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Jellyfish show how you don’t need a brain to learn, say researchers
Adjustment of behaviour shown in study suggests learning is integral function of neurons

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

22, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Insect decline a threat to fruit crops and food security, scientists warn MPs
Poor pollination caused by destructive farming methods leads to loss of biodiversity and is a threat to food production, inquiry told

Phoebe Weston

07, Jun, 2023 @2:45 PM

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More wildlife-friendly farming needed to stop decline of insects in Britain, says report
Populations of bees, spiders, ground beetles and hoverflies have declined twice as fast on land farmed for crops in the past 30 years, despite funding for more sustainable farming methods

Phoebe Weston

06, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Rainbow sea slug found in Falmouth rock pool indicates warming sea
Sighting of rare animal – more often found in Spain, Portugal and France – in rock pool believed to be first in UK

Steven Morris

15, May, 2023 @4:01 PM

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Melting glaciers in Alps threaten biodiversity of invertebrates, says study
Overlooked animals vital for alpine ecosystems might lose most of their habitat and disappear, research suggests

Sofia Quaglia

04, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Polynesian snails release is biggest ever of ‘extinct in the wild’ species
Misguided introduction of alien predator saw partula snails driven from their habitat – but zoos have reared new populations

Patrick Barkham

27, Apr, 2023 @3:45 PM

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Lights, camera, insects? Invertebrates missing out on starring screen roles
They make up as much as 97% of the animal kingdom, yet wildlife film-makers routinely overlook bugs

Sofia Quaglia

10, Apr, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Country diary: The snails are on the (very slow) march | Phil Gates
Crook, County Durham: It’s not long after I’ve awoken from slumber that I notice the garden snails have too

Phil Gates

07, Apr, 2023 @4:30 AM

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‘Spectacular’ spiny crayfish samples rec amid Lismore floods key to mapping species
Australia Museum says 20-year-old collection will help understand and conserve threatened animals, which are sensitive to climate change

Natasha May

24, Mar, 2023 @11:00 PM

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Brave newt world: fight for survival against a marble giant
The discovery of the endangered Italian alpine newt in a disused mine has shone a light on the biodiversity hiding in the Carrara marble quarries of Tuscany

Alice Pistolesi and Monica Pelliccia

23, Mar, 2023 @7:15 AM

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Earthworms may have declined by a third in UK, study reveals
Scientists say loss may be as significant as ‘insectaggedon’ in terms of impact on soil, birds and ecosystems

Damian Carrington Environment editor

19, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: Another fallen tree, another slow feast for the woodland floor
Wolsingham, Weardale: Snails, fungi and countless insects will thrive on this ash, which has joined other fallen specimens from decades ago

Phil Gates

02, Nov, 2022 @5:30 AM

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