Where baby white sharks ‘hang out’ in the North Atlantic?

Using cutting-edge satellite and acoustic technology, a researcher from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is among a team of scientists who are...

Australia has a new venomous snake — And it may already be threatened

The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger...

Giant, recently extinct seabird also inhabited Japan

Japan -- Scientists report that a large, extinct seabird called the spectacled cormorant, Phalacrocorax perspicillatus -- originally thought to be restricted to Bering Island, far to...

New ‘scaly’ snails species group following striking discoveries

Six new species of unique land snails whose shells are covered with what look like scales have been described from the biodiversity hotspot of...

Insectivorous birds consume annually as much energy as the city of New York

The world's insectivorous birds consume annually 400 to 500 million tons of prey and thereby use as much energy as the megacity New York....

New wasp species with a giant stinger discovered in Amazonia

Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland have discovered a new wasp species in the Amazon which has an exceptionally large stinger that surprised...

Deadly amphibian fungus has its origins in East Asia

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), known as chytrid fungus, has long been known to cause the decline and extinction of numerous species of frogs, toads, salamanders...

Small bee ‘pollen thieves’ are not effective bumblebee substitutes

Bumblebee populations are declining in the United States for a range of reasons - loss of habitat, pesticide use, climate change, competition from non-native...

Detection of arboreal feeding signs by Asiatic black bears

Detection of arboreal feeding signs by Asiatic black bears: effects of hard mast production at individual tree and regional scales Kahoko Tochigi, Takashi Masaki, Ami...

New wasps named after Crocodile Dundee and Toblerone

A total of 17 new genera and 29 new species of parasitoid wasps were identified following a study into the material deposited at major...

Six new species of goblin spiders discovered

Fictional characters originally 'described' by famous English children's writer Enid Blyton have given their names to six new species of minute goblin spiders discovered...

Insects also migrate using the Earth’s magnetic field

A major international study led by researchers from Lund University in Sweden has proven for the first time that certain nocturnally migrating insects can...

Sparrows have sung the same songs for more than 1,000 years

American swamp sparrows may have sung the same songs for more than 1,000 years and passed them on through generations by learning, according to...

Do bats adapt to gates at abandoned mines?

Abandoned mines can serve as roost sites for bats, but because the mines pose serious risks to humans, officials often install gates at their...

Mammals going nocturnal to avoid humans

Human activity is causing the planet's mammals to flee daylight for the protection of night, according to a new study from the University of...