Plant & Animal Sciences

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Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Cheetahs often don’t thrive in captivity. We set out to find out why.

Cheetahs have been tamed, used for hunting and kept in zoos in countries across Asia, Europe and Africa for centuries.... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Researchers Find Pathological Signs Of Alzheimer’s In Dolphins, Whose Brains Are Much Like Humans’

A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the U.S. recently reported the discovery of pathological signs of Alzheimer’s... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Insect ‘Armageddon’: Five Crucial Questions Answered

Are we facing insect Armageddon? A recent study found that German nature reserves have seen a 75% reduction in flying... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

How African Elephants’ Amazing Sense Of Smell Could Save Lives

For 27 years Angola was gripped by civil war. Half a million human lives were lost and wildlife, too,... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Are Dogs Trying To Tell Us Something With Their Expressions?

Dogs have been part of human social groups for at least 30,000 years. So it’s not unreasonable to suppose... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Wallacea: a Living Laboratory of Evolution

To mark Wallacea Week, a series of public lectures and exhibition on the Wallacea region of Indonesia, The Conversation... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Saving Amphibians From A Deadly Fungus Means Acting Without Knowing All The Answers

The calls of frogs on warm nights in the spring are a welcome sound, telling listeners that the... Read more

Earth & Environmental Science; Food Science & Nutrition; Plant & Animal Sciences

To Restore Our Soils, Feed The Microbes

Our soils are in trouble. Over the past century, we’ve abused them with plowing, tilling and too much... Read more

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