By: Caroline Fynn
Until 2009 the annual disappearance of the painted lady butterfly from the UK had been something of a mystery. Some believed that the species died at the end of the summer; nevertheless, this theory has been proven incorrect. With the use of a radar system...
Facts about the kipunji
By: Retha Boswell
The Kipunji (Rungwecebus kipunji) is an extremely endangered species of African monkey. The species was independently discovered by two separate research teams in 2003 and then again in 2004, making it the first new monkey discovered in Africa in 20 years. Kipunjis are found only...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) scientists in southern Tanzania in 2003 discovered the kipunji, a large, forest-dwelling monkey. Initially, they assumed what they found was a mangabey, a monkey found only in Africa. Research revealed that it was a new and different species. WCS named it...
By: Caroline Fynn
With almighty cavernous mouths filled with row upon row of jagged teeth, great white sharks are the most feared predatory fish in the world. This species is scientifically known as Carcharodon carcharias, which incidentally derives from the Greek for serrated tooth. These massive sharks, of...
Centuries-old plants revived and thriving
By: Leigh Goessl
Scientists have been able to bring back to life several 400-year-old plants, observing them grow and reproduce after spending several centuries frozen inside the Canadian Arctic on Ellesmere Island. Frozen in time inside the Teardrop Glacier during the "Little Ice Age", a group of plants...
Rare green-eyed butterfly found in Texas
By: Sun Meilan
Such is the interest in lepidoptery, the study of butterflies and moths, that it was believed unlikely to find a new species in the developed world. As an article on website LiveScience explains, butterflies in the United States have been very well documented. There are...
By: Christyl Rivers
Evolution is driven by the environment.Those organisms which adapt to an environment of darkness or water will have different aspects of adaption that allow them to survive in specific conditions. Animals who need to find food from the side will evolve to have eyes...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Protecting coral from capital interests means setting very strict rules about who may go out to the coral reefs. Making sure that these are only scientists and people with an interest in conservation and preservation of the coral also is a necessary measure that will...
By: D. Vogt
In May 2013, American scientists announced startling findings about the Pacific environment: Seabird bones reveal changes in the open-ocean food chain. Michigan State University zoologist Peggy Ostrom, who participated in the study, says that "our bone record is alarming because it suggests that open-ocean webs...
Why some animals have evolved with forward-facing eyes and others with sideways-facing eyes
By: Maria C Collins
Some animals evolved with forward-facing eyes and others evolved with eyes which face sideways. Evolution is very good at evolving features to suit each animal’s lifestyle and to ensure its survival. Eyes are placed where they give its owner the best possible vision for...

 

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