News file for: Nature
The oceans are getting more acidic, but living in the reefs has helped epaulette sharks cope, scientists say.
Unlike other social animals, leadership in steel-blue sawfly groups is mutually beneficial for both leaders and followers.
A detailed study of the population dynamics of the Crown-of-Thorns starfish could help local fishermen dependent on the coral reefs of Japan.
Inspired by the mantis shrimp’s elegant visual system based on polarized light, scientists have developed a camera that can see cancer.
A genetic analysis has revealed that the enzymes required to decompose plant material are distributed across fungi, termites and their gut bacteria.
Researchers have deciphered the genetic mechanism of a species of small fly that is invulnerable to harsh conditions such as drought.
The genome of the Damaraland mole rat provides an insight into the adaptations required for life underground.
Scientists have unraveled the mystery of how hummingbirds detect sugars without sweet-taste receptors—they use modified savory receptors instead.
Study shows that birds prefer red and black over other fruit colors, suggesting that bird preferences may have influenced fruit color evolution.
A study shows that pelicans are particularly susceptible to fishing tackle injuries, forming 59 percent of all birds injured.