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  • Whale cultures rule in Galápagos.

    Wed 7:30am
    A revolution took place in the Pacific over a 30-year period. Between the 1980s and 2014, new groups of sperm whales replaced the thousands who had normally occupied the Galápagos Islands area. Who was who and where did they emigrate or immigrate? The answers…
  • Sperm speed gene improves reproduction

    Tue 9:43am
    Could humans benefit from a gene that speeds up the sperm as it swims? In a deer mouse, it works wonders for up to 14 litters per year and 9 offspring per litter! You do the math.
  • Going to the dogs in Sardinia.

    Oct 13, 2016, 9:05 am
    We will soon have many unexpected insights into human and other species’ problems such as disease or simply anthropology. The chemicals that control our every movement and thought are inherited. Now even the dogs we breed can be recruited to help understand…
  • Pacific bluefin tuna nears a critical state.

    Oct 9, 2016, 1:25 pm
    Will the Pacific see conservation happening as it had to do in the Atlantic? The case of the tuna species there, in past present and future scenarios, leaves us wondering which attitudes reign in Korea, Japan, the USA and Mexico.
  • The great migration of the painted lady.

    Oct 5, 2016, 4:35 am
    Do the same individuals persevere across continents and deserts to achieve a yearly miracle migration? Its seems some do make it for 4000km, but they mainly rely on several generations forging north or south to reach suitable breeding habitat.
  • Common dolphins adapt to bay life.

    Sep 28, 2016, 5:50 am
    Dolphin worlds are no longer circus-like recreation for humans, but one oceanic species has found it possible to settle down in a relatively restricted habitat. Here is the story of their novel world, with I’m sure, more evolutionary possibilities to come.
  • Murder mystery involves a 5000-year-old personality

    Sep 27, 2016, 5:10 am
    You are either obsessed with ancient times, as Europe became populated and China achieved the first imperial power - or you are bored stiff with it. Well here is one stiff who could manage to become the first immortal – if technology can finally pin the…
  • Marine predators forage hotspots at oceanic fronts.

    Sep 21, 2016, 3:40 am
    The mechanisms of shelf-sea fronts are poorly understood. As a front passes, how do plankton and their consumers contribute to the ecology of sea and land nearby? Many species of predator specialise in visiting these fronts, whether transient or fixed, and…
  • Scotland the Wave (tidal power takes over in the north)

    Sep 20, 2016, 4:40 am
    Wave power or tidal power? The answer probably depends on where you are. If you have the frightening power that has always inspired names like Cape Wrath, then those tides should produce the most power in Europe. On the other hand, the regular movement of…
  • GODAN: Worldwide Hunger indicates Help Needed!

    Sep 14, 2016, 2:25 pm
    We’re afraid that we have neglected the food security side of our responsibilities. Articles on Politics and Health have been published at the expense of this vital area, as the effects of consolidating food reserves are not only to alleviate criminal use of…
  • Mola mola, the sunfish genome is incredible!

    Sep 12, 2016, 5:10 am
    The research effort on the sunfish now has its genome: one of the most useful tools to use on a species to discover how it has evolved such remarkable anatomy. It has been called a natural mutant, but it has simply and rapidly adapted to its oceanic habitat…
  • Whales are loving the warm Pacific Arctic.

    Sep 7, 2016, 4:40 am
    Boom time or bust? The terrible effects of the loss of our Arctic sea ice have been well-advertised. Rearing young, or simply hunting prey, in the case of polar bears, has become almost impossible where the ice has gone. This relatively good news is of the…
  • Extinction danger for great apes, Hawaiian plants and many more!

    Sep 5, 2016, 4:40 pm
    The IUCN have concentrated on plant species and great apes and Africa in their latest update to the Red List.
  • Wood we/Wouldn't we sustain our woods-well we did, once!

    Sep 4, 2016, 9:05 am
    Tropical forests are declining fast, but how greedy were ancient peoples in their robbing of the wood and resources from other forests. One example only shines of sustainability.
  • Cougars in Hollywood

    Aug 31, 2016, 3:40 am
    How can foxes, badgers and other Carnivores survive when a giant freeway blocks their route to feeding areas? The demography, the genetics and the extinction risk are all considered here, with a resonance for all species that need some kind of wildlife…
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