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Inbred Isle Royale wolves to get company, rebooting the world’s longest running predator-prey experiment
Science Magazine Airlift will bring new animals to isolated national park in Lake Superior 4 hours
Inbred Isle Royale wolves to get company, rebooting the world’s longest running ecological experiment
Science Magazine Airlift will bring new animals to isolated national park in Lake Superior 5 hours
Watch a moth drink tears from a bird’s eye
Science Magazine VIDEO Strategy appears to be an unusual way to get nutrients 9 hours
Manganese plays a key role in bacterial infection
SCIENCE DAILY The ability to acquire manganese during infection is essential for the virulence of Enterococcus faecalis in animals, according to a new study. 11 hours
Mobile device could make it easier to predict and control harmful algal blooms
PHYS.ORG In the past 10 years, harmful algal blooms—sudden increases in the population of algae, typically in coastal regions and freshwater systems—have become... 13 hours
Vegan dogs: Should they go meat free?
PHYS.ORG Over the last ten years, it's estimated there has been a 360% rise in veganism in Britain – around 542,000 people have "gone vegan". As a nation of animal lovers, with around 44% of... 13 hours
Ancient Cholesterol Confirms Dickinsonia as One of Earth’s First Animals
SCI-NEWS.COM The first complex organisms emerged during the Ediacaran period (635-541 million years ago). Ediacaran fossils are... 13 hours
Researchers demonstrate pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine in new paper
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the University of Oxford's Department of Zoology have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine in a new paper published in Nature Communications. 14 hours
Land-based bird populations are at risk of local extinction
SCIENCE DAILY A new report finds that land-based bird populations are becoming confined to nature reserves in some parts of the world -- raising the risk of global extinction -- due to... 13 hours
Beyond ivory – championing the neglected victims of illegal wildlife trade
PHYS.ORG The many threats to our planet's biodiversity posed by illegal wildlife trade are as varied as they are daunting, and you could be forgiven for feeling... 14 hours
Sparrow in a lead mine—birds adapt to life in contaminated areas
PHYS.ORG A new study of house sparrows' genes has found the first evidence of animals adapting to lead contamination in heavily polluted areas of Australia. 15 hours
Mediterranean-style diet may lower women's stroke risk
SCIENCE DAILY Following a Mediterranean-style diet (high in fish, fruits and nuts, vegetables and beans and lower in meat and dairy) reduced stroke risk in women over 40, but not in men. The Mediterranean-style diet reduced... 15 hours
After Pluto, New Horizons Probe Draws Near to Its Next Target: Ultima Thule
SPACE.COM The history-making New Horizons spacecraft, which famously zoomed past Pluto in July 2015, is now just 80 million miles (130 million kilometers) from... 16 hours
World's 2nd-Largest Shark Has an Olympic-Worthy Secret
LIVE SCIENCE The basking shark — known for its languid, filter-feeding lifestyle — has an Olympic-worthy secret: It can hurl its body out of the water just as fast and as high as its predatory cousin,... 16 hours
Straight up? DIY colonoscopy among weird science at Tokyo show
PHYS.ORG A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among... 17 hours
How rats are killing our coral reefs
PHYS.ORG VIDEO It's an invasion of rats! Some remote islands are crawling with these rodents, and even the coral reefs are suffering from it. 15 hours
Researchers use reinforcement learning to train gliders to soar like birds
NEWS MEDICAL The words "fly like an eagle" are famously part of a song, but they may also be words that make some scientists scratch their heads. Especially... 21 hours
The extirpation of species outside protected areas
PHYS.ORG Land-based bird populations are becoming confined to nature reserves in some parts of the world—raising the risk of global extinction—due to the loss of suitable habitat, according to a report led by UCL. 21 hours
WATCH: Puppies to blame for sickening hundreds of people: CDC
ABC NEWS The Center for Disease Control says puppies from six different pet stores spread infectious bacteria in several states from 2016 to 2018. 1 day
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years ago. 1 day
What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists
SCIENCE DAILY Mammals are unique in many ways. We're warm-blooded and agile in comparison with our reptilian relatives. 1 day
Mediterranean diet could lower stroke risk, especially for women: Study
ABC NEWS The diet focuses on fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and unsaturated fats. 1 day
Human skeletal stem cells identified
SCIENCE DAILY Human skeletal stem cells that become bone, cartilage, or stroma cells have been isolated from fetal and adult bones. This is the first time that skeletal stem cells, which had been observed in rodent models, have been identified... 1 day
Manganese plays a key role in bacterial infection
PHYS.ORG The ability to acquire manganese during infection is essential for the virulence of Enterococcus faecalis in animals, according to a study published September 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by José... 1 day
The periodic coloration in birds forms through a prepattern of somite origin
Science Magazine The periodic stripes and spots that often adorn animals’ coats have been largely viewed as self-organizing patterns, forming through dynamics such as Turing’s reaction-diffusion... 1 day
Fossils reveal the complex evolutionary history of the mammalian regionalized spine
Science Magazine A unique characteristic of mammals is a vertebral column with anatomically distinct regions, but when and how this trait evolved remains unknown. We reconstructed vertebral regions... 1 day
The evolution of the spine fueled the rise of mammals—and human back problems
Science Magazine Fossils show how lumbar vertebrae were freed up to adapt to myriad lifestyles 1 day
Cholesterol traces suggest these mysterious fossils were animals, not fungi
SCIENCE-NEWS Traces of cholesterol still clinging to a group of enigmatic Ediacaran fossils suggests the weird critters were animals, not fungi or lichen. 1 day
Ancient steroids establish the Ediacaran fossil Dickinsonia as one of the earliest animals
Science Magazine The enigmatic Ediacara biota (571 million to 541 million years ago) represents the first macroscopic complex organisms in the geological record and... 1 day
This fossil is one of the world’s earliest animals, according to fat molecules preserved for a half-billion years
Science Magazine New method could solve puzzles of mysterious ocean ecosystem 1 day
How birds change their stripes
