Petting dogs is good for your brain – but they have to be real
Petting a dog lights up the part of the brain that regulates and processes social and emotional interactions, a new study has found.
How ruining the climate for bugs will backfire on humans
Animals can only endure temperatures within a given range. The upper and lower temperatures of this range are called its critical thermal limits.
‘Extinct’ cockroach species found surviving in a single tree
A long-lost cockroach species considered extinct for 80 years has been found thriving at the foot of a single banyan tree.
Radiation-protected pitch-black frogs are taking over Chernobyl
Chernobyl tree frogs have a much darker colouration than frogs captured in control areas outside the zone.
Dogs can smell when you’re stressed (if they can be bothered)
Dogs can tell when you’re stressed out with near perfect accuracy based only on your breath, apparently.
Totally not-evil scientists crossed a mosquito with bees and a ‘clawed frog’
It might actually be key to saving hundreds of thousands of lives a year.
How many ants are there? About 20,000 million million, maybe more
Have you ever wondered exactly how many ants live on Earth?
Solar-powered cyborg cockroaches are here, inventor promises they won’t go out-of-control
So preoccupied whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think. blah blah blah.
Australian whales – musical geniuses of the ocean?
Scientists have worked out who the creative geniuses of the whale world are.
The latest threat to farmers – synthetic milk that’s exactly the same as the real thing
Synthetic milk does not require cows or other animals.
Web of lies: Nearly half of all news about spiders isn’t true
If this story was about spiders, there’s a good chance it would contain a factual error.
Dogs cry with happiness when they see their owners
Dogs cry when they’re happy to impress their favourite humans, new research has found.
Ancient frogs, tired and shagged out after a long croak, probably drowned
They survived the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs… but not this.