Zoology
Saturday 25 April, 2015

Spider electro-combs its sticky nano-filaments

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A spider commonly found in garden centres in Britain is giving fresh insights into how to spin incredibly long and strong fibres just a few nanometres thick.  More...

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Endangered chimps
By BioNews On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Endangered chimpanzee can disappear in our lifetime

Climate change has threatened the population of the planet’s most endangered chimpanzee sub-species, researchers report.  More...

Bar headed goose
By BioNews On Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Roller Coaster migratory flights help geese fly across Mount Everest

An international team of scientists studying the migratory biology of bar-headed geese (Anser indicus), during their high  More...

penguin antartic
By BioNews On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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Increasing Antarctic Tourism Threatens Penguins

Scientists warn that growing tourism along with global warming threaten the Antarctic’s ecosystem, since visitors bring bacteria and virus and wildlife lacks immunity to infectious diseases. “The effects More...

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By BioNews On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Birds can sense approaching storms way ahead

Birds have the ability to sense the arrival of severe storms well in advance to ensure they are safe, a US study has suggested.  More...

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in flight with a fish
By BioNews On Friday, December 12th, 2014
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German Researchers shed light on how birds listen without external ears?

A new study has suggested that birds use their heads to listen to the sounds coming from different angles as they do not have  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Dolphins sensitive to magnets

Dolphins behave differently when swimming near magnetised objects, indicating that they are indeed sensitive to magnetic stimuli  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Birds’ internal weather clock can sense spring

In a first, biologists have identified a key photoreceptor cell deep inside the brain of birds which takes the role of eyes in humans by directly responding to light and regulates breeding activity according to More...

chinese monkey
By BioNews On Monday, November 5th, 2012
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Scientist investigates human links to endangered Chinese monkeys

A Swiss primatologist who arrived at The University of Western Australia  More...

wild buffalo
By BioNews On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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Bid to save Indian state Chhattisgarh’s wild buffaloes through cloning

Indian state Chhattisgarh has begun an ambitious programme to increase the population of the wild buffalo through cloning.  More...