Animals

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

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

Corals can suffer from nutrient imbalance

Improving water quality could help save coral reefs.

New rat found without molars

This rat has given up gnawing for sucking on earthworms.

The Primate of the Opera

Singing apes on helium use the same techniques as professional sopranos.

Small cats gone wild

Colour-changing robot inspired by octopus

The cephalopod’s impressive camouflage led scientists to create a rubbery new robot.

Top predators in crisis

In many places, the numbers of large predators have fallen by more than 90 per cent over the course of a few decades. Scientists are working feverishly to learn how this dearth of…

Mutant butterflies linked to Fukushima disaster

Forget your childhood radioactive superheroes, these insects have a lot more to worry about.

Did the egg come first?

The egg came first, in amniotes at least.

Eye of the spider…or not

A German scientist has discovered the world’s first eyeless huntsman spider.

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