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Meet the wasp king - Megalara garuda

Meet the wasp king - Megalara garuda

Posted Sun, 25 Mar 2012 17:23:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A recent study published information about the proclaimed King of wasps, Megalara garuda. The male Megalara garuda is over 3cm with huge jaws, thought to be used when grabbing the female when mating.

Meet the wasp king - Megalara garuda

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

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Remember Wallace for his birdwing but conserve this incredible insect too

Posted Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Fossil from prehistoric penguin as tall as humans

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

Chimp throwbacks

Posted Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:11:47 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Smallest animals around, for now!

Posted Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:50:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Further Wildlife Deaths Linked To Gulf Oil Spill

Posted Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:29:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Wildlife, Genes and Speciation Part I

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 23:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Humpback whales in super-aggregation in Antarctica

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:10:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Sloth dung points to stark future for Joshua Trees

Posted Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:02:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Discovery of fossilised mouse teeth challenges beliefs about their ancestors

Posted Fri, 27 May 2011 08:59:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Fungal infection kills rare rattlesnakes

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

Oldest North American Beaver Remains Found in the Beaver State

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:23:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer