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The tropical past of belugas and narwhals

The tropical past of belugas and narwhals

Posted Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:21:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Research published in the Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology shows how a relative of beluga whales and narwhals used to live in warm oceans.

The tropical past of belugas and narwhals

Madagascar is Worlds Apart

Madagascar is Worlds Apart

Posted Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:36:38 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Diversity is Madagascar. Despite dwindling habitats in Madagascar, the remarkable and unique denizens of the island retain their magic.

Madagascar is Worlds Apart

Butterflies benefit from being social

Butterflies benefit from being social

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2012 23:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A Heliconius spp. butterfly study looks at benefits of social roosting. By gathering in large groups, butterflies deter threats from predators.

Butterflies benefit from being social

Turtles are specialists at hearing underwater

Turtles are specialists at hearing underwater

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2012 23:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The turtle is specialised more for hearing underwater, with a large middle ear. A new study shows just how specialised the middle ear of turtles can be for sound detection.

Turtles are specialists at hearing underwater

Giant squid have eyes like dinner plates

Giant squid have eyes like dinner plates

Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Squid have evolved unique vision separate from the fish's movable lens and our own squeezable lens. Giant and colossal squid have enormous eyes, which have evolved to help them avoid predation according to new research.

Giant squid have eyes like dinner plates

Honeybee Colony Collapse Linked to Corn Insecticide

Honeybee Colony Collapse Linked to Corn Insecticide

Posted Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:43:42 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Honeybee colony collapse disorder threatens food security worldwide, and scientists may be one step closer to understanding its causes.

Honeybee Colony Collapse Linked to Corn Insecticide

Crayfish battles - Fool your enemy

Crayfish battles - Fool your enemy

Posted Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:53:59 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The slender crayfish (Cherax dispar) is an Australian freshwater crustacean which loves to nip off your finger if you'll let it. Such useful aggression keeps it safe and in its territory where it battles all comers.

Crayfish battles - Fool your enemy

Eurasian rollers won't just roll over

Eurasian rollers won't just roll over

Posted Wed, 07 Mar 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study shows how Eurasian roller nestlings respond to fear and threat of predation by vomiting. Blue roller nestlings vomit informs parent birds that they have been attacked or fear they will be.

Eurasian rollers won't just roll over

The brown bear uses tools for a scrub down

The brown bear uses tools for a scrub down

Posted Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:57:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Brown bears now use tools. A young brown bear (Ursus arctos) was seen using barnacle-encrusted rocks to rub its neck and muzzle.

The brown bear uses tools for a scrub down

Stinging Cells in Eyeless Hydra React to Light

Stinging Cells in Eyeless Hydra React to Light

Posted Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Despite their lack of eyes, the stinging cells of Hydra magnipapillata respond to light, now research has found out how.

Stinging Cells in Eyeless Hydra React to Light

No Leopard like a Snow Leopard

No Leopard like a Snow Leopard

Posted Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:39:50 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Snow leopard prey preference has been studied in newly released research. Genomics has replaced traditional techniques to investigate what snow leopards prey on.

No Leopard like a Snow Leopard

Bottlenose dolphins whistle hello

Bottlenose dolphins whistle hello

Posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whistle if you like me! A new study looks at how bottlenose dolphins use signature whistles as an introduction in the wild.

Bottlenose dolphins whistle hello

King Penguins Bravely Head South

King Penguins Bravely Head South

Posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The sub-Antarctic islands hold large populations of king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) but Crozet Island king penguins have been reproducing less successfully, possibly associated with warming conditions.

King Penguins Bravely Head South

Fossil from prehistoric penguin as tall as humans

Fossil from prehistoric penguin as tall as humans

Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:22:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Years after a fossilised penguin skeleton was found in New Zealand, scientists say it belonged to possibly the tallest ever prehistoric penguin; Kairuku grebneffi stood almost five feet tall.

Fossil from prehistoric penguin as tall as humans

Fungal infection kills rare rattlesnakes

Fungal infection kills rare rattlesnakes

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:23:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes are being killed by a rare fungal infection seldom found in wild animals, says a wildlife vet. Chrysosporium is killing the endangered snake in America.

Fungal infection kills rare rattlesnakes

Discovery of New Legless Amphibians

Discovery of New Legless Amphibians

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New family of tailless burrowing caecilian tetrapod amphibians has been discovered, but Chikilidae have no legs.

Discovery of New Legless Amphibians

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The artful crocodiles can hunt cooperatively.

Posted Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Monkeys' and apes' cultural learning

Posted Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Oil palm ecology suits some.

Posted Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Cultures can exist beyond the (naked) apes.

Posted Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Spot (or hear) the vole - in the snow

Posted Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Horse Sense

Posted Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:04:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We’re mad about Madagascar.

Posted Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bad news for corals and divers.

Posted Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Voyage to/from Ancient New Zealand

Posted Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Language evolved quickly.

Posted Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Forearms point to Tasmanian tiger as a solitary hunter

Posted Tue, 03 May 2011 23:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

No Leopard like a Snow Leopard

Posted Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:39:50 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Massive public evolutionary study sights ¾ million brightly colored snails

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:05:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Pesticides threaten social, ecological aspect of ant hunting in Brazil

Posted Fri, 07 Jan 2011 11:03:12 GMT by Paromita Pain

Research discovers darker feathers mean healthier pigeons

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:36:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Foo Fighters to play New Zealand earthquake benefit show

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:57:01 GMT by Andy Tillett

Chimpanzee cooperatives

Posted Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:03:19 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Familiar great tits are good neighbours

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:22:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Ocean acidification threat to coral reproduction

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:33:04 GMT by Louise Murray

Mystery of Antarctica's Gamburtsev Mountain Range solved

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop