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Butterfly wings idea boosts hydrogen production

Butterfly wings idea boosts hydrogen production

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:45:01 GMT by Linden Volsun

Scientists have developed a way of doubling hydrogen gas production that is modelled on the structure of black butterfly wings.

Butterfly wings idea boosts hydrogen production

Madagascar about the girls

Madagascar about the girls

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2012 23:06:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Proof that the people of Madagascar are of Indonesian origin. Genetics have provided evidence of the Polynesian DNA (mitochondrial) in Madagascar from remote Oceania and Y chromosome 'haplogroups' from south-east Asia and Oceania.

Madagascar about the girls

Sexual selection by Chemoattractants

Sexual selection by Chemoattractants

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

In the history of science, sperm chemoattraction has long been recorded in a large variety of species, including plants. When a sperm can find an unfertilised egg more easily, sexual selection and a host of other efficient systems improve.

Sexual selection by Chemoattractants

3D orientation does it for us and chicks

3D orientation does it for us and chicks

Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:00:27 GMT by Dave Armstrong

In extreme conditions or even in normal situations, an animal has to get itself back into the groove quickly after any disorientation. Survival normally depends on it. Your sense of place is dependent on either panorama-matching processes or by matching the actual 3D geometry of a place.

3D orientation does it for us and chicks

Life not so sweet for meat-eating mammals

Life not so sweet for meat-eating mammals

Posted Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Some carnivores often lose their taste for sweet foods and mammals that swallow their food whole have little ability to taste, scientists have found.

Life not so sweet for meat-eating mammals

Gorilla genomes and hopes for hominids

Gorilla genomes and hopes for hominids

Posted Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:05:19 GMT by Dave Armstrong

With the genome of the western gorilla, a new paper has contrived successfully to contrast ourselves and other ape genomes as they have changed in evolution.

Gorilla genomes and hopes for hominids

Health Check for Oetzi the Iceman

Health Check for Oetzi the Iceman

Posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:34:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When we wrote on Oetzi the archer who became 'The Iceman,' we must have missed the point. Now geneticists have jumped into the glacier with him and extracted his DNA for a whole-genome sequence.

Health Check for Oetzi the Iceman

Global warming and mammal body size

Global warming and mammal body size

Posted Sat, 25 Feb 2012 07:54:12 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Horse for Courses! Scientific models to project climate change are continuously being developed. New evidence on how mammals body size corresponds to global warming has just been published.

Global warming and mammal body size

Footprints Bring Fossil Elephants to Life

Footprints Bring Fossil Elephants to Life

Posted Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:19:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Could it be that elephants are our superiors in matrilocal (mother-based), hierarchical and complex social structures? Research into fossil elephant trackways investigates their behavior.

Footprints Bring Fossil Elephants to Life

First waterworld planet GJ1214b observed by Hubble

First waterworld planet GJ1214b observed by Hubble

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:44:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Hubble observes a new 'super-Earth' planet, mostly made of water. GJ1214b, has been caterogised by American scientists as the first waterworld.

First waterworld planet GJ1214b observed by Hubble

Human-generated Noise Affects Nestling Birds

Human-generated Noise Affects Nestling Birds

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study researching the effects of human based noise on nestling birds has just been published. Tree swallows for example can be subject to human-generated noise in cities.

Human-generated Noise Affects Nestling Birds

Chimpanzee Altruism

Chimpanzee Altruism

Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When we help each other, it's often voluntary and we can offer varying forms of understanding. Whether our closest relative can concur with his fellow chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) when aiming for a goal could be a crucial question.

Chimpanzee Altruism

Can you hear the Jurassic crickets?

Can you hear the Jurassic crickets?

Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The north of China has some perfectly preserved forewings of Jurassic insects. What research has made possible is, by comparison with living Prophalangopsids (sort-of-crickets) and electron microscopy of the stridulation apparatus, a complete and convincing 'reconstruction' of the pure tone at 6.4kHz.

Can you hear the Jurassic crickets?

New clues to animal climate change adaption

New clues to animal climate change adaption

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:41:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Mummified 30,000-year-old bison bones have been used to help scientists discover clues about how animals adapt to rapid climate change.

New clues to animal climate change adaption

Mammal Evolution: Mouse to elephant-size in 24 million generations

Mammal Evolution: Mouse to elephant-size in 24 million generations

Posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:47:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

It takes 24 million generations for a mammal the size of a mouse to become as large as an elephant, but just 100,000 generations to reverse the process and reach extreme dwarfism, say scientists studying mammal evolution.

Mammal Evolution: Mouse to elephant-size in 24 million generations

Tropical volcanoes caused Little Ice Age claim

Tropical volcanoes caused Little Ice Age claim

Posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:58:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Four massive tropical volcano eruptions started the Little Ice Age as early as 1275AD and caused cooling that lasted 500 years, say scientists.

Tropical volcanoes caused Little Ice Age claim

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A giant leap for frog-kind.

Posted Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:34:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Domestic horses derived from wild restocking.

Posted Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Flocking genomes! (bird ancestry resolved!)

Posted Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Dynamics of Invasive Fish Species Revealed

Posted Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:53:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The world as it was, 2.6 million years ago, and will be again!

Posted Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:44:00 GMT by JW Dowey

And the porpoise killer is --- !

Posted Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Turtle! Turn and migrate to the SE Pacific!

Posted Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:21:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The ultimate rainforest tree thrived in Sundaland.

Posted Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:54:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cats, as we know them.

Posted Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:05:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Forest loss in NZ reveals fire prevention ploys.

Posted Sat, 08 Nov 2014 14:46:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Gregarious Cambrians (Siphusauctum gregarium) discovered

Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2012 13:35:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New 'bio-Styrofoam' seems 'pretty green'

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:22:19 GMT by Rachel England

They're after Iceman Oetzi's 5300-year-old blood!

Posted Wed, 02 May 2012 21:18:15 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New Research Suggests How Pterodactyls Really Flew

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 10:41:08 GMT by Julian Jackson

Kepler space telescope used to find solar system similar to ours

Posted Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:59:36 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The right whale, by satellite

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

Israeli and British partnership tackles global challenges

Posted Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:37:05 GMT by Rachel England

Calls for Independent Monitoring of Deep Sea Oil Exploitation

Posted Fri, 13 May 2011 22:33:00 GMT by Mike Campbell

Ants are good at crowd control!

Posted Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

History of a giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)

Posted Sun, 13 May 2012 15:03:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong