Conservation projects that protect forests and encourage a diversity of plants and animals can provide many benefits to humans.
Health experts have warned for years that the overuse of antibiotics is creating "superbugs" able to resist drugs treating infection.
Social grooming, or helping others to stay clean and free of lice and other ecto-parasites, has long been associated with hygiene and good health in wild primates. In the process of picking out ecto-parasites, however, the ...
A study of the super-diverse bird groups, which include Darwin's finches, has found that modular skull parts helped them adapt to different roles.
The night vision of frogs and toads appears to be superior to that of all other animals. They have the ability to see colour even when it is so dark that humans are not able to see anything at all. This has been shown in ...
It has long been suspected that humans and the urban areas we create are having an important—and surprisingly current and ongoing—effect on evolution, which may have significant implications for the sustainability of ...
How many researchers does it take to change a light bulb? And how many lives could they save by changing it?
The little brown bat, a species that has been decimated by a deadly fungus, could be taking the first tentative steps to recovery, scientists say in a recent study published by Great Britain's Royal Society.
Artificial night time light from sources such as street lamps affects the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of insects that depend on those plants for food, a study published today confirms.
Science has long dictated that brains don't fossilize, so when Nicholas Strausfeld co-authored the first ever report of a fossilized brain in a 2012 edition of Nature, it was met with "a lot of flack."