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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

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

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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

Language evolved quickly.

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

Acrocanthosaurus atokensis dino tracks discovered in Arkansas

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The hummingbird and the nectar collector

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

Super Efficient Feeding Habits of Blue Whales

Posted Tue, 04 Jan 2011 09:56:54 GMT by Michael Evans

Video documents tool use by wild fish

Posted Sun, 02 Oct 2011 18:02:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Oh, those blue butterflies are so near the brink

Posted Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:31:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Osteoderms storing minerals helped huge dinosaurs survive

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:33:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Deep ocean larvae hitch ride on powerful eddies

Posted Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Cuckoo, cuckoo, new species of bee

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

No Leopard like a Snow Leopard

Posted Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:39:50 GMT by Dave Armstrong