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Undiscovered insects and spiders have been recorded by filmmakers and scientists visiting Burma.
Adult earwigs use a chemical cloud to protect themselves against threats, scientists discover.
A massive "communal latrine" full of thousands of fossilised poos offers a time capsule to the dawn of the dinosaurs, scientists say.
A diplodocus skeleton believed to be one of only six relatively complete specimens in the world is sold at auction.
Molecular markers have been used to identify a new distinct species of wild cat in Brazil, researchers claim.
Cinematographer Hugh Miles films rare UK wildlife
Seahorses' peculiar snouts and strange swimming style allow them to sneak up on prey undetected, a new video shows.
Barn owl nestlings recognise their siblings' calls, according to researchers.
Red squirrels at a National Trust reserve in Formby, Merseyside, have shown signs of resistance to the pox that has blighted the species, say scientists.
For a few days each year, a vast area off the Australian east coast becomes an underwater city of coral spawning.
Great tits have different alarm calls for different predators, according to researchers in Japan.
National Tree Week celebrates 40 years
Fruit bats harbour more deadly viruses than was previously thought
Fish farmers are rearing thousands of "cleaner fish" in the hope they will be able to guard Scotland's salmon stocks from a deadly parasite.