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23 Jul 2014 00:07

How bats use a compass to find their way at night

A European bat type can use the scatter patterns of sunlight to programme its internal compass for hunting after dark, the first mammal known to do so, researchers said Tuesday (July 22).

  • 23 Jul 2014 00:04

    Astronomers study remote outcrops of faraway galaxy

    Astronomers said Tuesday (July 22) they have examined the remotest parts yet of an elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A, and discovered its starry halo was bigger, more lopsided and richer in heavy elements than expected.

  • 19 Jul 2014 21:06

    Archaeologists discover Roman "free choice" cemetery

    Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered a cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome where they believe the variety of tombs found reflects the bustling town's multi-cultural nature.

  • 19 Jul 2014 11:56

    Plus-sized parking spaces for Chinese women drivers

    The parking spaces outside a Chinese shopping mall are distinctive: marked out in pink, signposted "Respectfully reserved for women", and around 30 centimetres wider than normal.

  • 18 Jul 2014 00:03

    Fruit colours evolved to please picky birds

    Tropical Asian birds have a penchant for red and black -- a proclivity that likely prompted jungle plants to sprout fruit in these colours, scientists said on Thursday.

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