zoology

Grey Matters: Scientists Link Brain Size and Smarts

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Having a big head might not be such a bad thing, if it means you have a gigantic brain. Animals with bigger brains may be better problem-solvers.

A mathematical model to explain animal stripes

Posted in Featured, Science on 30th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers have assembled a range of models into a single equation to identify what variables control stripe formation in living things.

Compared with other primates, human sleep is short and deep

Posted in Featured, Science on 19th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

This unusual sleep pattern may have helped give rise to our powerful minds.

Birds do it, bees do it. Many animals 'self medicate'

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Some animals are creating their own pharmacies from ingredients that commonly occur in nature.

31 days living at the bottom of the sea

Posted in Featured, Science on 27th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

We set our sights on the stars as the next great adventure for mankind, and yet we've only managed to explore 5 per cent of the world's oceans.