Tag: natural history

Chimpanzee Hand Gestures

Researchers at the University of St Andrews in Scotland have found that chimpanzees communicate using a series of hand gestures. Here is a report from the BBC with a video clip showing a few of them: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9475000/9475408.stm

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ARKive

We’ve covered the BBC Wildlife Finder before. Here’s another great site that provides a multimedia guide to animals, plants and fungi. http://www.arkive.org/

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A New Kind of History Book

It’s widely known that books are usually made from trees (except for electronic ones, of course). However, it now seems that books actually can be trees. Researchers for the Internet Journal Science have found a very interesting way to trace the rise

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Monkey Day

Today is Monkey Day, an unofficial holiday celebrated all over the world to raise awareness of monkeys and their roles in evolution, animal rights and nature. There are various competitions held all over the world such as monkey costumes, knitting

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How the Cat got the Cream

Have you ever wondered how cats are able to drink the way they do? Well, some researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may have found the answer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11717510

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BBC Wildlife Finder

The BBC has launched an amazing archive of wildlife videos, sounds  and stories. The wildlife finder gives you access to an ever growing collection of BBC natural history programmes, with video clips from series such as: Planet Earth, Blue Planet,

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Go Batty this Weekend!

This weekend is European Bat Weekend and there are events being held all over the country to encourage people to get out in the countryside and observe bats in their natural habitat. Organised by the Bat Conservation Trust you can

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Lizards Without Legs…

What’s the difference between a snake and a lizard? If you are thinking it’s that lizards have legs, you are wrong! Unlike snakes, lizards have ears and eyelids – but not ALL of them have legs! To find out more

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Happy Darwin Day!

Today is Darwin Day, a global celebration of science and reason which marks the anniversity of Charles Darwin’s Birth. This year is particulary special as it’s 200 years since his birth. http://www.darwinday.org/ Find out more about Charles Darwin here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Darwin

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In case you didn’t know…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/may/01/computing.health

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