News file for: Nature
The wrinkle-lipped bat might be useful in protecting rice shoots against the white-backed planthopper, scientists say.
The glasshead barreleye fish has mirrored cylindrical eyes which enable it to see both the dim light coming from above as well as the flashes of bioluminescence from below.
Although high biodiversity represents a potential source of zoonotic pathogens, the loss of biodiversity is what spurs the outbreak of diseases, a study says.
Five new armored spiders have been discovered in the caves of South China Karst, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Unusual climate conditions favored the advance of Mongolian military power in the time of Genghis Khan, scientists say.
Ants act both as guardians and predators of jumping spiders in a three-species interaction described by scientists.
In allopolypoids, which are formed when two different species merge into one, the DNA of both is conserved, but only one species’ RNA is expressed, says a geneticist.
Mathematical models show that a disproportionate number of Australian flowers have colors that attract honeyeaters, suggesting that flowers have evolved in response to bird visual systems.
Scientists find that budgies’ inbuilt bias to the left or right, analogous to human handedness, helps them avoid mid-air collisions.
A new web-based genetics tool can help researchers and grape breeders to identify genes that control flavor and pest-resistance.