Jurassic Welsh mammals were picky eaters, study finds
For most people, mere mention of the word Jurassic conjures up images of huge dinosaurs chomping their way through lush vegetation – and each other. However, mammals and their immediate ancestors were also ...
New tool to assess noise impact on marine mammals
A new desktop tool which will allow offshore renewable energy developers to assess the likely impacts of their projects on marine mammal populations has been developed by scientists at the University of St ...
Research finds how diving mammals evolved underwater endurance
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shed new light on how diving mammals, such as the sperm whale, have evolved to survive for long periods underwater without breathing.
Post ice-age extinctions of large mammals linked to humans, not climate change
Lizards help us find out which came first: the baby or the egg?
Have you ever wondered why we give birth to live young rather than lay eggs? Scientists have pondered this for a long time and answers have come from an unlikely source: some of Australia's lizards and snakes!
Doing it to death: Suicidal sex in 'marsupial mice'
Imagine if you only had one shot at passing on your genes before you died. It happens more often in the natural world than you might expect: suicidal reproduction – where one or both sexes of a species ...
Researchers find UV sensitivity in wide range of mammals
Placental mammal diversity exploded after age of dinosaurs
An international team of researchers has reconstructed the common ancestor of placental mammals—an extremely diverse group including animals ranging from rodents to whales to humans—using the world's ...
Study shows medium-sized mammals may be more at risk of extinction than large or small species
New proto-mammal fossil sheds light on evolution of earliest mammals (w/ Video)
A newly discovered fossil reveals the evolutionary adaptations of a 165-million-year-old proto-mammal, providing evidence that traits such as hair and fur originated well before the rise of the first true ...
Protein lifetime and the stability of cell structures
New research shows social monogamy evolved as result of competition
Social monogamy, where one breeding female and one breeding male are closely associated with each other over several breeding seasons, appears to have evolved as a mating strategy, new research reveals. It was previously ...
World's oldest true dolphin species discovered
Waseda researchers have described the earliest example of a true dolphin in the known fossil record.
Smithsonian scientists solve 'sudden death at sea' mystery
Mass strandings of whales have puzzled people since Aristotle. Modern-day strandings can be investigated and their causes, often human-related, identified. Events that happened millions of years ago, however, ...