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Birdsong is genetically coded

Nature or nurture? Until now, ornithologists assumed that birds passed on their unique songs predominantly via social learning. But a new Swedish study shows that genetics may be a bigger factor.

Buttock hair used to monitor Arctic musk ox

GREENLAND: Musk ox are a key species in the Arctic, but populations are in decline. A new method is helping scientists to monitor these animals in often difficult to reach, remote locations.

Electrons can jump between trees

A new study shows that electrons can jump long distances through wood, which means that timber can transfer a small amount of electric charge.

Half of Amazon Rainforests on the verge of extinction

Up to 57 per cent of all tree species in the Amazon Rainforest are on the verge of extinction, shows new research.

Large animals have removed 80 per cent of forests

Without large animals such as elephants, deer, and bison, much of the world would quickly return to forest, shows new research.

Udzungwa! Photos of a forgotten rainforest

In the past 35 years, scientists have discovered several new species in one of Africa's forgotten rainforests.

Scientists create first cybertype of Avatar millipede species

New method allows for cataloguing and detailed study of virtual specimens.

“Snowball Earth” mystery solved

The deep freeze of the Earth some 650 million years ago was not total.

Be lightning smart!

During thunderstorms, when Thor the God of Thunder starts wielding his hammer, SINTEF researchers know exactly what you should and shouldn't do if you want to keep safe.

Wild horses could soon return to Europe

Scientists say we could have wild horse populations running free in just two decades.