Frogs and other amphibians are being driven to extinction by a deadly fungus. So how does the fungus survive and continue to spread? Could crayfish be the key?
We’re desperate for a next-generation battery to power our lives for longer. Could the human intestine help in the quest for longer battery life?
With more energy to invest in sex calls, well-fed male crickets are better able to attract female attention than their hungry counterparts.
The Schiaparelli lander may have crashed during its Mars landing but the mission can still provide fascinating insights into the Red Planet.
Initial research funded by the Ice Bucket Challenge has implicated a gene responsible for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – but there’s still a long way to go.
The visage of the mysterious vampire squid evokes a certain kind of menace that few other animals can but what is it exactly?
Chimpanzees display culturally-learned behaviours, such as tool use. But what’s the purpose of a mysterious, almost ritualistic, behaviour involving trees and stones?
Compared to healthy people, patients in Intensive Care Units have drastically different gut bacteria – leaving them vulnerable to serious infection and even death.