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Eurasian Jays Keep Quiet To Protect Stored Food
2012-12-05 13:05:55

Eurasian jays change strategies to prevent others from stealing food and to improve their chances of absconding with other birds' caches

2012-11-29 14:13:25

Scientists have discovered a cognitive biomarker – a biological indicator of a disease – for young adolescents who are at high risk of developing depression and anxiety.

Sneaky Owls Use Stealth And Fly Silently
2012-11-20 15:58:27

Researchers are learning about stealth technology from a famous winged inhabitant in nature.

Ichthyostega_BW
2012-05-24 19:20:53

Scientists say that the 360-million-year-old animal that was first to have moved around on land did not do so using four legs.

2012-04-24 22:18:34

New research by scientists at the University of Cambridge suggests that chronic cocaine abuse accelerates the process of brain aging.

2012-03-29 21:53:32

Collaboration between the University of Southampton and the University of Cambridge has made ground-breaking advances in our understanding of the changes that materials undergo when rapidly heated.

2012-03-13 22:57:13

A protein involved in inflammation, the interleukin-6 receptor (IL6R), is a contributing cause in the development of heart disease, new research led by the University of Cambridge has discovered.

505 Million Year Old Fossil Linked To Humans
2012-03-06 14:15:10

A team of researchers have discovered that a 505 million-year-old fossil is actually an ancient relative to humans.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.