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Mystery of Antarctica's Gamburtsev Mountain Range solved

Mystery of Antarctica's Gamburtsev Mountain Range solved

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

A 50-year puzzle about how a mountain range, the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, 3km under the Antarctic ice, was created looks like it has been solved by a team of international scientists.

Mystery of Antarctica's Gamburtsev Mountain Range solved

A new weapon against invasive species

A new weapon against invasive species

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:22:00 GMT by Ines Morales

The proposed Joint Work Programme to improve communication strategies in the global biodiversity community.

A new weapon against invasive species

Eleven new bee species

Eleven new bee species

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 21:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

James Gibbs from Cornell University has identified 11 new sweat bee species from extensive DNA analysis and specimen investigations throughout the US and Canada.

Eleven new bee species

Orang-utan killing in Kalimantan

Orang-utan killing in Kalimantan

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 07:47:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Serious threat to the endangered ape shown in a new study. Research showed that at least 750 orang-utans were killed in the last year. Indonesian, Malaysian and Australian researchers have produced this shocking result from an analysis of human and orang-utan conflict in Kalimantan.

Orang-utan killing in Kalimantan

Wildlife, Genes and Speciation Part II

Wildlife, Genes and Speciation Part II

Posted Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:27:20 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The second part of The Earth Times coverage of the Conference of The Wildlife Society taking place in Waikoloa, Hawaii this week, written by Dave Armstrong.

Wildlife, Genes and Speciation Part II

Wildlife, Genes and Speciation Part I

Wildlife, Genes and Speciation Part I

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

In Waikoloa, Hawaii this week, there is the most remarkable collection of sessions and workshops. Whether eco-freak or mountain (wo)man, we can all regard with awe this mix of science, policy and wildlife management which is the US. Wildlife Society. This the first part of The Earth Times coverage of this event, written by Dave Armstrong.

Wildlife, Genes and Speciation Part I

A nightingale sings

A nightingale sings

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 22:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

For four years in May, in a Berlin park, twelve 1-year-old and twelve older nightingales were played (nightingale) songs to determine how they reacted to common songs and different repertoires. The effort was worthwhile in many ways, especially in suggesting ways that birds can relate to competing males and the 'choosy' females.

A nightingale sings

A whale of a time

A whale of a time

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 15:22:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The whale itself is an incredible find, a new species, to be named after its origins as Aegyptocetus tarfa. Both Philip Gingerich of University of Michigan and Giovanni Bianucci of Universita di Pisa believe that 40 million years ago, this amazing link was hauling itself in and out of the sea at a time when these mammals were still semi-aquatic.

A whale of a time

Muriqui Mothers - a stabilising influence

Muriqui Mothers - a stabilising influence

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:25:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Anthropological and genetic studies have shown that older female muriqui monkeys play an important role in their social structure.

Muriqui Mothers - a stabilising influence

Early South American Mammal

Early South American Mammal

Posted Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:42:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Guillermo Rougier of the University of Louisville, Kentucky report two very significant Dryolestoid fossil skulls from the Cretaceous. Rougier, Apesteguia, and Gaetano publish the paper in Nature as an Argentinian/US collaboration.

Early South American Mammal

For the Hagfish ugly rules

For the Hagfish ugly rules

Posted Thu, 03 Nov 2011 11:27:50 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Perhaps the ugliest fish in the world, the marine hagfish. For years, scientists theorised about how it might absorb nutrients while it was slowly scavenging the ocean floors. Video has now been taken to convict it of the hunting and killing of cute little fish.

For the Hagfish ugly rules

For baboons it pays to be sociable

For baboons it pays to be sociable

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 22:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Chacma baboons of Namibia, exist in small social stable groups on cliff top nesting sites in Tsaobis Leopard Park and so, unlike insects, schooling fish or other sociable creatures, it may not have organised instincts to coordinate its group movement.

For baboons it pays to be sociable

Born to roar - but lions are just big cry babies says new study

Born to roar - but lions are just big cry babies says new study

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 21:01:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A lion's terrifying roar might not mean all we thing it does according to new research which compares the great cat's blood curdling call to the sound of a crying baby.

Born to roar - but lions are just big cry babies says new study

Invasive coconut-smelling ants reach Hawaii

Invasive coconut-smelling ants reach Hawaii

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 19:44:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A super colony of invasive odorous house ants has been established in Hawaii, the first confirmed infestation outside mainland USA. The odorous house ants (Tapinoma sessile) that emit a coconut odour when crushed have travelled to Maui, 2,500-miles from the United States mainland.

Invasive coconut-smelling ants reach Hawaii

Fungi's amazing secrets revealed

Fungi's amazing secrets revealed

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:47:00 GMT by James Mathews

Fungi is absolutely everywhere and we have all seen it in places we would rather not, whether it be growing on food that is going off through to in damp areas of the cellar. The reason why fungi is everywhere is due to just how versatile it is as they can choose their lifestyle based on external conditions.

Fungi's amazing secrets revealed

The hunting leech

The hunting leech

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2011 17:09:00 GMT by Ines Morales

New discoveries about leeches' hunting methods. If you're an urban dweller like me, you have probably never seen a leech up close and personal. If you're a dedicated movie fan, you have probably seen them often in old adventure movies, almost invariably latched on to the back of a screaming damsel in distress or a harried hero as he or she emerges from a dismal swamp in some far off country.

The hunting leech

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Social interaction in vervets/its relevance to humans.

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Tremendous cognition in tool-making, etc., in a cockatoo.

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Whale cultures rule in Galápagos.

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Sperm speed gene improves reproduction

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Common dolphins adapt to bay life.

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Evolution of placental lizards gave us advanced skinks,

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Superorganism extraordinaire-a full expose on army ants.

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New Homes for Ants: socialism in insects!

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

How is the goat a close human communicator?

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

The human as a speciating force of nature!

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

Fungal infection kills rare rattlesnakes

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

Japan's continuing history of seismic disasters

Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:16:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Australian volcanoes overdue an eruption warn scientists

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:02:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Noisy neighbors - fish distracted by water sports

Posted Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:41:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Forearms point to Tasmanian tiger as a solitary hunter

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

Study highlights worrying numbers of UK ladybirds

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

Two new species of freshwater stingray discovered in the Amazon

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:45:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Eye in the sky watching Arctic blooms

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:44:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Invasive coconut-smelling ants reach Hawaii

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 19:44:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Animals help increase diversity of plant life in forested areas of France

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:27:00 GMT by Michael Evans