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Jellies delicious for this fish

Jellies delicious for this fish

Posted Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

This little sea-bream is able to conveniently dispose of and control jellyfish populations, just as the big turtles can. The research involved has a lot of relevance to turtle conservation as well as the massive jellyfish blooms reported in Japan and other parts of the world.

Jellies delicious for this fish

Leatherback logging in the Atlantic

Leatherback logging in the Atlantic

Posted Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:10:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The study of marine turtles is linked with tagging of many other animals, but if we lose these leatherback giants of the seas, we will have lost a species that can relay how conditions millions of years ago influenced even bigger turtles and of course every other species that existed at the time.

Leatherback logging in the Atlantic

Swimming sloths with aquatic adaptations

Swimming sloths with aquatic adaptations

Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:17:00 GMT by JW Dowey

One group of sloths made the quite unlikely shift to water, possibly because of a drying environment in the Miocene. This clever paper shows how they coped with a marine life, just like early whales, by adapting their bone compactness. Our pygmy sloths on the Panamanian island of Isla Escudo de Veraguas are the most recent speciation, around 9,000 years ago. These guys were several species on a sea trip!

Swimming sloths with aquatic adaptations

Fantastic ancient fauna precedes mammal evolution

Fantastic ancient fauna precedes mammal evolution

Posted Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Animals of unfamiliar as well as familiar types took up niches in the ancient ecosystems, as birds and mammals developed and, of course, feathered dinosaurs ruled the roost!

Fantastic ancient fauna precedes mammal evolution

Skin cancer selected our ancestors?

Skin cancer selected our ancestors?

Posted Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

We can't find the fossils and the genome can give only some hints. How did the first human-like species survive and why did they have to be black. Mel Greaves has the answers.

Skin cancer selected our ancestors?

The right whale, by satellite

The right whale, by satellite

Posted Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:43:00 GMT by JW Dowey

When you want to count how many rare animals are out there, remote cameras have come into their own. Now even the spy in the sky can help, with the first study of a whale species that has been having high mortality problems with its calves.

The right whale, by satellite

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Hawaiian rise in endangered species

Posted Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:11:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Flores Human Dwarf Debate

Posted Sun, 02 Feb 2014 17:01:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Flying and genome size: it’s true about the reduction!

Posted Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:03:42 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Australian outback dingoed or natural ecosystem?

Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:16:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

How fish evolved their migratory habits

Posted Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:01:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Bird speciations made clear

Posted Wed, 01 Jan 2014 15:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Uruguayan fish show how they evolve

Posted Tue, 24 Dec 2013 08:33:31 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Manakins are athletic tropical courters

Posted Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Chameleon aggressive display change

Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:10:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Many earthquakes are made by humans!

Posted Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:59:31 GMT by JW Dowey

The Earth gets oxygen early

Posted Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:09:21 GMT by JW Dowey

'Penguin' mini-sub will explore ocean depths

Posted Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:22:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Surfing by tortoises

Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Nuclear power from uranium in seawater gets closer

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Leaping Lizards and Self-righting Robots

Posted Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:22:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Essential oils from peppermint boosted with a splash of sage, rosemary and thyme

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 10:59:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Earthquakes are always big news - or are they?

Posted Sat, 26 May 2012 11:02:39 GMT by Michael Evans

More power from spinach

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:03:37 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The two faces of social networking for kids

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:26:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:27:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop