Biodiversity: we can map the biggest threats to endangered species in your local area

To get a grip on the biodiversity crisis, we'll need to understand how wildlife is threatened in our own backyard.

Philip McGowan, Professor of Conservation Science and Policy, Newcastle University • conversation
April 8, 2021 ~7 min

The world's newest monkey species was found in a lab, not on an expedition

How scientists discovered the 'Popa langur' was a separate species of just 200 monkeys.

Tracie McKinney, Senior Lecturer in Human Biology, University of South Wales • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~7 min

Live fast, die small: how global heating is simplifying the world's ecosystems

We studied a rocky shore to see how global changes are playing out within habitats.

Miguel Lurgi, Lecturer in Biosciences, Swansea University • conversation
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

We discovered a new species, but war means it may now remain hidden forever

The extraordinary story of a stingray, its discovery and its uncertain fate in the Yemen war.

Alec Moore, Post-Doctoral Fisheries Scientist, Bangor University • conversation
July 23, 2020 ~6 min

Ethicists: We need more flexible tools for evaluating gene-edited food

What criteria should be used to determine whether a food is natural? What if gene-editing techniques produce changes indistinguishable from those that evolve naturally? Is the food still natural?

Trine Antonsen, Resarch Scientist at GenØk Centre for Biosafety and Associate Professor, University of Tromsø • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~8 min