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Songs that birds 'sing' in their dreams translated into sound

Fri, 04/19/2024 - 12:00pm
By measuring how birds’ vocal muscles move while they are asleep and using a physical model for how those muscles produce sound, researchers have pulled songs from the minds of sleeping birds
Categories: Fossils

Fossil snake discovered in India may have been the largest ever

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 11:00am
The vertebrae of Vasuki indicus, a snake that lived 47 million years ago, suggest it could have been as long as 15 metres
Categories: Fossils

Ancient marine reptile found on UK beach may be the largest ever

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 2:00pm
The jawbone of an ichthyosaur uncovered in south-west England has been identified as a new species, and researchers estimate that the whole animal was 20 to 25 metres long
Categories: Fossils

Ancient marine reptile found on UK beach may be the largest ever

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 2:00pm
The jawbone of an ichthyosaur uncovered in south-west England has been identified as a new species, and researchers estimate that the whole animal was 20 to 25 metres long
Categories: Fossils

Turning plants blue with gene editing could make robot weeding easier

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 11:00am
Weeding robots can sometimes struggle to tell weeds from crops, but genetically modifying the plants we want to keep to make them brightly coloured would make the job easier, suggest a group of researchers
Categories: Fossils

Turning plants blue with gene editing could make robot weeding easier

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 11:00am
Weeding robots can sometimes struggle to tell weeds from crops, but genetically modifying the plants we want to keep to make them brightly coloured would make the job easier, suggest a group of researchers
Categories: Fossils

Turning plants blue with gene editing could make robot weeding easier

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 11:00am
Weeding robots can sometimes struggle to tell weeds from crops, but genetically modifying the plants we want to keep to make them brightly coloured would make the job easier, suggest a group of researchers
Categories: Fossils

A cicada double brood is coming – it's less rare than you think

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 9:53am
Up to 17 US states could be peppered with more than a trillion cicadas this spring, and though it has been a while since these two specific broods emerged at once, double broods are not that rare
Categories: Fossils

A cicada double brood is coming – it's less rare than you think

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 9:53am
Up to 17 US states could be peppered with more than a trillion cicadas this spring, and though it has been a while since these two specific broods emerged at once, double broods are not that rare
Categories: Fossils

A cicada double brood is coming – it's less rare than you think

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 9:53am
Up to 17 US states could be peppered with more than a trillion cicadas this spring, and though it has been a while since these two specific broods emerged at once, double broods are not that rare
Categories: Fossils

Colonies of single-celled creatures could explain how embryos evolved

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 1:00am
We know little about how embryonic development in animals evolved from single-celled ancestors, but simple organisms with a multicellular life stage offer intriguing clues
Categories: Fossils

Colonies of single-celled creatures could explain how embryos evolved

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 1:00am
We know little about how embryonic development in animals evolved from single-celled ancestors, but simple organisms with a multicellular life stage offer intriguing clues
Categories: Fossils

Colonies of single-celled creatures could explain how embryos evolved

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 1:00am
We know little about how embryonic development in animals evolved from single-celled ancestors, but simple organisms with a multicellular life stage offer intriguing clues
Categories: Fossils

Sleeping bumblebees can survive underwater for a week

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 7:01pm
A serendipitous lab accident revealed that hibernating bumblebee queens can make it through days of flooding, revealing that they are less vulnerable to extreme weather than previously thought
Categories: Fossils

Sleeping bumblebees can survive underwater for a week

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 7:01pm
A serendipitous lab accident revealed that hibernating bumblebee queens can make it through days of flooding, revealing that they are less vulnerable to extreme weather than previously thought
Categories: Fossils

Sleeping bumblebees can survive underwater for a week

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 7:01pm
A serendipitous lab accident revealed that hibernating bumblebee queens can make it through days of flooding, revealing that they are less vulnerable to extreme weather than previously thought
Categories: Fossils

Starfish have hundreds of feet but no brain – here's how they move

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 11:00am
Starfish feet are coordinated purely through mechanical loading, enabling the animals to bounce rhythmically along the seabed without a central nervous system
Categories: Fossils

Starfish have hundreds of feet but no brain – here's how they move

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 11:00am
Starfish feet are coordinated purely through mechanical loading, enabling the animals to bounce rhythmically along the seabed without a central nervous system
Categories: Fossils

Starfish have hundreds of feet but no brain – here's how they move

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 11:00am
Starfish feet are coordinated purely through mechanical loading, enabling the animals to bounce rhythmically along the seabed without a central nervous system
Categories: Fossils

Tiny nematode worms can grow enormous mouths and become cannibals

Mon, 04/15/2024 - 3:27pm
One species of nematode worm turns into a kin-devouring nightmare if it grows up in a crowded environment with a poor diet
Categories: Fossils