Digging deep into Neanderthals' ancient teeth, scientists uncovered several interesting details about their lives dozens of millenia ago.
Trapdoor spiders have been suffering a decline across southern Australia as revealed by a recent survey. The findings, where scientists were able to compare numbers of trapdoors at various locations across Australia's southern agricultural and arid zones with survey data from the 1950s to the present, have been published in the journal Austral Entomology.
Researcher have for the first time explored the inner workings of Australian wombat warrens, or interconnected burrows, in hopes of understanding the rather elusive animals and their conservation status.
Based on current rates of ocean acidification, scientists predict oceans will be much quieter in the future -- making it more difficult for baby fish, who rely on auditory cues as a primary method of navigation, to find their way home.
Without revenue from trophy hunting permits, conservation practices in some countries may ultimately be compromised, which could exacerbate biodiversity loss. Rather than banning big game hunting altogether, researchers suggest enforcing stricter regulations.
Australian blue-banded bees take a heavy metal approach to pollination. A team of researchers recently filmed the bees' headbanging technique, which reportedly maximizes pollen release and allows bees to spend less time pollinating each flower.
Increased levels of carbon dioxide in warmer waters may impede a shark's ability to hunt successfully, resulting in diminished growth rates.
Marine food chains may crumble in the wake of warming oceans and acidification, according to a global marine analysis. Even the slightest environmental change could have a much broader impact on a wider range of species than we realize.
University of Adelaide researchers found that by recycling grape waste produced from wine making, they could create an efficient biofuel. This saves wine-makers the cost of disposal and positively impacts the environment, which otherwise receives roughly 13 million tons of grape waste annually.