Category Archives: Science Stuff

Back from extinction

The armoured mist frog (Litoria lorica) was last seen in 1991 and was thought to have be wiped out by the fungal disease chytridiomycosis. But Professor Ross Alford from James Cook University has told reporters that the frog has been … Continue reading

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A real macropod

Bigfoot found – for real? If this is true, it’s earth-shattering stuff. Bigfoot in a freezer? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2008 BIGFOOT BODY FOUND DNA evidence and photo evidence to be presented at a PRESS CONFERENCE to be held … Continue reading

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Recent environmental news

Brown tree snakes destroying more than just Guam’s birds A brown tree snake In the last 60 years, brown tree snakes have become the embodiment of the bad things that can happen when invasive species are introduced in places where … Continue reading

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An interesting take on climate change

Some people are apparently welcoming climate change. Grape growers in Austria (note: that’s a little country in Europe, not a huge mass of land keeping the Indian and Pacific oceans separate) have found the warmer conditions to be quite beneficial.

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Picture of a modern-day thylacine?

A striped mammal has been photographed by a camera trap set in a remote forest. Is this the sole surviving thylacine? Unfortunately not, as this Edge of Existence blog post shows.

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Stirring research

A study published in the British Medical Journal has sought to answer the age-old question of “where have all the bloody teaspoons gone?”.

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Improbable research

I’ve just has a quick look at the RSS feed for Improbable Research. Here are the highlights for me: Individually marked ants Silver loining Sweet dreams are made of cheese Bugs in the system

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World’s biggest Gambusia?

I thought I’d found the world’s biggest mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) in my turtle pond, but she’s only 42.2mm in length. She looks much bigger than that. I figured that there’s a fair amount of selection pressure acting on the fish … Continue reading

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