Conor McKeever



Turtles can tolerate warmer temperatures, given time

New research shows turtles can tolerate warmer conditions – but their ability to cope with climate change will likely depend on how quickly temperatures rise.

Read more on the museum website →

Caribbean bones reveal the origin of the ‘island murderer’

From skeletal remains found among centuries-old owl pellets, Museum scientists have recovered the first DNA sample of the extinct Caribbean mammal genus Nesophontes.

Read more on the museum website →

Biodiversity loss breaching safe limits worldwide

The loss of species diversity has reached unsafe levels across 58% of the world’s land surface, according to a new assessment led by Museum scientists.

Read more on the museum website →

Why sea snails are pretty in pink

Museum-led research uncovers the pigments that give the sea snails Clanculus pharaonius and C. margaritarius their striking pink and yellow-brown shells.

Read more on the museum website →

Crayfish and flatworms coevolved, but now face coextinction

DNA sequencing by Museum scientists has revealed how endangered Australian crayfish and their symbiotic flatworms evolved together – and may soon become extinct together too.

Read more on the museum website →

Water voles colonised Britain in two waves

Did English and Scottish water voles arrive in Britain at the same time, or did later English colonisers displace the earlier arrivals? New research unpicks data spanning 28,000 years.

Read more on the museum website →

First bone-eating worm found in warm waters

Museum scientists have found that Osedax worms, which feed on the bones of whale carcasses, can live in shallow Mediterranean waters.

Read more on the museum website

Tropical biodiversity developed more than 35 million years ago

The tendency for species diversity to be greatest near the Equator developed 34 to 48 million years ago during the Eocene Epoch, Museum scientists have found.

Read more on the museum website

Miniature brain scans hold key to understanding bee behaviour

Scientists have imaged the brains of bumblebees in unprecedented detail, revealing the regions linked to learning and memory.

Read more on the museum website

Powered by

Up ↑