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
Oct. 3, 2015 Every day, hundreds of different plant species -- many of them listed as invasive -- are traded online worldwide on auction platforms. This exacerbates the problem of uncontrollable biological ... read more
Oct. 2, 2015 Tick species not normally present in the United States are arriving here on migratory birds. Some of these ticks carry disease-causing Ricksettia species, and some of those species are exotic to the ... read more
Oct. 1, 2015 How do our brains allow us to smile and breathe? Scientists have identified a network of neurons in the nerve cords of live fruit fly larvae that are similar in most organisms, including humans. ... read more
Sep. 26, 2015 Researchers have discovered how a tiny viral protein enables the infection of a complex plant, and the finding could lead to understanding viral diseases in other plants, animals and ... read more
Oct. 1, 2015 A new DNA stain that can be used to image living cells has been created by scientists. The new stain works by binding to a part of the DNA helix known as the "minor groove." Once bound, it turns on ... read more
Oct. 2, 2015 Imitation behaviors play a key role in many collective phenomena seen in animals. An analysis of the collective movements of grazing sheep has revealed that sheep alternate ... 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