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Fossil pigments reveal extinct sea monsters had black skin

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 10:42

Scientists have revealed the color of three multi-million-year old marine reptiles, suggesting that the pigment shows that these animals were, at least partially, dark-coloured in life, which is likely to have contributed to more efficient thermoregulation, as well as providing means for camouflage and UV protection.

Scientists say reindeer really do have red noses

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 17:22

Rudolph, a fictional reindeer created by Robert L May, has a glowing red nose for which he is treated unkindly by the other reindeer. But a new study has suggested that Rudolph might not be unique as reindeer do have glowing red noses.

New element with atomic number 115 discovered

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 11:13

A team of researchers, led by physicists from Lund University, have confirmed the existence of what is considered a new element with atomic number 115.

Birds `smell` out compatible partners

Last Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012, 15:41

Birds may choose their mate with the help of smell, new evidence has shown.

Chimpanzees use innovative ways to fool humans

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 20:09

A case study showed how humans’ closest relatives in the animal kingdom appear to be able to plan to deceive others, and that they can also plan their deception inventively.

Giant squids` huge eyes help them escape from whales

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 17:20

Giant and colossal squids have super-sized eyes which allows them to spot predatory whales from a distance in the pitch darkness of their deep-sea home.