Tagged: pigs

Amazing animal facts - Pointing At Science

Steve Pointing Jul 06, 2016

Birds that fly non-stop, central heating for ants, and decoding the language of pigs – all this and more on Dear Science today on 95.0 bFM radio, or listen to the podcast on demand. Birds that fly non stop We’ve all heard about amazing feats of endurance by migrating birds, and especially those that cross the oceans. Several species … Read More

Unexpected animal encounters in the mountains - Guest Work

Laura Young Apr 13, 2016

I’ll never forget going hunting in the mountain ranges between Lewis Pass and the St James, glassing the tops for red deer and chamois, when through the corner of my binoculars I caught a glimpse of a bunch of slow-moving, large animals. For a moment, I thought I had gotten onto the biggest mob of deer I’d ever seen (hunted … Read More

Monday Micro – Ebola outbreak in Guinea - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 24, 2014

The news is full of reports of an outbreak of Ebola in the west African country of Guinea. Ebola is one of a group of related viruses which cause viral haemorrhagic fever. There is no vaccine or treatment for these viruses. So far reports are that there have been at least 80 cases with 59 deaths. Read More