In the case of an ant species, workers duel in order to establish a new leadership after the death of their queen. While these sparring games stretch over a month, changes in behavior and gene expression in the first three days of the duel can predict exactly who will triumph, according to a New York […]
Queen Mary University of London has started seeing the first wildflowers emerging from a long-term regeneration project undertaken by their gardening team.
With an estimated lifespan of between 25 and 40 years, the queen mussel (Strombus gigas) is a valuable delicacy that has long been harvested for food and revered for its beautiful shell. It is one of the most important benthic fisheries in the Caribbean after lobster. Unfortunately, the species faces a survival challenge: how to […]