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Bumblebee Paper by 8 to 10-year-olds published by Royal Society

Bumblebee Paper by 8 to 10-year-olds published by Royal Society

Posted Wed, 29 Dec 2010 09:11:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Biology Letters, a peer-reviewed journal of Britain's Royal Society, on Wednesday published a report (complete with colored-pencil diagrams) on how bumblebees see colors and patterns -- conducted and written by a group of 8 to 10-year-olds in Devon, England. They reported that the bees were capable of learning and remembering cues based on color and pattern -- a finding that the Royal Society called ''a genuine advance.''

Bumblebee Paper by 8 to 10-year-olds published by Royal Society

Celebrating the years: Red-tailed hawk style

Celebrating the years: Red-tailed hawk style

Posted Wed, 22 Dec 2010 08:03:55 GMT by Paromita Pain

A red tailed hawk recently found in New York is being deemed to be the oldest hawk in history. The bird's age from a ring on its leg puts its age at 27 years. A female, this is remarkable because most red tailed hawks don't survive beyond 10 to 12 years.

Celebrating the years: Red-tailed hawk style

Volcano proves a big draw for American tourists

Volcano proves a big draw for American tourists

Posted Mon, 20 Dec 2010 08:45:00 GMT by John Dean

Eyjafjallajokull volcano created misery for millions of travellers, it resulted in a 16 per cent increase in tourism from North America to the island for the first eleven months of 2010, compared with the same period last year.

Volcano proves a big draw for American tourists

Be a bee fan: New York agrees to beekeepers

Be a bee fan: New York agrees to beekeepers

Posted Tue, 14 Dec 2010 20:35:01 GMT by Paromita Pain

New York City made beekeeping legal recently. It has changed the way residents view bees. No longer are they just pesky 'bugs'. People are now going out of their way to understand the importance of bees in the environmental and becoming avid beekeepers.The city has safety features in place to keep keepers and people safe.

Be a bee fan: New York agrees to beekeepers

Major increase in numbers of whales and dolphins stranded on UK beaches, figures show

Major increase in numbers of whales and dolphins stranded on UK beaches, figures show

Posted Thu, 09 Dec 2010 08:27:01 GMT by David Hewitt

The number of whales and dolphins being beached along the UK coastline has soared dramatically over the past few years, the latest statistics show. Britons are being called upon to watch out for stranded whales and dolphins as conservationists look to explain the ongoing rise in the number being washed onto the nation's beaches..

Major increase in numbers of whales and dolphins stranded on UK beaches, figures show

Experience the Wild Wonders of Europe in stunning photographs

Experience the Wild Wonders of Europe in stunning photographs

Posted Tue, 07 Dec 2010 16:39:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Win a beautiful book as a prize in Earthtimes' first competition. Wild Wonders of Europe is the world's biggest nature photography conservation project ever. Sixty-nine top nature photographers were sent on 125 assignments to 48 countries, visiting nature reserves.

Experience the Wild Wonders of Europe in stunning photographs

Brown Bears versus Polar Bears

Brown Bears versus Polar Bears

Posted Mon, 06 Dec 2010 10:11:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The bleak future for polar bears as global warming encourages brown bears to range further north. Something that is not widely realised is that polar bears only evolved as a distinctive species as recently as 200,000 years ago during the Pleistocene.

Brown Bears versus Polar Bears

Listen Live to whale song from your PC

Listen Live to whale song from your PC

Posted Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:33:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Incredibly, whales sing at the same wavelength as the neutrinos emitted by distant stars. Worldwide, physicists and marine biologists are sharing subsea recording facilities, and now anyone with a computer can listen in to the deep sea from home.

Listen Live to whale song from your PC

Tackling Global Wildlife Crime

Tackling Global Wildlife Crime

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 15:05:01 GMT by Emma McNeil

At this week's International Tiger Forum in Saint Petersburg an important alliance was formed that will help not just tigers but a range of endangered species across the globe. A Letter of Understanding signed at the Forum brings into effect the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC).

Tackling Global Wildlife Crime

Developing nations exporting deforestation

Developing nations exporting deforestation

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:08:01 GMT by David Hewitt

Though a number of domestic nations may be protecting and replanting natural forest at home, many are fuelling reforestation elsewhere as their timber imports increase in volume.

Developing nations exporting deforestation

Polar bears starvation risk as Hudson Bay ice is late arriving

Polar bears starvation risk as Hudson Bay ice is late arriving

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:50:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Polar bears populations in Hudson Bay, Canada are placed under pressure this winter as the annual ice formation is nearly one month late. The delay in the annual winter ice that forms along the west coast of Hudson Bay has meant that hundreds of polar bears are facing potential starvation.

Polar bears starvation risk as Hudson Bay ice is late arriving

New species of lizard being served up in Vietnamese restaurant

New species of lizard being served up in Vietnamese restaurant

Posted Sun, 21 Nov 2010 13:52:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Scientists recently dining at a restaurant in Vietnam have come across an undiscovered species of lizard being cooked up for dinner, Leiolepis ngovantrii.

New species of lizard being served up in Vietnamese restaurant

Markets on Myanmar border are illegal trade gateway for tiger parts

Markets on Myanmar border are illegal trade gateway for tiger parts

Posted Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:00:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Big cats are killed for skins, paws, heads and other body parts. Black markets along Myanmar, Thailand and China's shared borders play a crucial role facilitating the deadly illicit trade in tigers and other endangered species.

Markets on Myanmar border are illegal trade gateway for tiger parts

Sea lice from farmed salmon infesting wild salmon in British Columbia

Sea lice from farmed salmon infesting wild salmon in British Columbia

Posted Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:49:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

A recent report highlights concerns that parasitic sea lice found in fish farmed salmon is now plaguing wild salmon populations. The authors of a report recently published in The Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences conclude that salmon farms are the main source of the sea lice that have been discovered on wild salmon throughout the coast of British Columbia.

Sea lice from farmed salmon infesting wild salmon in British Columbia

Otters in England back from the brink of extinction

Otters in England back from the brink of extinction

Posted Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:28:01 GMT by Emma McNeil

The european otter (Lutra lutra) is making a remarkable recovery from the brink of extinction in England's waters. The Environment Agency now believes that England's otter population will have made a full recovery within the next twenty years.

Otters in England back from the brink of extinction

Ocean acidification threat to coral reproduction

Ocean acidification threat to coral reproduction

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:33:04 GMT by Louise Murray

New research puts the entire life cycle of coral reefs at risk from acidification of the oceans. This is the first study to look at the impact of acidifying oceans on the reproductive cycle of corals, though its disastrous effects on the ability of marine creatures to build their calcium carbonate skeletons and shells is well known.

Ocean acidification threat to coral reproduction

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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

Goat History

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

Echolocation: Call your partner or find your dinner

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

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

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

Mum at 60 - oldest bird in the U.S. has a chick

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

That Solar Wind and the Aurora Borealis

Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2012 23:12:38 GMT by Dave Armstrong

30 milliseconds the price of life for extraordinary jumping bird

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2011 12:49:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

'Extinct' giant Floreana tortoise may be alive, say scientists

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:28:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Brood parasites: The South American cuckoo mimics its parents

Posted Wed, 30 May 2012 08:22:03 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A Variety of Fruit Selections

Posted Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:04:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Large carnivorous Hawaiian crab driven to extinction by first arrivals

Posted Mon, 16 May 2011 21:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett