VLT takes a close look at NGC 6357
(Phys.org) -- ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has taken the most detailed image so far of a spectacular part of the stellar nursery called NGC 6357. The view shows many hot young stars, glowing clouds of ...
Dinosaurs were lighter than previously thought, new study shows
Scientists have developed a new technique to accurately measure the weight and size of dinosaurs and discovered they are not as heavy as previously thought.
3 Sumatran elephants found poisoned in Indonesia
(AP) An environmentalist says three endangered Sumatran elephants have been poisoned and found dead within a palm oil plantation in western Indonesia.
Tracking endangered elephants with satellite technology
A hundred years ago wild elephants on the Malay Peninsular could be counted in their thousands now there are less than 1500. Over the last century around 50 per cent of forest cover in Peninsular Malaysia ...
Study highlights new mammal species for promoting conservation fundraising
Images of tigers and elephants are among the most common threatened mammals used by conservation organisations as flagships to promote fundraising but new research led by the University ...
Rare elephant found dead in Indonesia
A critically-endangered Sumatran elephant has been found dead in Indonesia's Aceh province, an official said Wednesday, the second death from suspected poisoning within a month.
Elephant seal tracking reveals hidden lives of deep-diving animals
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who pioneered the use of satellite tags to monitor the migrations of elephant seals have compiled one of the largest datasets available for any marine mammal species, ...
The absence of elephants and rhinoceroses reduces biodiversity in tropical forests
The progressive disappearance of seed-dispersing animals like elephants and rhinoceroses puts the structural integrity and biodiversity of the tropical forest of South-East Asia at risk. With the help of Spanish ...
Kenyan ranches relocating rhinos in fear of poachers
Claus Mortensen is a private Kenyan rancher with a passion -- endangered rhinos -- and now a mission: to save his herd from slaughter by ruthless poachers who sell their horns to Asia, where they are prized ...
Mini-mammoths lived on Crete: scientists (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- The smallest mammoth known to have ever lived has been identified by Natural History Museum scientists, and is reported in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B today.
WWF Indonesia calls for probe into elephant death
Environmental organisation WWF called on the government Wednesday to investigate the death of a critically endangered Sumatran elephant allegedly poisoned at an Indonesian oil palm plantation.
Why bigger animals aren't always faster (w/ Video)
New research in the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology shows why bigger isn't always better when it comes to sprinting speed.
Kenya rangers gun down suspected elephant poachers
Kenyan rangers shot dead five suspected elephant poachers in a night-time firefight in the north of the country, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Saturday.
Egg-laying beginning of the end for dinosaurs
Their reproductive strategy spelled the beginning of the end: The fact that dinosaurs laid eggs put them at a considerable disadvantage compared to viviparous mammals. Together with colleagues from the Zoological ...