Last update:

Numbers in decline for a giant among salamanders

Eric Teitsworth waded through tall grasses and shrubs along a river bank while on the lookout for a giant salamander found only in North Carolina. Every few feet, he pulled on the string of traps he'd placed in the water ...

The Norwegian wolf is extinct

There' s no longer any doubt—the wolves found in Norway and Sweden today are actually Finnish, according to extensive studies done on their genetic makeup. Humans wiped out Norway's original wolf population in the wild ...

Food paradox answer shows how ocean life survives

Ocean predators cannot survive on average concentrations of food found in the water. Instead, they survive by exploiting small patches of food-rich areas peppered throughout the world's waterways.

Less ploughing enables carbon storage in agricultural soils

The value of long-term studies can be found when you're ready to dig deep. WUR scientists and European partners asked: what happens when organic farmers stop plowing? In a joint effort, we sampled nine field trials across ...

Unlocking the biogeographical secrets of deep-sea limpets

Researchers from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have decoded for the first time the demographic history, genetic structure, and population connectivity of ...

Africa's growing road network may affect ecosystems

The mission to integrate African economies relies on the development and construction of major infrastructure, from roads to railways and ports across the continent. For instance, the 1,900km Nacala corridor aims to connect ...

More news

Ecology
Artificial intelligence helps speed up ecological surveys
Plants & Animals
The secret life of Tasmanian devils is hiding in their whiskers
Plants & Animals
More than 200 Australian birds are now threatened with extinction, and climate change is the biggest danger
Plants & Animals
Get to know the gang-gang cockatoo
Ecology
Scientists to map fungal networks, determine climate role
Plants & Animals
Study: Humpback whale song is about finding, not attracting, whales
Plants & Animals
Ancient lineage of algae found to include five 'cryptic' species
Evolution
Male animals are subject to stronger evolutionary pressures than females
Plants & Animals
Study highlights diversity of the gorilla gut microbiome
Ecology
From corals to humans, a shared trigger for sperm to get in motion
Plants & Animals
Warm-water habitat allows cold-water fish to fuel up
Plants & Animals
Humidity changes in dead fern fronds drives unique timing of spore dispersal in a widespread fern species
Plants & Animals
Understanding how to build resilient fisheries
Plants & Animals
The wild cocoons of a new species of Japanese parasitoid wasp
Plants & Animals
New research shows alarming decline in small mammals in the UK
Ecology
Echolocation builds prediction models of prey movement
Plants & Animals
Novel implants to protect Australia's wildlife from feral cats
Ecology
Veterinarians call for medical care for 2 Pakistan elephants
Plants & Animals
Monkeys go fishing to survive harsh Japanese winters
Plants & Animals
Big-city coastal whales consume millions of microplastics every day

Other news

Condensed Matter
Researchers engineer magnetic complexity into atomically thin magnets
Cell & Microbiology
Wrangling an octopus-like viral replication machine
Agriculture
A package of policies can help smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate
Plants & Animals
Researcher outlines how whales' sensory systems have evolved through imaging technology
Molecular & Computational biology
Scientists pinpoint protein's role in critical gene expression
Optics & Photonics
Researchers develop a two-photon microscope that provides unprecedented brain-imaging ability
Astronomy
Study reveals that giant planets could reach 'maturity' much earlier than previously thought
Cell & Microbiology
Plant pathogen evades immune system by targeting the microbiome
Space Exploration
Spacewalking astronauts replace antenna after debris scare
Earth Sciences
Volcanic fertilization of the oceans drove severe mass extinction, say scientists
Optics & Photonics
Three-dimensional imaging with optical frequency combs
Astronomy
The shortest-period gas-giant exoplanet discovered with TESS
Environment
Growing carbon footprint for plastics
Cell & Microbiology
Live imaging of transcription using active RNA polymerase II-specific probes
Evolution
Clam fossils help scientists find errors in evolutionary tree calculations
Environment
Climate adaptation of households compared internationally
Earth Sciences
Climate modeling confirms historical records showing rise in hurricane activity
Environment
Ocean plastic is creating new communities of life on the high seas
Environment
Efforts to restore Indonesian peatlands could save billions in wildfire costs
Materials Science
Using Raman spectroscopy and computational techniques to study interfacial water on Pd single-crystal surfaces