Tag Archives: Penguins

Is Antarctic wildlife at risk from human E. coli?

Antarctica is the only continent on Earth without a native human population. But at any one time, there are still thousands of people living there, most of them scientists. During the course of their research, it’s inevitable that these scientists … Continue reading

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New to science: October 2015

Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are a few of the new species that have been discovered and the places they’ve been found. … Continue reading

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From Poo to Papillomavirus: Peculiar Penguin Pathogens

Penguin poo has seen a surprising range of scientific applications, from a comprehensive census of emperor penguins from satellite data to a calculation of the rectal pressures required to avoid defecating into their own nests; the latter research, unsurprisingly, even … Continue reading

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