Evolution, genetics, animal behaviour, conservation
Our changing climate seems set to disrupt just about everything. From rising sea levels to ocean acidification, the list of negative consequences from climate change is endless. But one area that often goes unmentioned in the climate change discussion is sex.
Flies inherit epigenetic marks that are crucial for development.
Aggressive mating practices, previously seen only in humans and chimps, may be more widespread.
Scientists bring marine plankton back to life to study past climate change.
A deadly fungus that causes skin lesions in snakes has been detected in wild European species for the first time.
Most modern horse breeds are descended from oriental stallions imported less than 700 years ago.
Last week, a study made headlines worldwide with its claim that the CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technique is more error prone than expected. In response, some investors chose to sell their shares in CRISPR-based biotech firms and stock values dipped by up to 15 percent for some companies.
But do the findings in the latest CRISPR report justify all this panic?
The first whales probably could not communicate underwater over long distances.
Adaptations to terrestrial life could be the key to their success.
Ancient human DNA suggests that the first farmers moved across Europe and closely integrated with hunter-gatherers.
Scientists have built the most accurate wheat genome map yet, and discovered thousands of new genes.
Wax-moth larvae could inspire biotechnological methods for degrading plastic.
Environmental DNA is tracking down difficult-to-detect species, from rock snot in the U.S. to cave salamanders in Croatia.
The masters of marine masquerade can morph from rough to smooth in less than a second.
Great apes and other wildlife are hunted and eaten as bushmeat across Central Africa, threatening dwindling populations and spreading disease, such as Ebola.