New research suggests the tiny birds may have what might be called an episodic memory – a trait previously thought unique to humans.
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Scientists have pinpointed the lowest temperature at which simple life can live and grow.
Fine particles produced by burning fossil fuels are slowing coral reef growth, say scientists.
The brain function of important pollinators can be affected by pesticides even at low concentrations, say scientists.
A new way of identifying fossils has enabled scientists to show ancient camels roamed the high Arctic Circle.
Scientists have found tiny fragments of plastic in the digestive systems of fish pulled from the English Channel.
A team of researchers has identified 15 issues that could affect the diversity of life on Earth in 2013.
Scientists think the nanoparticles damage the fish’s gills, causing oxygen deprivation in the internal organs including the brain.
With just a few hours of paddling a day, tiny loggerhead hatchlings navigate powerful currents, using the Earth’s magnetic field to orient themselves.
First teeth – probably sharp – were on a fierce armored fish that lived roamed the world’s ocean around 430 to 360 million years ago, say researchers.