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Is there Martian life on Earth?

Is there Martian life on Earth?

Posted Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:22:27 GMT by Paul Robinson

The geochemists get a poor press, so they must have decided to soup up their theories and grab some oxygen for their reputation. The claim is that being impossible on earth, ribose sugars can only have been synthesised on Mars, 4 billion years ago. And then...

Is there Martian life on Earth?

Honeyguide selection by interference competition

Honeyguide selection by interference competition

Posted Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:30:50 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When cuckoos and their fellow brood-parasites choose their laying site, there is now some evidence that they compete with each other. They have to deal with the host species, but their own species can be their worst enemy.

Honeyguide selection by interference competition

California spirit dreams of ancient language

California spirit dreams of ancient language

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

The history of Americans is found fascinating, even though we have precious little knowledge of it. The momentum builds with this intriguing study of North American language groups and their relationship with rich and poor ecologies.

California spirit dreams of ancient language

Niches and speciation in orca

Niches and speciation in orca

Posted Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:26:48 GMT by Colin Ricketts

It might seem disappointing to fond that your Atlantic orcas don’t have the speciation evident in some Pacific pods. However, the great find here is that populations almost certainly have to be physically separated, as well as having different niches, in order for a new species to be evolved.

Niches and speciation in orca

The dolphin remembers

The dolphin remembers

Posted Wed, 07 Aug 2013 10:05:48 GMT by Colin Ricketts

We think we're special, but more and more creatures are appearing as altruistic, language-capable and downright human. Dolphins of course will be one of the first in many people's minds to demonstrate high-level mental capacity, or in this case, great cognition and lengthy memories.

The dolphin remembers

Giant rivers of water in the air

Giant rivers of water in the air

Posted Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:11:28 GMT by JW Dowey

Noah's flood was a warning according to the various ancients. These floods are also warning us about something. Do you really wonder what that is?

Giant rivers of water in the air

Heated cheetah hunts!

Heated cheetah hunts!

Posted Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:59:16 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The research on cheetahs has previously left us worried about their ability to speed up their hunt if they overheat. However, medical approaches using bio-sensors have proved that the species is fully capable of using its great abilities if it is so inclined.

Heated cheetah hunts!

Domestic dogs came from Asia to America

Domestic dogs came from Asia to America

Posted Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:47:46 GMT by JW Dowey

Dogs are just dogs, but we owe them a lot for so many reasons, and now they could help elucidate the history of ancient Americans.

Domestic dogs came from Asia to America

Social Mobsters in the Kalahari

Social Mobsters in the Kalahari

Posted Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The study of how cleverly the females in a meerkat mob conduct their social lives while innocently foraging in the desert. Avoiding exclusion is the name of the game.

Social Mobsters in the Kalahari

How to investigate your inner fish!

How to investigate your inner fish!

Posted Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When fish gave rise to our land-based ancestors, some of the fish DNA was left behind as selection chose attributes that suited land best. Fortunately we can use the parts of the genome that remain to investigate change in all the land vertebrates.

How to investigate your inner fish!

Origins of turtle shells

Origins of turtle shells

Posted Sat, 01 Jun 2013 07:07:48 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The turtle is a fantastic design, unequalled among other vertebrates for its adaptable protective shell and its endurance through time. Here is a breakthrough paper that tells us just how the reptiles managed to produce such an endearing and successful creature.

Origins of turtle shells

Minoans and genes

Minoans and genes

Posted Thu, 16 May 2013 13:04:15 GMT by JW Dowey

On Crete, people seem to stay. The Great Island reeks of really ancient culture and strange myths. So researchers decided to ask the ancients where they came from!

Minoans and genes

Thou old black worm, I spit fire on your ashes!

Thou old black worm, I spit fire on your ashes!

Posted Thu, 09 May 2013 08:48:44 GMT by Paul Robinson

Only 23 words can be found truly as roots to most ancient Eurasian languages. These very old words however have been kept through natural selection because of their use in communication.

Thou old black worm, I spit fire on your ashes!

Ancestor of hummingbird and swift

Ancestor of hummingbird and swift

Posted Thu, 02 May 2013 10:58:42 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The North American fossils of humming birds are rare compared to other continents. This fossil is early and provides lots of information relevant to swifts and humming birds.

Ancestor of hummingbird and swift

Turtle hatchlings as robots?

Turtle hatchlings as robots?

Posted Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:02:16 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Tiny hatchlings' flippers have been mimicked (but not mocked!) by an advanced robot that discovers all about their locomotory progress. Long may they swim with those remarkable limbs.

Turtle hatchlings as robots?

Who settled the Americas first?

Who settled the Americas first?

Posted Fri, 19 Apr 2013 07:55:30 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Who settled the Americas first? The Asians certainly did according to all reasonable theories.

Who settled the Americas first?

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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

Astronomers rule (in their universe)

Posted Thu, 01 Jan 2015 10:15:11 GMT by JW Dowey

Mammals that cannot see in the light

Posted Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:02:11 GMT by JW Dowey

A giant leap for frog-kind.

Posted Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:34:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Domestic horses derived from wild restocking.

Posted Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Flocking genomes! (bird ancestry resolved!)

Posted Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Dynamics of Invasive Fish Species Revealed

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

The world as it was, 2.6 million years ago, and will be again!

Posted Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:44:00 GMT by JW Dowey

'Thunderthighs' - a new species of dinosaur discovered

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

Those pesky bacteria

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:39:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Water fleas swap infection for reproduction

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

Risk it, even if you’re a shy great tit!

Posted Wed, 14 May 2014 09:59:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Green light for jumping spiders

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

Phobos Probe

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

Scientist protects seeds for future generations

Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:19:00 GMT by John Dean

Footprints Bring Fossil Elephants to Life

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

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:50:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Cretacean murder mystery solved, or is it?

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