The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs – and mice and ferrets – to detect disease
Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren't the only animals with a nose for disease.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~8 min
Pikas – small cousins of rabbits – live mainly in the mountainous US west. They've been called a climate change poster species, but they're more adaptable than many people think.
Jan. 7, 2021 • ~8 min
For every kilometre of road in Europe, you're likely to find one dead hedgehog.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
A team of researchers analyzed and compared the genomes of more than 80 percent of all mammalian families, which captures mammalian diversity at an unprecedented scale.
Nov. 11, 2020 • ~5 min
The earliest evidence of mammal social behavior goes back to the age of dinosaurs, fossils of a rodent-like creature indicate.
Nov. 3, 2020 • ~6 min
New study used X-rays of the teeth of early mammals' to show they were more like cold blooded reptiles.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
South America is filled with mammals of North American origin but not vice versa – and scientists have figured out why
Why were mammals travelling south through newly-formed Panama so much more successful than those heading north?
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
Life in captivity causes observable harm to the structure and function of large mammals' brains.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~10 min
In addition to providing homes for endangered and threatened species, national parks can protect the trait diversity of mammals, new research finds.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~5 min
New evidence suggests that the way brains work across the animal kingdom goes back to a common source, researchers report.
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~10 min