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Why We Should Mix-and-Match Forests

Why We Should Mix-and-Match Forests

Posted Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:51:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We all depend upon ecosystems in our lives and our forests form one of the major systems of human interest. Lars reckons they provide several 'crucial' ecosystem services.

Why We Should Mix-and-Match Forests

The Echidna that survived for thousands of years

The Echidna that survived for thousands of years

Posted Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Thousands of years ago, in the aboriginal 'dreamtime', Australian echidnas mainly died out, leaving just one short-beaked echidna alive throughout the continent.

The Echidna that survived for thousands of years

The pygmy right whale is finally found (and found unique!)

The pygmy right whale is finally found (and found unique!)

Posted Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:45:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Of all the cetaceans in the sea, the pygmy right whale, Caperea marginata, which isn't a right whale at all, is likely to be the least seen.

The pygmy right whale is finally found (and found unique!)

Putting the cat(fish) among the pigeons

Putting the cat(fish) among the pigeons

Posted Sun, 09 Dec 2012 11:31:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Researchers discover 'freshwater killer whales' in France. The European catfish hunt pigeons on land.

Putting the cat(fish) among the pigeons

The pygmy sloth in the mangroves

The pygmy sloth in the mangroves

Posted Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:17:07 GMT by Paul Robinson

The endangered pygmy 3-toed sloth has been isolated for at least 8,900 years on the 10 mangrove swamps of this speck of land on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, Panama.

The pygmy sloth in the mangroves

Oh, those blue butterflies are so near the brink

Oh, those blue butterflies are so near the brink

Posted Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:31:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do you know about the Large Blue and its begging habit? Maculinea rebeli (also known as Phengaris) is one of those cute blue butterflies that hang out with ants.

Oh, those blue butterflies are so near the brink

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

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

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

One of the most important coral building polyps, the Acropora nasuta, has been discovered to call for help. Gobies to the rescue!

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

The wolf at the door and the sandpiper that migrates: Animals in their niches

The wolf at the door and the sandpiper that migrates: Animals in their niches

Posted Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do lots of packs of wolves exist in an ideal habitat, with fewer wolves away from this centre of a geographical area?

The wolf at the door and the sandpiper that migrates: Animals in their niches

The strange case of cats and dingo dogs

The strange case of cats and dingo dogs

Posted Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The world’s biggest island, Australia, has long battled the rats, cats, rabbit, fox and dog predation on their native fauna and flora.

The strange case of cats and dingo dogs

Whale sharks regulate their body temperature

Whale sharks regulate their body temperature

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

Marine fish often visit the surface to warm up after diving deep. Whale sharks were used to test some time/depth recorders to see how they regulate their body temperatures.

Whale sharks regulate their body temperature

The hummingbird and the nectar collector

The hummingbird and the nectar collector

Posted Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:07:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Kim Wonjung and his colleagues at MIT, in the US, have worked out how the tongue of the hummingbird can achieve a capillary action.

The hummingbird and the nectar collector

Chimpanzee cooperatives

Chimpanzee cooperatives

Posted Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:03:19 GMT by Dave Armstrong

This is a set of experiments investigating how chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, collaborate in groups to collect food or drink in specially designed apparatus.

Chimpanzee cooperatives

A case of getting the Humpback's choreography worked out

A case of getting the Humpback's choreography worked out

Posted Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:20:47 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The submarine lifestyle of the humpback whale has been uncovered by the use of data-logging tags, on both ends of the dorsal fin.

A case of getting the Humpback's choreography worked out

Smallest city coyote territory found

Smallest city coyote territory found

Posted Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:30:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The smallest coyote territory of just a third of a square mile has been discovered in Chicago, USA, by scientists.

Smallest city coyote territory found

World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:33:00 GMT by Michael Evans

World Habitat Day is celebrated on the first Monday in October each year. Organised by UN-Habitat 2012 World Habitat Day was opened by Dr Joan Clos, UN Under-Secretary-General and Director of UN-Habitat, at Embu in Kenya.

World Habitat Day

Songbirds and mate choice, showing that beauty is in the (right) eye of the beholder

Songbirds and mate choice, showing that beauty is in the (right) eye of the beholder

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New study on Gouldian finches. Your colour, your size and your song are what matters if you are a bird choosing a mate. In a polymorphic species, where several colour variations exist side-by-side, mates are chosen often because they match the chooser.

Songbirds and mate choice, showing that beauty is in the (right) eye of the beholder

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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

Desert memories and route guidance - for ants

Posted Wed, 28 May 2014 12:08:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The whales don't mix between ocean basins

Posted Wed, 21 May 2014 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Fossil-quake clues in ancient sediments help map out earthquake prediction

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:31:52 GMT by Martin Leggett

Fossil from prehistoric penguin as tall as humans

Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:22:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Viral infections in native pollinators spell disaster for honey bees

Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:40:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Pigeon variations not always due to genetics

Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

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

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

Eye in the Sky: Google Earth used to monitor animal behaviour

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:07:01 GMT by Ruth Hendry

The wolf at the door and the sandpiper that migrates: Animals in their niches

Posted Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Marine reserve's dramatic recovery shocks scientists

Posted Sun, 14 Aug 2011 21:44:01 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

The hunting leech

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2011 17:09:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Oldest North American Beaver Remains Found in the Beaver State

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:23:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer