Animals
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Why do Christmas Island crabs swarm every year?

Once a year on Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean, some 120 million terrestrial crabs migrate from the jungle to the water to breed. The crabs swarm during the rainy season, which takes…

Aussie Backyard Bird Count – how to get involved

BirdLife Australia are calling all Australians to take part in their Aussie Backyard Bird Count this year, 19-25 October, to help track and protect native birds for future generations. Following a devastating year…

Dinobeaks

Giant Camarasaurus dinosaurs had beaks

Scientists from the University of Bonn in Germany have solved a mystery that has bothered palaeontologists for years. Discoveries have been made in many places around the world of dinosaur teeth preserved in…

Adalatherium

‘Crazy beast’ from the age of dinosaurs discovered

A new mammal from an essentially unknown group found only in the Southern Hemisphere has been revealed by international research involving palaeontologists from Monash University. The full fossil skeleton allows a reconstruction of…

Humans moved mammoths

Japanese scientists revive mammoth cells (and other mammoth news)

Japanese scientists have extracted cell nuclei from the bone marrow of a 28,000-year-old mammoth and inserted them into mouse egg cells. Subsequently, they observed that the cell nuclei showed signs of division, but…

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Our ancestors hunted a Siberian unicorn

A prehistoric rhinoceros nicknamed the Siberian unicorn roamed the tundra when modern man arrived in the region, according to new research. The rhino with the Latin name of Elasmotherium sibiricum weighed more than…

Leopard v Zebra

Leopards rely on getting as close to their prey as possible. Sometimes stalking their prey for hours before launching a high speed ambush.

The Perfect Killer

Lions and white sharks are top-level predators, but compared to the superior hunter of the world of insects, they’re rank amateurs. Nature has made the dragonfly an efficient killing machine, whose sophisticated vision,…

meerkat

Meerkat Magic

Some of the magic moment of filming meerkats for the BBC’s Planet Earth Live.

Snails improved their memory after “eating” chocolate

Turns out that flavonoids make snails smarter.

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