Animals

The Perfect Killer

Lions and white sharks are top-level predators, but compared to the superior hunter of the world of insects, they’re rank amateurs. Nature has made the dragonfly an efficient killing machine, whose sophisticated vision,…

meerkat

Meerkat Magic

Some of the magic moment of filming meerkats for the BBC’s Planet Earth Live.

Snails improved their memory after “eating” chocolate

Turns out that flavonoids make snails smarter.

A radiographer’s view of animals

How the cheetah gets its spots

There may be a big difference in size, but cheetahs and tabby cats have things in common.

New bat species found in Malaysia

Misclassification of species suggests that there is need for a revision of the taxonomic status of muricola bats.

Tigers on the brink of extinction

Tigers and humans try to coexist, but will we be able to save this endangered species?

A single gene controls movement in vertebrates

Scientists have found that one gene is responsible for variability in locomotion in horses and mice.

Dancing chromatophores

Music has the ability to get these pigmented cephalopod cells moving to the beat.

Selective imprinting: how the wallaby controls the growth of its young

Many imprinted genes regulate growth and nutrient provisioning for the developing fetus.

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