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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

Zombie Worms Live

Zombie Worms Live

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

If you can keep out of sight, don't mind darkness and leave no trace when you're dead, you too could be a zombie worm. After a few million years, we now have a way to detect the presence of these intriguing animals on fossil whales - otherwise known as bone worms.

Zombie Worms Live

Quick mapping of underwater volcano

Quick mapping of underwater volcano

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:44:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Spanish scientists have taken just two weeks to map an underwater volcano in the Canary Islands in high resolution and continue to monitor its effects.

Quick mapping of underwater volcano

Wild Carpathia - Filming the Last Untouched European Wilderness

Wild Carpathia - Filming the Last Untouched European Wilderness

Posted Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:41:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Documentary featuring Prince of Wales premieres on Travel Channel. Wild Carpathia is a stunning documentary about a little-known part of Europe. Romania has a huge virtually-untouched area of mountains almost the size of Britain.

Wild Carpathia - Filming the Last Untouched European Wilderness

The Coral Triangle in Print

The Coral Triangle in Print

Posted Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:21:00 GMT by Dave Collier

A book has been commissioned by the WWF to highlight the importance of the Coral Triangle. Covering approximately 6 million square kilometres of land and sea, the Coral Triangle is one of the world's most important natural habitats. It includes several nations including Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines and provides sustenance for over 120 million people.

The Coral Triangle in Print

A low oxygen switch may save crops from flooding

A low oxygen switch may save crops from flooding

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:27:01 GMT by Dave Collier

Researchers have been investigating the mechanisms that allow some rice varieties to survive flooding. They believe that this will result in flood resistant crops.

A low oxygen switch may save crops from flooding

Bees Please

Bees Please

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:49:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Personally speaking, a new species always delights the soul and two new stingless bees can't get up anyone's nose. David Roubik of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute thinks that changing sea levels brought a 'new' bee to western Panama before Coiba and Rancheria were separated from the mainland, presumably after an Ice Age.

Bees Please

Coral Diversified

Coral Diversified

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2011 10:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

As corals go, Seriatopora hystrix, the bird's nest coral, is one of the attractive stony (scleractinian) corals that people love to see on the reef. The fact that it has different varieties (is 'genetically partitioned') on the northern Barrier Reef, means that for the first time, we can study the mechanisms of the natural selection of their symbiont algae and the corals themselves.

Coral Diversified

Flatworm Sexuality

Flatworm Sexuality

Posted Mon, 17 Oct 2011 21:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Turbellarian flatworms are cute, minute slug-like metazoans that are so primitive, they haven’t got a body space (or coelom) like the rest of the animal nation. We know that some flatworms, such as Dugesia, have at least three races with different reproductive modes: asexual race, sexual race, and physiological race.

Flatworm Sexuality

Piranha Pop

Piranha Pop

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:27:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Messrs Millot, Vandewalle and Parmentier took some piranhas to Liege and lost half of a finger. In the process, though, they managed to record the Red Belly sound. The red-bellied piranha, Pygocentrus nattereri has a good bark when it is picked up from the water, as do many of its kind.

Piranha Pop

Bringing up (T. rex) Baby

Bringing up (T. rex) Baby

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Five brave researchers have completed a computer analysis of Tyrannosaurus rex, looking especially at the implications for locomotion, ontogeny and growth. Giant dinosaurs grew quickly as far as we know, and the process is ultimately fascinating to everyone. From a 10 kg hatch weight to the 6000 kg adult Tyrannosaurus rex in 20 years is a speedy growth of a kind rarely found outside theropod dinosaurs.

Bringing up (T. rex) Baby

Birds like it sweet, bees like it sweeter

Birds like it sweet, bees like it sweeter

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

MIT mathematicians delved into the arena of biology recently to explore optimization in nature. It turns out, bees are 'dippers' who feed by probing flowers with their tongues. For them, a thicker, sweeter fluid is best. But birds and butterflies draw nectar through thin tubes, and that's easier when flowers supply a thinner, less sugary fluid.

Birds like it sweet, bees like it sweeter

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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

Human migration vital in the Caucasus.

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

Reef solutions through fish management

Posted Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:00:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Look out for the little guys - smaller fish more vulnerable than thought

Posted Mon, 02 May 2011 19:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Gibbon-speak is real language.

Posted Sun, 11 Jan 2015 19:39:12 GMT by Dave Armstrong

King Penguins Bravely Head South

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

Chimpanzees choose hand clasps by cultural preference

Posted Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Springwatch: Which trio are as fruity as a nuthatch?

Posted Tue, 29 May 2012 09:13:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Cats control lizard populations but the reptiles adapt well

Posted Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

It is important to get a head

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

Inuit insight into killer whale (Orcinus orca) predation and prey

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:08:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong