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NASA completes flights to survey Arctic ice

Operation IceBridge is NASA’s biggest mission has been monitoring changes in polar ice across the western basin of the Arctic Ocean and Greenlands fastest-melting glaciers. The spring mapping survey started on March 22 and has just ended on May 2. … Continued

Baby reef fish inheriting tolerance to warming oceans

Our climate is changing rapidly, and human activity is causing this change to happen even faster. We know that it is already having a devastating impact on animal populations. But there is hope for some species who have shown an … Continued

Loggerhead sea turtles guided by magnetic navigation

Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that was published in Current Biology on April 12th has revealed vital insights that may be able to improve conservation efforts of the loggerhead sea turtles. The project led by biologists … Continued

What if the bees died out?

Dogs might be man’s best friend but bees are our lifeline. A single bee makes a measly one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey during its lifetime, but losing the sweet stuff is the least of our problems. Dozens of … Continued

What would happen the ice caps melted?

Would the whole world end up underwater? The polar ice caps look alike, but beneath the surface they are very different. Arctic ice floats on the Arctic Ocean, while the Antarctic sits on solid land. This might seem like a … Continued

Animals at ZSL London Zoo get an Easter surprise

Today Zookeepers shelled out on an egg-stravagant surprise for ZSL London Zoo’s animals as it get ready to celebrate the Easter weekend. “We always like to find fun ways for the animals to join in the festivities – while there … Continued

We’re no stranger to weird weather events

Freak snowstorms, golfball sized hailstones, and literally raining cats and dogs – our planet is no stranger to weird weather.   Feeling Foehn On 22 January 1943, the temperature in the South Dakota town of Spearfish in the US soared … Continued

Answer to fear found in parasitic worms

Wasps, needles, heights, blood, spiders – ask a few of your friends about their greatest phobias and you will get a variety of different answers. But the human brain is so complex that getting to the bottom of the mechanisms … Continued

Has spring sprung too soon?

If you are living in the UK currently you might say absolutely not, as snow continues to cause nation wide mayhem. However on a global scale, spring is coming sooner then expected. In a study published in journal Scientific reports … Continued

World’s most venomous spiders are long lost cousins

You would not like to find these cousins hanging out in your home. These two groups of dangerous spiders carrying highly venomous toxins found are both found in Australia, and have been considered only distantly related until recently. San Diego State … Continued

We need more bees – and more bee species!

Whether we love them or we’re scared of them, we all know how important bees are to our ecosystem, and we really rely on them. Estimates suggest that a third of the food we consume relies on pollination primarily by … Continued