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Comments OffPosted on Wednesday 20 August 2008 at 4:15 pm by Jacob Aron
In Biology

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society has observed a wild dolphin “tailwalking” off the coast of Adelaide in Australia. Taught by dolphinarium trainers everywhere, but rarely seen in the wild, tailwalking is a trick where the dolphin launches itself vertically out of the water and then moves along the surface using only their tail. Incredibly, […]


Comments OffPosted on Thursday 23 February 2012 at 11:10 am by Sam Wong
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Sam Wong is a former contributor to Just A Theory who now blogs at his own site. Here’s his take on in vitro meat…. It doesn’t look very appetising, but this is the future of meat. Stem cells will be harvested from a few animals (donor kebabs?) and muscle tissue grown on an industrial scale, […]


5 Comments »Posted on Saturday 31 January 2009 at 5:04 pm by Jacob Aron
In Biology

Dolphins are such fascinating creatures, it’s no wonder that I’ve talked about their antics before. Yesterday, I learnt that in addition to their other many talents, dolphins are apparantly adept chefs as well. Yes that’s right – chefs. Scientist from Australia and Britain observing dolphins in the Upper Spencer Gulf in South Australia were stunned […]


Comments OffPosted on Sunday 25 January 2009 at 8:39 pm by Jacob Aron
In Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Space & Astronomy, Weekly Roundup

I’m a bit pressed for time this evening, so the weekly roundup edition will be a little short I’m afraid. There are four items in today’s post thought, so perhaps that will make up for it. Mini-museum The Virtual Museum of Minerals and Molecules is a pretty nifty site. If you care to browse its […]


Comments OffPosted on Tuesday 21 October 2008 at 9:40 pm by Jacob Aron
In Biology

Last night Channel 4 broadcast Extraordinary Animals in the Womb, a sequel to last years plain-old Animals in the Womb, in which the reproductive process of dolphins, elephants and dogs were investigated in detail. This time it’s the turn of sharks, penguins, kangaroos and wasps. Using a combination of real footage, computer generated imagery, and […]