Everyone knows that “raptor” dinosaurs walked with their deadly sickle-shaped foot claws held off the ground and that they moved in packs … right? After all, it was in “Jurassic Park.” But until now, there was no direct evidence of either of these things. Now, an international team of Chinese, British, American and Japanese paleontologists reported fossilized footprints made by two different kinds of “raptors” from 120 million year old rocks in Shandong Province, China.
A research project carried out by a University of Hertfordshire academic has found that thought suppression can lead people to engage in the very behaviour they are trying to avoid. It also found that men who think about chocolate end up eating more of it than women who have the same thoughts.
Mankind’s closest living relatives — the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates — are under unprecedented threat from destruction of tropical forests, illegal wildlife trade and commercial bushmeat hunting, with 29 percent of all species in danger of going extinct, according to a new report.
Soils may dictate the array of fall colors as much as the trees rooted in them, according to a forest survey out of North Carolina.
When resources are scarce, who you know and where you’re positioned on the social totem pole affects how far you’ll go to search for food. At least that’s the case with African elephants, according to a study led by ecologists at the University of California, Berkeley, who collaborated with researchers at Save the Elephants, a non-profit research organization based in Kenya, and at the University of Oxford in England.
A clam dredged from Icelandic waters had lived for 400 years – is this the longest-lived animal known to science?