures, particularly increasing frequencies of heat waves, may spell ...

dateFeb 03, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Researcher studies communal nesting in birds

Balanced in a small boat on the reedy edge of a Panama lake, Christina Riehl rigged a camera above the nest of a bird called the greater ani, a species of cuckoo that lives in Central and South America. Checking the footage ...

dateJan 18, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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