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Harlequin ladybirds escape 'enemies'
Harlequin ladybirds escape parasites which attack native species, UK scientists find.
In pictures: Burma's undiscovered bugs
Undiscovered insects and spiders have been recorded by filmmakers and scientists visiting Burma.
Earwigs use chemicals for protection
Adult earwigs use a chemical cloud to protect themselves against threats, scientists discover.
Dinosaur skeleton sells for £400,000
A diplodocus skeleton believed to be one of only six relatively complete specimens in the world is sold at auction.
New species of wild cat in Brazil
Molecular markers have been used to identify a new distinct species of wild cat in Brazil, researchers claim.
Bafta winner films rare river life
Cinematographer Hugh Miles films rare UK wildlife
Seahorses stalk prey by stealth
Seahorses' peculiar snouts and strange swimming style allow them to sneak up on prey undetected, a new video shows.
Baby owls recognise siblings' calls
Barn owl nestlings recognise their siblings' calls, according to researchers.
Red squirrels show pox resistance
Red squirrels at a National Trust reserve in Formby, Merseyside, have shown signs of resistance to the pox that has blighted the species, say scientists.
VIDEO: Coral spawning on Great Barrier Reef
For a few days each year, a vast area off the Australian east coast becomes an underwater city of coral spawning.
Birds have 'predator-specific' calls
Great tits have different alarm calls for different predators, according to researchers in Japan.
Bats harbour more deadly viruses
Fruit bats harbour more deadly viruses than was previously thought