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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

Green light for jumping spiders

Green light for jumping spiders

Posted Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:01:57 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How jumping spiders hunt successfully. New research shows that green light is necessary for jumping spider accuracy when hunting. The spiders are able to judge their jumps successfully in green light.

Green light for jumping spiders

Satellite mapping could help prevent coral reef decline

Satellite mapping could help prevent coral reef decline

Posted Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:43:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

By using sophisticated satellite mapping, the decline in coral reefs can be identified and measures put in place to help prevent it, says an American marine ecologist.

Satellite mapping could help prevent coral reef decline

Ubehebe holds fire (in Death Valley)

Ubehebe holds fire (in Death Valley)

Posted Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:14:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Scientists had believed that California's 600 feet deep Ubehebe Crater was an ancient volcanic creation. Forget that! Only 800 years ago, in 1300 AD, all hell reigned in Death Valley.

Ubehebe holds fire (in Death Valley)

Gregarious Cambrians (Siphusauctum gregarium) discovered

Gregarious Cambrians (Siphusauctum gregarium) discovered

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

Large colonies of gregarious tulip creatures (Siphusauctum gregarium) from 500 million years ago have been discovered near the town of Field in Mount Stephen's Burgess Shale.

Gregarious Cambrians (Siphusauctum gregarium) discovered

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How do we face up to ice loss?

Posted Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:31:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Britons prove their ancestry is diverse

Posted Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:11:06 GMT by JW Dowey

Endemic Giant Salamander Threat-from its Neighbour.

Posted Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bees = humans, in false memory at least.

Posted Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Dragons increase in species numbers.

Posted Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:10:06 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution: chemical weapons destroyed in US

Posted Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:55:21 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fascinating new squid behaviour in nature

Posted Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Chimpanzee losses and successes.

Posted Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:46:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bats fly high and DNA techniques are classy

Posted Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:51:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Pluto approached by "strange" probe

Posted Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:17:02 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Planet of the Insects

Posted Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:15:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Electric car to run at Le Mans

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2011 19:43:01 GMT by John Dean

Higgs boson-like particle discovery is missing one more link

Posted Wed, 04 Jul 2012 14:32:11 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:55:08 GMT by Emma McNeil

Skinny worms provide new approach for obesity drugs

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:31:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Geckos crossed the line and got bigger

Posted Tue, 07 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Humans were rare, once

Posted Sun, 20 Oct 2013 10:34:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Bacteria tests offer green fuel hope

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:01:00 GMT by John Dean

Uruguayan fish show how they evolve

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

Masculin-feminin!

Posted Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong