Zoology

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Wanted: UK bison rangers, no previous experience expected
Project using large beasts to help restore woodland offers unprecedented job opportunity

Patrick Barkham and agencies

13, Jan, 2021 @2:27 PM

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Digital technology reveals secrets of UK's earliest dinosaur
Thecodontosaurus antiquus a nimble omnivore that ran on two legs, CT scans and 3D modelling suggest

Linda Geddes

14, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Scientists identify deep-sea blob as new species using only video
Duobrachium sparksae is a type of ctenophore, or comb jelly, but video identification without physical specimen ‘can be controversial’

Oliver Milman in New York

01, Dec, 2020 @5:11 PM

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Remains of new flying reptile species spotted in UK museum drawer
Student finds mislabelled fragment of pterosaur, which flew over eastern England up to 66m years ago

Steven Morris

10, Nov, 2020 @3:52 PM

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Tardigrades' latest superpower: a fluorescent protective shield
Scientists identify species that appears to absorb potentially lethal UV radiation and emit blue light

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

13, Oct, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Botswana says it has solved mystery of mass elephant die-off
Elephants may have ingested toxins produced by bacteria found in waterholes

Phoebe Weston

21, Sep, 2020 @12:38 PM

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Are aliens hiding in plain sight?
Several missions this year are seeking out life on the red planet. But would we recognise extraterrestrials if we found them?

Philip Ball

05, Sep, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Fossils of 'big boned' marsupial shed light on wombat evolution
Mukupirna, discovered in the Lake Eyre basin in 1973, was probably five times the size of living wombats

Nicola Davis and Naaman Zhou

25, Jun, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Allosaurus dinosaur suspected to be scavenging cannibal
Dinosaur-on-dinosaur dining habit revealed by scrutiny of fossil bones from Colorado site

Nicola Davis

27, May, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Mohamed Hyder obituary
Other lives: Zoologist and leading figure in the management of Kenya’s national parks

John Theakstone

22, May, 2020 @4:49 PM

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Scientists digitally reconstruct skulls of dinosaurs in fossilised eggs
Research on Massospondylus carinatus embryos sheds new light on animals’ development

Nicola Davis

09, Apr, 2020 @10:32 AM

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This one's a keeper! Vikki Stone's starry, sweary zoo musical
The comedian and musician’s #zoologicalsociety is a concept album featuring Jason Manford as a depressed monkey and Lucie Jones as a pregnant penguin

Chris Wiegand

31, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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