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'We had a wonderful July,' says National Trust specialist. 'The way nature fought back was miraculous; it went into overdrive'
A zebra's stripes protects it from a range of predators, both big and small
The miniature robot weighs just 20g and can fly without human guidance; it could map abandoned buildings or masquerade as a fairy at a theme park
Warning comes as Costa Rica declares 'national emergency' over state of crop
The Cuban physician Carlos J Finlay has been honoured with a Google Doodle on the 180th anniversary of his birth.
Sexually frustrated fruit flies die earlier, new research suggests.
Reduced to a trembling wreck by the mere sight of a spider? Never fear - a new app believes it can help
The developers of a new electronic device that fits onto cockroaches, allowing their movements to be controlled by a mobile phone app, have been criticised for animal cruelty.
Further sightings of the false widow spider, Britain’s most venomous arachnid, are raising fears following reports that the spider is heading north.
Experts - and Independent readers - give their tips
Rising temperatures are forcing false widow spiders up north
As the fourth instalment in the multi-million pound Jurassic Park series is announced, scientists have revealed that the theory behind the film that kept so many audiences captivated would not be successful in reality.
This summary of a great career defines the evolutionary breakthroughs that made humankind
Freaky dancer Bez is buzzing as he encourages a green initiative in his hometown of Manchester.
"Swarms are extremely powerful," the zoologist George McGavin told us in Ultimate Swarms. They can be deadly too, he continued: "By joining together, even the simplest creatures can achieve the impossible." Yeah, we know that, George, we've seen Hitchcock's The Birds, and some of us still remember that naff crop of films about insect invasion that were the equivalent of zombie movies in the late 1970s – swarms of bees, ants and spiders working with a cunning collective intelligence to overwhelm mankind.
The Aussie Angle