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  • International Bat Weekend is Here!

    Thu 3:30am
    We need bats, but in the same way we need their prey the insects. It’s impossible to see all the services they perform in eating pests and even spreading seeds in the case of fruit bats, just as we seem to have ignored the bees working at pollination of…
  • Evolution of placental lizards gave us advanced skinks,

    Tue 7:00pm
    It’s likely that these advanced vertebrates evolved extreme matrotrophy only once, but when we compare that habit with many other advanced features, it seems skinks come out top in adaptations for advanced life styles.
  • Has the mosquito had its Day?

    Sat 6:40am
    We have the chance to counter new viral and ancient parasitic disease with rapid diagnostic technologies. Let’s grab the chance to win this battle against disease, even when we lose against the latest mutations of the deadly viruses.
  • California butterflies and neonicotinoids!

    Aug 17, 2016, 4:40 am
    When a great, immoveable pollution source is faced by an increasingly smaller butterfly population, what is going to happen? Ask the bees, if their nervous systems are still savvy.
  • Australian Super Spider Colours!

    Aug 12, 2016, 8:05 am
    The Australian spiders seem as distinct as the rest of their flora and fauna, with colour the distinguishing mark in this case. Despite their tiny size, these males manage to get noticed by the girls with their fabulous blue scales which amplify reflected…
  • A whale of a problem with shipping, noise, and conserving life.

    Aug 11, 2016, 6:10 am
    The humpback was hunted until only 1400 animals were left. Life seems more secure, though they are still endangered, but is there a future for any oceanic life if we turn a blind ear to the noise we emit, and all the rest of the pollution we dump on the sea?
  • Superorganism extraordinaire-a full expose on army ants.

    Aug 8, 2016, 10:40 am
    We regard the most impressive living things as large animals, such as extinct giants, but to consider the life and influence of great trees or the efficiency of a spectacular army ant raid, killing everything in its path, can’t be disregarded. Maybe we have…
  • Desert elephants - nature, nurture, and we love them anyway!

    Aug 4, 2016, 6:50 am
    The existence of a water loving species in the middle of a great desert shocked early explorers and has that effect still. Memory, migration and magnificent skills serve the Namibian elephant well, as they probably have for other, long-dead elephant…
  • We've never walked alone- whether chimpanzee or hominin !

    Aug 2, 2016, 7:00 pm
    How did our ancestors get about. Moving out of as well as inside Africa presented problems that must have given us our current abilities for walking and running with an incredible efficiency only equalled by wolves. I wonder what gave us this potato-like…
  • Lobsters lose out to global warming

    Aug 1, 2016, 8:30 am
    Off New England lie the settlement grounds of many large lobsters, closely related to the Northern European species. As the Atlantic warms, it could be that fewer young settle so more protection is almost certainly essential if any are to survive.
  • The singer sings his own song, if you are an American junco!

    Jul 27, 2016, 5:00 am
    The songs are what makes all of these songbird species stand out, just as we tend to appreciate many other species, including rock stars, who can amuse us with the noises they emit!
  • The Circular Economy and the Global Economy

    Stefan Ranstrand has been the boss of Norwegian -based TOMRA since 2009. Here he presents a vision of how his company may progress in the so-called circular economy. We can see the result in the US and Europe quite soon, if his resource revolution technologies…
  • How is Your Climate/Can You Help Avoid the Worst Year in History?

    Jul 24, 2016, 6:30 am
    When our children ask what 2016 was like, what will we tell them about the likely hottest year that has ever been recorded.? We may be facing the truth about climate change next year, or even earlier.
  • Primates and alcohol, a natural relationship?

    Jul 20, 2016, 6:20 am
    When science attempts to discover how natural alcohol sources may affect calorie intake, it is likely that human considerations come into consideration. In this paper, the media can hopefully focus sufficiently on the genetic significance, and not whether…
  • New Homes for Ants: socialism in insects!

    Jul 19, 2016, 5:05 pm
    We do need to study other organisms in order to improve our understanding of not only nature, but chemistry, sociability and simple organisation. You would think that a colonising ant would have little to show, but the way in which individuals are empowered,…
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