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Wasps may benefit us as much as bees. Could we learn to love them?

Wasps may benefit us as much as bees. Could we learn to love them?

Penguins call out as they hunt under water but we’re not sure why

World’s highest mammal discovered at the top of a Mars-like volcano

LATEST IN LIFE

2000-year-old lapdog skeleton

We may have started keeping lapdogs as pets 2000 years ago

A Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) family, Botswana

Do other species experience a period of adolescence like us?

Little Joe review: We should worry about these mind-bending plants

Little Joe review: We should worry about these mind-bending plants

Every Arabica coffee plant may come from a single common ancestor

Every Arabica coffee plant may come from a single common ancestor

Tiny birdlike dinosaur species identified from skull trapped in amber

Tiny birdlike dinosaur species identified from skull trapped in amber

Brazilian toads that eat scorpions can survive the venom of 10 stings

Brazilian toads that eat scorpions can survive the venom of 10 stings

LIFE IN DEPTH

This desert ant can run at the equivalent of 600 kilometres per hour

This desert ant can run at the equivalent of 600 kilometres per hour

Greenwood review: Can humanity survive a tree apocalypse?

Greenwood review: Can humanity survive a tree apocalypse?

sea turtle hatchlings

Why climate change is creating more female sea turtles and crocodiles

The smuggled Mongolian dinosaur fossil that seemed too good to be true

The smuggled Mongolian dinosaur fossil that seemed too good to be true

orchard spider

Spiders think with their webs, challenging our ideas of intelligence

The mysterious microbes shifting humanity's place in the tree of life

The mysterious microbes shifting humanity's place in the tree of life