How Brainless Brittle Stars Move Their Limbs

The difference between five- and six-legged green brittle stars has helped scientists understand how the sea creatures coordinate movement without neural activity.

Scientists Find Two New Species Of Tweezer-Beaked Hopping Rats

After failing to bait the rodents with peanut butter, scientists in the Philippines and the US switched to using earthworms to finally discover two new species of rats living in the mountains of the Philippines.

Indonesia’s Reef Fishes In Good Shape, Study Finds

Economically important reef fishes in Indonesia's waters are in relatively good condition, according to research by Indonesian scientists.

Climate Change Promotes Pika Grazing And Grassland Degradation In Tibet

A warmer climate over the Tibetan plateau may result in alpine grassland degradation by decreasing plant growth and increasing pika grazing.

Better Protection Needed For Tiger Geckos In Vietnam

International trade in tiger geckos is decimating the population of the 19 species of lizard native to China, Vietnam and Japan.

New Species of Frog In India Belongs To Ancient Lineage

The last common ancestor of the starry dwarf frog may have existed tens of millions of years ago, say researchers in India and the US.

Scientists Discover New Shrub Species In Myanmar

The flowers of the Agapetes reflexiloba have a distinctive striped pattern and bloom in December.

Mahouts In Myanmar Are Younger And Less Experienced, Study Shows

Political changes and urbanization may be threatening the traditions and training of elephant handlers, or mahouts, in Myanmar.

Crossbreeding Threatens Milky Stork Conservation

Milky storks are breeding with their genetically related cousins, the painted storks, leading to hybridization and potential loss of this endangered species of bird.