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Tags results for 'zoology'

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Habitat loss and hunting have reduced tigers from 100,000 a century ago to just 3,000.

31 days living at the bottom of the sea

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
We set our sights on the stars as the next great adventure for mankind, and yet we've only managed to explore 5 per cent of the world's oceans.

Birds do it, bees do it. Many animals 'self medicate'

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2014 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Some animals are creating their own pharmacies from ingredients that commonly occur in nature.

Compared with other primates, human sleep is short and deep

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2015 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
This unusual sleep pattern may have helped give rise to our powerful minds.

A mathematical model to explain animal stripes

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2015 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have assembled a range of models into a single equation to identify what variables control stripe formation in living things.

Grey Matters: Scientists Link Brain Size and Smarts

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2016 06:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Having a big head might not be such a bad thing, if it means you have a gigantic brain. Animals with bigger brains may be better problem-solvers.

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a warmer Earth

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2016 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Early life forms on Earth are likely to have mutated and evolved at much higher rates than they do today.

Orangutan 'copies human speech'

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2016 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
That "other orangutans seem to be exhibiting equivalent vocal skills shows that Rocky is not a bizarre or abnormal individual"

Four out of six great apes one step away from extinction, experts say

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2016 03:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Four out of six great ape species are now Critically Endangered with the remaining two also under considerable threat of extinction.

World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2016 05:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Human activity, including habitat loss, wildlife trade, pollution and climate change contributed to the declines.

Over half of primates now facing extinction, new report says

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2017 01:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The primates are a diverse order that include apes, our closest biological relatives, as well as monkeys, lemurs, lorises and tarsiers.

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