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  • A giant leap for frog-kind.

    Fri 4:34am
    You would have thought we could have worked out how the amphibians move around by now. But no, we have not, until two scientists carefully X-rayed the mechanics of the frog’s leg. The French have been eating them for so long, you would have thought they…
  • Mammals as they used to be.

    Thu 6:40am
    The mammals are great at adaptation to different niches, but we can’t easily study many lost species that must have contributed to the ecology of living species, as well as being their ancestors!
  • Femme fatale mantis is a cheating cannibal

    Wed 3:45am
    The mantids earn their popularity from the fearsome triangle of a head while the elegant bodies and displays they give us only add to the mystique. Now the background to that grisly mating habit can be revealed !
  • Domestic horses derived from wild restocking.

    Tue 5:30am
    Any obsessions we have with our own cats, birds, dogs, pigs, horses or whatever stems from long-established traits in ourselves, but the elucidation of how the animal species were adapted is just as intriguing. Here is a great story on how the horse became…
  • No to coal & its emissions (70% of global carbon.)

    Mon 12:36pm
    The politicians have "COPPED out" and the industrialists have nobody to stop them. Coal will continue now long beyond its Best Buy Date (which was millions of years ago.)
  • Lima Call for Climate Change !

    Sun 7:20am
    Climate change and carbon dioxide emissions are the simple link. The science tells us about all the other greenhouse gases and the links to rainfall in Europe, Asia and South America, drought in Australia, North America and Africa plus the rise in sea levels.…
  • Flocking genomes! (bird ancestry resolved!)

    Dec 12, 2014, 4:45 am
    When the birds' success is measured, it appears as a fairy tale of opportunity as the dinosaur niches became vacant. They grabbed it with both claws and pecked their way to the top-flight!
  • Humpbacks Come Back

    Dec 10, 2014, 6:55 am
    The large whales are now almost considered as close relatives. We all regard them as conserved by our actions, apart from one or two nations. Now the need is to look at the smaller mammals, the almost-extinct, and those creatures who never get a look-in when…
  • J’aime la belle Paris, mais sacre bleu!

    Dec 9, 2014, 12:14 pm
    Are we picking on Paris? No, this is a simple look at the lively discussion surrounding wood fires and vehicular transport in a typical city these days. Two people arguing about their responsibilities towards their capital and its people. This is the way we…
  • Belugas stop Canadian pipeline

    Dec 8, 2014, 11:32 am
    A fight has been going on in Canada and the US to prevent tar sand oil pipelines from stretching across both nations. Some unexpected support from state governments and First Nation spokesmen also includes the 90 belugas who live in the giant river system of…
  • Natural Human Lives

    Dec 7, 2014, 2:49 pm
    Just how good is it for you to get out and enjoy the natural sea, land or even the air? Walkers swear by it, but they’re just rude. Scuba divers love their sport but is it just a lot of hot air. We have a close look at whether and why the great outdoors…
  • Sentinels for our distant past in Andamans?

    Dec 5, 2014, 4:18 am
    We need to protect many animals and plants throughout our domain, but the domain of other humans needs protection too, as we well know. Here is possibly the last totally isolated culture on earth, just about to be destroyed by poachers, unless we act to defend…
  • Solar Fuel from Artificial Leaves at last.

    Dec 4, 2014, 2:07 pm
    Add less platinum, more hydrogen, take away the natural gas and provide the vehicle. Seems simple enough!
  • Dynamics of Invasive Fish Species Revealed

    Dec 3, 2014, 3:53 am
    When a plant or animal invades your garden, your farm or your lake, the means of dealing with it can be limited. Now we have some understanding of the invasiveness, we can probably do much more to limit these IAS.
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3rd December.

    Dec 2, 2014, 1:55 pm
    How much can we use the disabled to usher in new technology and to fill a great gap in society? To fulfil their hopes and improve economies in every nation, many more people can be employed despite any negative attitudes. The result will be a fairer society…
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