Science experiments do not get much more fun than playing with puppies – especially when there are almost 400 of them. Through the study of puppies, a team from the Arizona Canine Cognition Centre have been able to learn more about dogs’ ability to understand human body language.
The Waray dwarf burrowing snake (Levitonius mirus) from the Philippines has been newly described by a team working with specimen collections at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Collection.
A new milestone has been accomplished in the mission to save the northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni). There are only two known northern white rhinos left, both of whom are females. Without the ability to reproduce, this subspecies is functionally extinct. An international team are now one step closer to using assisted reproduction technology (ART) including in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to increase subspecies numbers and bring them back from the edge of extinction.
Snappy, educational, and only 15minutes long, “The beautiful, mysterious science of how you hear” is a TED talk from Dr Jim Hudspeth about the mechanics of hearing. It makes for a great watch anytime you have a few minutes to spare.