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Researchers have made a discovery with potential human health impacts in a parchment tubeworm, the marine invertebrate Chaetopterus sp., that resides in muddy...
by Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9:18am
12.15.2017
An international team of researchers has sequenced and analyzed the first Sumatran rhino genome from a sample belonging to a male made famous at the Cincinnati...
by Cell Press
2:35pm
12.14.2017
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The honey bee gut is colonized by specialized bacteria that help digest components of the floral pollen diet and produce molecules that likely promote bee...
by PLOS
1:19pm
12.13.2017
Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
by Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press
9:33am
12.13.2017
Rhesus macaques and capuchin monkeys can find a stable solution when playing a competitive game in which one opponent always does better than the other, but...
by Georgia State University
9:20am
12.13.2017
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A comprehensive assessment of cheetah populations in southern Africa reveals the dire state of one of the planet’s most iconic big cats.
by PeerJ
1:27pm
12.12.2017
The Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cenophalus) was a unique creature. Humanity meant its days were numbered, with bounties and overhunting killing off its...
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2:36pm
12.11.2017
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A single plastic bag can be shred by marine organisms into around 1.75 million microscopic fragments, according to new research.
by Plymouth University
1:11pm
12.8.2017
After a collaboration between NASA scientists and marine biologists, new research suggests space weather is not the primary cause of animal beachings — but the...
by NASA
1:01pm
12.8.2017
Majoid crabs — known as decorator crabs — are well-known among marine scientists for adorning their surface with items secured from their surroundings.
by University of Delaware
12:49pm
12.8.2017
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An exceptionally well-preserved dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia unites an unexpected combination of features that defines a new group of semi-aquatic predators...
by European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
9:33am
12.7.2017
Until now, it was thought that peregrines’ aerial hunting method followed simple geometric rules, but a new study debunks that theory. Peregrine falcons...
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11:33am
12.5.2017
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Pigeons aren’t so bird-brained after all. New research shows that pigeons can discriminate the abstract concepts of space and time—and seem to use a different...
by University of Iowa
9:16am
12.5.2017
Scientists have discovered that invasive plant species are essentially able to change in order to thrive on new continents and in different types of climates,...
by Virginia Tech
1:51pm
12.4.2017
The rats that lurk in the parks and sewers of Manhattan are the bane of existence for the millions of humans who live and work on the storied island. But those...
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3:02pm
12.1.2017
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North Atlantic right whale scientists found that whales who undergo prolonged entanglements in fishing gear endure "sky-high hormone levels," indicating severe...
by New England Aquarium
9:35am
11.30.2017
Meet the deepest fish in the ocean, a new species named the Mariana snailfish by an international team of researchers that discovered it. The Mariana snailfish...
by University of Washington
9:13am
11.30.2017
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There's a new twist to the perennial argument about which is smarter, cats or dogs. It has to do with their brains, specifically the number of neurons in their...
by Vanderbilt University
2:10pm
11.29.2017
Researchers report that interbreeding among species can produce new species within just two generations.The evidence resides in a new bird lineage termed “Big...
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11:53am
11.28.2017
Fishes’ fear of sharks helps shape shallow reef habitats in the Pacific, according to new research. The study is the first clear case of sharks altering a...
by Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
9:13am
11.28.2017
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In a new paper, researchers report that shark species have evolved diverse physical attributes to help them thrive in different ocean ecosystems.
by St. Louis University
3:01pm
11.27.2017
Flies can be more than pesky picnic crashers, they may be potent pathogen carriers, too, according to an international team of researchers.
by Penn State
9:20am
11.27.2017
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New moms need social support, and mother chimpanzees are no exception. So much so that female chimps that lack supportive friends and family wait longer to...
by Duke University
3:04pm
11.20.2017
Oxygen has provided a breath of fresh air to the study of the Earth's evolution some 400-plus million years ago. A team of researchers found that oxygen levels...
by Washington University in St. Louis
2:50pm
11.20.2017
The passenger pigeon is famous for the enormous size of its historic population in North America (estimated at 3 to 5 billion) and for its rapid extinction in...
by University of California, Santa Cruz
9:30am
11.20.2017
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A new study points to yet another human factor that is hampering the ability of fish to reproduce: the timing of our fishing seasons.
by University of Washington
3:12pm
11.17.2017
Three species of non-photosynthetic plants rely mainly on camel crickets to disperse their seeds, an unusual finding.
by Kobe University
10:08am
11.16.2017
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To humans, being right-handed or left-handed plays an important role. The majority favors the right side of their bodies, while only about three percent of...
by University of Konstanz
1:55pm
11.15.2017
Do researchers need to “hit the brakes a little” before declaring a species is new to science? A recent study demonstrates the misuse and abuse of methods...
by University of Kansas
9:02am
11.15.2017
Sheep can be trained to recognize human faces from photographic portraits – and can even identify the picture of their handler without prior training –...
by University of Cambridge
8:00am
11.9.2017
A rare genetic inversion 2 million years ago helped Asian swallowtail butterflies develop different wing patterns to disguise themselves from predators.
by University of Chicago
1:58pm
11.8.2017
A fungal parasite that infects ants and manipulates their behavior to benefit the fungus' reproduction accomplishes this feat without infecting the ants'...
by Penn State University
9:29am
11.8.2017
Mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out about 66 million years ago (mya), finds a new study.
by University College London
2:27pm
11.7.2017
Can environmental toxins disrupt circadian rhythms – the biological “clock” whose disturbance is linked to chronic inflammation and a host of human disorders?
by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
2:56pm
11.6.2017
Scientists have used satellite tracking and a crime-scene technique to discover an important feeding ground for green turtles in the Mediterranean.
by University of Exeter
2:42pm
11.6.2017
A study solves the enigma of how species can adapt and change their immune system to cope with new parasitic threats - while at the same time showing little or...
by University of East Anglia
2:19pm
11.6.2017
Digger wasps have evolved an embalming mechanism through licking their prey with hydrocarbons from their postpharyngeal glands, which preserve them for food.
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3:10pm
11.3.2017
Humanity has come to dominate and master much of the global ecosystem – especially in the spread of modern cities. The cities of roads, buildings, rushing cars...
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10:14am
11.3.2017
A remote population of frizzy-haired orangutans on the Indonesian island of Sumatra seems to be a new species of primate, scientists say.
by Stephen Wright and Andi Jatmiko, Associated Press
9:15am
11.3.2017
How can Zebra poo tell us what an animal's response to climate change and habitat destruction will be? That is what scientists have been investigating in South...
by University of Manchester
1:53pm
11.2.2017
Previous research has shown that animals can remember specific events, use tools and solve problems. But exactly what that means – whether they are making...
by University of Houston
9:20am
11.2.2017
Natural selection and survival of the fittest varieties of life is a reality on a sometimes-unforgiving planet Earth. The same probably holds true for alien...
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3:25pm
11.1.2017
Researchers have revealed how a small feathered dinosaur used its color patterning, including a bandit mask-like stripe across its eyes, to avoid being...
by University of Bristol
12:13pm
10.30.2017
Males of many species fight to establish social dominance and control over access to females and the opportunity to reproduce.New research reveals that male...
by University of Otago
9:42am
10.30.2017
Scientists have explained the frequent occurrence of parthenogenesis development of insects from unfertilized egg cells. Studying this phenomenon could...
by Lomonosov Moscow State University
9:48am
10.27.2017
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