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Scavenger T.rex much more like a hyena than a lion

Scavenger T.rex much more like a hyena than a lion

Posted Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:02:00 GMT by Louise Murray

An epic Montana fossil bed census suggests Tyrannosaurus rex was more of an opportunistic scavenger like a hyena, than an apex predator like a lion. This is the largest study of its kind in the world and the first complete picture of an ancient ecosystem dominated by dinosaurs.

Scavenger T.rex much more like a hyena than a lion

'Thunderthighs' - a new species of dinosaur discovered

'Thunderthighs' - a new species of dinosaur discovered

Posted Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:22:00 GMT by Louise Murray

A new species of dinosaur, Brontomerus, literally 'thunderthighs', has been found in a quarry in Utah, USA. Named for it's extremely large thigh muscles, the larger than elephant-sized beast may have used them to kick fight predators or rivals.

'Thunderthighs' - a new species of dinosaur discovered

Biodiesel produced from wastewater microalgae

Biodiesel produced from wastewater microalgae

Posted Sun, 20 Feb 2011 10:04:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Scientists have developed a way to extract a new kind of biodiesel from microalgae. They have worked out that once the microalgae have been through the treatment system and purified the wastewater then it can potentially be used to run construction vehicles, buses and farm equipment.

Biodiesel produced from wastewater microalgae

John Michael Greer Looks Forward to Our Ecotechnic Future

John Michael Greer Looks Forward to Our Ecotechnic Future

Posted Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:33:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Book Review of an excellent road map to a possible future way of living. The American Archdruid - yes, he really is a druid - and ecological author John Michael Greer has written a book called The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World, a follow-on to his analysis of the short term predicament our society is in: The Long Descent.

John Michael Greer Looks Forward to Our Ecotechnic Future

Wind-powered car sails its way across continent

Wind-powered car sails its way across continent

Posted Wed, 16 Feb 2011 13:15:00 GMT by Astrid Madsen

The Wind Explorer, a wind-powered vehicle recently completed journey across Australia. You've heard of solar powered cars, now it's time to welcome wind powered vehicles, which by and large avail of the same basic technology - bar the kites and the turbine!

Wind-powered car sails its way across continent

Did some dinosaurs survive the mass extinction?

Did some dinosaurs survive the mass extinction?

Posted Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:59:00 GMT by Michael Evans

A new method of dating indicates that a New Mexico dinosaur was alive 700,000 years after the ''mass extinction'' of all the others. Is it possible that the previously accepted date is wrong? Researchers from the University of Alberta have cast shadow of doubt on this timescale after they examined a fossilised hadrosaur bone that was discovered in New Mexico.

Did some dinosaurs survive the mass extinction?

Evolution stumbling block to strong scientific education in US

Evolution stumbling block to strong scientific education in US

Posted Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:31:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The reluctance of US high school science teachers to teach evolutionary biology is causing a major stumbling block in the provision of a sound scientific education. Evolution is one of those things that you either believe in or you don't and recent research indicates that more than half of US public school science teachers are not strong advocates of evolutionary biology.

Evolution stumbling block to strong scientific education in US

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

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

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

Advances in battery technology such as lithium-air batteries are unlikely to happen soon. Electric vehicles are gaining popularity around the world, but their potential for becoming completely mainstream remains hampered by the limited range of their lithium-ion batteries.

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

Scientists find value in waste incineration ash

Scientists find value in waste incineration ash

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 09:25:00 GMT by Rachel England

Fly ash treatment proves environmental winner. MSWI reduces the volume and weight of social refuse and generates power as it is burnt. The resulting fly ash contains a variety of sought-after elements, including silica, aluminium, iron, calcium and bromine. However, it also contains elements of lead, zinc, mercury and cadmium (among other heavy metals), making it a hazardous waste material and as such it is predominantly sent to landfill.

Scientists find value in waste incineration ash

Electric dreams? or is there a drive towards electric vehicles

Electric dreams? or is there a drive towards electric vehicles

Posted Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:39:00 GMT by Simon Kent

The drive towards electric vehicles pick up speed. China is set to create at least 10 million electric car charging points by 2020. A heavy dependence on foreign oil, plus significant CO2 levels are leading the country to push towards a more environmentally friendly transport infrastructure.

Electric dreams? or is there a drive towards electric vehicles

The impact of oxygen-poor oceans on the early evolution of animals

The impact of oxygen-poor oceans on the early evolution of animals

Posted Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:09:01 GMT by Michael Evans

How fluctuations in levels of oceanic oxygen affected the early evolution of animal life. The accepted view of the Earth's history is that for its first four billion years it was in an anoxic state and that about 600 million years ago the oceans became oxygen-rich to approximately the degree that they are today.

The impact of oxygen-poor oceans on the early evolution of animals

Bigger hybrids are on a roll

Bigger hybrids are on a roll

Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:04:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Hybrid vehicles get bigger and better with significant numbers expected to be on the road by 2015. Hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius have been the automotive success-story of the last decade, and this has fuelled growth in hybrid power for bigger vehicles like buses and trucks. Hybrid vehicles use electric power to supplement the polluting and inefficient internal combustion engine (ICE) which powers most vehicles using petrol or diesel.

Bigger hybrids are on a roll

No nearer to reasons for Neanderthals' extinction

No nearer to reasons for Neanderthals' extinction

Posted Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:47:58 GMT by Michael Evans

US study indicates that Neanderthal extinction was not due to dietry deficiency. Archaeologists cannot agree whether Neanderthals are a separate human species or a subspecies of modern humans.

No nearer to reasons for Neanderthals' extinction

Did modern man originate in Israel?

Did modern man originate in Israel?

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

Israeli archaeologists believe that remains found in a cave indicate that Homo sapiens roamed Israel 400,000 years ago.

Did modern man originate in Israel?

Indonesian and German collaboration completes tsunami early warning system

Indonesian and German collaboration completes tsunami early warning system

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:37:14 GMT by Paromita Pain

Six years after the tsunami disaster of 26th December 2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed. The Federal Government of Germany contracted the Helmholtz Association, represented by the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, to work on and execute an early warning tsunami system in the Indian Ocean

Indonesian and German collaboration completes tsunami early warning system

New insights into the formation of the Earth, the Moon and Mars

New insights into the formation of the Earth, the Moon and Mars

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:11:14 GMT by Michael Evans

A team from the NASA Lunar Research Institute concludes that the Earth, Moon and Mars were formed as the result of massive solar impacts. It is known that siderophile, or metal-loving elements such as gold and platinum are common to the mantles of Earth, the Moon and Mars and new research has shown that massive impactors delivered this abundance during the final phase of planet formation

New insights into the formation of the Earth, the Moon and Mars

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Marine predators forage hotspots at oceanic fronts.

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Endemic Giant Salamander Threat-from its Neighbour.

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The Neander Valley has a lot to answer for!

Posted Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:11:48 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Tallest penguins ever are discovered

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'Spiny' is the Super-Sized Predatory Dino

Posted Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:28:28 GMT by JW Dowey

Bats fly high and DNA techniques are classy

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Pollution: chemical weapons destroyed in US

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

The Frankenstein Medusoid Jellyfish

Posted Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:47:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Evolution stumbling block to strong scientific education in US

Posted Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:31:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Curiosity gets the better of us

Posted Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong