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The lemurs' radiation in Madagascar

The lemurs' radiation in Madagascar

Posted Wed, 23 May 2012 14:39:09 GMT by Dave Armstrong

At least 17 species of lemur have been lost on Madagascar, leaving the remainder to adjust to niches that others occupied, possibly in a competitive way, in hypothetical adaptations known as "competitive release concepts."

The lemurs' radiation in Madagascar

Baboon healing ability linked to social status

Baboon healing ability linked to social status

Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 22:09:16 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The links to social status in wild male baboons have been observed for illness, injury and speed of healing. Low social status has been known to affect immune responses and cause poor condition and the onset of old age, with high status having its own effects.

Baboon healing ability linked to social status

Asian primate evolution livened up by an odd-nosed monkey

Asian primate evolution livened up by an odd-nosed monkey

Posted Thu, 17 May 2012 21:39:03 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Recently, in Myanmar, an odd-nosed monkey was discovered. Always an exciting event, the primate discovery has livened up the whole of primate evolution.

Asian primate evolution livened up by an odd-nosed monkey

Elephant seal adventures tracked at sea

Elephant seal adventures tracked at sea

Posted Wed, 16 May 2012 14:56:44 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Northern elephant seals migrate throughout the north-east Pacific. They are foraging there on populations of squid and fish. 297 elephant seals were were tagged and tracked from 2004 to 2010.

Elephant seal adventures tracked at sea

The soaring habits of Golden Eagles

The soaring habits of Golden Eagles

Posted Tue, 15 May 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Migrating golden eagles use thermals and wind when flying to conserve energy. Wind farm developments have an impact on soaring bird species as a study on movements of golden eagles in flight shows.

The soaring habits of Golden Eagles

The Grey Whale in the Eastern Pacific

The Grey Whale in the Eastern Pacific

Posted Fri, 11 May 2012 10:51:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The grey whale was once one of the most hunted whales in the Pacific. The present population of grey whales is recovering but shows random genetic diversity.

The Grey Whale in the Eastern Pacific

Saith the Fly to the Spider

Saith the Fly to the Spider

Posted Tue, 08 May 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A species of spider (Cupiennius salei) which actively hunts or 'chases down' its prey, rather than utilising a web, uses airflow generated by flying insects to help guide the final jump onto their prey.

Saith the Fly to the Spider

Gorilla Glutes get the Girls

Gorilla Glutes get the Girls

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

The bigger the better when it comes to male silverback gorilla muscles. Larger gorillas are better at attracting mates and raising young according to a new study carried out in the Congo.

Gorilla Glutes get the Girls

Biodiversity loss from species extinction a 'top driver of global change'

Biodiversity loss from species extinction a 'top driver of global change'

Posted Wed, 02 May 2012 17:00:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Loss of biodiversity from species extinctions will have a major impact on the planet and could effect the planet as much as climate change or pollution do, according to a new study.

Biodiversity loss from species extinction a 'top driver of global change'

Bottlenose dolphins cooperate with fishermen in Brazil

Bottlenose dolphins cooperate with fishermen in Brazil

Posted Wed, 02 May 2012 12:55:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fish with us, it's better! New research illustrates how bottlenose dolphins and mullet fishermen cooperate in Laguna-Santa Catarina, Brazil; highlighting how learning can enhance social behaviour.

Bottlenose dolphins cooperate with fishermen in Brazil

Changing climate may help invasive Asian tiger mosquito spread north

Changing climate may help invasive Asian tiger mosquito spread north

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:23:08 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) could be heading further north. A changing climate is creating conditions that may allow the Asian tiger mosquito to spread into northern Europe. The invasive mosquito species is associated with transmitting various infectious diseases.

Changing climate may help invasive Asian tiger mosquito spread north

Earwig mothers don't know best!

Earwig mothers don't know best!

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:22:15 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A study has looked at the parental care of earwigs. Earwig nymphs of Forficula auricularia, the European earwig, can survive without their parents but the research looked at how parental presence affects the survival rates of their offspring.

Earwig mothers don't know best!

Familiar great tits are good neighbours

Familiar great tits are good neighbours

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:22:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Great tits and other small birds sometimes join forces and 'mob' any potential predator to keep them away from their nests. A new study shows that nesting great tits join their neighbours in mobbing predators, but only if they are familiar with them from the year before. Different birds are treated differently depending on their familiarity with others.

Familiar great tits are good neighbours

Diversity helps mammals adapt to climate change

Diversity helps mammals adapt to climate change

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Mammals with greater diversity adapt better to climate change, an American study suggests. The research looked at how mammals adapted to changes in climate across North America over a 56 million year period known as 'deep time'.

Diversity helps mammals adapt to climate change

The bumblebee gecko from Papua New Guinea - Nactus kunan

The bumblebee gecko from Papua New Guinea - Nactus kunan

Posted Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:43:43 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Papua New Guinea is lizard heaven. A new species of gecko has been discovered in Papua New Guinea, the bumblebee gecko (Nactus kunan) named after the geckos bee-like colouring.

The bumblebee gecko from Papua New Guinea - Nactus kunan

Orangutan engineer gains degree

Orangutan engineer gains degree

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:23:24 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Orangutans have impressive engineering skills highlighted in new research. Safe, comfortable oval nest structures are built by orangutans using branches in the forest canopy.

Orangutan engineer gains degree

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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

Jackdaws lose their winning ways

Posted Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Puma contribution to condors and scavengers in Patagonia

Posted Tue, 12 Jun 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Research discovers darker feathers mean healthier pigeons

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:36:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Dolphin innovation and culture uses their social abilities

Posted Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:51:50 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fungal infection kills rare rattlesnakes

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:23:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Male giraffe pelage colour changes linked to ageing

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New Zealand's avian history provides us with extinction predictors

Posted Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:03:56 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Monitoring lizard dispersal and evolution

Posted Tue, 17 Jul 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Beetles Hit (on Amphibian prey)

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:08:58 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Losing sight of the real causes of mass animal death?

Posted Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:15:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Tackling invasive species together

Posted Sun, 07 Aug 2011 08:38:00 GMT by Jessica Allan