animals

Ancient fossil may rewrite fish family tree

Posted in Featured, Science on 13th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

These findings as a whole could correct the misconception that cartilaginous fish are more primitive than bony fish.

Earth faces sixth great extinction

Posted in Featured, Science on 15th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

41% of all amphibians on the planet now face extinction while 26% of mammal species and 13% of birds are similarly threatened.

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

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Some animals are creating their own pharmacies from ingredients that commonly occur in nature.

The origins of multicellular life

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

The biological world around us is dominated by multicellular plants and animals. All of these intricate forms have evolved from far simpler, single celled ancestors.

PenguinBot Infiltrates Penguin Colony:

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

One of the ways study animals behaviors is to watch them in their natural environment. But even the most passive act of observation can change the way an animal behaves.