Opinion: Can cats really get or pass on COVID-19, as a report from Belgium suggests?

Should we be concerned about the coronavirus spreading to cats? Not yet, says Dr Sarah Caddy in this article for The Conversation, even after a concerning report from Belgium.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 31, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  animal  infectious-diseases  covid-19  coronavirus  pets

Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics

Researchers have shown how millions of years of climate change affected the range and habitat of modern birds, suggesting that many groups of tropical birds may be relatively recent arrivals in their equatorial homes.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 10, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: evolution animal climate-change spotlight-on-sustainability-and-the-environment spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation birds palaeoclimatology

Mighty mites give scrawny beetles the edge over bigger rivals

Smaller beetles who consistently lose fights over resources can gain a competitive advantage over their larger rivals by teaming up with another species. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 6, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  animal  insect  animal-behaviour

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