'Tree of life' for 2.3 million species released

Posted in Featured, Science on 23rd Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

A collaborative effort among eleven institutions, the tree depicts the relationships among living things as they diverged from one another over time.

Why we're smarter than chickens

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

A single molecular event in our cells could hold the key to how we evolved to become the smartest animal on the planet, scientists report.

Earth 'entering new extinction phase' says US study

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.

Conservation parks are growing, so why are species still declining?

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Nearly 15% of Earths land surface is protected in parks and reserves. By 2020, we should reach the agreed global target of 17%.

On the brink of a mass extinction?

Posted in Featured, Science on 17th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

The world's animal and plant species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than they did before humans came along.