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Burgess Shale - Life and death as they knew it

Burgess Shale - Life and death as they knew it

Posted Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:37:51 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Burgess Shale fossils are one major example of the Cambrian carbonaceous compressions of small bodied animals in mud.

Burgess Shale - Life and death as they knew it

Water fleas swap infection for reproduction

Water fleas swap infection for reproduction

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

A Daphnia freshwater flea trades reproduction for resistance to a deadly parasite, say American scientists.

Water fleas swap infection for reproduction

Fishy modelling

Fishy modelling

Posted Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:08:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Modelling and hydrodynamics. If locomotion drove evolution in the same way as it seemed to drive the industrial revolution, ignoring the efficiency of an animal's metabolism, these models of marine animals could almost be the real thing.

Fishy modelling

Capsule to combat radioactive drinks

Capsule to combat radioactive drinks

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:45:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Scientists have created a capsule that can eliminate 15 radioactive substances from contaminated drinks.

Capsule to combat radioactive drinks

Comets helped bring about life on Earth

Comets helped bring about life on Earth

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Comets crashing to Earth billions of years ago, contained the basic building blocks for life, scientists believe.

Comets helped bring about life on Earth

Butterfly wings idea boosts hydrogen production

Butterfly wings idea boosts hydrogen production

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

Scientists have developed a way of doubling hydrogen gas production that is modelled on the structure of black butterfly wings.

Butterfly wings idea boosts hydrogen production

Madagascar about the girls

Madagascar about the girls

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2012 23:06:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Proof that the people of Madagascar are of Indonesian origin. Genetics have provided evidence of the Polynesian DNA (mitochondrial) in Madagascar from remote Oceania and Y chromosome 'haplogroups' from south-east Asia and Oceania.

Madagascar about the girls

Sexual selection by Chemoattractants

Sexual selection by Chemoattractants

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

In the history of science, sperm chemoattraction has long been recorded in a large variety of species, including plants. When a sperm can find an unfertilised egg more easily, sexual selection and a host of other efficient systems improve.

Sexual selection by Chemoattractants

3D orientation does it for us and chicks

3D orientation does it for us and chicks

Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:00:27 GMT by Dave Armstrong

In extreme conditions or even in normal situations, an animal has to get itself back into the groove quickly after any disorientation. Survival normally depends on it. Your sense of place is dependent on either panorama-matching processes or by matching the actual 3D geometry of a place.

3D orientation does it for us and chicks

Life not so sweet for meat-eating mammals

Life not so sweet for meat-eating mammals

Posted Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Some carnivores often lose their taste for sweet foods and mammals that swallow their food whole have little ability to taste, scientists have found.

Life not so sweet for meat-eating mammals

Gorilla genomes and hopes for hominids

Gorilla genomes and hopes for hominids

Posted Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:05:19 GMT by Dave Armstrong

With the genome of the western gorilla, a new paper has contrived successfully to contrast ourselves and other ape genomes as they have changed in evolution.

Gorilla genomes and hopes for hominids

Health Check for Oetzi the Iceman

Health Check for Oetzi the Iceman

Posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:34:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When we wrote on Oetzi the archer who became 'The Iceman,' we must have missed the point. Now geneticists have jumped into the glacier with him and extracted his DNA for a whole-genome sequence.

Health Check for Oetzi the Iceman

Global warming and mammal body size

Global warming and mammal body size

Posted Sat, 25 Feb 2012 07:54:12 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Horse for Courses! Scientific models to project climate change are continuously being developed. New evidence on how mammals body size corresponds to global warming has just been published.

Global warming and mammal body size

Footprints Bring Fossil Elephants to Life

Footprints Bring Fossil Elephants to Life

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

Could it be that elephants are our superiors in matrilocal (mother-based), hierarchical and complex social structures? Research into fossil elephant trackways investigates their behavior.

Footprints Bring Fossil Elephants to Life

First waterworld planet GJ1214b observed by Hubble

First waterworld planet GJ1214b observed by Hubble

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:44:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Hubble observes a new 'super-Earth' planet, mostly made of water. GJ1214b, has been caterogised by American scientists as the first waterworld.

First waterworld planet GJ1214b observed by Hubble

Human-generated Noise Affects Nestling Birds

Human-generated Noise Affects Nestling Birds

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study researching the effects of human based noise on nestling birds has just been published. Tree swallows for example can be subject to human-generated noise in cities.

Human-generated Noise Affects Nestling Birds

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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

Springtails and harvestmen, a new predator/prey story

Posted Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:47:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Birds and passion, Ecuador rules in biodiversity

Posted Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Vainglorious peacock or successful breeder?

Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

'Spiny' is the Super-Sized Predatory Dino

Posted Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:28:28 GMT by JW Dowey

Ice melt increases at both Poles

Posted Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:22:16 GMT by Dave Armstrong

More power from spinach

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

Hear No Problems and See the Solutions

Posted Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:11:00 GMT by Tara Lynne Groth

Supernova RCW 86 Mystery Solved with Spitzer and WISE

Posted Wed, 26 Oct 2011 00:37:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 22:20:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Leatherback logging in the Atlantic

Posted Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:10:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Asteroids the size of a small house and aircraft carrier passing the Earth

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:02:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Turtle hatchlings as robots?

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

'Thunderthighs' - a new species of dinosaur discovered

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

Calls for Independent Monitoring of Deep Sea Oil Exploitation

Posted Fri, 13 May 2011 22:33:00 GMT by Mike Campbell

Did icy-methane bring on the age of the dinosaur?

Posted Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett