Zoology

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A bug’s life: how a volunteer army is putting Britain’s wildlife on the record
Amateur nature recorders are providing vital data on beetles, soldierflies and a host of lesser-known insects

Isabella Kaminski

10, Apr, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Researchers find the secret of the bunny hop: it's all in the genes
Scientists pinpoint gene necessary for animals to adopt a typical gait by studying breed of rabbit that can’t hop

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

25, Mar, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Leontia Slay obituary
Other lives: Marine zoologist who had a love of the sand dunes of Ynyslas in Ceredigion

Greg Slay

22, Mar, 2021 @5:53 PM

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Answer to fossil record puzzle may lie with teenage T rexes, study finds
Absence of smaller dinosaurs may be result of adolescent megatheropods crowding them out

Linda Geddes

25, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Researchers rethink life in a cold climate after Antarctic find
Scientists surprised by marine organisms on boulder on sea floor beneath 900 metres of ice shelf

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Feb, 2021 @5:00 AM

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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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