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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

Great White versus Wave Glider

Great White versus Wave Glider

Posted Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:07:24 GMT by Paul Robinson

Powered by wave and solar, the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider lets you follow tagged sharks in real time with the 'Shark Net' app for your iPhone or iPad.

Great White versus Wave Glider

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Turtle! Turn and migrate to the SE Pacific!

Posted Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:21:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The ultimate rainforest tree thrived in Sundaland.

Posted Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:54:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cats, as we know them.

Posted Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:05:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Forest loss in NZ reveals fire prevention ploys.

Posted Sat, 08 Nov 2014 14:46:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Birds run carefully in the rough.

Posted Sun, 02 Nov 2014 19:19:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Our ancient ancestors couldn't digest milk

Posted Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Copulation was invented by ancient fish

Posted Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:20:43 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Stilt break records for migration and finding water.

Posted Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:05:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Geckos crossed the line and got bigger

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

As much oxygen as you need

Posted Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cracking the energy saving code

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Fantastic ancient fauna precedes mammal evolution

Posted Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Look out below: Satellite coming back to Earth

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:50:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

A warming beer! Scientists look for biofuels in brew waste

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

Mercury's secrets revealed by the MESSENGER

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:20:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

How sloths breathe upside down

Posted Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:34:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Torquay man

Posted Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Neander Valley has a lot to answer for!

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

Buildings that repair and heat themselves

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:03:06 GMT by Martin Leggett

Zero Emission Taxis to be Tested for Olympics 2012

Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:49:00 GMT by Julian Jackson