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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

Cuckoos mimic hawks

Cuckoos mimic hawks

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

We normally regard Batesian mimics as butterflies that pretend to be poisonous, or even snakes. The cuckoo now reveals its subtle disguise as a dangerous predator of small birds, but of course, it's fooling these small birds into letting it lay an egg in their nest.

Cuckoos mimic hawks

'Tiddlers' become evolutionary models

'Tiddlers' become evolutionary models

Posted Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:35:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do sticklebacks become larger when they invade the low salinity of freshwater, or do limited resources cause them to become smaller? Both answers are correct, apparently!

'Tiddlers' become evolutionary models

Smallest animals around, for now!

Smallest animals around, for now!

Posted Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:50:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

A simple summary of some small creatures, missing out some such as the flies and beetles, because I know there will be new discoveries around the corner!

Smallest animals around, for now!

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!

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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

Jackdaws lose their winning ways

Posted Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Diet in mammals is complex

Posted Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Forest loss accelerates

Posted Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:58:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How are butterflies and moths related?

Posted Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:14:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Cats control lizard populations but the reptiles adapt well

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

Bear with us

Posted Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:50:28 GMT by JW Dowey

Gannets prove to be discard specialists

Posted Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:32:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

2011 State of Birds Report

Posted Wed, 11 May 2011 13:00:00 GMT by Brooke Janssens

Wild parakeets face a UK cull

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:46:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Curious or cowardly - how greenfinches personality shines through

Posted Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:38:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Madagascar is Worlds Apart

Posted Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:36:38 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The jumper, the weaver and the spitting spider

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

Changing your tune in hummingbirds

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

International Day for Biodiversity - 22nd May 2013

Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 11:52:46 GMT by Michael Evans

Change partners for the capuchin social event of the year

Posted Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:10:03 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Puma contribution to condors and scavengers in Patagonia

Posted Tue, 12 Jun 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Yeti crabs colonised the deep sea

Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:57:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong