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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

New Species of Miniature Chameleon Discovered in Madagascar

New Species of Miniature Chameleon Discovered in Madagascar

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cute chameleons created in genetic isolation. New Species of Miniature Leaf Chameleon (Brookesia micra) discovered in Northern Madagascar. On a small islet to the north of Madagascar, four new species of chameleons have followed the Malagasy trend and gone miniature.

New Species of Miniature Chameleon Discovered in Madagascar

Columbus beaten again, by the migration of a songbird!

Columbus beaten again, by the migration of a songbird!

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:07:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The tiny wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) migration ranges far and wide across the Palaearctic. Because of this complete northern distribution, it has proved impossible so far to prove where the American populations over-winter.

Columbus beaten again, by the migration of a songbird!

Elephants trumpet dietary changes

Elephants trumpet dietary changes

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:06:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The eating experiences of the wild African elephant, Loxodonta africana, over several decades have been difficult to measure until isotopic studies came to the rescue.

Elephants trumpet dietary changes

Comparing cities and blood systems with Atta forest ants

Comparing cities and blood systems with Atta forest ants

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Leafcutter ants (Atta spp.) are the amazing ants with the attractive antics of transporting leaves to culture fungi. Rather like a city's motorway system, the leafcutter ant must organise paths to efficiently allow transport without using up energy in overlong routes.

Comparing cities and blood systems with Atta forest ants

Bitterling battle between parasite and host

Bitterling battle between parasite and host

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The invasive species in this case is the recently-introduced (40 years ago) Asian mussel, Anodonta woodiana, whose larvae parasitise bitterling fish (Rhodeus amarus). These European fish use many Unionid mussels' gills as a safe haven for their vulnerable eggs.

Bitterling battle between parasite and host

Tarsier Secretly Squeaking

Tarsier Secretly Squeaking

Posted Thu, 09 Feb 2012 16:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

High in the Filipino rainforest, speeches are being made and trysts announced. Predators and prey may well be limited in their understanding, but the tiniest primate, the tarsier has been letting us turn a deaf ear.

Tarsier Secretly Squeaking

Shark skin boosts swim speed and cuts drag

Shark skin boosts swim speed and cuts drag

Posted Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:22:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Denticles on shark skin helps them swim faster and by increasing thrust and reducing drag, but swimsuits for humans that mimic shark skin, are not quite as effective, says a US scientist.

Shark skin boosts swim speed and cuts drag

Study highlights worrying numbers of UK ladybirds

Study highlights worrying numbers of UK ladybirds

Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2012 11:38:10 GMT by Claire Dunn

A study has found that native UK ladybirds are declining as the invasive harlequin ladybird species spreads across Europe.

Study highlights worrying numbers of UK ladybirds

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Parrots learn New (Zealand) tricks

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Crow about the success of bird brains.

Posted Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Echidnas rule the flames(forest fires)

Posted Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:20:00 GMT by JW Dowey

History laid bare by genetics.

Posted Sat, 02 Apr 2016 11:05:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

New Colombian forest frogs found.

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Is camouflage cryptic or a masquerade?

Posted Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:25:34 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Teaching is the Oldest Profession.

Posted Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:47:50 GMT by JW Dowey

Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits - nohare to be seen.

Posted Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Stealth predator avoids predation by chemical crypsis.

Posted Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:36:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Army ants engineer living bridges!

Posted Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:26:26 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Beetles keeping it bottled-up

Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:17:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The pygmy sloth in the mangroves

Posted Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:17:07 GMT by Paul Robinson

Salmon farming puts wild populations at risk

Posted Mon, 22 Aug 2011 19:44:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Eurasian rollers won't just roll over

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

The Rise of the Continents

Posted Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:47:38 GMT by JW Dowey

Ancestor of Tyrannosaurus found

Posted Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:58:59 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Spider silk bridges rivers

Posted Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:55:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Markets on Myanmar border are illegal trade gateway for tiger parts

Posted Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:00:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Acrocanthosaurus atokensis dino tracks discovered in Arkansas

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Tail of a rat who won't chew but he's a new species and new genus

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong