Field crickets face off against one another in Beijing at the annual National Cricket Fighting Championships, carrying on a uniquely Chinese sport which dates back more than 1,000 years. Tara Cleary reports.
AFP (June 15, 2015) A Maasai cricket team played a match in a wildlife conservancy in central Kenya to raise awareness about the plight of rhinos following a massive upsurge in poaching in recent years.
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Reuters (Dec. 4, 2012) The tiny pygmy mole cricket, native to South Africa, has been revealed to be a spring-loaded, water-leaping wonder bug, capable of jumping many times its body length off the surface of water. The ... watch video
AP (Oct. 23, 2015) A new cricket-breeding initiative allows the Detroit Zoo to avoid the costly practice of flying in the leaping insects used to feed nearly two thousand amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. (Oct. ... watch video
AFP (May 23, 2012) "Lequinho" is a vervet monkey (Cercopithecus pygerythrus) that weighs just under a pound and measures 35cm, without counting the tail. Two months ago, he lost his mother at birth in Rio de Janeiro's ... watch video
AP (May 15, 2014) The outcome of a German soccer match was predicted by an orangutan at a zoo in Dortmund, Germany on Thursday. "Walter" picked his hometown team of Dortmund by ripping the team's scarf out of a ball, ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 24, 2015) Venomous, invasive lionfish which are wreaking havoc on Caribbean reef ecosystems, may have met their match in the Florida Keys through a program aimed at stamping the creatures out. Rough Cut (No ... watch video
Sep. 21, 2016 Peninsular Malaysia hosts at least three rare mussel species, one of which (Hyriopsis bialata) is not found anywhere else on the planet. Now investigators suggest that this species may be in danger. ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Climate change, urban expansion and agricultural intensification blamed for risk to some of Britain's best loved species. Some of the UK's leading nature experts have delivered a clarion call for ... read more
Sep. 20, 2016 Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research. More than 60 per cent are listed as vulnerable, ... read more
Sep. 20, 2016 Every plant and animal has a unique genetic composition, which makes a lake like a bowl of DNA soup—every spoonful contains the combined DNA of the lake’s inhabitants. Scientists have only ... read more
Sep. 23, 2016 Researchers have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and ... read more
Sep. 2, 2014 With their long, spiky legs and their propensity for eating anything, including each other, camel crickets are the stuff of nightmares. And now research finds that non-native camel cricket species ... read more
May 29, 2014 For most of us, crickets are probably most recognizable by the distinctive chirping sounds males make with their wings to lure females. But some crickets living on the islands of Hawaii have ... read more
Jan. 6, 2014 Love may be a battlefield, but most wouldn't expect the fighters to be a parasitic virus and its cricket host. Just like a common cold changes our behavior, sick crickets typically lose interest ... read more