Post Tagged with: "Animal Science"

Strong evidence bees boost flowers’ scent

March 16, 2017 5:00 am
Strong evidence bees boost flowers’ scent

Bees are more likely to seek out and pollinate taller, more fragrant plants than shorter varieties without a strong fragrance. Photo / AP Bees can help flowers to grow bigger and smell more fragrant, scientists have discovered. Swiss researchers found that plants evolve differently depending on the insect that is […]

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Moose on the loose at United States ski resort

March 13, 2017 12:04 pm
Moose on the loose at United States ski resort

A moose on the loose caught several skiers and snowboarders by surprise as it galloped headlong down a run at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado. Cheri Luther was snowboarding on Friday when she saw the moose approaching, and she shot video of the large animal coming within feet of her. […]

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Elephants never forget … and almost never sleep

March 2, 2017 6:43 am
Elephants never forget … and almost never sleep

An elephant, in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, allowed viewers a close approach via a boat drifting quietly through tall grass. Photo / AP There’s an old saying that elephants never forget. You also can say they almost never sleep. Scientists say a first-of-its-kind study tracking the sleep behaviour of wild elephants […]

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Research reveals whales have been singing low frequency longer than thought

February 25, 2017 11:00 am
Research reveals whales have been singing low frequency longer than thought

Humpback whales are a type of baleen whale. They have a filter feeding system inside their mouths called a baleen. Photo / Getty Images Baleen whales communicate with songs and can hear the lowest frequency sounds of any mammal – some of which are so low (less than 20 hertz) […]

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Bumblebees learn to score goals for the sweet taste of success

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Bumblebees learn to score goals for the sweet taste of success

The British researchers said the bumblebees showed “an impressive amount of cognitive flexibility”. Bumblebees can teach one another how to score “goals” with a tiny ball, displaying a learning ability never before seen in insects, a study has shown. The bees surprised scientists by working out how to use a […]

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Huge dose of antivenom needed to save boy bitten by spider

February 24, 2017 10:30 pm
Huge dose of antivenom needed to save boy bitten by spider

Matthew Mitchell was working in a shed with his father when he was bitten on the finger by the deadly funnel-web spider. Photo / 123RF A 10-year-old boy has required what’s believed to be the largest dose of antivenom administered in Australia to survive being bitten by a funnel-web, on […]

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‘Sexually explicit’ giraffe birth livestream taken off Youtube

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‘Sexually explicit’ giraffe birth livestream taken off Youtube

Activists complained the livestream showed ‘nudity’. Photo / Youtube A livestream of a giraffe giving birth in a zoo was removed from Youtube for reportedly containing “nudity” and “sexually explicit content.” A New York zoo, Animal Adventure Park, was streaming April the giraffe’s birth cam to educate viewers on the […]

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New Zealand researcher: Ebola linked to deforestation

February 15, 2017 10:30 pm
New Zealand researcher: Ebola linked to deforestation

Researchers have found a potential factor in the outbreak of Ebola virus – deforestation. Photo / 123RF New research co-authored by a New Zealand scientist has linked deforestation in Central and West Africa to the deadly Ebola virus. The study, published today in journal Scientific Reports, finds that forested areas that […]

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Top 10 Annoying, Irritating And Hated Animals In A Family House And The World

January 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Top 10 Annoying, Irritating And Hated Animals In A Family House And The World

In this world we live in today, we have many beautiful and gigantic buildings occupied by people ranging from family house to personal house as well as business house to hotels and government houses, etc. People are often after their comfort and happiness and would do what it takes to […]

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Zoo shoots and kills gorilla to save boy in enclosure

May 29, 2016 7:00 am
Zoo shoots and kills gorilla to save boy in enclosure

Although Harambe didn’t appear to be attacking the child, he was an extremely strong animal in an agitated situation. Photo / Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden A special zoo response team has shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a 3-year-old boy who fell into his exhibit […]

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Sea sponge size of a minivan could be one of world’s oldest living animals

May 28, 2016 3:12 am
Sea sponge size of a minivan could be one of world’s oldest living animals

Christopher Kelly says the researchers called their find ‘the folded blanket sponge’ because ‘it looks as though somebody took a blanket and draped it over a chair’. Photo / NOAA The deep sea is dark and full of mysteries. Way below the water’s surface north of the Hawaiian islands, a […]

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Dinosaurs on road to extinction long before an asteroid strike

April 19, 2016 7:30 am
Dinosaurs on road to extinction long before an asteroid strike

Declining groups included two-legged carnivores such as the tyrannosaurus rex. Photo / Caleb Starrenburgh Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says. It’s the latest contribution to a long-running debate: Did the asteroid reverse the fortune of a […]

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Weird little fungus is oldest fossilised land creature ever found

March 3, 2016 10:30 am
Weird little fungus is oldest fossilised land creature ever found

One researcher believes that this strange little fungus helped turn Earth’s barren landscape into a lush habitat. Photo / Martin R. Smith Once upon a time, our fishy ancestors wriggled their way out of the water and took their first squishy steps on land, heralding a new age for life […]

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Theory: The horniest dinosaurs were the sexiest

January 26, 2016 6:21 am
Theory: The horniest dinosaurs were the sexiest

Scientists analyzing dinosaur fossils believe they’ve figured out why some had cumbersome horns and frills: to attract mates / Rebecca Gelernter, QMULScientists analyzing dinosaur fossils believe they’ve figured out why some had cumbersome horns and frills: to attract mates. The data offer support for the theory “that these features were […]

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Study shows lack of veges killed off Gigantopithecus

January 7, 2016 1:41 pm
Study shows lack of veges killed off Gigantopithecus

 Researchers believe that the largest primate in history may have towered up to 3m tall and weighed as much as 500kg. Photo / Andrew Bonallack A giant ape that once roamed Asia as nature’s closest version of a real King Kong is believed to have died out because it failed […]

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