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  • Teaching is the Oldest Profession.

    Tue 5:47am
    How do we evaluate modern humans in their approach to high fidelity learning. We are barely adequate in evaluating teaching, so maybe it is about time we looked more closely at how children really learn. The so-called professionals, from areas that are barely…
  • Raven-mad or just nutcrackers: mutualism among trees and crows.

    Feb 5, 2016, 5:50 am
    The joy of mutualism is in forever finding new connections although in this case, we should have listened to the seers at least as long ago as 1653. Many crows and their relatives hoard food n activity known as scatter-hoarding. Even the giant of the family,…
  • Hey, Drain Buster - try your skill at waste disposal.

    Feb 3, 2016, 5:50 am
    More important than food, if you are not starving; more important than children, if you are currently without; the sustainability of civilisation from the ancients to the International Space Station, is connected to waste and recycling, whether it is water or…
  • Lake disappears as Bolivia dries up.

    Feb 1, 2016, 4:08 am
    The world's water problems do not simply include the Aral Sea and this Bolivian lake. Whole states and nations are suffering from droughts that go unnoticed internationally. If we can alleviate the suffering of people and renovate some of the environmental…
  • Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits - nohare to be seen.

    Jan 27, 2016, 4:09 pm
    The distribution of animals and plants can be absolutely fascinating. While fossils may not interest everybody, the mammals that occupy our earth currently give us a wealth of information. This concerns climate and geological change, as their ancestors, and…
  • Climate warriors, renewables champions, carbon absorbers or not?

    Jan 25, 2016, 1:00 pm
    As Paris sinks in and April promises yet further promises, how are the pollution and carbon footprints decreasing over some of the major players in world climate change?
  • Crops for Every Corn - or Sauerkraut!

    Jan 22, 2016, 7:11 am
    Whether we eat vegetables or meat, tofu or McDonalds, the basis of human and animal ingestion is the producers. These are the plants that are eaten by us all, in all their incredible varieties, providing food and drink to every living thing on the planet.…
  • Whales, their babble, and clan dialects.

    Jan 19, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Most recent among a mass of work appearing on dolphin and whale society alongside the equivalent in birds and primates, among many others, the language of sperm whales could well be translated soon as a fascinating set of clan chats.
  • Parrots that can't fly or breed

    Jan 17, 2016, 10:57 am
    Whatever you think of deadbeat species or lost causes, the kakapo certainly isn’t one of them. This year may see an upturn in their fortunes finally after years of dedicated effort on New Zealand’s islands in the cold, unfruitful and uninspiring situations…
  • Stealth predator avoids predation by chemical crypsis.

    You wouldn’t want to meet up with the common puff adder. This African species is not only visually camouflaged but your dog (or even a mongoose) would find it more or less invisible too.
  • Rivers of despair, polluted from Basel to Shanghai and Melbourne

    Mon 5:50am
    We rarely see political releases of information about pollution in most countries. Here is Australia becoming more transparent about chemicals and in particular herbicides. Now we need such honesty from dam builders, light polluters and, of course, the major…
  • Rare cats can be counted

    Jan 2, 2016, 5:41 am
    If a beast can barely be found, is it extinct, rare or just shy!. This is increasingly a great challenge for biologists who have to conserve habitat, yet somehow discover what lives in it. The niches available in any given environment offer surprising…
  • Latest IUCN news on threats to species everywhere !

    Dec 26, 2015, 8:05 am
    Cats, dogs, tigers and sharks, turtles, butterflies and beetles: take your pick. The danger is in every species we know becoming more and more uncommon. Habitat loss varies from wetland draining, damming and forest clearance to marine pollution, ice loss and…
  • Latest Genetic Links with Medicine.

    Dec 24, 2015, 7:51 am
    Here is an even larger survey of recent medical advances than our last attempt in 2012 ! The possibilities are certainly life-enhancing for all of us. The threats still involve large numbers of deaths from malaria and the almost total resistance to antibiotics…
  • Birds and mammals conserve tropical forests and their carbon!

    Dec 21, 2015, 6:30 am
    How can Paris and its future effects have anything to do with our endangered large birds and mammals? The answer is in a clever paper today that explains why we are losing even more of our forests than we thought. Preserve our fauna, our flora, their habitats…
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