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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

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

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Going to the dogs in Sardinia.

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The great migration of the painted lady.

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Young scientists float new carbon capture plans - Updated

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:05:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

How do we face up to ice loss?

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

Did modern man originate in Israel?

Posted Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:00:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Footprints Bring Fossil Elephants to Life

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

California spirit dreams of ancient language

Posted Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:06:39 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Can you hear the Jurassic crickets?

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

Can the leopard change its spots?

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:11:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Lithium-air batteries a thing of the future, scientists say

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:37:00 GMT by Rachel England

SuperHomes are Open to Visitors

Posted Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:21:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Water fleas swap infection for reproduction

Posted Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop