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The Evolution of Eggs: PT. 2

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Egg Designs – Part Two. Last month, we discussed the arrival of the first amphibians and the story of how they conquered the evolutionary hurdle of beginning to breed on land. This signalled a major step towards life as we know it today. This cataclysmic event resulted in huge levels …

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Climate change: 1,000,000 Species to become Extinct

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In the entirety of our world’s existence, several cataclysmic events have scorched the earth. Purging the majority of living beings from existence. Many now believe that we are upon the eve of such an event.  Our oil-filled, smog bellowing machines and factories are destroying the natural world, our world. Never …

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The Evolution of Eggs. Pt. 1

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When the first amphibians appeared, the land that they were emerging onto was only inhabited by invertebrates.  This unexplored territory would make a safe haven for their young. Particularly, when compared to the trials of an aquatic habitat. However, for early amphibians to deposit eggs out of the water, evolution …

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Stafford Spring Bird Show 2019

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Storm Freya is raging across the UK. Yet, she didn’t keep the bird-keeping community away from this springs must see show. The Stafford Spring Bird show is the largest bird-keeping event of the year and once again it proved to be a roaring success. Shows like these are bastions of …

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Medicine for chimps

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chimpanzee medicine All across the animal kingdom, instances of species resorting to some sort of medicine has been recorded Chimpanzee Medicine. One of the better-known examples are the Aspilia plants used by chimpanzees. On occasion, chimps can be seen eating these medicinal plants which contain Thiarubrine-A. What separates this habit from …

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Saliva in dogs

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With my two schnauzers, Dexter and Monty I’ve never really had to deal with any saliva issues. Their’s is almost non-existent.  I know it’s there but I don’t really have anything to do with it. Howeve,r when I was younger, my auntie used to have this big brute of a …

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3-2-1? Simultaneous mating…

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Jokingly, I was recently asked if any animals mate with two partners at the same time. At the time, I just laughed it off, but later it got me thinking; countless species of animals mate simultaneously. Good examples include goldfish when the female’s eggs are fertilised by multiple males as …

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Highlighting pollution

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Recently, the Guardian newspaper and diver Rich Horner teamed up to attempt to draw attention to the ever increasing pollution levels in the natural world. Scenes like this are on the rise and although this may be the first generation which is fully aware of the impact that pollution is …

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