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  • Butterflies just love ants ---.

    Sep 12, 2018, 9:31 am
    What does that blue butterfly do when you are not watching. We still have to discover exactly how the Eurasian large blue exploits Myrmica ants, but many of its relatives are either cuckoos (eg. (Phengaris alcon), or outright predators like the…
  • First known manta ray nursery in Florida and new species news!

    Jun 20, 2018, 4:35 am
    For several years, excitement has been building over the Atlantic presence of Manta birostris and Manta cf birostris/ this is the classification system trying to tell us of a potential new species that is related to genus Manta. Little progress has been made…
  • The future of the sea? How the ocean economy can fight plastic pollution.

    Jun 1, 2018, 8:10 am
    Ocean plastic pollution could triple in a decade without action by the ocean economy. TOMRA CEO Stefan Ranstrand responds to the UK Government’s Foresight Future of the Sea report and explains how container deposit schemes and sensor-based recycling sorting…
  • Models and mimics are marvels in SE Asia

    May 2, 2018, 3:50 am
    Look at those modified wings and the bee antennae. But this is no stinger or biter. It’s a clearwing moth, and you can find similar species near your own location worldwide. It’s all about the mimic, and its model- in this case a generalised stingless bee.…
  • Bowhead whales rock- all winter long.

    Apr 4, 2018, 4:39 am
    There is a songster we have missed. He sings far beneath the ice in the dark of a polar winter, so maybe it’s about time we listened to the incredible songs that this whale concocts every winter, every month and possibly each day!
  • How Climate Change Affects Extreme Weather in the US.

    Dec 19, 2017, 6:15 am
    You can deny climate change as much as you like. The evidence contradicts you. Any logical study takes account of scientific data which can be reproduced. That is the difference between media reports and the global warming reality. Here we have an up-to-date…
  • Too late for the extinct or critically-endangered on Earth---BUT --- ?

    Dec 8, 2017, 7:30 am
    IUCN must be listened to, unless you are one of those who disregards any science on the grounds that it could be fake. Acting is the opposite to disinterest, but what can we do to counter the actions of great industries or the governments of large populations…
  • Forest lives are changing, with combined human/insect threats.

    Nov 13, 2017, 5:10 am
    From Myanmar, through the Congo to the Atlantic forests of Brazil, we are neglecting our rainforests, but temperate forests are also suffering, often from pest influences as global warming really takes hold in certain regions. How to help prevent a treeless…
  • Untamed Travel Possibilities for your imagination or your future plans.

    Sep 26, 2017, 5:34 am
    Where will you wander? The world may be becoming smaller but there are many spots to choose from if you love to explore. A new book reveals many possibilities for those who hanker after a getaway. Whether you imagine shivering in the Antarctic or sweltering in…
  • Sneeze to leave, and wild dogs vote for a hunt!

    Sep 6, 2017, 3:15 am
    Does the dog in your living room have any similarity to those wild species that we are losing from our savanna and forests? This new discovery of signalling a hunt could lead us to more understanding of much more than our domestic animals. The beauty of the…
  • Zero Waste Week starts

    Sep 4, 2017, 10:58 am
    Zero waste organisations have been spreading to many nations over the last 10 years. Now we’ve been asking the UK population just how much they care about waste.
  • Otters and their social learning abilities.

    Aug 30, 2017, 5:45 am
    For the first time, two otters have a comparative study on their ability to learn from others in their clan. This could lead to study of more animals in this area, providing valuable evidence of evolutionary trends in sociability.
  • New fashionable outdoor-wear from recycled plastic.

    Aug 29, 2017, 5:25 am
    How can we fight the build-up of plastic on landfill, shores and in the middle of the ocean, as well as inside the fish we eat! Fashion can provide a small part of the answer with this new crowd-funded company called Asanox. Plus, you can actually go and pick…
  • The North Sea totally explored (twice) by OCEANA.

    Aug 28, 2017, 4:59 am
    OCEANA are fishing closer to home on this occasion, hoping to catch governments and those who wish to destroy our precious, and decreasing stocks of habitats , fish and even sea grass, mud and bivalves.
  • Sheep hunted before domestication in the Middle East.

    Aug 23, 2017, 5:25 am
    People wonder why and how hunted animals became the quieter beasts of burden and table fodder of modern times. Here is an interesting moment in time, 14,500 years ago as “Jordanians” hunted sheep and goats with simple bone and stone weapons, prior to their…
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