The Arctic tern, a tiny sea bird, has made the longest known annual migration, flying from the Farne Islands in Northumberland to the Weddell Sea in Antarctica and back, covering an astonishing distance of over 96,000 km (59,650 miles) each year. The …

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Computers are notoriously bad at recognising complex objects in photographs.  You are much better!  That is why scientists studying penguins using time-lapse photography are asking for people like you to identify penguins in photographs to help us better understand their …

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and carrying on with the Wired ‘top tens’ started last week: here are their top ten organisms for 2007: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/12/YE_10_organisms Presumably some could be combined to save space: super C02 absorbing lettuce?  insulin producing trees? cats with poison sensing rat …

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