Australian wildlife services have a new weapon in their fight to protect an endangered colony of little penguins in Sydney's North Head. A specially trained sniffer dog will help them track, monitor and ultimately protect the birds.
AFP (Mar. 6, 2014) 50km-away from Punta Arena in southern Chile is the Magdalena Island, home to the Magellan penguins. This species of monogamous penguins arrive in the summer to breed then migrate to the Brazilian ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (May 20, 2015) A colony of little penguins, also known as blue penguins, come out to play for the first time at the Bronx Zoo. Sharon Reich reports.
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Deutsche Welle (May 16, 2013) Bees supply us with honey and pollinate flowers. But more and more of them are dying off. Diseases, mold, and mildew -- but also insecticides -- are being blamed for their demise. Now the ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Dec. 14, 2010) Paleontologists have discovered a nearly complete fossil of a dimetrodon, a predator from the Permian period, in North Texas. Dimetrodons predated dinosaurs by millions of years. ... watch video
Reuters (Aug. 3, 2012) A squid that lives deep in the northern Pacific Ocean has evolved a lizard-like approach to self-defence. The foot-long octopus squid (Octopoteuthis deletron), jettisons its arms when confronted by a ... watch video
Feb. 9, 2016 Bombus occidentalis used to be the most common bumble bee species in the Pacific Northwest, but in the mid 1990s it became one of the rarest. Now, according to a new article ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Diatoms are single-celled algae organisms, around 30 to 100 millionths of a meter in diameter, that are ubiquitous throughout the oceans. These creatures are encased within a ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 A team of scientists has discovered the purpose of a highly conserved genetic tool that is present in both mosses and flowering plants, organisms whose common ancestor dates ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Barley can rapidly improve people's health by reducing blood sugar levels and the risk for diabetes, a recent study shows. The secret lies in the special mixture of dietary fibers found in barley, ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 For more than 70 years, fossilized arthropods from Quercy, France, were almost completely neglected because they appeared to be poorly preserved. Experts have now been able ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 No longer satisfied to be washed out by epic seas and vast oceans, the world's lakes, rivers, streams, canals, reservoirs and other land-locked waters continue a push to be ... read more
June 20, 2014 The long-term future of emperor penguins is becoming more clear, thanks to new research showing that the penguins may be behaving in ways that allow them to adapt to their changing environment better ... read more
Nov. 21, 2012 For the first time, researchers tracking the behavior of emperor penguins near the sea have identified the importance of sea ice for the penguins' feeding habits. The research describes emperor ... read more