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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

Nitrogen absorption avoided in sea-lion diving

Nitrogen absorption avoided in sea-lion diving

Posted Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:43:17 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study has been published on sea lions and how they manage to dive to such incredible depths. The exchange of CO2, O2, and N2 is prevented by the collapse of the lungs, helping prevent the sea lion suffering from decompression sickness.

Nitrogen absorption avoided in sea-lion diving

Meet Lesula, Congo's Colourful New Species of Monkey

Meet Lesula, Congo's Colourful New Species of Monkey

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:14:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Discovery of a new species of monkey in the Democratic Republic of Congo, described as lesula or Cercopithecus lomamiensis.

Meet Lesula, Congo's Colourful New Species of Monkey

Bold or shy, elk find shooting very selective

Bold or shy, elk find shooting very selective

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New research on elk shows two different personality traits - the 'bold' and the 'shy'. University of Calgary, the University of Alberta and the University College, Dublin publish their paper on elk, and artificial selection by hunters.

Bold or shy, elk find shooting very selective

Cuckoo, cuckoo, new species of bee

Cuckoo, cuckoo, new species of bee

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2012 11:38:55 GMT by Dave Armstrong

4 new species and a new genus of cuckoo bee have been discovered on the Republic of Cape Verde islands. Cuckoo bees, as their name suggests, quietly find their way into the hives of other bees and arrange the rearing of their own brood.

Cuckoo, cuckoo, new species of bee

The memory of squamates is better than you think

The memory of squamates is better than you think

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study investigates spatial memory possibilities in squamate reptiles, with researchers looking specifically at the side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana).

The memory of squamates is better than you think

Chimpanzees choose hand clasps by cultural preference

Chimpanzees choose hand clasps by cultural preference

Posted Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New study into chimpanzee social grooming behaviour. Researchers investigated cultural differences between four chimpanzee communities by studying differences in chimp grooming hand clasps.

Chimpanzees choose hand clasps by cultural preference

Tail of a rat who won't chew but he's a new species and new genus

Tail of a rat who won't chew but he's a new species and new genus

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Paucidentomys vermidax, a new species and genus of rodent has been discovered in the the rainforests of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The new rodent species has lost all its molars, only retaining incisors.

Tail of a rat who won't chew but he's a new species and new genus

Butterfly Mutations post-Fukushima

Butterfly Mutations post-Fukushima

Posted Sat, 18 Aug 2012 13:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New study investigates the effects of nuclear particles such as iodine on the genotype of butterflies post Fukushima. A short life cycle like the annual butterfly can give us results now that will affect future generations.

Butterfly Mutations post-Fukushima

Hyena Problem Solving - Necessity is the Mother of Innovation

Hyena Problem Solving - Necessity is the Mother of Innovation

Posted Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New research on spotted hyena behaviour has been published. The study looked at diversity of initial exploratory behaviour and innovative problem solving by spotted hyenas in their natural habitat.

Hyena Problem Solving - Necessity is the Mother of Innovation

Endemism - how does it work?

Endemism - how does it work?

Posted Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

An island is often a haven for speciation but many mainland species have developed to be endemic in isolated areas too. A new study compares rates of species turnover on Caribbean islands and the Neotropical mainland.

Endemism - how does it work?

Dolphin innovation and culture uses their social abilities

Dolphin innovation and culture uses their social abilities

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

Bottlenose dolphins hunt with sponges by extracting prey organisms on the sea bed and juveniles copy and learn the trait from their mothers. Male dolphins really let the side down.

Dolphin innovation and culture uses their social abilities

New Zealand's avian history provides us with extinction predictors

New Zealand's avian history provides us with extinction predictors

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

Far from being random, extinction of organisms is often biased. New research done in New Zealand shows that as the type of threat changes, patterns of extinction change dramatically over time.

New Zealand's avian history provides us with extinction predictors

Liu Pu discovers the 'new' snub nosed monkey in China

Liu Pu discovers the 'new' snub nosed monkey in China

Posted Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:40:32 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A fantastic primate discovery in China as black snub-nose monkey species spotted. The black snub-nosed monkey is now established in both China and Myanmar but is hanging on to survival by a thread.

Liu Pu discovers the 'new' snub nosed monkey in China

Change partners for the capuchin social event of the year

Change partners for the capuchin social event of the year

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

Primates are prime examples of reciprocal behaviour. Studying tufted capuchin cognition, Gloria Sabbatini et al researched the theory that reciprocal partner preference is based on long-term, rather than short-term benefit experiences.

Change partners for the capuchin social event of the year

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

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

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

How do hummingbirds cope with flying in the rain? Anna's hummingbirds, under 4 regimes of rain, seem to retain their composure, and more importantly, stability, much better than you would expect.

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

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The Ancient Romance of Samarqand.

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How mantis control their leaps.

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Great Lakes Puzzles (or Lessons) for Ecologists.

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Our evolution from jelly!

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