Does this track have a dewclaw, or is that just a bump in the sand? Is that the sound of a car being locked, or the call of the crimson breasted shrike? Continue reading
Category Archives: Biology
Die young, live fast?
Whatever you do, don’t take your pigeon to the cinema. Continue reading
The idea that we should invest millions of pounds of research funds into bringing back animals we have never seen before when there are so many animals that the majority of us have never seen in the flesh, let alone those that have not yet been discovered, is ludicrous. Continue reading
What happens when you get tickled?
Your body rebels against you and contorts in wriggles and giggles, you burst out in the most annoying, uncontrollable laughter and are suddenly at the mercy of your attacker. It’s the tickle. What the hell is happening? Continue reading
Too good to be true
“Did you know that koalas get high on eucalyptus leaves?” This question was posed to me at a flat party last night, after I was introduced to an (admittedly drunk) guy as a zoologist. Continue reading
‘Blood biting tyrant swimmer’ discovered
Bones of a super predator from the Jurassic period have been identified as a new species by researchers at the University of Edinburgh. Continue reading
Electrical activity in the brain has been tracked by researchers at the University of Edinburgh to locate the section of the brain involved in maintaining spatial awareness. Continue reading
Why do zoologists hate pandas?
“I would eat the last panda if I could have all the money we have spent on panda conservation put back on the table for me to do more sensible things with.” These are the controversial words of naturalist Chris Packham. Continue reading
DNA piece found for human evolutionary puzzle
Human evolutionary history has received a missing link in the discovery of a gene unique to humans. Continue reading
Aiming for imperfection
Does nature sometimes make mistakes on purpose? Investigating the gamblers of the micro-organism community. Continue reading