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How mammals got so big

How mammals got so big

Posted Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

1031 large orders of the Mammalia, excluding whales and bats, have been followed during the Coenozoic since dinosaurs disappeared and some small mammals appeared.

How mammals got so big

Human brain and body mass

Human brain and body mass

Posted Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:58:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Researchers in Brazil have discovered that fire and/or cooking had to be developed for our diet long before palaeontologists believed possible, around 1.7 million years ago.

Human brain and body mass

Cretacean murder mystery solved, or is it?

Cretacean murder mystery solved, or is it?

Posted Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:43:38 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Millions of years ago in the Cretaceous period a spider attacked a parasitic wasp in its web, and was then preserved in amber.

Cretacean murder mystery solved, or is it?

New plant-eating dwarf dinosaur discovered - Pegomastax africanus

New plant-eating dwarf dinosaur discovered - Pegomastax africanus

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Pegomastax africanus, a new species of tiny plant-eating dinosaur under two feet long has been found from South African fossils.

New plant-eating dwarf dinosaur discovered - Pegomastax africanus

Masculin-feminin!

Masculin-feminin!

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

The way in which our genes are shared between the sexes creates antagonism between those sexy feminine traits and the equally sexy male attributes. Luckily, the result also depends on genes that modify the selection process!

Masculin-feminin!

Curiosity gets the better of us

Curiosity gets the better of us

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

The Curiosity rover is discovering features of rivers and lakes that flowed vigorously on the surface of Mars, while under the surface are reserves of ice.

Curiosity gets the better of us

Novel Photography from The Barrier Reef

Novel Photography from The Barrier Reef

Posted Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:50:17 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Google Maps have released several panoramas which let you see exactly what our scuba and diver friends see.

Novel Photography from The Barrier Reef

'Orca-saurs' used to rule the Atlantic as orcas do now

'Orca-saurs' used to rule the Atlantic as orcas do now

Posted Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:58:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Two dolphin-like Jurassic crocodiles ruled the sea like orcas do now. Whale-like reptiles have been recognised by several generations of fossil hunters as parallel to modern mammals.

'Orca-saurs' used to rule the Atlantic as orcas do now

Lounging lizards and snake bytes

Lounging lizards and snake bytes

Posted Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Lizard and snake evolution. How did the squamate reptile entrepreneurs evolve from each other and their ancestral forms?

Lounging lizards and snake bytes

Two disasters may have killed the dinosaurs

Two disasters may have killed the dinosaurs

Posted Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:44:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Dinosaurs may have been wiped out by the effects of volcanic eruptions followed by an asteroid 300,000 years later, say American researchers.

Two disasters may have killed the dinosaurs

More power from spinach

More power from spinach

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:03:37 GMT by Adrian Bishop

American researchers have discovered a way of combining the photosynthetic protein in spinach that turns light into electrochemical energy with silicon to produce more electrical current than other 'biohybrid' solar cells.

More power from spinach

The survival and symbiosis of corals

The survival and symbiosis of corals

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:42:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Talk of places like Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia and you tend to think of Pacific coral reefs and the habitat and ecosystems they create. Symbionts (friendly dinoflagellate algae) of hard corals vary according to how resilient the coral host is to change.

The survival and symbiosis of corals

Carbon dioxide could be turned into fuel, say scientists

Carbon dioxide could be turned into fuel, say scientists

Posted Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:49:45 GMT by Adrian Bishop

American scientists are attempting to modify the genes of a soil bacterium to persuade it to make fuel from sources including carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide could be turned into fuel, say scientists

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover gets Curiouser and Curiouser

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover gets Curiouser and Curiouser

Posted Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:47:49 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cruising the red planet for only 4.5-6.0m at the Bradbury landing site, Curiosity, the Mars Rover, will now be wiggling its four corner-wheels once more in anticipation.

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover gets Curiouser and Curiouser

Humans certainly know how to wander - but where and when?

Humans certainly know how to wander - but where and when?

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:19:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

63,000 year old skull fragments of modern humans discovered in Laos. Homo sapiens fossils in Asia confirm that 'out of Africa,' humans colonised far and wide, but perhaps earlier than previously thought.

Humans certainly know how to wander - but where and when?

Nuclear power from uranium in seawater gets closer

Nuclear power from uranium in seawater gets closer

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The dream of extracting uranium from seawater and boosting nuclear energy reserves for many years to come is getting closer, US scientists have heard.

Nuclear power from uranium in seawater gets closer

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The Planet of the Insects

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

Ocean temperature changes are a big alarm call

Posted Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:09:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Old crocs never die, except when it's cold

Posted Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:02:03 GMT by JW Dowey

Dream animal lives - as a fossil

Posted Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:14:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Tallest penguins ever are discovered

Posted Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:55:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Marmosets are marvelous !

Posted Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

How techy is Eric?

Posted Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Latest on your blood

Posted Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:05:19 GMT by JW Dowey

Foxy moves for successful species

Posted Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:37:43 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Finding sheep 'geneius' in their genome

Posted Fri, 06 Jun 2014 06:28:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

'Orca-saurs' used to rule the Atlantic as orcas do now

Posted Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:58:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Making Space via Kazakhstan

Posted Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:23:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A warming beer! Scientists look for biofuels in brew waste

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:23:02 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Black hole jets observed

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:39:00 GMT by James Mathews

New tools to measure carbon caught in windbreak trees

Posted Sun, 03 Jul 2011 16:44:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Green light for jumping spiders

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

Earth started out as 'candy floss'

Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:51:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

New evidence of the first Americans

Posted Sat, 26 Mar 2011 17:18:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Much of ancient Martian atmosphere frozen at poles

Posted Thu, 21 Apr 2011 23:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

''Feathered Helmet'' opens door on earliest vertebrates

Posted Sat, 26 Mar 2011 16:33:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts