Why we show the whites of our eyes
Of all the animals, only humans obviously show the whites of our eyes, making it easier for us to communicate and deceive with just glance.
Why a cat’s whiskers are the bee’s knees
Whether being used to aid navigation, warn of incoming predators or mop up milk, whiskers are an important addition to a cat's senses.
What animals can tell us about sleeping
To learn more about why we sleep, new research suggests we look to the animal world and how bees and birds (and others) do it in their natural environment.
The necessity of kindness
Evolutionary biologist Prof Lee Dugatkin on altruistic behaviour in insects, animals and beyond.
Seven Super Mums of the animal kingdom
From orang-utans to koalas, from octopuses to spiders, these mothers of the animal kingdom take mothering to the extreme.
Farmed salmon hard of hearing
Half of the world's farmed Atlantic salmon suffer from earbone deformities and associated hearing loss, according to new research.
Breaking: Pigs like cuddles too
Pigs produce more oxytocin or 'love hormone' after positive interaction with a human, suggesting they feel emotions just like we do, a world-first study shows.
Some newborns hit the ground running – and why others don’t
Giraffes start running with the herd the same day they are born but humans can take a year or more just to start walking. The answer is economic.
The genetic backburn
A new study is proposing a radical method for limiting the spread of an invasive species, like cane toads or tramp ants: introducing more of them.
Kinecting with the orang-utans
Computer and gaming technology developed by researchers at University of Melbourne Zoos Victoria is about to let orang-utans take charge at Melbourne Zoo.