Biology

Why cats love certain plants

The enthusiastic reactions of cats to catnip and the Asian silver wine could be linked to a chemical defense against mosquitoes. (Image: Masao...

Enigmatic snap device modeled

Dragonfly larvae have a trap with a dual catapult system that researchers have technically reproduced. (Right picture: Alexander Köhnsen, CAU Kiel, left picture:...

First lion embryos from frozen egg cells

Egg cells from an African lioness. (Image: Jennifer Zahmel / Leibniz-IZW) In order to save endangered animal species from extinction, researchers are trying to...

Lungfish genome: insights into shore leave

The Australian lungfish are the closest living relative of humans in fish. (Image: Pixabay) A living fossil has revealed its genome: the genome of...

How Germany is developing like an animal

“Feathered punk” is also celebrating a comeback: the bald ibis. (Image: Fireglo2 / iStock) Something is happening in the German animal world: Thanks to...

Antarctica: coloration with a melting effect

When the snow on the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula turns green, it melts faster. (Image: Gonzalo Barrera) More and more shades of green...

“Shocking” group hunt for electric eels

Electric eels evidently not only hunt with an electric club on their own. (Image: (Image: L. Sousa) Up until now, the loaded predatory fish...

Goats also want to be challenged spiritually

Goats like to make an effort for a reward. © snf, photographer: Yves Wiesmann Usually, animals are also more comfortable and avoid unnecessary strain...

Fluorescent strips discovered on geckos

The desert gecko Pachydactylus rangei shows a neon green fluorescent side stripe and a ring around the eyes when illuminated by UV light (365...

Lasso climbing method discovered in snakes

They form a kind of lasso and then slide upwards piece by piece: researchers have discovered a previously unknown way of snake movement in...

Baboons grunt with “accent”

Male Guinea baboons in the Nikolo-Koba National Park in Senegal. (Image: Julia Fischer) Similar to how we humans usually adopt the way of speaking...

Condensed knowledge about the “deep south”

The living environment on and around the Antarctic continent is changing. (Image: FrankRamspott / iStock) Icy landscapes, surrounded by a cold sea: What...

On the trail of the secret of mother-of-pearl

Microscopic image of the periodically layered structures of mother-of-pearl. (Image: Igor Zlotnikov) Strength and shimmering beauty: Mother-of-pearl owes its fascinating properties to an astonishingly...

Oyster beds as cleaning aids

Natural oyster beds off the coast of Hong Kong. (Image: Kyle Obermann / TNC) Today, natural oyster beds have become rare in many places...

Bonobos feel obliged

If bonobos are interrupted in their social grooming, they then “faithfully” resume their obligatory behavior. (Image: USO / iStock) Interesting parallels to humans: Bonobos...

What determines the pitch of songbirds?

Many representatives of the passerine birds make themselves loudly heard. (Image: Buchfink, Nataba / iStock) There is chirping, beeping and humming - in very...

Marine microplastics: Gone with the wind

Everywhere it is teeming with the tiny decay products of human plastic waste. (Image: dottedhippo / iStock) It's teeming everywhere - the notorious microplastics...

Introduced algae changes the Wadden Sea

Algae carpet by Vaucheria velutina (left) in the Wadden Sea off Sylt. (Photo: Karsten Reise) The tube alga Vaucheria velutina is the alga of...

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