Of mice and melodies: Research on language gene seeks to uncover the origins of the singing mouse
Singing mice (Scotinomys teguina) are not your average lab rats. Their fur is tawny brown instead of the common white albino strain; they hail from the tropical cloud forests in the mountains of Costa Rica; ...
Research team shows cultural practices can cause biological evolution
U.K. duo suggest early humans retained fine hair to ward off parasites
New model suggests early humans lost fur after developing bipedalism
Possum pest feeds thriving N. Zealand fur industry
The brushtail possum, a cuddly-looking marsupial protected in its native Australia, has become a reviled feral pest in New Zealand, its fur providing a lucrative sideline for hunters who supply a burgeoning ...
42,000-year-old baby mammoth on show in Hong Kong
The world's best-preserved mammoth, buried about 42,000 years ago, will go on display in Hong Kong this week, the organiser of its first exhibition in Asia said Wednesday.
New study illustrates the physics behind great white shark attacks on seals
A new study examining the complex and dynamic interactions between white sharks and Cape fur seals in False Bay, South Africa, offers new insights on the physical conditions and biological factors underlying ...
Tartan fit for a panda in Scotland
Two pandas gifted to Edinburgh zoo by China received the ultimate Scottish honour on Tuesday when a special tartan designed for them was unveiled.
Whiskers hold secrets of invasive minks
Details of the lifestyle of mink, which escaped from fur farms and now live wild in the UK, have been revealed through analysis of their whiskers. Research led by the University of Exeter reveals more about the diet of this ...
Geographic profiling applied to track hunting patterns of white sharks in South Africa
Predation is one of the most fundamental and fascinating interactions in nature, and sharks are some of the fiercest predators on Earth. However, their hunting pattern is difficult to study because it is rarely ...