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Neandertal Grave Attests to Complex Cognition

mardi 17 décembre 2013 — Evolution
Neandertal burial pit at La Chapelle-aux Saints in France. Image: Courtesy of C?dric Beauval Some 60,000 years ago, in a small limestone cave in central France, Neandertals dug a grave and laid... -- Read more on

Shark Cull Plan Draws Ire

Western Australia’s plan to start culling sharks in a “more aggressive” attempt to prevent attacks on humans could severely damage populations of threatened great whites, experts... -- Read more on

Clues Sought for Sea Star Die-Off

In their waterproof orange overalls, Hannah Perlkin and Emily Tucker look like commercial fishermen or storm-ready sailors. But they are biologists on their way to tide pools along a remote stretch... -- Read more on

The Sexy Scents of Tropical Flora: Vanilla, Pineapple and Guava Oh My!

Photo by Jason Metcalfe Part four of my ‘Adventures in Biology’ series from my epic travels to French Polynesia is now live. In this episode, we investigate why the island of Moorea... -- Read more on

Leafy Green `Solar-Powered' Sea Slugs Begin to Reveal Their True Colors

lundi 16 décembre 2013 — Evolution,More Science
The emerald sea slug, Elysia chlorotica (Credit: EOL Learning and Education Group, via Flickr) Nature is full of thieves. Instead of laboriously collecting pollen and nectar from flowers, robber... -- Read more on

Were azhdarchid pterosaurs really terrestrial stalkers? The evidence says yes, yes they (probably) were

lundi 16 décembre 2013 — Evolution
Life as a tyrannosaurid hatchling might well have been dangerous: GIANT TERRESTRIAL STALKING KAIJU AZHDARCHID OF DOOM!!!!1! Image by Mark Witton. Regular Tet Zoo readers will be familiar with... -- Read more on

How Many Partridges Are Really in That Pear Tree?

There's a partridge in a pear tree, two turtledoves, three French hens, four calling birds, six geese, and seven swans. Or so go the lyrics to the 12 days of Christmas. But on December 14, the... -- Read more on

Une prothèse dans le cerveau pour doper la mémoire

dimanche 15 décembre 2013 par Pierre Barthélémy — Cerveau, Hippocampe, Homme augmenté, Maladie d'Alzheimer, Mémoire, Neurones, Neuroprothèse, Neurosciences
Pour l'éditeur américain Merriam-Webster, spécialisé dans les dictionnaires, le mot de l'année est "science". En 2013, c'est en effet ce mot qui a enregistré, sur le dictionnaire en ligne de cet éditeur, la plus forte augmentation de la consultation : … Continuer la lecture (...)

Sunday Species Snapshot: Cuban Crocodile

dimanche 15 décembre 2013 — Energy & Sustainability,More Science,Evolution
These small, aggressive crocodiles once dominated their habitats. That is no longer the case. Species name: Cuban crocodile ( Crocodylus rhombifer ) [More] -- Read more on

The Gut s Microbiome Changes Rapidly with Diet

You are what you eat, and so are the bacteria that live in your gut. [More] -- Read more on

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