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British butterfly is evolving to respond to climate change

As global temperatures rise and climatic zones move polewards, species will need to find different environments to prevent extinction. New research, published today in the journal Molecular Ecology, has revealed that climate change is causing certain species to move and adapt to a range of new habitats…



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Archaeologists find new evidence of animals being introduced to prehistoric Caribbean

An archaeological research team from North Carolina State University, the University of Washington and University of Florida…

Microscopic worms could hold the key to living life on Mars

The astrophysicist Stephen Hawking believes that if humanity is to survive we will have up sticks and colonise space. But…

Chemical warfare of stealthy silverfish

A co-evolutionary arms race exists between social insects and their parasites. Army ants (Leptogenys distinguenda) share…

Stinky frogs are a treasure trove of antibiotic substances

Some of the nastiest smelling creatures on Earth have skin that produces the greatest known variety of anti-bacterial substances…

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Macaya Burrowing Frog, Eleutherodactylus parapelates, a critically endangered species from the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, last seen 1996, (c) Robin Moore/iLCPMozart, ventriloqiual frogs sound a note of hope and warning for Haiti's recovery

As the people of Haiti mark a painful anniversary this week and slowly rebuild their earthquake-torn country, scientists…

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