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2010-12-17 12:05:15

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) at the University of Oxford have uncovered a clue that may help to explain why the earliest evidence of complex multicellular animal life appears around 550 million years ago, when atmospheric oxygen levels on the planet rose sharply from 3% to their modern day level of 21%.

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2010-12-08 14:52:23

A team of scientists have tracked the movement of European bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) along the Africa-Eurasia migration flyway with the help of tiny radio transmitters.

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2010-08-19 12:10:00

90-pound birds that once lived in South America used their giant, sharp beaks like a boxer giving their opponent a quick jab.

2010-07-27 15:57:23

By deciphering the genetics in humans and fish, scientists now believe that the neck – that little body part between your head and shoulders – gave humans so much freedom of movement that it played a surprising and major role in the evolution of the human brain.

2010-07-01 11:33:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Down the street from you, someone with 23 dogs has "rescued" one more. Across the country, a young couple shares their home with 50 felines -- foregoing their three bedrooms to the cats while they sleep on the living room couch.

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2010-06-14 09:39:15

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now found new worm species in the Kattegat and Skagerrak.

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2010-05-03 14:30:00

According to the recent discoveries, magpies favor some of their nestlings, but in a fairly strange and unique manner.

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2010-04-19 12:23:07

Researchers at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg have discovered a brand new species of bacterium found only in the Gullmarsfjord north of Gothenburg.

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2010-04-07 13:17:03

Study shows how birds, bats and lizards play their roles in preserving plant species in face of global climate change.

2010-03-15 15:59:52

A new combination drug treatment for parasitic intestinal roundworms shows promise in a test on a common laboratory species.


Latest Animals Reference Libraries

Paralvinella sulfincola
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paralvinella sulfincola is a species of worm in the Alvinellidae family. It lives among undersea hot-water vents, thriving in the hottest of waters, at temperatures that would kill most animals. This characteristic makes it an extremophile or hyperthermophile. Having the unique ability to withstand extremely hot water from hydrothermal openings enables this stalk-like worm to feed on bacteria that other animals cannot reach. It is difficult to know exactly what temperatures this species...

Giant Feather Duster Worm, Eudistylia polymorpha
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Giant Feather Duster Worm (Eudistylia polymorpha) is a species of marine polychaete worm of the Sabellidae family. Its range extends along the western coast of North America, from Alaska to California. It is most commonly found in the intertidal zone in tide pools and in the neritic (coastal) zone at depths up to 1,375 feet. It is often found in groups along rocks, reefs, pilings, wharves and marinas. Its common name comes from the crown of tentacles extended when the animal is under...

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Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.