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The world's biodiversity in the palm of your hand

Never has knowledge of the world's biodiversity knowledge been more at your fingertips, thanks to a new smartphone app: the Map of Life. No matter where you are, the app can tell you what species of plants ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Ecology
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Mexico seizes food made from threatened iguana

Authorities in central Mexico have seized 32 liters (8.5 gallons) of food made with Mexican spiny-tailed iguanas, a protected and threatened species in the country, officials said Tuesday.

dateMay 12, 2015 in Ecology
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Ants' movements hide mathematical patterns

When ants go exploring in search of food they end up choosing collective routes that fit statistical distributions of probability. This has been demonstrated by a team of mathematicians after analysing the ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Mathematics
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