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Rare discovery: New moth species discovered in Denmark

Meet the Anarsia innoxiella, which was previously mistaken as pest but is now known to be an entirely new species of moth.

Nature + nurture = genetic nurture

Sequences of our parents’ genes that are not handed down to us can still shape our lives, according to new Icelandic research.

It matters who your mother is, even for fish

OPINION: New research could result in both bigger and better farmed fish.

Eighteen new 'pelican' spiders discovered in Madagascan rainforest

A strange group of spiders, which were once considered extinct, have been found in the rainforest.

Humans curb movements of wild animals

But researchers do not think this is necessarily catastrophic. It even makes life easier for a few species.

Gravity: it is all in your head

We take it for granted that gravity pulls things towards the Earth. But in reality this is just one of many explanations. And they are all equally made up.

Danish "lakes" provide unique insights to climate change

Lakes release a greenhouse gas, methane, but exactly how much has been somewhat of a mystery. New research has some answers.

Greenland’s recent temperature drop does not disprove global warming

Unfortunately, the planet is still getting warmer.

Why can’t you get your cat to follow orders?

Punishment certainly does not work. It only makes you and your cat become foes.

Cancer tumours could help unravel the mystery of the Cambrian explosion

Around 543 million years ago, the fossil record goes from showing no animal fossils to suddenly showing tracks and body fossils all over the globe. But what caused this explosion of complex life?

“Yeti” samples are actually from bears

DNA analyses of nine “Yeti” samples of bone, hair, and faeces, originate from bears. But is it conclusive proof that the Yeti does not exist?

How cod took over in the icy Arctic waters

Codfish can eat prey right up under the sea ice in winter, thanks to an antifreeze in their blood.

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Humans have always caused plant and animal extinctions

Our warming planet is pushing some plant and animals species towards extinction. But there’s actually no such thing as untouched nature — humans have always altered their environment. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do our best to protect what’s here now.