Archive: 08/21/2006

No Hobbits in this Shire

The skeletal remains found in a cave on the island of Flores, Indonesia, reported in 2004, do not represent a new species as then claimed but are some of the ancestors of modern human pygmies who live on the ...

Aug 21, 2006 4 / 5 (29) 0

Playing possum: one love or free love?

Why are some males faithful, stay-at-home partners while others sleep around, with no strings attached? In mountain brushtail possums, it turns out to depend on how disturbed their home is.

Aug 21, 2006 3.5 / 5 (4) 0

It's a record summer for some turtles

Italian scientists say an endangered species of marine turtle -- loggerhead turtles -- are appearing along Italy's southern shores in increasing numbers.

Aug 21, 2006 3.8 / 5 (4) 0