At the Base of the Food Chain, a Small Fish Should...

A slender little fish called the sand lance plays a big role as “a quintessential forage fish” for puffins, terns and other seabirds, humpback...

Here be dragons: Analysis reveals new species in Smaug lizard group

Smaug, the deadly dragon in J.R.R Tolkien's 'The Hobbit,' has a newly discovered living relative. With dense, alligator-like armor, this small, real-life dragon lizard,...

Small horses got smaller, big tapirs got bigger 47 million years...

The former coalfield of Geiseltal in Saxony-Anhalt has yielded large numbers of exceptionally preserved fossil animals, giving palaeontologists a unique window into the evolution...

eDNA provides researchers with ‘more than meets the eye’

Researchers from Curtin University have used next generation DNA sequencing to learn more about the different species of plants, insects and animals present in...

Ancestor of all animals identified in Australian fossils

A team led by UC Riverside geologists has discovered the first ancestor on the family tree that contains most familiar animals today, including humans. The...

New Genetic Editing Powers Discovered in Squid

Revealing yet another super-power in the skillful squid, scientists have discovered that squid massively edit their own genetic instructions not only within the nucleus...

A New Twist Added to Decades of Sea Otter Research

A parasite known only to be hosted in North America by the Virginia opossum is infecting sea otters along the West Coast. A study...

Improving success of giraffe translocations

Giraffes that are being translocated for conservation purposes should be moved in groups that contain at least 30 females and three males to ensure...

‘Sushi parasites’ have increased 283-fold in past 40 years

The next time you eat sashimi, nigiri or other forms of raw fish, consider doing a quick check for worms. A new study led by...

Bacteria cause problems for genetic research

A puzzling modification of DNA that is common in bacteria is not present in humans or other mammals. A new study by scientists at...

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New brain reading technology could help the development of brainwave-controlled devices

A new method to accurately record brain activity at scale has been developed by researchers at the Crick, Stanford University and UCL. The technique...