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Macro or mega, it's still ecology

Macro or mega, it's still ecology

Posted Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:32:10 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new essay published in PLoS ONE looks at macroecology and sustainability. Humans are constrained by the systems that operate within the planet earth's ecological framework. Ecology has always been a minor partner in human endeavours, but seems to be the crucial one for us now.

Macro or mega, it's still ecology

Elephant pregnancy is unique

Elephant pregnancy is unique

Posted Tue, 19 Jun 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Elephant pregnancy lasts for 22 months. At up to 680 days (average 647 days), elephants have the longest gestation period on earth. New research, published in Biological Sciences, investigates.

Elephant pregnancy is unique

Archaea live long and slowly

Archaea live long and slowly

Posted Sat, 02 Jun 2012 19:03:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

T-Rex came and went, then mammals ruled, all the while the single-celled archaeon persisted with its slow growth lifestyle. Distantly related to bacteria, archaea have the slowest growth rate known to date.

Archaea live long and slowly

Super-eruptions may only take hundreds of years to form

Super-eruptions may only take hundreds of years to form

Posted Wed, 30 May 2012 21:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Volcanic super-eruptions, with the potential to wipe out huge populations, could take just hundreds of years to form rather than the 100,000 previously thought, say American geologists.

Super-eruptions may only take hundreds of years to form

Sex determination in birds

Sex determination in birds

Posted Tue, 29 May 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The ZZW hen is female to start with but develops male characteristics and produces no fertile gametes (eggs OR sperm). Except that is for the ZZW Kentish plover, noted in the study of sex determination in birds.

Sex determination in birds

Earthquakes are always big news - or are they?

Earthquakes are always big news - or are they?

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

Earthquake prediction is an inexact science and the recent Italian earthquake has highlighted the danger of not taking adequate precautions. An Anglo-Russian satelite programme hopes to be able to use electromagnetic signals as a means of early warning.

Earthquakes are always big news - or are they?

Placentals ruled before the Cretaceous

Placentals ruled before the Cretaceous

Posted Thu, 24 May 2012 12:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Theropod dinosaurs ruled the earth then died out in the Cretaceous, leaving the little mammals to diversify. Many genomes are now examinable for signs of diversification in these species' past.

Placentals ruled before the Cretaceous

When dinosaurs ruled the Pampas

When dinosaurs ruled the Pampas

Posted Wed, 23 May 2012 10:40:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

In Patagonia, which was part of southern Gondwanaland, a very early complete (almost) theropod dinosaur example has been found from the middle of the Jurassic period, 40 million years before any relative.

When dinosaurs ruled the Pampas

Robo-fish uses arti-fish-ial intelligence to find pollution

Robo-fish uses arti-fish-ial intelligence to find pollution

Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 13:27:20 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Robotic fish used to find pollution. A four-foot robot fish that uses artificial intelligence to track, find and record water pollution is being tested.

Robo-fish uses arti-fish-ial intelligence to find pollution

Pollination: Flowers are masters of reproduction

Pollination: Flowers are masters of reproduction

Posted Fri, 18 May 2012 15:16:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

American university researchers have found how flowers have an efficient way of reproducing, ensuring that fertilisation is successful even if the initial pollen is faulty.

Pollination: Flowers are masters of reproduction

Where, how and what do an ant and a pitcher plant exchange?

Where, how and what do an ant and a pitcher plant exchange?

Posted Wed, 16 May 2012 10:28:34 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mutual benefits of a relationship between an ant species and pitcher plant; mutualism. Only one of the 120 species of the Nepenthes genus has been found so far to use a single plant - ant species within its tissues to help out.

Where, how and what do an ant and a pitcher plant exchange?

History of a giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)

History of a giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)

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

Ecology of coastal giant salamanders, (Dicamptodon tenebrosus). Research into the genetic structure and history of giant salamander populations in the United States and Canada.

History of a giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)

LED street lights save millions each year

LED street lights save millions each year

Posted Thu, 10 May 2012 19:16:22 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Eco-friendly LED street lights are saving million of dollars each year in town and city power bills and are reducing carbon emissions.

LED street lights save millions each year

The Dwarf Mammoth of Crete: Mammuthus Creticus

The Dwarf Mammoth of Crete: Mammuthus Creticus

Posted Tue, 08 May 2012 23:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The smallest species of mammoth that ever existed lived on Crete. Fossils of Mammuthus creticus, a dwarf mammoth, were discovered on the Greek island.

The Dwarf Mammoth of Crete: Mammuthus Creticus

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

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

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

Oetzi the iceman should not have had any blood preserved for the length of time (5,300 years) he has been lying in the mountains. But, as ever with this persistent man, Oetzi has come up trumps.

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

Fossil fish: Rebellatrix the 'rebel coelacanth'

Fossil fish: Rebellatrix the 'rebel coelacanth'

Posted Wed, 02 May 2012 19:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A 'rebel' coelacanth (Rebellatrix) killer fish fossil found in Canada dating back 240 million years has been described for the first time.

Fossil fish: Rebellatrix the 'rebel coelacanth'

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Primates and alcohol, a natural relationship?

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Koomal - predictions for survival in the Australian bush.

Posted Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:30:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Sea birds secret colony location policy!

Posted Mon, 16 May 2016 08:59:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The Potential and Evolutionary Fireworks of Cross-Kingdom Genetic Transfers.

Posted Sat, 16 Apr 2016 11:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

People and Deer: the diverse, diverting past.

Posted Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The earliest permafrost pets.

Posted Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new population model for right whale numbers in New Zealand.

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:35:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

Acidification of the Barrier Reef.

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2016 07:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Air travel with less carbon, more aerodynamics?

Posted Tue, 01 Mar 2016 12:37:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whale-guided research reveals the oceans’ true biology.

Posted Thu, 18 Feb 2016 11:42:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Tropical volcanoes caused Little Ice Age claim

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

Microblog post saves truckload of dogs in China

Posted Wed, 20 Apr 2011 07:03:01 GMT by Gracie Valena

NASA forest map shows carbon storage

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 07:05:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Phobos Probe

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 10:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bright beaks equals delight for ducks

Posted Thu, 14 Apr 2011 07:58:01 GMT by Ruth Hendry

'Greenhouse' Effect Endangers Ocean Life

Posted Thu, 19 May 2011 15:09:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Capsule to combat radioactive drinks

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:45:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Gorilla genomes and hopes for hominids

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

Dynamics of Invasive Fish Species Revealed

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

New Research Suggests How Pterodactyls Really Flew

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