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International Bat Weekend is Here!

International Bat Weekend is Here!

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:30:13 GMT by Paul Robinson

We need bats, but in the same way we need their prey the insects. It’s impossible to see all the services they perform in eating pests and even spreading seeds in the case of fruit bats, just as we seem to have ignored the bees working at pollination of orchards!

International Bat Weekend is Here!

Evolution of placental lizards gave us advanced skinks,

Evolution of placental lizards gave us advanced skinks,

Posted Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

It’s likely that these advanced vertebrates evolved extreme matrotrophy only once, but when we compare that habit with many other advanced features, it seems skinks come out top in adaptations for advanced life styles.

Evolution of placental lizards gave us advanced skinks,

Has the mosquito had its Day?

Has the mosquito had its Day?

Posted Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

We have the chance to counter new viral and ancient parasitic disease with rapid diagnostic technologies. Let’s grab the chance to win this battle against disease, even when we lose against the latest mutations of the deadly viruses.

Has the mosquito had its Day?

California butterflies and neonicotinoids!

California butterflies and neonicotinoids!

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:40:31 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When a great, immoveable pollution source is faced by an increasingly smaller butterfly population, what is going to happen? Ask the bees, if their nervous systems are still savvy.

California butterflies and neonicotinoids!

Australian Super Spider Colours!

Australian Super Spider Colours!

Posted Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:05:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Australian spiders seem as distinct as the rest of their flora and fauna, with colour the distinguishing mark in this case. Despite their tiny size, these males manage to get noticed by the girls with their fabulous blue scales which amplify reflected light and never fade!

Australian Super Spider Colours!

A whale of a problem with shipping, noise, and conserving life.

A whale of a problem with shipping, noise, and conserving life.

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:10:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The humpback was hunted until only 1400 animals were left. Life seems more secure, though they are still endangered, but is there a future for any oceanic life if we turn a blind ear to the noise we emit, and all the rest of the pollution we dump on the sea?

A whale of a problem with shipping, noise, and conserving life.

Superorganism extraordinaire-a full expose on army ants.

Superorganism extraordinaire-a full expose on army ants.

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

We regard the most impressive living things as large animals, such as extinct giants, but to consider the life and influence of great trees or the efficiency of a spectacular army ant raid, killing everything in its path, can’t be disregarded. Maybe we have to have seen these species, or be taught about those that are extinct, to be able to appreciate how significant they have been Just hope they survive long enough for us to be able to see at least some natural wonders like these.

Superorganism extraordinaire-a full expose on army ants.

 Desert elephants - nature, nurture, and we love them anyway!

Desert elephants - nature, nurture, and we love them anyway!

Posted Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:50:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The existence of a water loving species in the middle of a great desert shocked early explorers and has that effect still. Memory, migration and magnificent skills serve the Namibian elephant well, as they probably have for other, long-dead elephant populations in the severest African climates.

Desert elephants - nature, nurture, and we love them anyway!

We've never walked alone- whether chimpanzee or hominin !

We've never walked alone- whether chimpanzee or hominin !

Posted Tue, 02 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How did our ancestors get about. Moving out of as well as inside Africa presented problems that must have given us our current abilities for walking and running with an incredible efficiency only equalled by wolves. I wonder what gave us this potato-like ability to sit on couches and do nothing?

We've never walked alone- whether chimpanzee or hominin !

Lobsters lose out to global warming

Lobsters lose out to global warming

Posted Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:30:49 GMT by JW Dowey

Off New England lie the settlement grounds of many large lobsters, closely related to the Northern European species. As the Atlantic warms, it could be that fewer young settle so more protection is almost certainly essential if any are to survive.

Lobsters lose out to global warming

The singer sings his own song, if you are an American junco!

The singer sings his own song, if you are an American junco!

Posted Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The songs are what makes all of these songbird species stand out, just as we tend to appreciate many other species, including rock stars, who can amuse us with the noises they emit!

The singer sings his own song, if you are an American junco!

The Circular Economy and the Global Economy

The Circular Economy and the Global Economy

Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Stefan Ranstrand has been the boss of Norwegian -based TOMRA since 2009. Here he presents a vision of how his company may progress in the so-called circular economy. We can see the result in the US and Europe quite soon, if his resource revolution technologies continue to be successful.

The Circular Economy and the Global Economy

How is Your Climate/Can You Help Avoid the Worst Year in History?

How is Your Climate/Can You Help Avoid the Worst Year in History?

Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

When our children ask what 2016 was like, what will we tell them about the likely hottest year that has ever been recorded.? We may be facing the truth about climate change next year, or even earlier.

How is Your Climate/Can You Help Avoid the Worst Year in History?

Primates and alcohol, a natural relationship?

Primates and alcohol, a natural relationship?

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When science attempts to discover how natural alcohol sources may affect calorie intake, it is likely that human considerations come into consideration. In this paper, the media can hopefully focus sufficiently on the genetic significance, and not whether monkeys drink or not!

Primates and alcohol, a natural relationship?

New Homes for Ants: socialism in insects!

New Homes for Ants: socialism in insects!

Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:05:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

We do need to study other organisms in order to improve our understanding of not only nature, but chemistry, sociability and simple organisation. You would think that a colonising ant would have little to show, but the way in which individuals are empowered, despite that despotic Black Queen, are very revealing !

New Homes for Ants: socialism in insects!

Save Tropical Forest, NOW!

Save Tropical Forest, NOW!

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We know our forests have gone or are going. All you have to do is fly over one of the supposed biodiverse jungly areas. The signs are there for all to see, without any satellite reconnaissance. Professor Peres gives us the whole story, with the background economics in an effort to stop the rot and conserve the little we have left, just as the global warming campaign has finally created a momentum to stop climate change.

Save Tropical Forest, NOW!

Koomal - predictions for survival in the Australian bush.

Koomal - predictions for survival in the Australian bush.

Posted Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:30:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

This elusive Australian creature faces an uncertain future in a very limited environment. New systems of research will be able to inform on its conservation and that of many other species, given the hard spadework involved in carrying out the analysis.

Koomal - predictions for survival in the Australian bush.

How is the goat a close human communicator?

How is the goat a close human communicator?

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

So much intriguing information is becoming available about our genetic links with the primates, but there is competition from those species who can signal to each other in devious ways, or even tell us a thing or two, checking us out and giving us an idea of what and how they think.

How is the goat a close human communicator?

The human as a speciating force of nature!

The human as a speciating force of nature!

Posted Sat, 02 Jul 2016 09:50:00 GMT by JW Dowey

How do we rule this planet? Mostly inadvertently, it seems. The numbers of extinctions are only matched by the displaced species which have become greater in number as they struggle to establish in new niches and habitats, including the pathogens, the unwanted and the invasive.

The human as a speciating force of nature!

Central Asian Powerhouse of the Sun

Central Asian Powerhouse of the Sun

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:45:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Uzbekistan stands out as a pioneer in developing renewables in Central Asia. Here is the ongoing story, as we look at how all nations try to live up to the promise of Paris’ COP21!

Central Asian Powerhouse of the Sun

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China accused over 'legal' tiger and leopard trade

Posted Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:22:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Smaller, cheaper and greener Toyota Prius c

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:52:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Solar power and tree planting: IKEA's growing greener

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:11:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Use biodiversity to combat climate change!

Posted Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:10:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

New Caledonian crows and their tools

Posted Sat, 17 Dec 2011 09:18:29 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Water suppliers embrace solar energy

Posted Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:11:01 GMT by Michael Clark

Rainforest conservation success, so far

Posted Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:32:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Wind power may have limits - but we don't need to push them

Posted Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:36:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Paul McCartney lends support to anti-cosmetic testing

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:38:02 GMT by Louise Saunders

Ocean acidification puts California mussels at risk

Posted Fri, 15 Jul 2011 15:25:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Western attitudes to obesity go global

Posted Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:23:02 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Deep sea rules being ignored say reports

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:35:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Spying on the Manx shearwater at sea

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:23:14 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Red wine ingredient resveratrol may boost metabolism in men

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:27:00 GMT by Angela Munro

What Climate Change? (the instruments have all been cut)

Posted Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:05:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Carbon destroys ocean life as well as our climate

Posted Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:45:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Lung cancer tumours in smokers have 10-times more genetic mutations

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Breaking the Cosmic Speed Limit

Posted Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Water systems hacked in Illinois and Texas

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:19:25 GMT by Michael Clark