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Researchers stage stag beetle battles to solve the mystery of how the male beetles bite so hard.
The top bird visitors to British gardens have been revealed in the results of an RSPB survey.
Cuvier’s beaked whales are likely to be the most extreme divers among marine mammals, able to go nearly 3km down and hold their breath for more than two hours.
Salamanders living in the eastern US have shrunk in size in response to climate change, researchers say.
Scientists use powerful X-rays to film the minuscule muscles inside an insect's body that power its flight.
Scientists use powerful x-rays to film the minuscule muscles inside a flying insect.
The first trial of its kind in the UK to use contraception on hill ponies is at risk of failing, a charity says.
The young wildlife photographer who wants to remind us humans that we are not the only species on Earth.
A zoo in Denmark that provoked outrage after putting down a healthy giraffe, has killed a family of four lions to make way for a new young male lion.
Two halves of a fossil bone found more 160 years apart finally allow scientists to scale one of the biggest sea turtles that ever lived.
Scientists have been assessing the ecological consequences of a megafauna-depleted world and what, if anything, should be done about the loss of Earth's biggest animals.
Wildflowers are to be planted in Monmouthshire to increase pollination and help reduce the decline of bees.
Warm spring weather boosts long-tailed tits' chances of surviving the winter, say scientists.
Seasonal UK nature rituals in pictures
Burmese pythons have map and compass senses which help them travel "home" over vast distances, scientists in Florida are surprised to discover.
US scientists announce the discovery of a new species of dinosaur, which offers further clues to how the great beasts became extinct 66 million years ago.
A rare bird seen in Wales just three times since the 1800s is spotted in Pembrokeshire.
A tawny owl, named Lucky, survives a perilous journey of more than 300 miles clinging to the front of a freight train.
Narwhals’ distinctive long tusks are super sensitive, research finds.
Wolves leading an online poll of animals people would like to see re-introduced to the British countryside.