Ecology & Zoology

The Mystery Of Lake Baikal's Oil Leak

Called by some the Blue Eye of Siberia and by others the Sacred Sea, Lake Baikal, at more than 5,000 feet (1,620 meters), is the world’s deepest lake. The lake has many other interesting features also. For example, more than 330 rivers flow in but only the ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 29 2007 - 11:11am

Gold From A Decayed Stump

Researchers have found native gold, silver and platinum salts in the dust of decayed stumps. A ton of their ashes contains 3 kilograms of silver, nearly 200 milligrams of gold and 5 grams of platinum. These biogeochemical anomalies in complex ore deposit r ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 17 2007 - 10:30am

New Species Discovered In Atlantic Study

Exploring life in the North Atlantic Ocean at various depths of 800 to 3,500 metres, a team of 31 scientists are returning from a five-week scientific expedition which has surfaced a wealth of new information and insights, stunning images and marine life s ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 17 2007 - 1:31pm

A True Batphone: 'Private Bandwidth' In Rhinolophidae

Do bats use their ultrasonic echolocation calls to recognize their own species? A new study in the Journal of Biogeography by Danilo Russo and colleagues suggests that this is certainly the case for Rhinolophidae- horseshoe bats. These bats find their way ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 20 2007 - 3:54am

Papa? Papa? Papa Can You Hear...oh Forget About It Papa!

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Article - Greg Critser - Aug 21 2007 - 11:26am

Rare Grizzly- Polar Bear Hybrid Hunted

A recent issue of Nature celebrated Linnaeus’ 300 th birthday with a series of editorials, essays and features on the continuing work of taxonomists. One of the more provocative articles discusses the definition of species, including the status of the bel ...

Article - Sarda Sahney - Jan 10 2009 - 11:29pm

Elephantnose Fish 'See' With Their Chin

Originating in Central Africa, Peters' elephantnose fish (Gnathonemus petersii), finds its bearings by means of weak electrical fields. Scientists from the University of Bonn have now been able to show how well this works. In complete darkness the ani ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 24 2007 - 1:50pm

Awareness Of GM Wheat Is Low; So Is Opposition

Genetically modified wheat hasn’t yet been introduced into the U.S. market. When that happens, public acceptance of the product may depend on what people know about it. Currently, they don’t know much. A Food Safety Consortium survey conducted by Kansas St ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2007 - 12:48am

The Golden Frog Of Supata

A new poisonous frog was recently discovered in a remote mountainous region in Colombia by a team of young scientists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP). The new frog, which is almost two centimetres in length, was given the name the ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2007 - 12:25pm

Female Beetles Have Sex Because They're Thirsty?

Female beetles mate to quench their thirst according to new research by a University of Exeter biologist. The males of some insect species, including certain types of beetles, moths and crickets, produce unusually large ejaculates, which in some cases can ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 29 2007 - 11:42am