Author: Siân Powell

Tropical snail drugs fish (and then devours them)

The geographic cone snail (Conus geographus),  with a wide distribution including the Indo-Pacific, Africa and the Red Sea,  is quite obviously not going to snag prey through its speed and agility. Like land based...

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Truffles produce a cannabis like high to aid spore dispersal

Pigs and dogs who are trained to hunt for truffles exhibit borderline frantic behaviour when searching for these subterranean delicacies. Italian researchers who were investigating the  properties of the black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) have...

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New frog species discovered…. in NYC

With the use of molecular and technology associated methods becoming more readily available, it is no surprise that they are redefining what we know about current species. Researchers at Rutgers University have been examining the...

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