Could relatives of measles virus jump from animals to us?

A group of viruses, of which measles is one, are adept at jumping to species barrier.

By Jonathan Ball | Jan. 1, 2020 | bbcnews
~10 mins   

Tags: animals disease measles

Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction

A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.

By Paul Rincon | Dec. 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: evolution wildlife animals genetics dna united-states hunting genome catalonia spain extinction birds

DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan

Scientists calculate the lifespans of long-lost species, including ancient human relatives.

By Helen Briggs | Dec. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: animals whales human-evolution

Sydney Zoo: Does the world still need big zoos?

As Sydney gets a brand new zoo, animal experts question what we really learn from visiting captive animals.

BBC Science News | Dec. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: animals zoos-and-zoology australia sydney animal-welfare

India tiger on 'longest walk ever' for mate and prey

The tiger has traversed 1,300km in five months, the furthest a big cat is known to have walked in India.

BBC Science News | Dec. 2, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: animals india tigers maharashtra

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019: The winning image

The winner of this year's competition has been crowned, and it looks a little painful.

BBC Science News | Nov. 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: animals photography comedy

'Astonishing' fossil ape discovery revealed

Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how walking on two feet evolved.

By Helen Briggs | Nov. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: evolution animals human-evolution orangutans fossils

Climate change alters Highland red deer gene pool

Scientists say they have seen "evolution in action" in the Highlands because of warmer temperatures.

BBC Science News | Nov. 5, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: evolution animals isle-of-rum

Spiders inspire double-sided sticky tape to heal wounds

The tape could help surgeons bind tissues together when stitching is difficult, scientists say.

BBC Science News | Oct. 31, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: animals surgery

Rats taught to drive tiny cars to lower their stress levels

Researchers taught rats to drive tiny "ratmobiles" in exchange for food, which helped the rats relax.

BBC Science News | Oct. 24, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: animals united-states rats

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