A multidisciplinary study has found evidence for humans hunting small mammals in the forests of Sri Lanka at least 45,000 years ago. The researchers discovered the remains of small mammals, including primates, with evidence ...
The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history of a disease that continues to kill more than 400,000 people annually.
Long before human ancestors began hunting large mammals for meat, a fatty diet provided them with the nutrition to develop bigger brains, posits a new paper in Current Anthropology.
Microplastics have been found in the guts of every marine mammal examined in a new study of animals washed up on Britain's shores.
Climate change: Obsession with plastic pollution distracts attention from bigger environmental challenges
By now, most of us have heard that the use of plastics is a big issue for the environment. Partly fuelled by the success of the BBC's Blue Planet II series, people are more aware than ever before about the dangers to wildlife ...
Most motorists pay little attention to the amount of roadkill they drive over or past on the highway, except when swerving to avoid it.
Birds have good memories, but in contrast to mammals, little is known about how they consolidate memories during sleep. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and Utrecht University recorded waves of slow ...
A study led by researchers at the University of Southampton reveals huge variations in the similarity and breadth of animal roles in nature across different parts of the world.
Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work.