Zoology

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Man, 30, completes encyclopedia of animals he started at nine
Josh Gabbatiss began survey of all living creatures more than two decades ago with corals, worms and jellyfish

Mark Brown

05, Feb, 2023 @6:41 PM

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Feline uncertain? Cats do give clues if the fur’s about to fly, study finds
Study of 105 pairs of interacting felines decodes the cat behaviour that puzzles humans – and flags up the unsubtle battle cry of claws and yowling

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

26, Jan, 2023 @5:16 PM

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Plucky idea: the feather library providing a visual A to Z of India’s birds
Finding a trapped silverbill during lockdown inspired Esha Munshi to create an invaluable record of species in an uncertain world

Kalpana Sunder

24, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Insects and us: a mind-blowing 20 quadrillion ants and what they mean for the planet
There are 2.5m of these tiny creatures for each human and they play a big role as ecosystem engineers, as well as providing insights on everything from the climate to ageing

Anna Turns

28, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Scientists claim first discovery of mammal eaten by dinosaur
Paleontologists say they have identified foot of mouse-sized mammal in fossilised rib cage of predatory microraptor

Harry Taylor

21, Dec, 2022 @12:11 AM

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Teeth suggest ancestors of diplodocus may have eaten meat
Analysis shows ‘earliest members of two main veggie dinosaur lineages were not exclusively herbivorous’

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

16, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Discovered in the deep: the extraordinary sawshark with a weapon-like snout
With the help of fishers in Madagascar and Tanzania, scientists named two new species of rare sixgill sawsharks

Helen Scales

07, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Discovered in the deep: is this the world’s longest animal?
A submersible off the coast of Western Australia chanced upon a 45-metre-long deep-sea siphonophore arranged in a feeding spiral, trailing its deadly tentacles

Helen Scales

30, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘The sheer scale is extraordinary’: meet the titanosaur that dwarfs Dippy the diplodocus
One of the largest creatures to have walked the Earth is to become the Natural History Museum’s new star attraction

Robin McKie Science Editor

26, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Discovered in the deep: the squid that makes a decoy out of its own skin
Self-camouflage is just one of the tricks of Brenner’s bobtail squid, a newly found species that is also helping research into microbes in the human gut

Helen Scales

23, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tyrannosaurus rex skull expected to fetch £13m at US auction
Fossil named Maximus unearthed in South Dakota rated one of most complete T rex skulls ever found

Rupert Neate

08, Nov, 2022 @4:31 PM

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Discovered in the deep: the rainbow fish that’s born female and becomes male
Scientists in the Maldives were only able to reach the rose-veiled fairy wrasse by using specialised diving gear

Helen Scales

19, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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