Skunk's Strategy Not Just Black And White
Posted on October 09, 2012 at 11:38:08 am
Predators with experience of skunks avoid them both because of their black-and-white coloration and their distinctive body shape, according to UC Davis wildlife researcher Jennifer Hunter
Artificial Meadows And Robot Spiders Reveal Secret Life Of Bees
Posted on October 09, 2012 at 11:34:50 am
Many animals learn to avoid being eaten by predators. Now ecologists have discovered that bumblebees can even learn to outwit colour-changing crab spiders
Unique Ancient Spider Attack Preserved in Amber
Posted on October 09, 2012 at 11:13:00 am
Researchers have found what they say is the only fossil ever discovered of a spider attack on prey caught in its web -- a 100 million-year-old snapshot of an engagement frozen in time
Regenerated Lizard Tails Differ from Originals
Posted on October 09, 2012 at 11:08:31 am
Researchers examined the anatomical and microscopic make-up of regenerated lizard tails and discovered that the new tails are quite different from the original ones.
Urban Wolves, Bears and Mountain Lions Next?
Posted on October 06, 2012 at 11:17:44 am
About five miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, scientists have located the smallest known coyote territory ever observed. For at least six years, a coyote community has maintained its existence within about a third of a square mile
Duck-Bill Dinosaurs Teeth 'Better' Than Horses
Posted on October 04, 2012 at 02:52:29 pm
A team of paleontologists and engineers has found that duck-billed dinosaurs had an amazing capacity to chew tough and abrasive plants with grinding teeth more complex than those of cows, horses
Solar Cell Consisting of a Single Molecule
Posted on October 03, 2012 at 08:58:37 am
Scientists have developed a method to measure photocurrents of a single functionalized photosynthetic protein system
Elephants Communicate With 'Letís-Go Rumble'
Posted on October 03, 2012 at 08:46:32 am
In the wilds of Africa, when it's time for a family of elephants gathered at a watering hole to leave, the matriarch of the group gives the "let's-go rumble" -- as it's referred to in scientific literature -- kicking off a coordinated and well-timed conve
Increase in Allergies Is Not from Being Too Clean
Posted on October 03, 2012 at 08:43:08 am
A new scientific report out October 3 from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH)[i] dismantles the myth that the epidemic rise in allergies in recent years has happened because we're living in sterile homes and overdoing hygiene.
Fanged Dwarf Dinosaur from Africa Ate Plants
Posted on October 03, 2012 at 08:39:38 am
With tiny 1-inch long jaws, a new species of plant-eater has come to light in rocks in South Africa dating to the early dinosaur era, some 200 million years ago