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Those pesky apes keep coming and adapting - as do the theories

Those pesky apes keep coming and adapting - as do the theories

Posted Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:40:49 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Human origins fascinate some people more than our currently-evolved selves. We have, in Africa, the mother of our species and civilisation. Unfortunately, we were fed a false theory in the beginning and now play catch up with the fossils that give us clues about our adaptive ancestors.

Those pesky apes keep coming and adapting - as do the theories

Aping parrots?

Aping parrots?

Posted Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:58:59 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study into African Grey parrot intelligence using acoustic association. While several animals now appear to almost equal the apes in intelligence, conclusive proof was needed.

Aping parrots?

Touchdown Confirmed - Mars Landing for NASA's Curiosity Rover

Touchdown Confirmed - Mars Landing for NASA's Curiosity Rover

Posted Mon, 06 Aug 2012 07:04:27 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Touchdown for the Curiosity Rover on Mars as the landing is confirmed. An incredible success for NASA and an unprecedented feat of technology.

Touchdown Confirmed - Mars Landing for NASA's Curiosity Rover

Kepler space telescope used to find solar system similar to ours

Kepler space telescope used to find solar system similar to ours

Posted Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:59:36 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A solar system similar to our own has been discovered with the Kepler space telescope. This parallel solar system is the first exoplanetary system found, meaning it has planets in aligned orbit around a central star.

Kepler space telescope used to find solar system similar to ours

Red-eyed tree frogs and their frog-flies: recruitment and colonization

Red-eyed tree frogs and their frog-flies: recruitment and colonization

Posted Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When a dead red eyed tree frog's egg is used as food by fly larvae, that is an important part of the decomposition of living material. Frog flies tend to choose dead eggs but can lay on others that are healthy nearby.

Red-eyed tree frogs and their frog-flies: recruitment and colonization

The Frankenstein Medusoid Jellyfish

The Frankenstein Medusoid Jellyfish

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

A new species of jelly? Well of sorts; Medusoid, the artificial jellyfish. Medusoid is a piece of silicone and some bits of heart muscle and is named after the sexual phase of jellyfish.

The Frankenstein Medusoid Jellyfish

Improving electronics by investigating dolphin sonar capabilities

Improving electronics by investigating dolphin sonar capabilities

Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:36:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The use of algorithms to solve equations has been extended to theorising as to how on earth dolphins cope with their advanced sonar in 'bubbly' conditions they create themselves. No solutions exactly to such a complex problem, but a meeting of mind: human and dolphin - and electronics.

Improving electronics by investigating dolphin sonar capabilities

O'Sun Nomad portable solar light system

O'Sun Nomad portable solar light system

Posted Mon, 16 Jul 2012 07:47:13 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The O'SUN NOMAD solar lamp was designed by Alain Gilles to help provide a portable eco-friendly lighting system for use in developing countries and for those without access to electricity.

O'Sun Nomad portable solar light system

Fish 'Guilds' dependent on habitat selection

Fish 'Guilds' dependent on habitat selection

Posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:19:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Study on fish guilds in the Bristol Channel, UK. New data shows that large-bodied fish species dominate protected areas of habitat and in open water habitats, where the schooling of fish may help protect them against predation, there are larger numbers of smaller fish. The study explains why some fish species are more numerous than others and why this can vary across different types of habitat.

Fish 'Guilds' dependent on habitat selection

Higgs boson-like particle discovery is missing one more link

Higgs boson-like particle discovery is missing one more link

Posted Wed, 04 Jul 2012 14:32:11 GMT by Dave Armstrong

CERN scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider may have seen the missing Higgs boson or 'god particle'.

Higgs boson-like particle discovery is missing one more link

Who are the most successful primates? - well, us, just!

Who are the most successful primates? - well, us, just!

Posted Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A study of the rhesus macaque and primate genetic diversity. The diversity of primates is legion, but within each species is a diversity that has enabled them to conquer continents, forest, scrub and mountain environments.

Who are the most successful primates? - well, us, just!

What dolphin genes show us about convergent intelligence

What dolphin genes show us about convergent intelligence

Posted Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new research study on the the molecular landscape of brain evolution and cognition of dolphins has been published today.

What dolphin genes show us about convergent intelligence

Human ancestors had teeth chemistry like giraffes

Human ancestors had teeth chemistry like giraffes

Posted Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Human ancestors two million years ago ate plants, including bark, and had teeth chemistry like giraffes, new research suggests.

Human ancestors had teeth chemistry like giraffes

Macro or mega, it's still ecology

Macro or mega, it's still ecology

Posted Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:32:10 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new essay published in PLoS ONE looks at macroecology and sustainability. Humans are constrained by the systems that operate within the planet earth's ecological framework. Ecology has always been a minor partner in human endeavours, but seems to be the crucial one for us now.

Macro or mega, it's still ecology

Elephant pregnancy is unique

Elephant pregnancy is unique

Posted Tue, 19 Jun 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Elephant pregnancy lasts for 22 months. At up to 680 days (average 647 days), elephants have the longest gestation period on earth. New research, published in Biological Sciences, investigates.

Elephant pregnancy is unique

Archaea live long and slowly

Archaea live long and slowly

Posted Sat, 02 Jun 2012 19:03:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

T-Rex came and went, then mammals ruled, all the while the single-celled archaeon persisted with its slow growth lifestyle. Distantly related to bacteria, archaea have the slowest growth rate known to date.

Archaea live long and slowly

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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

Minoans and genes

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

Common species are most important in ecosystems

Posted Tue, 27 May 2014 10:13:00 GMT by JW Dowey

No nearer to reasons for Neanderthals' extinction

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

New Species! Eelpout species numbers rise with another deep-sea find

Posted Sat, 09 Feb 2013 15:06:48 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mercury's secrets revealed by the MESSENGER

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

Young scientists float new carbon capture plans - Updated

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

Carbon dioxide could be turned into fuel, say scientists

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

Biological community building

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:08:00 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