Category: Features


A whale with words: Orca mimics human speech

Her head above water, Wikie the killer whale looks at the human trainer next to her pool, listens, then loudly vocalises: “Hello.” It is not a perfect imitation, but, astonishingly, recognisable. It is the...


Mammals more likely to survive climate change: study

Mammals and birds stand the best chance of all animals of surviving Earth’s rapidly changing climate, researchers said Monday. An analysis of how nearly 11,5000 species fared over 270 million years of hot-and-cold fluctuations...