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Reptiles whose offspring's gender is dependent on temperature must spread out to survive the effects of climate change, new research shows.
A new report says the widespread use of a neonicotinoid chemical is linked to a marked decline in bird numbers in Europe.
Computer graphics are used to show how one of the first land predators on Earth would have moved 410 million years ago.
The iridescent wings of a butterfly have inspired a range of new uses, including self-cleaning surfaces and explosives detectors.
Female snapping shrimps are more aggressive than males when defending their territories despite their smaller claw size, a study shows.
Edinburgh Zoo's Giant Panda Tian Tian has conceived after being artificially inseminated earlier this year, but experts say she is not technically pregnant.
The fossilised remains of the largest flying bird ever found are identified by scientists.
Peacocks have been causing a flap in a suburb of Greater Manchester.
Rats can change the way they use their whiskers depending on how well they know their surroundings, new research shows.
Policeman kills reptile after being 'attacked' at home.
Wild elephants are being held in horrific conditions in Myanmar as smugglers seek to resume a lucrative trade to Thailand, a report says.
Scientists at the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia teach international groups to track wild animals - a skill they hope will help keep count of endangered species around the globe.
A rare bird of prey has been spotted hunting on the River Mersey, says a wildlife charity.
A baby rhino who was saved after his mother was killed by poachers is on the road to recovery, his rescuers have said.
Researchers say they have worked out the meaning of the gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate.
Budding bumblebee enthusiasts are being encouraged to take part in a research project designed to help save crucial species.
Plants have been grown inside a microscope to allow scientists to watch their roots developing in 3D.
Members of the public are being asked to send in their sightings of the UK's bizarre and beautiful woodland moths for Moth Night 2014.
Video shows a young sea eagle pushing the Springwatch eagle chick out of its nest in an attack never before caught on film in Scotland.
Scientists have worked out the unique anatomy that allows giraffes' long, spindly legs to support their weight.