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

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

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

A new species of eelpout has been discovered in the Kermadec Trench. The eelpout is named because of its long body, but it's actually in the perch group, related to the little blenny or the large ocean pout.

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

Ants are good at crowd control!

Ants are good at crowd control!

Posted Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

'Go to the ant,' is the instruction. But when ants are crowded, they cannot get around their trails so easily.

Ants are good at crowd control!

Tree Frogs and their adhesive addiction!

Tree Frogs and their adhesive addiction!

Posted Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:24:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The tree frog, like the gecko requires extraordinary adhesion from its toes.

Tree Frogs and their adhesive addiction!

The natural forest community depends on plants that depend on soil

The natural forest community depends on plants that depend on soil

Posted Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:47:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Research on forest ecology in areas of the tropics has been held back for many years, sometimes simply because of the great diversity of plant and animal species influencing each other's niches.

The natural forest community depends on plants that depend on soil

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

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Bees' immunity as they evolved.

Posted Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:29:11 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The wolf and the---domesticated wolf.

Posted Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:20:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Weapons important for stag beetle evolution.

Posted Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:56:28 GMT by JW Dowey

How do we face up to ice loss?

Posted Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:31:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Britons prove their ancestry is diverse

Posted Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:11:06 GMT by JW Dowey

Endemic Giant Salamander Threat-from its Neighbour.

Posted Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bees = humans, in false memory at least.

Posted Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Dragons increase in species numbers.

Posted Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:10:06 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution: chemical weapons destroyed in US

Posted Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:55:21 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fascinating new squid behaviour in nature

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

Is there Martian life on Earth?

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

A bronze buckle in old Alaska

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:51:00 GMT by Ines Morales

More power from spinach

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

Butterfly wings idea boosts hydrogen production

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:45:01 GMT by Linden Volsun

Crab Nebula pulsar gamma rays energy amazing astronomers

Posted Sun, 09 Oct 2011 09:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

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

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

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

Finding sheep 'geneius' in their genome

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

The impact of oxygen-poor oceans on the early evolution of animals

Posted Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:09:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Minoans and genes

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