We've been looking at ant intelligence the wrong way
How intelligent are animals? Despite centuries of effort by philosophers, psychologists and biologists, the question remains unanswered. We are inclined to tackle this question using a top-down approach. ...
Lab plays key role in identifying dolphin virus, urges people not to touch stranded animals
The University of Georgia Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, based at the College of Veterinary Medicine, played a key role in identifying the cause of the "unusual mortality event" for bottlenose dolphins ...
Emperor Penguin can stay under water for up to 27 minutes, new research reveals
New research has revealed how the Emperor Penguin is able to dive to depths of over 500m and stay under water for up to 27 minutes – deeper and longer than any of its fellow avian species.
Activists rally in Tokyo against Japan's dolphin hunt
Environmentalists staged a rally in Tokyo Saturday to protest the start of Japan's annual dolphin hunt, which was made infamous by an Academy Award-winning documentary.
Navy training, testing may kill whales, dolphins
U.S. Navy training and testing could inadvertently kill hundreds of whales and dolphins and injure thousands over the next five years, mostly as a result of detonating explosives underwater, according to two environmental ...
Floe by floe, the ice surrenders its secrets
Bowhead and minke whale sightings, extensive ice floe measurements and the successful retrieval of important moored instruments are among the successes of a multinational team of ice engineering researchers ...
Not the end of the world: Why Earth's greatest mass extinction was the making of modern mammals
The ancient closest relatives of mammals – the cynodont therapsids - not only survived the greatest mass extinction of all time, 252 million years ago, but thrived in the aftermath, according to new research ...
DC panda that birthed live cub has stillborn one too
An official says a panda that gave birth to a cub at Washington's National Zoo has also given birth to a stillborn cub.
Study finds loss of sea ice causes ecological changes
A new paper co-written by UM associate professor Mark Hebblewhite details ecological changes caused by a loss of Arctic sea ice.
How the bat beats the lifespan rule
From the elephant to the mayfly, biologists say there is a general rule about longevity: the bigger the animal, the longer it lives.
New survey reveals seal numbers in the Thames
An astounding 708 seals have been spotted in the Thames Estuary in the first ever count by air, land and sea, carried out by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
Unlocking the secrets of drifting, crashing, moving ice
Arctic offshore engineering scientists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and colleagues from nine international universities and companies and the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat ...
Six tonnes of rare live pangolins found in Vietnam
Vietnamese customs officials said Wednesday they had found more than six tonnes of live protected pangolins inside a shipping container sent from Indonesia.
New AWI thermal imaging system helps researchers to protect large whales from noise around the clock
Physicists at the Alfred Wegener Institute, the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, successfully tested a thermal imaging system aboard the research vessel Polarstern. The system automatically ...