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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

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

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Fascinating new squid behaviour in nature

Posted Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Zero Emission Taxis to be Tested for Olympics 2012

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

Will a little piece of the Red planet go green in 2030?

Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2011 20:22:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Low Flying Objects

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:04:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Scientists' research sounds warning for our oceans

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 14:52:00 GMT by John Dean

Butterflies Blown Away in the Baltic

Posted Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:34:10 GMT by Paul Robinson

Bats and dolphins have a similar genetic heritage

Posted Thu, 05 Sep 2013 08:21:19 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Dream animal lives - as a fossil

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

Butterfly eyespots have potential

Posted Wed, 28 May 2014 11:29:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The rush to electric cars continues

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:48:04 GMT by John Dean

Georgia Tech develop early warning system for tsunamis

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 08:09:00 GMT by Michael Evans