Animals

Dogs: a caveman’s best friend

A 33,000-year-old dog skull found in Siberia presents some of the oldest evidence of dog domestication.

Humans moved mammoths

Japanese scientists revive mammoth cells (and other mammoth news)

Japanese scientists have extracted cell nuclei from the bone marrow of a 28,000-year-old mammoth and inserted them into mouse egg cells. Subsequently, they observed that the cell nuclei showed signs of division, but…

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Our ancestors hunted a Siberian unicorn

A prehistoric rhinoceros nicknamed the Siberian unicorn roamed the tundra when modern man arrived in the region, according to new research. The rhino with the Latin name of Elasmotherium sibiricum weighed more than…

Leopard v Zebra

Leopards rely on getting as close to their prey as possible. Sometimes stalking their prey for hours before launching a high speed ambush.

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,…

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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.

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