Gazelle-like antelopes as living flags

Gazelle-like antelopes as living flags

Colouration seeks no camouflage where it advertises safety in numbers.

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Perverse exercise for the growing pelican

Perverse exercise for the growing pelican

An exceptional wingspan made resilient by violent nurturing.

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Why do mangroves lack fruity succulence?

Why do mangroves lack fruity succulence?

Potassium, the mineral of fruit-juice, can be unaffordable for mere seed-wrappings.

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Warning colouration in the giant panda

Warning colouration in the giant panda

The most checkered of bears is the least likely to be worth attacking naively.

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The marsupial lion: all slice and no bite

The marsupial lion: all slice and no bite

Unsheath the hidden weapon of an Australian carnivore with desultory canines.

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Supermoles despite being marsupial moles

Supermoles despite being marsupial moles

Notoryctids are primitively pouched but at the cutting-edge in other aspects.

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Who chose the eyespots on the peacock?

Who chose the eyespots on the peacock?

Peahens were less likely than human protectors to select for these false eyes.

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A continent mysteriously empty of tortoises

A continent mysteriously empty of tortoises

Land tortoises failed in Australia not by historical accident but by poor ecological prospects.

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Seeing the light for the trees

Seeing the light for the trees

Height of woodlands and savannas is aimed at resources scarcer than sunshine.

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How beavers engineered landscapes for bison

How beavers engineered landscapes for bison

Tree-felling, ponding, and silt-damming all eventually produce big grazing.

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Trees as green quazi-zombies

Trees as green quazi-zombies

Ponder the resources that really matter under the shade of the energetic living dead.

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The hidden power of sea snakes over eels

The hidden power of sea snakes over eels

Why eels can’t defend themselves from being engulfed by sea snakes.

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Time did not limit evolution in Zealandia

Time did not limit evolution in Zealandia

Why these are the largest islands without native terrestrial mammals.

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Kiwi were no solution to a mammalian vacuum

Kiwi were no solution to a mammalian vacuum

These birds are more far-fetched that even the least likely of furred imposters.

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Why external ears are redundant in birds

Why external ears are redundant in birds

A streamlined head is only part of the explanation why birds avoid using external pinnae to locate sounds.

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Why elephants defecate wantonly

Why elephants defecate wantonly

Megaherbivore digestion seems inefficient until its cream-skimming tactic is recognised.

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What is the real value of a kidney?

What is the real value of a kidney?

There must be good reason why the kidney is twice as energy-intensive as the brain or liver, making it the…

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Are birds really avian dinosaurs?

Are birds really avian dinosaurs?

Birds originated from dinosaurs, but equating them with dinosaurs falls off a logical tightrope.

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A new vitamin hiding in plain light

A new vitamin hiding in plain light

 Food beliefs have fallen on the buttered side

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D stands for delete as vitamin

D stands for delete as vitamin

Calciferol, vital but not vitamin

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Coital fanging in a giant cartilaginous fish

Coital fanging in a giant cartilaginous fish

A plankton-siever with only the rudest of Jaws.

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Does rickets show clinical deficiency of boron?

Does rickets show clinical deficiency of boron?

Hormonal ossification is elementary.

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What lies behind the kidney’s iron curtain?

What lies behind the kidney’s iron curtain?

Where the body ‘earths’ its electrons.

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An explanation for sexual skew in the priapiumfish

An explanation for sexual skew in the priapiumfish

Why micro-meta-genitals evolved in fishes.

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Can any true bambi weather a desert?

Can any true bambi weather a desert?

What it takes to drought-proof 3-centimetre hooves.

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Archaeopteryx is neither a first bird nor a bird in the first place

Archaeopteryx is neither a first bird nor a bird in the first place

The concept "archaeopteryx is a bird" is a dinosaur 

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Plumosaurs flew as dinosaurs, not as proto-birds

Plumosaurs flew as dinosaurs, not as proto-birds

Looking past the plumage to see the tell-tale tails.

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Fat mephitids not allowed in the Old World

Fat mephitids not allowed in the Old World

A black-and-white case of evolutionary skullduggery?

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Authentic mega-killers kept their mouths shut

Authentic mega-killers kept their mouths shut

The mythical snarl of dental sabres

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The paradox of the fire-loving crayfishes

The paradox of the fire-loving crayfishes

Building a life on wet combustion.

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A thumbs-up on amphibians

A thumbs-up on amphibians

The human hand as living fossil.

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The riddle of the failed frogs of Gondwana

The riddle of the failed frogs of Gondwana

Zealandic amphibians are a damp squib.

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Why no southern salamanders?

