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Changing your tune in hummingbirds

Changing your tune in hummingbirds

Posted Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

This large hummingbird seems able to be a song-writer as well as a songster.With detailed examination of its song with the latest instruments, we can now say those abilities are equivalent to the brainy parrots!

Changing your tune in hummingbirds

Surprise in bee reproduction

Surprise in bee reproduction

Posted Wed, 25 Sep 2013 04:17:13 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Intriguing comparisons have been made by ancient and modern philosophies about the similarities between the bee and the human. Here is a small sign than altruism is not the only source of the insect’s success.Perhaps the conservation of rare bees will be helped, too, with this discovery.

Surprise in bee reproduction

The bigger the invader, the better

The bigger the invader, the better

Posted Wed, 25 Sep 2013 04:09:02 GMT by JW Dowey

When alien species invade a new habitat, the native biodiversity is reduced, but this is the first study to quantify the changes in the adapting species. Its effect on the invertebrates and native fish is extreme.

The bigger the invader, the better

Animals of the world, complete!

Animals of the world, complete!

Posted Thu, 19 Sep 2013 06:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

All the animals on earth deserve a better fate. We have made them extinct and rare in so many cases. Now is the time to make some amends by at least listing, as perfectly as possible, the entirety of their species.

Animals of the world, complete!

Travelling orang

Travelling orang

Posted Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:09:10 GMT by JW Dowey

Sumatran male orang-utans make their intentions clear in this paper on behaviour that makes planning one of those details that makes some animals different.

Travelling orang

Woolly mammoth range dynamics are discovered

Woolly mammoth range dynamics are discovered

Posted Wed, 11 Sep 2013 06:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The human influence is discounted as the last continental mammoths died out, being unable to survive in refuges that previously had functioned to ensure their survival.

Woolly mammoth range dynamics are discovered

Mystery Orkney Islands genetics

Mystery Orkney Islands genetics

Posted Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:11:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

There is no connection between the amazing Neolithic buildings of Skara Brae and neighbouring stone circles and the people who took voles from the Low Countries to the Orkneys! Wrong again.

Mystery Orkney Islands genetics

Four centuries of forestry

Four centuries of forestry

Posted Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:04:55 GMT by JW Dowey

The first European settlers saw a magnificent and pristine expanse of forest flora and fauna that had not been seen, in Europe, for example, since the Iron Age. Here is its history.

Four centuries of forestry

A squids intelligent mimicry technique

A squids intelligent mimicry technique

Posted Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:35:57 GMT by Colin Ricketts

When a squid attacks, we think we know what they are up to, but here's one that has a truly novel approach, and a lot of technique, it seems.

A squids intelligent mimicry technique

Goat History

Goat History

Posted Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:20:28 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When we look at the cultures that use the goat as a symbol, an icon or simply as an image of domesticity, we begin to understand just how long people have used animal species as an integrated part of their lives. The animals also changed to suit us.

Goat History

Central Asian ecology

Central Asian ecology

Posted Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:23:21 GMT by Paul Robinson

The legacy of the USSR looms large over the Uzbeks, Tadzhiks and Kazakhs. Here is an account of how the fabulous alpine meadows and riverside forests have survived.

Central Asian ecology

Bouncing bird is the toughest on earth

Bouncing bird is the toughest on earth

Posted Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:29:17 GMT by Paul Robinson

The Tibetan or Hume’s ground tit is able to withstand the severest conditions. How it has adapted genetically is of great interest to current genome specialists.

Bouncing bird is the toughest on earth

A Tale of Thresher Sharks

A Tale of Thresher Sharks

Posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:15:23 GMT by Paul Robinson

The thresher shark is yet another unique and ancient type of shark with unique abilities. Now vulnerable, thanks to 'shark-fin removers' as well as other fishermen, we have to understand its modus operandi in order to save the species.

A Tale of Thresher Sharks

Glaucus has a twin!

Glaucus has a twin!

Posted Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The adaptability of animal species is rarely shown as well as in this pelagic se-slug that has abandoned safe havens (and more than that!) The authors of this paper use valuable data and new techniques to interpret how evolution has progressed among some of the most beautiful sea creatures.

Glaucus has a twin!

Whales don't eat gulls, so why?

Whales don't eat gulls, so why?

Posted Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:48:01 GMT by JW Dowey

The kind of situation where a bat steals blood from cattle is termed vampirism. Here seagulls adopt a similar habit with giant whales.

Whales don't eat gulls, so why?

Wild Horses from America

Wild Horses from America

Posted Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:27:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The horse, the human and many others are being revealed as stretching way back in time, through ancestries we only dreamed of. The fascination of the horse is because we can truly see what happened because of the great herds that existed and left many useful fossils.

Wild Horses from America

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Tiny Australian crayfish is brand new species

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

Visual effects created by bower birds

Posted Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:51:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Spider sociability

Posted Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Bats' flight changes

Posted Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:53:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The jumper, the weaver and the spitting spider

Posted Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:27:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Natural Curiosities and top ten animals

Posted Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:45:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Interesting albatross personalities

Posted Sun, 09 Feb 2014 07:55:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Interesting frog father behaviour

Posted Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:22:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Tropical forests have been downed before!

Posted Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Ocean acidity experience improves offspring responses

Posted Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:25:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Woolly mammoth range dynamics are discovered

Posted Wed, 11 Sep 2013 06:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Meet Lesula, Congo's Colourful New Species of Monkey

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:14:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Wild species numbers in the Masai Mara drop by two thirds

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 09:02:00 GMT by Laura Brown

One-inch ''bodyguards'' defend the coral world

Posted Sat, 10 Nov 2012 10:09:20 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sloth dung points to stark future for Joshua Trees

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

Release the 'Kraken', well the Artistic Triassic Cephalopod

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:07:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Whale sharks regulate their body temperature

Posted Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:29:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

New Zealand's avian history provides us with extinction predictors

Posted Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:03:56 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Lone Male Black Bears Responsible for Most Attacks on Humans

Posted Wed, 11 May 2011 16:29:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Foo Fighters to play New Zealand earthquake benefit show

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:57:01 GMT by Andy Tillett