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How did we first walk?

How did we first walk?

Posted Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:10:25 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The African coelacanth and tetrapod evolution. New modifications on the genes involved can be found in ancestral 'four-legged creatures' or tetrapods.

How did we first walk?

Evolving Doors

Evolving Doors

Posted Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:38:39 GMT by JW Dowey

A new study has been published on how environmental change effects the evolutionary process. The question of whether speciation is a quick process or a cold unending and slow bore is nearing an answer.

Evolving Doors

Revelatory ape maturity in Sumatra and Borneo

Revelatory ape maturity in Sumatra and Borneo

Posted Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We don't see any normal lack of secondary sexual characteristics in the great apes - except in the orang-utan. The undeveloped male in these two species, without the large dewlap-like flange, cannot change back to this morph but usually develops into the mature morph over a variable period of time.

Revelatory ape maturity in Sumatra and Borneo

Signals between species help survival

Signals between species help survival

Posted Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:58:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study on bird species signalling and the species' mobbing response behaviour towards predators has been published by the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Signals between species help survival

Rare Hihi shows us style is down to diet!

Rare Hihi shows us style is down to diet!

Posted Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:02:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New hihi study show that sexual selection functions as an indicator of early diet history. The study was carried out on the rare and colourful Notymystis cincta, sometimes called the hihi or stitchbird, which is endemic to New Zealand.

Rare Hihi shows us style is down to diet!

Jelly and Sea Tomatoes?

Jelly and Sea Tomatoes?

Posted Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

For a century or more, there has been a decadal fluctuation in 'blooms' of jellyfish numbers, but why?

Jelly and Sea Tomatoes?

Fiddling increases with age?

Fiddling increases with age?

Posted Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:41:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The courtship effort of any male depends on his age, his display rate and his courtship persistence. Uca annulipes has a body size correlated with his age and waves at females more and more persistently with age.

Fiddling increases with age?

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

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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

Is camouflage cryptic or a masquerade?

Posted Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:25:34 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Otters in England back from the brink of extinction

Posted Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:28:01 GMT by Emma McNeil

Surprise in bee reproduction

Posted Wed, 25 Sep 2013 04:17:13 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Humming in the Rain: Precipitation and Anna's Hummingbird Flight

Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Ants, plants and pitchers

Posted Thu, 23 May 2013 18:07:19 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Check out these ten amazing newfound species while you can

Posted Thu, 24 May 2012 21:09:05 GMT by Martin Leggett

Smart, social bats use ring-tone cues

Posted Wed, 23 Oct 2013 08:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The curious world of the spider in the bubble

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 07:16:52 GMT by Martin Leggett

Bird's eye view has four dimensions of color

Posted Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:07:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The strange case of cats and dingo dogs

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

Birds like it sweet, bees like it sweeter

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer