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Gene trace of a human puzzle species

The unknown primitive emerges like a shadow. (Image: borchee / iStock) The Neanderthals and the Denisova people "mixed in" with the Europeans and Asians. Similar...

Squid eat with foresight

There are also representatives of the clever squid in the North Sea. (Image: Pauline Billard) Amazing: humans and squid adapt their eating habits to future...

Pineapple family in danger

Like many species of the bromeliad family, Guzmania sanguinea is threatened with extinction. (Image: Daniel Caceres) We mainly know them as food and ornamental plants....

Climate change displaces bumblebees

Bumblebees are important pollinators. (Image: Jeremy Kerr) Bumblebees are not just welcome visitors to our gardens. As efficient pollinators, they also play an important role...

Do elephants mourn their dead?

Elephant mother with child (Image: 101slides / iStock) It is said time and again that elephants mourn the death of their deceased fellows. But is...

Invasion of the predatory flatworms

A predatory worm has already spread widely in France. (Image: Pierre Gros) "Aliens" with an appetite for earthworms and the like: Flatworms that have been...

Jellyfish: Attention, slime grenades!

Cassiopea jellyfish secrete poisonous mucus. (Image: National Aquarium) Just don't touch: that's the motto when you encounter a poisonous jellyfish in the water. But this...

A new fragrance for the queen bee

Furrow Bee (Lasioglossum malachurum) (Image: Andreas Haselböck) With honeybees, the queen uses a special fragrance to ensure that her workers remain sterile and serve her....

Gorillas: keep a safe distance!

Their trustfulness could be dangerous to the endangered mountain gorillas. (Image: Nancy J. Stevens) A lot of people are currently suffering from colds or the...

Mushrooms are older than expected

Scanning electron microscope image of the petrified mushroom mycelium. (Image: Steeve Bonneville / Université Libre de Bruxelles) Mushrooms are among the first organisms to colonize...

Wooden building as a CO2 sink

Sustainable forestry could enable a material revolution. (Image: Sabine Hortebusch / iStock) Instead of using cement and steel, we should rely on a tried-and-tested natural...