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Mystery Orkney Islands genetics

Mystery Orkney Islands genetics

Posted Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:11:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

There is no connection between the amazing Neolithic buildings of Skara Brae and neighbouring stone circles and the people who took voles from the Low Countries to the Orkneys! Wrong again.

Mystery Orkney Islands genetics

Four centuries of forestry

Four centuries of forestry

Posted Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:04:55 GMT by JW Dowey

The first European settlers saw a magnificent and pristine expanse of forest flora and fauna that had not been seen, in Europe, for example, since the Iron Age. Here is its history.

Four centuries of forestry

A squids intelligent mimicry technique

A squids intelligent mimicry technique

Posted Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:35:57 GMT by Colin Ricketts

When a squid attacks, we think we know what they are up to, but here's one that has a truly novel approach, and a lot of technique, it seems.

A squids intelligent mimicry technique

Goat History

Goat History

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

When we look at the cultures that use the goat as a symbol, an icon or simply as an image of domesticity, we begin to understand just how long people have used animal species as an integrated part of their lives. The animals also changed to suit us.

Goat History

Central Asian ecology

Central Asian ecology

Posted Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:23:21 GMT by Paul Robinson

The legacy of the USSR looms large over the Uzbeks, Tadzhiks and Kazakhs. Here is an account of how the fabulous alpine meadows and riverside forests have survived.

Central Asian ecology

Bouncing bird is the toughest on earth

Bouncing bird is the toughest on earth

Posted Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:29:17 GMT by Paul Robinson

The Tibetan or Hume’s ground tit is able to withstand the severest conditions. How it has adapted genetically is of great interest to current genome specialists.

Bouncing bird is the toughest on earth

A Tale of Thresher Sharks

A Tale of Thresher Sharks

Posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:15:23 GMT by Paul Robinson

The thresher shark is yet another unique and ancient type of shark with unique abilities. Now vulnerable, thanks to 'shark-fin removers' as well as other fishermen, we have to understand its modus operandi in order to save the species.

A Tale of Thresher Sharks

Glaucus has a twin!

Glaucus has a twin!

Posted Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The adaptability of animal species is rarely shown as well as in this pelagic se-slug that has abandoned safe havens (and more than that!) The authors of this paper use valuable data and new techniques to interpret how evolution has progressed among some of the most beautiful sea creatures.

Glaucus has a twin!

Whales don't eat gulls, so why?

Whales don't eat gulls, so why?

Posted Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:48:01 GMT by JW Dowey

The kind of situation where a bat steals blood from cattle is termed vampirism. Here seagulls adopt a similar habit with giant whales.

Whales don't eat gulls, so why?

Wild Horses from America

Wild Horses from America

Posted Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:27:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The horse, the human and many others are being revealed as stretching way back in time, through ancestries we only dreamed of. The fascination of the horse is because we can truly see what happened because of the great herds that existed and left many useful fossils.

Wild Horses from America

Barbary 'apes' out in the cold

Barbary 'apes' out in the cold

Posted Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How will monkeys survive in the mountains if winters become colder? Can species survive climate change when they are living at the edge of their ideal niche?

Barbary 'apes' out in the cold

The Rise of the Continents

The Rise of the Continents

Posted Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:47:38 GMT by JW Dowey

The marvels of African wildlife, followed by other continents, as Iain Stewart points out the tectonic reasons why life has assumed its rich variety of shapes and sizes.

The Rise of the Continents

Yeti crabs colonised the deep sea

Yeti crabs colonised the deep sea

Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:57:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The strange and unique feeding system of these deep-sea crabs has fascinated us since they were first found, in the deep trenches of the Pacific, then the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Now their relatives have been worked out.

Yeti crabs colonised the deep sea

Turtles turn to gelatinous prey

Turtles turn to gelatinous prey

Posted Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:57:37 GMT by Dave Armstrong

While loggerhead turtles have been investigated to try and find out how best to conserve this endangered species, new techniques with tiny data-collectors show video and positional information about their foraging.

Turtles turn to gelatinous prey

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

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Teaching is the Oldest Profession.

Posted Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:47:50 GMT by JW Dowey

Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits - nohare to be seen.

Posted Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Stealth predator avoids predation by chemical crypsis.

Posted Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:36:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Army ants engineer living bridges!

Posted Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:26:26 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Human migration vital in the Caucasus.

Posted Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Devil rays surviving in the Mediterranean.

Posted Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:20:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Philippine eagle helped by Whitley Award

Posted Fri, 01 May 2015 08:42:42 GMT by JW Dowey

Gibbon families grow larger with bi-female groups.

Posted Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:06:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The owl and the butterfly - and mimicry

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

April Fools, with the naughty bits explained!

Posted Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:48:52 GMT by JW Dowey

East vs. West: Lion populations in Africa shown to be genetically different

Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2011 21:35:23 GMT by Helen Roddis

Release the 'Kraken', well the Artistic Triassic Cephalopod

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:07:00 GMT by Dave Collier

A Frog's tale

Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:06:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fluttering tail-feathers strike winning note for male hummingbirds

Posted Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Chimp throwbacks

Posted Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:11:47 GMT by Dave Armstrong

2011 State of Birds Report

Posted Wed, 11 May 2011 13:00:00 GMT by Brooke Janssens

Eurasian rollers won't just roll over

Posted Wed, 07 Mar 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Disrupted routine causes feline hypochondria

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

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

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

Gorilla Glutes get the Girls

Posted Wed, 02 May 2012 20:32:29 GMT by Dave Armstrong