One of the longest-living animals, which is also the world’s biggest clam, could have important stories to tell about Earth’s climate history.
More than half of common species of plants and a third of animal species are likely to see their living space halved by 2080 on current trends of carbon emissions, according to a new climate study.
An unexpectedly large and active community of single-cell organisms has been found living on the Pacific sea floor at the deepest site on Earth, scientists announced.
A breakthrough discovery has been hailed by Australian scientists in the hunt for a vaccine against a savage facial tumour disease threatening the endangered Tasmanian devil with extinction.
Like manic underwater gardens teeming with vibrant fish and corals in a kaleidoscope of colours, healthy coral reefs are among nature’s masterpieces. But, asks Amanda Burdon, how much longer can they survive?
Veritasium asks Why do venomous animals live in warm climates?
A drop in the world’s population of frogs and toads may be blamed, at least in part, on farm pesticides, researchers in Germany said.
Miniature cameras attached to a penguin’s head have given Japanese scientists a bird’s eye view of the creature’s incredible underwater hunting skills.
A weird marine creature that lived 500 million years ago at a time of explosive growth in Earth’s biodiversity could be a forerunner of worms and molluscs, a study says.
A 16-million-year-old fossil has cast doubt on claims from the 1980s of an extinct ‘killer walrus’ species adapted to feed on ‘large, struggling prey’.