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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

Spying on the Manx shearwater at sea

Spying on the Manx shearwater at sea

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:23:14 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Manx shearwater (misleadingly named (Puffinus puffinus) is a rare sight in Europe partly because of its nocturnal habits.

Spying on the Manx shearwater at sea

Echolocation: Call your partner or find your dinner

Echolocation: Call your partner or find your dinner

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

Bat echolocation helps them communicate with each other as well as orientation and predation on organisms in air or water.

Echolocation: Call your partner or find your dinner

Largest quake of its kind ever recorded

Largest quake of its kind ever recorded

Posted Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Possibly the largest earthquake of its kind has been recorded in the Indian Ocean. At least four faults in the Indo-Australian plate caused a magnitude-8.7 earthquake in April last year, say seismologists.

Largest quake of its kind ever recorded

Vampires of the Deep

Vampires of the Deep

Posted Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:27:44 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The little-known but well-recorded vampire squid is in fact the sole, relic descendant of a special cephalopod group. They live in the science-fiction-sounding OMZ.

Vampires of the Deep

A First: Knocking the spots off your cheetah

A First: Knocking the spots off your cheetah

Posted Sun, 23 Sep 2012 09:59:22 GMT by Dave Armstrong

There are spotted leopards and striped tigers in the wild, and there are moggies that match their black, striped, tawny or spotted patterns in your home.

A First: Knocking the spots off your cheetah

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Horse Sense

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

We’re mad about Madagascar.

Posted Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bad news for corals and divers.

Posted Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Voyage to/from Ancient New Zealand

Posted Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Language evolved quickly.

Posted Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Monkeys redden up for breeding.

Posted Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:54:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Budgies negotiate gaps

Posted Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:06:39 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Bills and Island Songsters

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

Big teeth and strong arms of saber-toothed cat

Posted Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:58:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Madagascar is Worlds Apart

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

Marine reserve's dramatic recovery shocks scientists

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

Tropical forests have been downed before!

Posted Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The hummingbird and the nectar collector

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

Foo Fighters to play New Zealand earthquake benefit show

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

Tiny Australian crayfish is brand new species

Posted Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Change partners for the capuchin social event of the year

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

Meet the wasp king - Megalara garuda

Posted Sun, 25 Mar 2012 17:23:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong