Research finds independent genetic switches control different splotches of colour and pattern on Heliconius butterfly wings, and that these switches have been shared between species over millions of years, becoming “jumbled up” to create new and diverse wing displays.
New research shows that collaborative approaches to conservation can give hope to endangered species such as Chilean national icon the Huemul deer.
Unique fossils literally ‘lift the lid’ on ancient creature’s head to expose one of the earliest examples of food manipulating limbs in evolutionary history, dating from around 530 million years ago.
Latest research has discovered four new species of Horseshoe bat in Africa by piecing together clues such as DNA data and sonar frequency. This innovative approach could be used to tackle mysteries of other ‘cryptic’ species.