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African Penguins In Distress: Climate Change Ups Food Crunch

A new study has said African penguins are in a climate trap and deprived of the right habitat and desired food, caused by climate changes as well as overfishing and forcing them to eat less nutritious jellyfish.

Animals February 13, 2017

What’s Causing Mysterious Fairy Circles To Appear? New Study Looks At Both Termites And Plants

Fairy circles have long intrigued scientists, but a team from Princeton has recently shown how the two dominant hypotheses involving termites and plants can jointly explain the mysterious rings.

Earth/Environment January 19, 2017

Fairy Circles In Australia and Namibia: What The Similarities And Differences Are

Researchers may have discovered the likely cause of the formation of barren patches of land in Namibia and Australia known as fairy circles. Both regions share some similarities when it comes to the absorption of water by the soil.

Animals March 18, 2016

Study Reveals How Bushmen Tap Beetle Poison For Hunting Prey

The San peoples of Namibia used beetle poison to boost the lethality of their arrows for hunting. The real biological purpose of these beetle and plant poisons, however, remain unclear.

February 3, 2016

Elephant Shrew was size of the mouse, with genes (and trunk) of a pachyderm

Elephant shrews are more like their mammoth cousins than shrews. A new variety of the creatures has been discovered in Namibia.

Animals June 28, 2014

Is it a mouse? A miniscule elephant? New mammal discovered in Africa

Tiny mouse-like creature known as a shrew shows surprising genetic similarities to one of the world's largest animals, the elephant. New species was found in the deserts of Namibia in Africa.

Animals June 27, 2014

Zebras now hold record of longest migration of African land mammals

Scientists tracking a population of Plains zebra using GPS technology have determined that the animals traveled approximately 311 miles while migrating. The zebras now hold the record of the longest terrestrial migration ever documented.

Animals May 29, 2014

Where did the 'fairy circles' in the Namibian grasslands come from?

In the myriad of theories about fairy circles, one stood out among the others. As per recent study, it is the “self-organizing” behavior of the vegetation that formed these mysterious circles in the arid grasslands of Namibia in Africa.

Animals May 24, 2014

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