Archive for April 5th, 2017:

Dolphins ‘shake and toss’ octopus prey, research finds

Image copyright Kate Sprogis/Murdoch University Image caption A bottlenose dolphin tosses an octopus across water Octopuses can be a perfect meal for dolphins, but they can also pose a deadly choking hazard. So dolphins have developed elaborate behaviours to turn larger prey into more bite-size pieces, according to marine biologists in Australia. The researchers filmed

(Read More…)

World is home to ’60,000 tree species’

Image copyright BGCI Image caption Bhutan’s national Tsenden tree, conserved through international efforts There are 60,065 species of trees in the world, according to a comprehensive study of the world’s plants. Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) compiled the tree list by using data gathered from its network of 500 member organisations. It hopes the list

(Read More…)

Evidence of ancient ‘geological Brexit’ revealed

Image copyright Imperial College London/Chase Stone Image caption An Ice Age land bridge once connected Britain with Europe The UK has now started the formal process of leaving the EU, but scientists say they have evidence of a much earlier “Brexit”. They have worked out how a thin strip of land that once connected ancient

(Read More…)

© Warren Fyfe
CyberChimps