Why no southern salamanders?

The evolutionary compass of amphibian tails.

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Frogs are more dexterous than lizards

Frogs are more dexterous than lizards

The simplest frog is more manipulative than the cleverest lizard.

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 Frogs' tails hiding in plain sight

Frogs' tails hiding in plain sight

De-tailed amphibians conceal a hiptail of unknown potential.

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The dagger looks of golden toads

The dagger looks of golden toads

Black eyes can be poisonous exclamations in orange frogs.

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The giant panda as a sinister signboard

The giant panda as a sinister signboard

A black and white warning of dangerous teeth

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Arboreal reflections of amphibian eyes

Arboreal reflections of amphibian eyes

The bulging eyes of water and tree frogs differ more than they look.

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BIO-BULLETS

A concise, hard-hitting debate with mainstream’s Professor Mumblebard. Each bio-bullet nails the matter succinctly enough to be grasped in a minute – but will keep you mulling for days.


Bio-bullets

Frogs look up from water and down from trees.

 

 

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A mutilator of more than just bamboos.

 

 

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Lurid froglets that ogle darkly.     

 

 

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Tads don't lose their pole after all.

 

 

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The simplest frog is more manipulative than the cleverest lizard. .

 

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Ferments give amphibs their cool edge.

 

 

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The evolutionary compass of amphibian tails.

 

 

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Why have tadpoles excused themselves from New Zealand?

 

 

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The human hand as living fossil.

 

 

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Building a life on wet combustion.

 

 

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The concept "archaeopteryx is a bird" is a dinosaur.

 

 

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Only the gaudiest butterflies survive a feathered gauntlet.

 

 

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Looking past plumage at the tell-tale of tails.

 

 

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The mythical snarl of dental sabres.

 

 

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Achtung felid claws!

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Where the body ‘earths’ its electrons.

 

 

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Fishes with figurative claws. .

 

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Why micro-meta-genitals evolved in fishes.

 

 

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A plankton-siever with only the rudest of Jaws.

 

 

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Hormonal ossification is elementary.

 

 

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Polly want some credit now.

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Calciferol, vital but not vitamin.

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Gaudiness hiding in plain sight.

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Food beliefs have fallen on the buttered side.

 

 

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Height of woodlands and savannas is aimed at resources scarcer than sunshine.

 

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How moa elbowed mammalian herbivores out of New Zealand.

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A black-and-white case of evolutionary skullduggery?

 

 

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The evolutionary potential of myrtles is easy to miss in unfamiliar lands.

 

 

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There must be good reason why the kidney is twice as energy-intensive as the brain or liver, making it the most costly of organs. 

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Convergence is unexpected where environmental differences hide in plain sight.

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Megaherbivore digestion seems inefficient until its cream-skimming tactic is recognised.

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Herbivores outpace carnivores by walking rather than by fleeing.

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A streamlined head is only part of the explanation why birds avoid using external pinnae to locate sounds.

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These birds are more far-fetched that even the least likely of furred imposters.

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Why these are the largest islands without native terrestrial mammals.

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One of the first adaptations of evolution should have been a non-random process of mutation.

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Sisters share deadly signals that have hidden in plain sight.

 

 

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Unsheath the hidden weapon of an Australian carnivore with desultory canines.

 

 

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Potassium, the mineral of fruit-juice, can be unaffordable for mere seed-wrappings.

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Ponder the resources that really matter under the shade of the energetic living dead.

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Notoryctids are primitively pouched but at the cutting-edge in other aspects.

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Peahens were less likely than human protectors to select for these false eyes.

 

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Do-it-yourself defecation of the choicest coffee seeds would sort the dogs from the civets.

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Tree-felling, ponding, and silt-damming all eventually produce big grazing.

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Why even the most serpentine fishes can't help but be engulfed by real sea serpents.

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What is served by racial discrimination may be cultural rather than physical adaptation.

 

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An exceptional wingspan made resilient by violent nurturing.

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Numbat  and aardwolf  both specialise on eating termites, but of fundamentally different productivities.

 

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Birds originated from dinosaurs, but equating them with dinosaurs falls off a logical tightrope.

 

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Colouration seeks no camouflage where it advertises safety in numbers.

 

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This lemur-killer shows that the mammalian clitoris is used for more than sexual stimulation.

 

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Land tortoises failed in Australia not by historical accident but by poor ecological prospects.

 

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What it takes to drought-proof 3-centimetre hooves.

 

 

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The retention of body stripes in greater kudu is no ancestral accident.

 

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Cancer rewinds the cooperative evolution that promoted multicellular organisms.

 

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