The evolution of woodiness is still happening today, particularly in these areas that are known as natural laboratories of evolution: islands.
Intestinal Worms: What Our Ancestors Can Tell Us
Researchers from the Departments of Biology and Archaeology, Oxford, have revealed the scale of parasitic worm infections in Britain from the Prehistoric to the early Victorian periods.
How Sunflowers Attract Pollinators
“bullseye patterns have long been known to improve the attractiveness of flowers to pollinators by increasing their visibility.”
Lice Biology Provides Valuable Clues About Ancient People
Scientists for the first time have recovered DNA from cement on hairs taken from mummified remains that date back 1,500-2,000 years. Skin cells from the scalp become encased in the cement produced […]
Plant Focus: Ferns
Estimates of how many species of ferns there are ranges from 10,500 to 15,000.
The Buds That Never Become Flowers
Cauliflowers, and Romanescos in particular, are in fact buds that are designed to become flowers but which never reach their goal.
Origin of life: some news
“Yasuhiro Oba and colleagues may have found the missing link between interstellar space, planet formation and the synthesis of life through the mechanisms that resolve the ‘water paradox’ outlined by Michael Marshall.”
Recording Bio Diversity in Happy Valley
An on site recording station was set up where the information could be collated and displayed.
Recording Happy Valley
This Saturday, 19th August, volunteers will be recording the flora and fauna found there in what is being called ” A Bio Blitz” of Happy Valley.
The Oyce of Firth: Part Two
To name all the flowers found in this neighbourhood would be to give almost the complete flora of the county