Entries in research (35)

Wednesday
Mar122014

Climate Change Increasing the Threat of Malaria

During warm years, malaria spread to higher altitudes, a recent study has shown. Future warming as a result of climate change is predicted to spread malaria even higher and threaten millions of people in South America, Africa and Asia.

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Monday
Feb172014

Claw Prints on the Dance Floor: Animal Rhythm 

The internet is full of videos of dancing animals. You might find them purely entertaining, but they are in fact becoming of increasing interest to scientists. 

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Tuesday
Feb112014

Evolutionary Timeline in Question after Norfolk Beach Discovery

A set of prehistoric footprints, appearing to be nearly 1 million years old, has been unearthed in Norfolk. This is older than any previous evidence of our species outside of Africa, suggesting that our entire evolutionary history may need to be rewritten.

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Wednesday
Oct232013

New revelation: Killer whales also go through the menopause

It seems that we have more in common with these marine mammals than we first thought. Every woman’s dreaded moment in life, the menopause, is shared with killer whales (Orcinus orca), pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and suspected in Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus).

 

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Monday
Sep092013

Wise Whooping cranes lead the flock

A question that has baffled people for centuries: How do migrating birds navigate their way between their distant breeding and wintering grounds?

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Thursday
Jul252013

Dolphins have signature call names

Scientists have discovered through studies that dolphins ‘call each other by name’. A unique whistle that is distinguishable from one dolphin to another has been revealed by research.

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Friday
Jul192013

The brilliant bats of Barro Colorado Island 

Seventy-four unique species of bat all inhabit one small island in Panama; living in peace and evading extinction, in spite of their potential competition. So, how do these winged creatures co-exist in this way?

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Monday
Jul152013

Guillemots have self cleaning eggs

A study discovered that guillemot eggs are able to clean themselves, a study that began after scientists noticed that after spilling some water on a clutch of eggs, they seemed to have liquid-repelling properties.

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Friday
Jul122013

Shark uses tail slaps to stun prey

New research has discovered that thresher sharks use their large tails to stun large amounts of prey with one blow by performing overhead ‘tail slaps’.

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Monday
Jul082013

Navy sonar disrupts large whales

Research has discovered that blue and beaked whales’ hunting and feeding is disturbed by navy sonar. By fitting tracking and sound recording tags to 17 blue whales and 2 blue whales, teams of researchers were able to find this out, according to two published studies.

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