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
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
The historical record is full of surprises – and it could encourage conservationists to think more creatively.
April 29, 2020 • ~6 min
A new method of using camera traps has brought good and bad news for conservationists.
March 31, 2020 • ~6 min
The value that bats provide to humans by pollinating crops and eating insects is far greater than harm from virus transmission – which is mainly caused by human actions.
March 24, 2020 • ~8 min