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  • Islands and their biodiversity

    Wed 4:20pm
    A new theory on why we have such biodiverse islands, while some are literally desert has been long in coming, but it’s here.
  • How hot is the earth now?

    Mon 8:05am
    We worry now a lot more than before about the planet’s surface temperatures. Now the Arctic is defrosting and sea levels even affect your seaside holiday, perhaps it is too late. But given the unprecedented talking about carbon limitations and political…
  • Feed the birds, but what about vultures?

    Apr 22, 2016, 10:30 am
    We don’t know whether captive breeding or supplementary feeding should be the answer for what has been a successful programme for the bearded vulture or lammergeier. The answer is in this paper which tries to establish exactly how the future should be for…
  • Crow about the success of bird brains.

    Apr 20, 2016, 4:30 am
    How can we design experiments to test just how bright animals can be in relation to their own environment and even our own when we consider species that have associated with us and our strange contraptions throughout our short history of technology. The…
  • The Potential and Evolutionary Fireworks of Cross-Kingdom Genetic Transfers.

    Apr 16, 2016, 7:20 am
    Pine trees and insects have been together in their habitats for such a long time. However, their relationship is deepened by new research that show how an ancient swap has survived where other intriguing DNA changes have been lost. This story could run – for…
  • Echidnas rule the flames(forest fires)

    Apr 13, 2016, 9:20 am
    Animals react to fire in varying ways. Here, the sensible approach is used by the monotreme mammal, indicating one possible way in which we all survived total wipeout!!!
  • Dolphin calves born in the Mekong

    Apr 11, 2016, 4:40 am
    We have mentioned the state of the great river frequently, but the Mekong generally becomes more dammed and less likely to provide for its people and wildlife. However, good news cannot be ignored in this case and it is really cheering to hear of 3 calves born…
  • Great potential for reverse photosynthesis!

    Apr 7, 2016, 6:20 am
    When can he climate changers and the global de-warmers finally have their way and be able to replace the whole carbon footprints of nations? Well, there is hope in some of the latest renewable investments and this example of pure science that will soon be…
  • People and Deer: the diverse, diverting past.

    Apr 6, 2016, 10:45 am
    What stories are appearing from the genomes of various creatures that can be mixed up with our histories. Even the wild red deer contribute magnificently in this story!
  • History laid bare by genetics.

    Apr 2, 2016, 7:05 am
    There is only one animal that has occupied every habitat on land, using simple technologies that have been beyond other species. Here is the first sign of an almost complete history of how the continents were conquered. Unfortunately, it was not only the…
  • The earliest permafrost pets.

    We know we had dogs before flock and herd needed protection from them. Can we now find out how the dog looked when it was simply a hunting companion?
  • To log or not to log: Poland’s forest legacy.

    Mar 26, 2016, 9:15 am
    Let me count the ways. How much do we really love the forest? Do we still have that need to go out there and do the wilderness like a latter-day John Muir. The topical attitude may have to change, whether you are young or old, if the only forest is too young.…
  • Sustaining us to the Summit!

    Mar 24, 2016, 8:59 am
    It is urgent that we properly approach the global warming problems worldwide. To invest sensibly in low-carbon industry, using the power of our pensions and observe how efficiently government can or cannot carry out the necessary climate change reversals is…
  • Helmeted hornbills lost to poaching for trinkets for China/Japan.

    Mar 19, 2016, 8:31 am
    Why should we put up with crime syndicates who blatantly remove even well-known wildlife from their habitat, with rarity almost the profit motive. With less-known animals and plants, one of our major weapons, tho’ I can think of others, is awareness that if…
  • New Colombian forest frogs found.

    Mar 18, 2016, 6:50 am
    How can we replace the beautiful Panamanian golden frog. Well, we can breed them in zoos or laboratories. Or go out and find a new golden species to conserve. Take your pick.
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