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A tiny chameleon discovered in Madagascar

A chameleon that holds a match head! it is Brookesia micra, which has just been discovered in Madagascar. Three other species, also tiny, were found in the extreme north of the island. A size that should be the phenomenon of island dwarfism. Continue Reading …

warriors sacrifice themselves for their colony

Among a certain number of social insects, the body is adapted to the functions of the individual. Ants or termites soldiers, for example, feature powerful jaw stuck on huge heads. This is not the case of bees which ensure yet many roles in their lives. An exception confirms the rule, with the first war ever … Continue reading

Tortoise thought to be extinct, is found now

A rare species of giant tortoise in Isabela Island in the Galapagos archipelago thought to be extinct more than 150 years have reappeared in small numbers, according to study published Monday in the United States. Written by Abdullah Al Abbadi/Blue Line News U.S. researchers reached this conclusion after finding the DNA footprints of this turtle, … Continue reading

In short: the dogs are listening with eyes, same like human children

The word is not enough. Dogs look before they act just like us. Responsiveness of dogs to human communication would be identical to that of a young child. This result justifies the love that many people carry for these pets. Continue reading

Mammals have taken advantage of past climate changes

 The evolution of mammals is strongly correlated with climate, at least for the species in North America who lived in the aftermath of the Cretaceous . This is reflected in a U.S. study that compares the temperature with the demographics of these animals. Written by Abdullah Al Abbadi/Blue Line News The first mammals appeared on … Continue reading

Why Mosquitoes bite you? scientists found the reason now..

Mosquitoes are attracted to certain smells of our body, which depend on … peopl’s contains of becteria. Dutch scientists have identified more specifically these reasons that attract mosquitoes. This is not a track for a new deodorant but hope to limit the Plasmodium infection , the vector of malaria . Continue reading

Evolution: the first tetrapods were not reckless

Amphibians evolved from fish during the Devonian. It is a certainty. However, the environment in which this transition has occurred remains hypothetical. A new study situated the occurrence of tetrapods in wetlands and woodlands. Limb development and mobility of the neck would have allowed them to take advantage of this environment. Written by Abdullah Al … Continue reading

Panda eats meat??!!

Panda eats meat? Continue reading

Longer survival for ichthyosaurs, not like what scientists assumed

These prehistoric marine vertebrates have survived long after their assumed date ofdeath. By Abdullah Abbadi/Blue Line News The ichthyosaurs were giant marine reptiles like the plesiosaurs and mosasaurs, whose ancestors were terrestrial reptiles. “Their size varied from less than one meter and more than 20m. Some were fast swimmers and able to dive to great depths with huge eyeballs and a … Continue reading

Mysterious fossils shed light on the origin of animals

Fossils older than 570 million years provide new secrets about the evolution of animals from a single cell. These fossils are neither strange bacteria, as some thought, nor animal cells, as others believed. But then what are they? Doushantuo is a region of southern China where fossil composed of cell clusters and aged 570 million … Continue reading

Scientists discover a “sixth toe” on the legs of an elephant

The mysterious growth observed on the legs of elephants and baffled scientists for more than three centuries seems like a “sixth toe” that allows elephants to keep the balance, according to a study published 23-Dec-2011 in Science magazine. Continue reading

The evolution of fish: the head before the body

Until now, scientists thought that the diversification of fish began with their bodies, following the extinctions of Devonian and Cretaceous. But a new study showed that the head  would have been the first in the evolution, driven by their diet. The work of Lauren Sallan of the University of Chicago and Matt Friedman from that … Continue reading