biodiversity

An orangutan and a neanderthal face

Podcast Episode 90 l Our two cousins: A neanderthal and an orangutan

We are discussing two different amazing news items in today's podcast. We have the reconstruction of the face of a 75,000-year-old female Neanderthal and then we learn about an orangutan who healed it...

In more than 20 years of field research, Rakus is the first orangutan to be observed using a medicinal plant to treat wounds. Armas / Suaq Project via Max Planck Institute

Orangutan Healed His Own Wound Using a Known Medicinal Plant

Observed for the first time, an Orangutan Healed His Own Wound Using a Known Medicinal Plant. The primate named Rakus chewed up yellow root and applied it to an open facial wound, closing the sore wit...

A Chaunax (member of the sea toad family) found to the south of Rapa Nui, near the western end of the Salas y Gómez ridg.

Amazing new creatures found off the coast of South America

Researchers exploring the Salas y Gómez ridge off Chile have found 50 species probably new to science.

Desmodus rotundus, picture taken at Sangayan Island, Paracas National Reserve, Departamento Ica, Peru

Bat Appreciation Day April 17

Happy Bat Appreciation Day (April 17)! April is the best time to observe bats, as they are just coming out of hibernation (or torpour). Vampire Bats: Bloodsuckers of the Night Vampire bats, members of...

Live corals in many colours mainly pink and red.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is hit with mass bleaching but another coral reef flourishes in Cambodia

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is hit with mass bleaching but another coral reef flourishes in Cambodia.

Red handfish patiently waits to be rescued. Photo: Jemina Stuart-Smith

Race to save red handfish in Tasmania

Conervationists are in a Race to save red handfish in Tasmania this summer against high seas, rising temperatures and habitat loss.

During the Darwin family's 1868 holiday in her Isle of Wight cottage, Julia Margaret Cameron took portraits showing the bushy beard Darwin grew between 1862 and 1866.

Podcast l Darwin and Evolution by Natural Selection

This is our Podcast on Darwin & Evolution by Natural Selection celebrating Darwin Day on February 12, and World Evolution Day on November 24.

The colorful Polycarpa aurata sits in a bed of white bryozoans (Triphyllozoon inornatum).

Unveiling the Power of Friction In A Marine Organism

Researchers at ISTA's Heisenberg group have shed light on a remarkable phenomenon: how sea squirt oocytes utilize internal friction to jumpstart development after fertilization, a finding published in...

A close up of a double helix strand of DNA in gold

Evolution may not be as random as we thought

Evolution may not be as random as we thought according to a new study that analysed the pangenome of a single bacterium.

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