Construction on a major new £90m shopping centre in York has been delayed due to a rapidly increasing population of breeding newts.
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Monday 30 March 2009
Amphibians and reptiles: how terrestrial living was transformed by the evolution of better adapted species
Monday 09 February 2009
Today's tour of the aeons before the appearance of the human species on Earth begins with a rare and most important piece of evolutionary evidence provided by the fossils of a creature called Tiktaalik which were discovered on Ellesmere Island, Canada, in 2004.
Tuesday 18 November 2008
They say that if you want to boil a frog, you don't throw it into scalding water as the creature will simply leap out. Instead, you turn up the heat slowly.
Monday 13 October 2008
Scientists tackling the thorny problem of a foreign superweed hope a humble insect could halt its rampage across the UK's gardens.
Friday 26 September 2008
More than half of all amphibian species in Europe could become extinct by 2050 because of a combination of habitat loss, infectious diseases and the effects of climate change, scientists have found.
Sunday 13 July 2008
Monday 21 January 2008
What do a blind salamander that can go without food for a decade, a frog so small that it fits on a drawing pin and another that lives only in the human burial grounds have in common?
Tuesday 16 January 2007
Friday 03 November 2006
Monday 13 March 2006
Saturday 04 February 2006
Friday 15 October 2004
They were the first animals with backbones to walk on land. They witnessed the rise and fall of the dinosaurs and were present at the birth of a bipedal ape who went on to become the most destructive species the planet has ever known.
Saturday 11 September 2004
Friday 26 November 1999
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- 2 'Something passed underneath us, quite close': Airbus A320 has close encounter with UFO
- 3 Rocky Horror star Tim Curry 'suffers major stroke'
- 4 Lord of the Sings: Sir Christopher Lee, 91, to release heavy metal album
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