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
AP (May 23, 2013) On Friday, SeaWorld Orlando opens its "Antarctica - Empire of the Penguin" attraction. With a ride, restaurants and 250 live penguins, it's the largest expansion in the park's ... watch video
July 31, 2015 A new study examines how consuming the concentrated extract of thylakoids found in spinach can reduce hunger and cravings. Thylakoids encourage the release of satiety hormones, which is very ... read more
July 30, 2015 The behavior of fruit flies, which are commonly used in laboratory experiments, is altered by electric fields, new research shows. The research indicates that the wings of the insects are disturbed ... read more
July 31, 2015 Starvation early in life can alter an organism for generations to come, according to a new study in nematodes. The epigenetic effects are a 'bet-hedging strategy.' Famine survivors are smaller and ... read more
July 31, 2015 The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown. By mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by ... read more
July 29, 2015 Wine-making is steeped in age-old traditions, but to address the threat of pests and concerns over heavy pesticide use, vintners are turning to science. With the goal of designing better grape ... read more
July 29, 2015 For consumers searching for just the right sunblock this summer, the options can be overwhelming. But scientists are now turning to the natural sunscreen of algae -- which is also found in fish slime ... 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