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Visual effects created by bower birds

Visual effects created by bower birds

Posted Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:51:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Among the most intricate displays of courtship in any species, the bower birds have intrigued us for centuries. Finally, we may be getting close to a full understanding of how such glorious behaviours work and how they came about!

Visual effects created by bower birds

Spider sociability

Spider sociability

Posted Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

How did social behaviour evolve, and why do we see it in so many animals, no matter what level of taxonomy they are found? Spiders, sticklebacks and insects, birds, mammals and reptiles are all involved in complex social interaction.

Spider sociability

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

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Evolution of placental lizards gave us advanced skinks,

Posted Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Superorganism extraordinaire-a full expose on army ants.

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

New Homes for Ants: socialism in insects!

Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:05:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

How is the goat a close human communicator?

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The human as a speciating force of nature!

Posted Sat, 02 Jul 2016 09:50:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Parrots learn New (Zealand) tricks

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Crow about the success of bird brains.

Posted Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Echidnas rule the flames(forest fires)

Posted Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:20:00 GMT by JW Dowey

History laid bare by genetics.

Posted Sat, 02 Apr 2016 11:05:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

New Colombian forest frogs found.

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Goat History

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

Death key to sex life of Satyrium pumilum orchid

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:29:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Disrupted routine causes feline hypochondria

Posted Wed, 19 Jan 2011 07:04:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Whale evolution resolved, but only slightly.

Posted Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:36:04 GMT by JW Dowey

Super Efficient Feeding Habits of Blue Whales

Posted Tue, 04 Jan 2011 09:56:54 GMT by Michael Evans

Endangered Great hammerhead sharks tracked into the north Atlantic

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:09:00 GMT by Louise Murray

30 milliseconds the price of life for extraordinary jumping bird

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

Lions and tigers lived longer ago

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

The owl and the butterfly - and mimicry

Posted Wed, 08 Apr 2015 08:50:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Foo Fighters to play New Zealand earthquake benefit show

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:57:01 GMT by Andy Tillett