Ethology

Amphibians can evolve increased tolerance to pesticides, but the adaptation can make them more susceptible to parasites, according to a team of researchers.
by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
2:29pm
8.15.2017
Seemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honeybee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD.
by Michigan State University
9:06am
8.15.2017
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The bodies of ants and other insects are covered with a thin, wax-like layer that protects them from desiccation and enables them to exchange information--in...
by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz
9:34am
8.14.2017
To explore the evolutionary roots of the remarkable system, researchers have created the first genetically altered ants, modifying a gene essential for sensing...
by Rockefeller University
2:05pm
8.11.2017
Scientists have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish's remarkable ability to produce alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters beneath frozen lakes.
by University of Liverpool
9:18am
8.11.2017
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Unlike locusts and many other flying insects, cicadas don’t soar through the air with the greatest of ease. Now, a study reports that certain chemical...
by American Chemical Society
2:53pm
8.9.2017
A study has found that ants are responsible for moving more than half of food resources from the rainforest floor, playing a key role in maintaining a healthy...
by British Ecological Society
9:28am
8.9.2017
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In an ambitious undertaking, an international team of researchers spent six years developing an evolutionary tree of the world’s flowers to reconstruct what...
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10:01am
8.4.2017
When trouble looms, the fish-scale geckos of Madagascar resort to what might seem like an extreme form of self-defense — tearing out of their own skin.
by Florida Museum
9:26am
8.4.2017
In forest ecosystems, cockroaches are known as important decomposers that consume dead and decaying plants. Quite unexpectedly, however, researchers have found...
by Kumamoto University
9:41am
8.3.2017
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Some of the methods used to predict at-risk species are trend-based -- an indicator of what happens gradually over time -- while others are trait based, which...
by University of York
12:59pm
8.2.2017
All animals use a combination of senses to survive. But where the majority typically rely on one or two especially sensitive sensory systems, the oilbird...
by University of Southern Denmark
8:51am
8.2.2017
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Researchers have long been studying spiders and scorpions for both applied reason and for basic questions such as the reasons for the evolution and to...
by Baylor College of Medicine
1:51pm
8.1.2017
Evolution doesn’t have to take millions of years. New research shows that a type of lizard living on man-made islands in Brazil has developed a larger head...
by Jan Hoole, Keele University
9:42am
8.1.2017
Researchers discovered Lychnothamnus barbatus, a large green alga that was thought to have died in the Western Hemisphere long before the cheetahs here died...
by Drexel University
9:22am
8.1.2017
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Choosing between sex or sleep presents a behavioral quandary for many species, including the fruit fly. A team has found that, in Drosophila at least, males...
by Yale University
10:57am
7.31.2017
When salmon spawn, the sperm of competing males are in an all-or-nothing race to be the first to reach and fertilize the eggs. New findings show that female...
by University of Otago
9:43am
7.27.2017
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The food chains recovered more rapidly than previously assumed after Earth’s most devastating mass extinction event about 252 million years ago as demonstrated...
by University of Zurich
1:28pm
7.26.2017
Like finding a needle in a haystack, a team of scientists has discovered a new species of shark measuring less than a foot long and weighing under 2 pounds...
by Florida Atlantic University
2:34pm
7.25.2017
New research has shown how a dragonfly's brain anticipates the movement of its prey, enabling it to hunt successfully. This knowledge could lead to innovations...
by University of Adelaide
12:13pm
7.25.2017
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Researchers have discovered that the fear of predators causes flies to spend less time eating, more time being vigilant, have less sex, and produce fewer...
by McGill University
9:40am
7.25.2017
Grasshopper mice (genus Onychomys), rodents known for their remarkably loud call, produce audible vocalizations in the same way that humans speak and wolves...
by Northern Arizona University
9:35am
7.24.2017
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The outstanding maneuverability and precision locomotion of bluefin tuna are supported by a vascular specialization that is unique among vertebrates, according...
by Stanford University
4:44pm
7.20.2017
Every day, humans pick up on idiosyncrasies such as slow drawls, high-pitched squeaks, or hints of accents to put names to voices from afar. This ability may...
by Cell Press
2:20pm
7.20.2017
For three years, researchers scoured the forbidding landscape of the Pilbara region of Western Australia looking for clues to how ancient microbes could have...
by University of California, Santa Cruz
12:25pm
7.19.2017
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By analyzing the DNA of two prehistoric dogs from Germany, an international research team has determined that their genomes were the probable ancestors of...
by Stony Brook University
2:14pm
7.18.2017
Animals that fall within the “sweet spot” of not being too big or too small in size are also equipped with the advantage of being faster than their predators...
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10:27am
7.18.2017
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In zebra finches, sperm velocity and morphology and hence reproductive success strongly depend on a specific mutation (an inversion) on one of the sex...
by Max Planck Society
4:15pm
7.17.2017
Humans aren’t the only actors on the planet. To avoid being eaten, some jumping spiders pretend to be ants. Not surprisingly, insect predators tend to prefer...
by Cornell University
12:48pm
7.14.2017
The world’s most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according...
by University of Oxford
12:40pm
7.14.2017
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