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Bats' flight changes

Bats' flight changes

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

When we study insects and birds in the air, or other animals in water, the interest often lies in how they can change their locomotive effort in order to counteract wind or currents. The use of computer modelling can also add the extra benefit of prediction of movement under various conditions.

Bats' flight changes

The jumper, the weaver and the spitting spider

The jumper, the weaver and the spitting spider

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

The intricacies of life bamboozle us daily. When it gets down to social animals and those that associate with them, the fascination can be really endless.

The jumper, the weaver and the spitting spider

Natural Curiosities and top ten animals

Natural Curiosities and top ten animals

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

Attenborough is at it again. His latest is a series starting Tuesday which relates the stories of animals that survive unusual situations.

Natural Curiosities and top ten animals

Interesting albatross personalities

Interesting albatross personalities

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

Far away in the Antarctic, life for the albatross is hard. Fishing vessels are sources of food, but the prime fishing is found in productive shallow seas near islands. The personalities of these birds have always been intriguing, and now we have a start on discovering more about their lives.

Interesting albatross personalities

Interesting frog father behaviour

Interesting frog father behaviour

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

Some carnivorous toads find it useful to breed when they’re starving. The herbivorous tadpoles make a fine snack! Here is another possibility in the beautiful poison dart frog, Dendrobates tinctorius.

Interesting frog father behaviour

Tropical forests have been downed before!

Tropical forests have been downed before!

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

Don’t go there! We don’t want any more tourists than necessary in these forests, but the research on how these forests are regularly knocked down by hurricanes is tremendously useful for those conserving these fast-disappearing resources for our earth.

Tropical forests have been downed before!

Ocean acidity experience improves offspring responses

Ocean acidity experience improves offspring responses

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

How do marine animals cope with raised acidity in the sea? We have to study how adjustment can work, if species are able to adjust to future levels at all.

Ocean acidity experience improves offspring responses

Spider silk bridges rivers

Spider silk bridges rivers

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

Where else and what else and who else could you get across a surging river? Well maybe some humans, but not many!

Spider silk bridges rivers

Bee visitors and their policing

Bee visitors and their policing

Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When bees visit, they could be cuckoo bees, or neighbours trying to lay their worker eggs, disrupting the small colony. Airport checks are much more chemical and careful than ours!

Bee visitors and their policing

There's an elephant in the room/bush

There's an elephant in the room/bush

Posted Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:11:30 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We really can't avoid following the wise words of Dr.Mike Chase unless we really are willing to live without many of the most important life forms ever evolved.

There's an elephant in the room/bush

Reef solutions through fish management

Reef solutions through fish management

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

How can we do something to keep our precious coral reefs? This research helps immensely by noting all the possible natural herbivore (fish) resources we can use to propagate the corals themselves, by getting rid of their algal enemies.

Reef solutions through fish management

Lions and tigers lived longer ago

Lions and tigers lived longer ago

Posted Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:50:00 GMT by JW Dowey

How the lion and the tiger were related to American lions, the jaguar and several extinct species fascinates to the point of absorption. These are legendary, iconic animals whose presence on the planet has always caused us to admire their adaptations and abilities. And to fear their tremendous power, of course.

Lions and tigers lived longer ago

Ancestor of Tyrannosaurus found

Ancestor of Tyrannosaurus found

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

The sea levels in ancient America seem to have been one of the factors responsible for the isolation and speciation of magnificent beasts in Utah - and then their migration across continents.

Ancestor of Tyrannosaurus found

Bees know what's what

Bees know what's what

Posted Wed, 06 Nov 2013 07:36:56 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Honey bees are now carrying the flag for all invertebrates, as they prove they can solve the geometric puzzles that were given to them. However, when they thought the puzzle was too hard, the point about their cognition was that they were able to 'opt out' and fly away.

Bees know what's what

The Lost World of Australia

The Lost World of Australia

Posted Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:48:41 GMT by JW Dowey

Who says there’s no excitement, these days. Simply find an isolated stretch of forest and get yourself out there to see if the animals that live there are different from other species. Of course, you’ll need a doctorate involving the study of the species involved and plenty of funding, and a good camera, and somebody who can cook up some good tucker, and great boots, and tracking devices, and---. Well maybe stay home for now and just read about somebody else doing it!

The Lost World of Australia

Smart, social bats use ring-tone cues

Smart, social bats use ring-tone cues

Posted Wed, 23 Oct 2013 08:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The ways in which social information are passed on and when they are useful are intriguing in many animal species. Here the acoustic frequencies of bats were tapped into and their importance as food signals was passed on somehow to other male bats.

Smart, social bats use ring-tone cues

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Horse Sense

Posted Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:04:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We’re mad about Madagascar.

Posted Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bad news for corals and divers.

Posted Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Voyage to/from Ancient New Zealand

Posted Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Language evolved quickly.

Posted Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Monkeys redden up for breeding.

Posted Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:54:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Budgies negotiate gaps

Posted Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:06:39 GMT by Dave Armstrong

It's a peach of a story

Posted Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:20:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Tool use and manufacture, but by birds

Posted Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:01:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Eggs of elephant birds still reign supreme

Posted Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:44:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Why biodiversity really does matter

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 12:50:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

For baboons it pays to be sociable

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 22:11:00 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

Earwig mothers don't know best!

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:22:15 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Hominids, orangutans, and really hard seeds

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 01:11:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Dangerous liaisons - how Ireland's brown bears shaped polar bear evolution

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2011 16:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Bottlenose dolphins whistle hello

Posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cuckoos mimic hawks

Posted Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:44:30 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Discovery of fossilised mouse teeth challenges beliefs about their ancestors

Posted Fri, 27 May 2011 08:59:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Nature worth billions to the UK

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2011 09:25:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry