Biology

Lost sea centipede rediscovered

The marine centipede Strigamia maritima was thought to have been lost in Germany for a long time. (Image: Hans Reip) The marine centipede Strigamia...

Coordination among vampire friends

Vampire bats are known for their amazingly complex social behavior. (Image: Michel VIARD / iStock) Quirky and amazingly social: Researchers have gleaned new insights...

How bacteria “zombify” plants

A test plant under the spell of the manipulative active ingredient of phytoplasms forms a bushy structure known as a witch's broom. (Image:...

Loss of biodiversity in literature

How did the literary treatment of living beings change parallel to the real extinction of species? (Image: Gabriele Rada / iDiv) Oak, beech, fir...

What happens to the microplastics in the soil?

How do plastic particles behave in the soil? (Image: Gabriel Sigmund / EDGE) In agriculture, large amounts of nano and microplastics get into the...

Plant evolution took place in two stages

Individual parts of the flower of an African lily (Agapanthus africanus). (Image: Andrew Leslie) Plants today are of great diversity and complexity. It...

With an “intelligent fence” against the wolf

Wolf in Germany (Image: AB Photography / iStock) So far, fences have hardly been of any help against attacks by wolves on grazing animals: electric...

“Water dragons” are picky

A jagged "mane" is the trademark of the male of the northern crested newt. (Image: Burkhard Thiesmeier) Because of local crested newts: The celebrities...

With goats, sheep and the like against the risk of forest fires

Controlled burning of undergrowth in Sweden. (Image: Staffan Widstrand) In the face of increasing forest fires and bushfires around the world, new fire prevention...

Clever pig feeding: individual & ecological

In the RESAFE-Pig project, researchers are developing a sophisticated technical solution for needs-based pig feeding that enables resource and environmentally friendly husbandry. Source: TiHoVideos

Dogs distinguish intent from oversight

Unable versus unwilling test: dogs walked faster around a partition to reach pieces of food if they were inadvertently not given. (Image: Josepha...

“Vegetable thirst” recorded from space

Need-based irrigation is of great agricultural and ecological importance. (Image: ollo / iStock) When plants suffer from a lack of water, their leaves warm...

Stable landing thanks to the tail

Gecko patent for stable landing: analyzed and technically implemented. (Photos by Ardian Jusufi, illustration by Andre Wee) Natural patent with potential for robotics: Bionics...

Cutlery set for tricky food

A Goffink's cockatoo tampered with a fruit with a tool. (Image: Mark O´Hara) “Knife”, “wedge” and “spoon”: Researchers have observed the use of up...

African mountain forests are better climate buffers than expected

Giant old tree on Kilimanjaro. (Image: Andreas Hemp) The tropical mountain forests of Africa are a particularly valuable climate aid because they store more...

Award for peat researcher and ecologist

Ecologist Katrin Böhning-Gaese and moor researcher Hans Joosten (Image: Böhning-Gaese and Greifswald Moor Centrum) One of the most valuable environmental prizes in Europe, the German...

Hummingbirds: A masculine look protects against harassment

Male or female? For some white-necked hummingbirds, it's hard to tell. (Image: Brian Sullivan / Cornell Lab of Ornithology) Usually female white-naped hummingbirds...

“Paddington” really does exist

The "golden" spectacled bear (Image: Michael Tweddle) In a previously unexplored area of ​​the Peruvian Andes, biologists have discovered a spectacled bear with golden fur...

Rhinos: Amazingly little genetic diversity

Reconstruction of three extinct rhino species. (Image: Beth Zaiken) From the once large family of rhinos, five species have survived today, all of which...

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Lost sea centipede rediscovered

The marine centipede Strigamia maritima was thought to have been lost in Germany for a long time. (Image: Hans Reip) The marine centipede Strigamia...

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