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Startling Decline In European Bird Populations: Study
2014-11-05 03:00:28

Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines over the past 30 years, with the majority of losses from the most common species

coral reef Diadema
2014-10-17 03:00:27

New research led by the University of Exeter has found that species that live in and erode coral reefs will play a major role in determining the future of reefs.

hard working birds
2014-09-04 03:00:24

Unequal sharing of workloads in societies could leave the most industrious individuals at higher risk of poor health and prone to accelerated aging, according to a new study of a cooperative bird in the Kalahari Desert.

Bumblebees Able To Spot Which Flowers Offer Best Rewards
2014-08-01 03:55:22

Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features, like petal color, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards

green turtle
2014-07-31 04:00:00

Sea turtles are not a species one would normally associate with the United Kingdom. But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one of the world’s largest green turtle populations is undergoing something of a renaissance.

Stress Can Cause Mongooses Not To Help Out In The Future
2014-07-25 03:38:38

Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that those who work hard to care for pups may be less likely to invest in future offspring in the same way due to elevated stress hormones.

Microplastics Worse For Crabs And Other Marine Life Than Previously Thought
2014-07-22 03:43:32

The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.

Monkeys Have Undergone Evolution In Facial Appearance To Avoid Interbreeding
2014-06-27 03:34:36

Old World monkeys have undergone a remarkable evolution in facial appearance as a way of avoiding interbreeding with closely related and geographically proximate species

2014-06-23 13:20:37

Variations in high-altitude wind patterns expose particular parts of Europe, Asia and the US to different extreme weather conditions, a new study has shown.

Scientists Use GPS To Study The Impact Fishing Vessels Have On Seabirds
2014-06-03 03:32:03

Fishing vessels have a far bigger ecological footprint than previously thought, according to research which tracked the movement and behavior of seabirds using GPS devices.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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