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  • Seahorses live further north than we thought

    Fri 3:48pm
    When an animal population is hard to sample because they are low in numbers or hard to catch, genetics can now come to the rescue. If we don’t discover a species secrets, we will never be able to conserve them. The seahorse, like any fish, is able to survive…
  • Naked, unafraid mole rats and longevity

    Thu 3:35am
    The length of time that we live is linked to sociality and, now, to a tendency to live underground. The interest in this new research is more in the unique habits of some of our relatives than in the never-ending search for substances that will help us to live…
  • Fascinating new squid behaviour in nature

    Wed 11:20am
    To observe the cuttlefish or the squid is to see wonderful colour change ability. Maybe now, we can find out how exactly they use this ability in mating of deterrence of predators. Video has been used now to follow animals clandestinely, although one cam was…
  • Solar fuel cells develop in Sweden.

    Wed 2:34am
    The future of our energy needs lies heavily with solar power. Unless wind and solar renewables kick off more and more new and technological moves, we will be left with failing and polluting energy solutions by politicians who understand even less about what…
  • Hatching Giants on Galapagos!

    Tue 12:45pm
    The Galapagos tortoise is, along with one or two other island species, precious and almost mythical in its great size and long life. Now, we at last, we are conserving these interesting creatures properly, instead of letting them slowly die out, like Lonely…
  • Waterbirds respond to global warming.

    Mon 3:01pm
    While many of our articles concentrate on raptors or rare species, the birds we look at tend to duck the more obvious species of waterfowl. In the case of the beautiful smew, a lot of work has gone into investigating every country it migrates through on its…
  • Life on Europe

    Sun 7:29am
    Deeply involved in the past, this insight into how the archipelago of Europe survived the terrible disaster of the K-Pg boundary is essential reading- if you are a North American dinosaur, that is!
  • Unhappy home pollution is rife.

    Jan 23, 2015, 11:48 am
    How clean is your home? Rephrase that now and ask yourself how polluted it is, compared to the fresh air, if your neighbourhood has any. You may be hygienic too, which is another kettle of fish (smelly that is). Whatever your situation, we all become…
  • Wind reps. are full of hot air! (fossilised)

    Jan 22, 2015, 3:47 pm
    How sure are you that your nation is following the best energy advice from the recognised experts? Lobbying has spread recently to become a load of cobblers! (lies)
  • Chimpanzee losses and successes.

    Jan 22, 2015, 11:46 am
    How DO we save our nearest relative? The wild chimpanzee is far different from the tea-swilling and ultra-cute babies we are used to in various disguises. The existence of these populations in Africa echoes our own origins, but differently! To allow the…
  • Do we choose senescence or eternal youth?

    Jan 20, 2015, 6:11 am
    Do we want to live longer? The question needs to be asked of those who have achieved great age. The science of aging is finally coming-of-age as we approach an allele that can eliminate those pesky cells that can’t stay healthy any more and move towards the…
  • Fanged frogs and live-bearing feats.

    Jan 18, 2015, 10:50 am
    There are so many new species out there waiting to be found and it is essential we find them before so many become extinct. Here is a wonderful island that will suffer the fate of the rest of its nation, if we can’t stop the habitat destruction with which…
  • Solar goes perovskite

    Jan 17, 2015, 7:19 am
    Economy and energy around the globe is being jump-started by renewable energies. Whole nations can benefit from these researches on solar panel improvements, but there is always more that can be discovered. We attempt here to keep up to date with one of the…
  • Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

    Jan 16, 2015, 5:13 am
    Cats and dogs are our best friends. You know that saying about friends and enemies, though. We need to be aware of any risks, otherwise our Toxoplasma infection rate will rise from the 30% already recognised!
  • Feet get wet quicker now!

    Jan 15, 2015, 9:10 am
    The news on sea-level rise is not from new computer models this time, but it is really bad. The previous estimates were wildly inaccurate, on the higher side---meaning recent rises have been accelerating much faster than we thought. Horrific increases are…
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