Nature / Wildlife

King Leopold’s ghost: Belgium’s Africa museum to reopen

King Leopold’s ghost: Belgium’s Africa museum to reopen

Published 01/06/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium’s Africa Museum, once a triumphant celebration of the country’s colonial past, is to reopen after years of renovations, with a more [more…]

Scientists hunt down genes behind humankind’s big brain

Scientists hunt down genes behind humankind’s big brain

Published 31/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have pinpointed three genes that may have played a pivotal role in an important milestone in human evolution: the striking increase [more…]

Spain horse whisperer’s animals mirror stress sufferers’ state of mind

Spain horse whisperer’s animals mirror stress sufferers’ state of mind

Published 24/05/2018

MADRID (Reuters) - In the Guadalix mountains outside Madrid, Argentine horse whisperer Fernando Noailles uses his animals to help people suffering from stress and anxiety. [more…]

Fossil skull from Utah sheds light on primitive mammal group

Fossil skull from Utah sheds light on primitive mammal group

Published 23/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fossilized skull of a small critter found in Utah underneath a dinosaur foot bone is providing insight into one of the [more…]

Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

Published 23/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an [more…]

Ready, aim, fire: Australian diners given water pistols to ward off…

Ready, aim, fire: Australian diners given water pistols to ward off…

Published 17/05/2018

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Annoyed at seagulls that pester its patrons, a restaurant in the Australian city of Perth has armed customers with water pistols [more…]

Scientists explore DNA secrets of green-blooded lizards

Scientists explore DNA secrets of green-blooded lizards

Published 16/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of lizards inhabiting the island of New Guinea boasts one of the most exotic traits of any animal: green blood. [more…]

‘Hello kitties’ turns to ‘beware bobcats’ in Texas

‘Hello kitties’ turns to ‘beware bobcats’ in Texas

Published 10/05/2018

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - With big blues eyes and stubby tails, two kittens taken in by a San Antonio family looked adorable until the fiery [more…]

Carrot-addicted kangaroos hopping mad at tourists

Carrot-addicted kangaroos hopping mad at tourists

Published 03/05/2018

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Kangaroos are one of Australia’s biggest tourist draws, but visitors to one park are getting more than they bargained for. Tourists in [more…]

Ancient bird with beak and teeth blended dinosaur, avian traits

Ancient bird with beak and teeth blended dinosaur, avian traits

Published 02/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A primitive seabird that prospered about 85 million years ago along the warm, shallow inland sea that once split North America boasted [more…]