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

Butterflies, birds and zebras: The magic of animal motion

Shortlisted entries for the Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition.

BBC Science News | Oct. 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: animals photography

How to weigh a whale without a scale

Drones can be used to work out the body mass of the largest animals on the planet, helping in their conservation.

By Helen Briggs | Oct. 1, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: animals whales drones

Pine martens returned to Forest of Dean after facing extinction

A group of Scottish pine martens have been brought to the Forest of Dean and fitted with tracking collars.

BBC Science News | Sept. 30, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: animals

World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.

By Helen Briggs | Sept. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: animals endangered-species genetics fossils conservation amphibians zoological-society-of-london

Stranded whales: Numbers on the rise around UK shores

Diseases, fishing and plastic are some of the causes of whales and dolphins washing up on shores.

By Helen Briggs | Sept. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: wildlife animals whales dolphins

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