Nature / Wildlife

Long neglected after landmark discovery, armored dinosaur finally gets its due

Long neglected after landmark discovery, armored dinosaur finally gets its due

Published 31/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the bones of the early armored dinosaur Scelidosaurus were unearthed in 1858 in west Dorset, England, they comprised the first complete [more…]

Firefighters make headway against lightning-sparked California wildfires

Firefighters make headway against lightning-sparked California wildfires

Published 31/08/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California fire officials on Sunday reported significant headway battling the two largest of dozens of lightning-sparked blazes raging in and around [more…]

‘Three little pigs’: Musk’s Neuralink puts computer chips in animal brains

‘Three little pigs’: Musk’s Neuralink puts computer chips in animal brains

Published 29/08/2020

(Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s neuroscience startup Neuralink on Friday unveiled a pig named Gertrude that has had a coin-sized computer chip in its [more…]

Mammal-like Triassic creature beat polar winters by hibernating

Mammal-like Triassic creature beat polar winters by hibernating

Published 27/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tusks of a stoutly built plant-eating mammal relative that inhabited Antarctica 250 million years ago are providing the oldest-known evidence that [more…]

Fossil embryo dubbed the ‘small giant’ packs surprises about a big dinosaur

Fossil embryo dubbed the ‘small giant’ packs surprises about a big dinosaur

Published 27/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The skull of a dinosaur embryo from Argentina is providing surprising details about baby facial features present in one species from an [more…]

‘Secret’ life of sharks: Study reveals their surprising social networks

‘Secret’ life of sharks: Study reveals their surprising social networks

Published 13/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sharks have more complex social lives than previously known, as shown by a study finding that gray reef sharks in the Pacific [more…]

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

Published 13/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a chemical compound released by locusts that causes them to swarm, opening the door to possible new ways to [more…]

Bond star Naomie Harris backs new Extinction Rebellion climate change film

Bond star Naomie Harris backs new Extinction Rebellion climate change film

Published 13/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Naomie Harris and musician Brian Eno have teamed up to produce a short film backing calls for urgent action to [more…]

Back from the dead? Stem cells give hope for revival of Malaysia’s extinct rhinos

Back from the dead? Stem cells give hope for revival of Malaysia’s extinct rhinos

Published 12/08/2020

KUANTAN, Malaysia (Reuters) - Some skin, eggs and tissue samples are all that remain of Malaysia’s last rhino, Iman, who died last November after years [more…]

Big cats’ droppings help German circus weather coronavirus crisis

Big cats’ droppings help German circus weather coronavirus crisis

Published 11/08/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - One creature’s droppings can be another’s treasure, as Germany’s Krone Circus is finding out during the new coronavirus pandemic. Home to 26 [more…]