Category: Nature & Environment
A giant fossilised oyster donated to the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth is to have an MRI scan, to see if it contains an enormous pearl.
Scientists are embarking on a mission to capture a 3D image of every ant species known to science.
A lack of exposure to a “natural environment” could be resulting in more urban dwellers developing allergies and asthma, research has suggested.
When you go outside, do the birdssound happy or angry when they see you? New research has found that at least one group of birds, ravens, remembers prior interactions with people and varies calls based on those earlier experiences.
Monsanto, the massive biotechnology company being blamed for contributing to the dwindling bee population, has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations
Millions of wild flower seeds are to be sown through out the UK over the weekend in a bid to replenish the country’s dwindling meadows.
Regardless of the name you use to describe this adaptogenic herb, ashwaganda has been a part of India’s Ayurvedic medical system for thousands of years.
New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology has used evolutionary techniques on modern day and ancestral mouse mitochondrial DNA to show that the timeline of mouse colonization matches that of Viking invasion.
Calls to do more to protect oak trees which could have survived for hundreds of years have been made.
More than 200 ancient woodlands are currently under threat from development, and many more could be at risk without changes to the proposed planning reforms, campaigners are warning.
Climate change, economic turmoil and cultural upheaval may be pressing concerns today – but history can teach us how best to respond, research suggests.
The skies above Lapland, Finland, have been lit up with a spectacular display from the northern lights.
The RSPB says this winter more people than ever are getting in touch about the lack of birds in gardens. So are they disappearing?