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Honey Bee Numbers Drop

Honey Bee Numbers Drop

Posted Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:22:40 GMT by JW Dowey

When the bee is remembered, we will only think of that delicious honey, and not of that diligent and innovative insect that became extinct because we polluted the planet so much!

Honey Bee Numbers Drop

Nightlife for Bull ants

Nightlife for Bull ants

Posted Wed, 29 May 2013 10:56:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The ant is rarely so forbidding, large or even dangerous as these 4cm Australian species. Their weakness? Nothing you would notice except they have difficulty using their big eyes in the dark!

Nightlife for Bull ants

Ants, plants and pitchers

Ants, plants and pitchers

Posted Thu, 23 May 2013 18:07:19 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When these ants are hatched, they have only one role in life, to serve the pitcher plant as cleaners, trappers and underwater divers.

Ants, plants and pitchers

International Day for Biodiversity - 22nd May 2013

International Day for Biodiversity - 22nd May 2013

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

Biodiversity is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural pattern it forms. The biodiversity we see today is the result of millions of years of evolution, initially shaped by natural processes, but in modern times increasingly as a result of human intervention. We are an integral part of the web of biodiversity and we depend on this web, as does every other life form on the planet.

International Day for Biodiversity - 22nd May 2013

It's NOT a jungle out there - (any more)

It's NOT a jungle out there - (any more)

Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 09:16:16 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The tropical forests of the whole of South East Asia have been disappearing fast for years. The WWF and the EIA are now questioning just how long making a quick buck will take precedence over essential conservation.

It's NOT a jungle out there - (any more)

Kiwi Conservation Genetics

Kiwi Conservation Genetics

Posted Wed, 15 May 2013 13:20:28 GMT by Dave Armstrong

One of he oddest of the exoic birds from that wonderland called New Zealand, this little spotted kiwi has been conserved for over a century.However, because of the lack of diversity within its genes, it may yet face extincton in he future.

Kiwi Conservation Genetics

Skinks and other Squamates - Sorted!

Skinks and other Squamates - Sorted!

Posted Fri, 10 May 2013 10:40:29 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The snakes and lizards have unrecognised importance in world ecosystems. Often predatory, they fit into food webs in some strange ways too.

Skinks and other Squamates - Sorted!

The Nudibranch Exposed - Correction

The Nudibranch Exposed - Correction

Posted Mon, 06 May 2013 09:32:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The naming of some sea-slugs is plagued with aged specimens that seem to have become extinct and poorly understood relationships, even between the common species. Here is a valiant and successful attempt to sort out these beautiful animals.

The Nudibranch Exposed - Correction

Bat predation is affected by odour

Bat predation is affected by odour

Posted Thu, 02 May 2013 11:20:43 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Australian bat experts have placed faeces in artificial roosts to determine how and when the smell attracts predators.

Bat predation is affected by odour

Sushi for pigs

Sushi for pigs

Posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:59:26 GMT by JW Dowey

The white-lipped peccary is a remarkably good indicator of Amazonian forest health. Here a new item in its diet provokes some surprise, except to quite a big fish!

Sushi for pigs

Learning hunting techniques, if you are a humpback whale

Learning hunting techniques, if you are a humpback whale

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New research has shown that humpback whales are able to pass on hunting techniques to each other. The research published in Science has shown that humpbacks learn different techniques to hunt from one another.

Learning hunting techniques, if you are a humpback whale

Bills and Island Songsters

Bills and Island Songsters

Posted Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:40:08 GMT by JW Dowey

Bill size has been investigated in these tunesmiths, with findings proving fruitful for evolutionary theorists. The birds themselves have bigger beak differences on more southerly islands!

Bills and Island Songsters

Panda-monium!

Panda-monium!

Posted Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:57:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pandas have been affected by many earthquakes in China. Here we get on-the-spot reporting about panda responses at a Szechuan Conservation and Research Centre.

Panda-monium!

How did we first walk?

How did we first walk?

Posted Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:10:25 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The African coelacanth and tetrapod evolution. New modifications on the genes involved can be found in ancestral 'four-legged creatures' or tetrapods.

How did we first walk?

Evolving Doors

Evolving Doors

Posted Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:38:39 GMT by JW Dowey

A new study has been published on how environmental change effects the evolutionary process. The question of whether speciation is a quick process or a cold unending and slow bore is nearing an answer.

Evolving Doors

Revelatory ape maturity in Sumatra and Borneo

Revelatory ape maturity in Sumatra and Borneo

Posted Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We don't see any normal lack of secondary sexual characteristics in the great apes - except in the orang-utan. The undeveloped male in these two species, without the large dewlap-like flange, cannot change back to this morph but usually develops into the mature morph over a variable period of time.

Revelatory ape maturity in Sumatra and Borneo

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Mammals as they used to be.

Posted Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Femme fatale mantis is a cheating cannibal

Posted Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Birdsong proves geographical races have different responses.

Posted Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Remember Wallace for his birdwing but conserve this incredible insect too

Posted Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The artful crocodiles can hunt cooperatively.

Posted Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Monkeys' and apes' cultural learning

Posted Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Oil palm ecology suits some.

Posted Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Cultures can exist beyond the (naked) apes.

Posted Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Spot (or hear) the vole - in the snow

Posted Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Horse Sense

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

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

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

A nightingale sings

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 22:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Nudibranch Exposed - Correction

Posted Mon, 06 May 2013 09:32:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Invading beetles threaten autumn colours

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:58:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

New flood warnings for New York as Tropical Storm crosses northeast

Posted Wed, 07 Sep 2011 15:46:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Learning hunting techniques, if you are a humpback whale

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fire-scarred oaks reveal how Illinois changed under Native and settler Americans

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:08:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

New species of lizard being served up in Vietnamese restaurant

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

Ocean acidification threat to coral reproduction

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

Rare northern white-cheeked crested gibbons discovered in Vietnam

Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:11:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry