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The Latest Rapid Assessment of New Species (from Suriname)

The Latest Rapid Assessment of New Species (from Suriname)

Posted Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:41:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The latest rapid assessment of new species from Suriname has struck gold in the form of wonderful new species and many numerous specimens of otherwise rare creatures and plants.

The Latest Rapid Assessment of New Species (from Suriname)

Earthquake damage report for 2011 published by CATDAT

Earthquake damage report for 2011 published by CATDAT

Posted Sun, 22 Jan 2012 00:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

An annual report on the cost and damage earthquakes and volcanoes caused in 2011 has been published. 2011 was to date the most damaging year on record for economic losses associated with these natural disasters.

Earthquake damage report for 2011 published by CATDAT

'Extinct' monkey found in Borneo rainforest

'Extinct' monkey found in Borneo rainforest

Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:06:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The Miller's Grizzled Langur, a species of monkey thought to be extinct, has been found by scientists in Wehea Forest, west of its previously known habitat.

'Extinct' monkey found in Borneo rainforest

Pigeon variations not always due to genetics

Pigeon variations not always due to genetics

Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Pigeons have many different physical characteristics, but they are not always caused by shared genetics, an American study has found.

Pigeon variations not always due to genetics

The drowning Baiji princess waits in vain

The drowning Baiji princess waits in vain

Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:38:51 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Of the world's remaining river dolphins, the Chinese Lake Dolphin or Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer) has suffered the most. From the large pink Amazonian Botos - to the charmingly shy blue-grey Baiji seems a big step, but once upon a time, scientists believed them to be quite closely related, despite the geographical disparity.

The drowning Baiji princess waits in vain

Two new species of frog discovered, one the smallest vertebrate yet

Two new species of frog discovered, one the smallest vertebrate yet

Posted Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:47:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Two new species of frog discovered in New Guinea, one the smallest vertebrate yet. One small step for Paedophryne amauensis is a giant step for the evolution of the tiniest vertebrate footprints anywhere.

Two new species of frog discovered, one the smallest vertebrate yet

Plain faces of primate evolution aid communication

Plain faces of primate evolution aid communication

Posted Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:50:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Primate faces evolve to be simpler and plainer in larger groups, which help them communicate through facial expression, a new study suggests. Their facial evolution also alter according to their environment.

Plain faces of primate evolution aid communication

Colour blindness helps monkeys catch camouflaged prey

Colour blindness helps monkeys catch camouflaged prey

Posted Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A recent project has reversed the opinions we tend to hold on colour vision. The study on various types of tamarin monkey suggests colour blindness actually helps monkeys catch camouflaged prey.

Colour blindness helps monkeys catch camouflaged prey

'Extinct' giant Floreana tortoise may be alive, say scientists

'Extinct' giant Floreana tortoise may be alive, say scientists

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:28:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

DNA tests suggest the giant Floreana tortoise, which has been thought to be extinct for 150 years, may be alive on Wolf Volcano in the Galapagos Islands.

'Extinct' giant Floreana tortoise may be alive, say scientists

Big teeth and strong arms of saber-toothed cat

Big teeth and strong arms of saber-toothed cat

Posted Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:58:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Saber-toothed cats and similar prehistoric predators had large teeth and strong forearms, but their canines were fragile and liable to break, according to a new study

Big teeth and strong arms of saber-toothed cat

Vent beasts give clues to a whole new biogeography

Vent beasts give clues to a whole new biogeography

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 20:11:15 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Galapagos trench and many other Pacific, Indian Ocean (possibly related to a SW Pacific biogeographic province) and mid-Atlantic trenches have been slowly 'unearthed', until recently the faunal diversity was found to be centred on the Antarctic Ocean.

Vent beasts give clues to a whole new biogeography

Honey bee wipeout may be caused by phorid fly

Honey bee wipeout may be caused by phorid fly

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 14:37:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The tiny parasitic phorid fly infects honey bees as well as bumble bees and may be the cause of the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a new American study suggests.

Honey bee wipeout may be caused by phorid fly

It is important to get a head

It is important to get a head

Posted Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:51:42 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Lauren Sallan, post-doctoral student at the University of Chicago has equalled her prestigious colleagues with recent achievements in evolutionary understanding. The idea that the development of features in the head precedes that in other areas such as body shape is a hard one to prove.

It is important to get a head

Cockroach copycat sex chemical could save rare woodpeckers

Cockroach copycat sex chemical could save rare woodpeckers

Posted Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:09:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A synthetic sex chemical used by female wood cockroaches to attract mates, could be used to ensure endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers in America have an adequate food supply.

Cockroach copycat sex chemical could save rare woodpeckers

New Caledonian crows and their tools

New Caledonian crows and their tools

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

Tool using has now been observed in several species since the chimpanzee showed us that we are not alone in the use of implements. The New Caledonian crow has joined the rook, the Eurasian jay and the Egyptian vulture in the bird tool users club.

New Caledonian crows and their tools

Arboreal ant wars

Arboreal ant wars

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Distance warfare has been thought to be a human development. Ants have beaten us to it long ago, though! Interspecific competition and wide ranging predations have helped both defence and offence mechanisms.

Arboreal ant wars

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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

Human migration vital in the Caucasus.

Posted Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Devil rays surviving in the Mediterranean.

Posted Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:20:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Philippine eagle helped by Whitley Award

Posted Fri, 01 May 2015 08:42:42 GMT by JW Dowey

Gibbon families grow larger with bi-female groups.

Posted Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:06:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The owl and the butterfly - and mimicry

Posted Wed, 08 Apr 2015 08:50:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

April Fools, with the naughty bits explained!

Posted Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:48:52 GMT by JW Dowey

Cheating, Game theory and Transvestite Mourning Cuttlefish

Posted Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:34:10 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The bumblebee gecko from Papua New Guinea - Nactus kunan

Posted Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:43:43 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Largest quake of its kind ever recorded

Posted Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

It's NOT a jungle out there - (any more)

Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 09:16:16 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Tiny Australian crayfish is brand new species

Posted Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Earthquake damage report for 2011 published by CATDAT

Posted Sun, 22 Jan 2012 00:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The jumping fish with a tale of the earliest land creatures

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:47:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Barbary 'apes' out in the cold

Posted Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Nudibranch Exposed - Correction

Posted Mon, 06 May 2013 09:32:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Endemism - how does it work?

Posted Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong