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Edinburgh marine biologists discover a deep-sea shark spawning ground on Scotland's only inshore coral reef.
Older male burying beetles 'make better fathers'
Four cuckoos caught at sites in Lochalsh and Skye are fitted with satellite tags in an effort to track their migrations to Africa.
Study solves the mystery of one of the most extreme adaptations in the animal kingdom: how marine mammals store enough oxygen to hold their breath for up to an hour.
Police are investigating allegations that a white-tailed eagle nest was destroyed on an estate in Angus, the BBC learns.
Scientists at Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden are struggling to secure the future of Scotland's most endangered tree. Even though it seems not to want to be saved.
A newly-discovered population of lizards has been "devastated" by arsonists setting fire to Cave Hill, according to the Belfast Hills Partnership.
Over a third of honey bee colonies were lost over the winter, according to a survey by the British Beekeepers Association
A study of the movements of cheetahs suggests that their hunting prowess comes not from sheer speed, but from rapid acceleration and deceleration.
Alan Wilson, a Royal Veterinary College professor specialising in animal movement, explains the technology and science behind one of the largest ever research projects into domestic cat behaviour.
The "harmful misuse" of mobile phone apps that mimic birdsong can stop birds performing important tasks such as feeding their young, experts say.
The Forestry Commission is warning that a whole generation of ash trees is likely to die because of the unstoppable spread of the ash dieback disease.
A rare beetle appears in Kent for only the third time in 16 years
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A smartphone app is released that can measure the impact of construction work, such as noise disturbance, on waterbirds in protected areas.
Sights, sounds and smells: there is nothing quite like seabirds in summer
A floral, scented lawn, planted in a west London park is friendlier to pollinating insects than traditional grass, according to researchers.
With only 55 adults believed to be left in existence the fight to ensure the survival of Maui's dolphins - a rare subspecies only found in a small area off the coast of New Zealand's North Island - is proving a contentious issue.
Some of the world's rarest big cat species are facing a potentially deadly threat from a virus carried by domestic dogs, an expert warns.