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Megalodon babies were born larger than a man

Added: 18 Jan 2021

While 'The Meg' exaggerated its movie magic megalodon, researchers have shown  a baby megatooth sha…

Dire wolves evolved in isolation from gray wolves

Added: 15 Jan 2021

Reality is more interesting than myth, and all Game of Throne fans who fell in love with Lady, Grey…

Vital biodiversity collections face drop in specimen deposits

Added: 1 Jan 2021

Kansas researchers argue that expanded biodiversity infrastructure will be an essential front line …

Kinship is beneficial - even for anti-social squirrels

Added: 23 Dec 2020

Never rattle at your neighbours, killing them could endanger your health... if you're a red squirre…

Do octopuses' arms have a mind of their own?

Added: 4 Nov 2020

Often described as aliens, octopuses are one of most unusual creatures on the planet, with three he…

Elastic to kinetic energy conversion through biomimicry

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Venus flytraps do it, trap-jaw ants do it, and now materials scientists at the University of Massac…

Coronaviruses amplified along wildlife supply chain

Added: 17 Aug 2020

Coronaviruses were detected in a high proportion of bats and rodents in Viet Nam from 2013 to 2014,…

Advantage flat angel shark

Added: 7 Aug 2020

The general picture of a shark is that of a fast and large ocean predator. Some species, however, q…

How flying snakes glide

Added: 6 Aug 2020

Flying snakes glide through the air, flattening their bodies to provide lift. But as they glide the…

Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite reveals new penguin colonies

Added: 5 Aug 2020

A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin co…

Serving virtual reality Raspberry Pi to flies

Added: 15 Jul 2020

The Raspberry Pi Virtual Reality system (PiVR) is a versatile tool for presenting virtual reality e…

How the sparrow changed its tune

Added: 9 Jul 2020

Most bird species are slow to change their tune, preferring to stick with tried-and-true songs to d…

Researchers uncover a world of life on the back of a turtle

Added: 4 Jun 2020

Much to the delight of all Hindu’s and fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, researchers have…

Oldest parasitic DNA found in coprolite

Added: 28 Aug 2019

The oldest parasite DNA ever recorded has been discovered in fossilised puma faeces.

Colourful egg for seabird recognition

Evoluted New Media | Added: 19 Apr 2019

The colourful appearance of the common murre egg is due to a genetic ability of the mother to manip…

Reindeer maintain circadian rhythm in dark months

Evoluted New Media | Added: 26 Dec 2018

Reindeer are able to maintain a 24-hour body clock during days of sustained light or darkness, acco…

Ballooning spiders rely on electric field

Evoluted New Media | Added: 24 Jul 2018

The aerodynamic capabilities of spiders have intrigued biologists for hundreds of years. Now, a tea…

Magnetic sense could lead to molecular manipulation

Evoluted New Media | Added: 13 Apr 2018

By understanding Magnetoreception - the ability of some animals to sense Earth’s magnetic field – a…

Bacteria used to block dengue and Zika

Evoluted New Media | Added: 15 Feb 2018

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have found a bacterial strain which blocks dengue and Zika …

Breathable atmosphere down to fungi

Evoluted New Media | Added: 12 Jan 2018

A team from Leeds University have shown that fungi were essential in the creation of an oxygen-rich…