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What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists
PHYS.ORG Mammals are unique in many ways. We're warm-blooded and agile in comparison with our reptilian relatives. 1 day
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record... 1 day
Scientists quantify the vast and valuable finds stored on museum shelves
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers estimates only 3 to 4 percent of recorded fossil locations from across the globe are currently accounted for in published scientific literature. 1 day
Eating fatty fish during pregnancy may boost unborn child's brain development
NEWS MEDICAL Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. 1 day
Programmable protein circuits in living cells
Science Magazine Synthetic protein-level circuits could enable engineering of powerful new cellular behaviors. Rational protein circuit design would be facilitated by a composable protein-protein regulation system in which individual protein components can regulate one another to create a... 1 day
Fish-rich diets in pregnancy may boost babies' brain development
SCIENCE DAILY Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from a small-scale study. The research... 1 day
A bird's inner stripes
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Two fishes a day keep the mantid coming back to prey: The first fishing praying mantis
PHYS.ORG Commonly known to predate on insects, praying mantises have occasionally been observed to feed on vertebrates,... 2 days
'Penis bones' – an evolutionary puzzle explained using innovative 3-D scanning
PHYS.ORG For ferrets, sex is a prolonged affair. In total, the act of mating might last up to three hours. Fortunately for the males of the species,... 2 days
The effects of anthropogenic noise
PHYS.ORG Hans Slabbekoorn, researcher at the Institute of Biology Leiden, is one of the editors of the latest volume of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research (SHAR). This book is filled with everything known about the effects of sound... 2 days
EU Fisheries failures jeopardise sustainability of small fishing communities
PHYS.ORG Traditional artisanal fishing has been harmed by EU fishing policies that favour big businesses and ignores other more sustainable approaches to conserving fish stocks, according to new research from the... 2 days
Without Claws or Armor, 520-Million-Year-Old 'Naked' Critter Was Likely a Loner
LIVE SCIENCE A 'naked,' wormlike creature that lived in the ocean 520 million years ago was so defenseless, it likely lived as a recluse, evading hungry predators by... 2 days
Few hatchery brook trout genes present in Pennsylvania watershed wild fish
PHYS.ORG Despite many decades of annual brook trout stocking in one northcentral Pennsylvania watershed, the wild brook trout populations show few genes from hatchery fish, according to... 2 days
This Is the First Praying Mantis Known to Hunt Fish
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists observed the first-ever evidence of praying mantises hunting fish. 2 days
If pigeons were brilliant, would they flock?
SCIENCE DAILY Researcher looked at how people behave in simple reasoning games and found that people are usually driven to 'flock,' or behave similarly to others in a given situation. 2 days
AI could help drones ride air currents like birds
PHYS.ORG Birds have long inspired humans to create their own ways to fly. We know that soaring bird species that migrate long distances use thermal updrafts to stay in the air... 2 days
Physicists train robotic gliders to soar like birds
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists know that upward currents of warm air assist birds in flight. To understand how birds find and navigate these thermal plumes, researchers used reinforcement learning to train gliders to autonomously navigate... 2 days
Garmin launches vívofit jr. 2 kid's fitness tracker with Spider-Man themed bands and mobile app
NEWS MEDICAL Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the vívofit jr. 2 kid's fitness tracker with... 2 days
Solving real-world problems
PHYS.ORG Tools developed by Håvard Rue have transformed data analysis, interpretation and communication, and are applied broadly: from modeling the spread of infectious diseases to mapping fish stocks. 2 days
Researcher using bird's eye view to reduce building strikes
PHYS.ORG Brandon Samuels plans to set up cameras this January in hopes of catching footage of birds crashing into windows across campus. Honestly, he really is a nice guy – it's... 2 days
Praying Mantis That Catches Fish Is a Guppy's Worst Nightmare
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists observed the first-ever evidence of praying mantises hunting fish. 1 day
Basking sharks can jump as high and as fast as great whites
PHYS.ORG A collaborative team of marine biologists has discovered that basking sharks, hundreds of which are found off the shores of Ireland, Cornwall, the Isle... 2 days
Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining
PHYS.ORG A staple of summer—swarms of bugs—seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. 2 days
Bull Ant Venom Could Help Develop New Pain Treatments
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers from the Universities of Queensland and Sydney, Australia, has performed the first comprehensive characterization... 2 days
Interfacial engineering core@shell nanoparticles for active and selective direct H2O2 generation
PHYS.ORG A class of supported Pd@NiO-x core@shell catalysts have been constructed for direct H2O2 generation. The optimized Pd@NiO-3/TiO2 exhibited high activity, superior selectivity, low degradation activity and... 2 days
New platform examines infectious pathogens that may spread from animals to humans
NEWS MEDICAL Large-scale food scares like BSE and dioxin-contaminated eggs raised awareness about the health risks posed when a link in the food chain becomes compromised. 2 days
New research suggests link between PFAS chemicals and hyperthyroidism in pet cats
NEWS MEDICAL New research suggests that there may be a link between higher levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the environment and higher levels of... 2 days
When a chemical tag makes the difference in cell fate and gene expression
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, have uncovered the role of special chemical 'tags' in controlling vital genes... 2 days
US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use
PHYS.ORG US environmental regulators are under increasing pressure over a controversial pesticide known for laying waste to nearby crops as well as the harmful weeds it is meant to control. 2 days
Seeing pesticides spread through insect bodies
SCIENCE DAILY A team provides insights into the distribution of pesticides within insects using a newly developed method of insect sample preparation. 2 days
Mexico ranch helps American bison make a comeback
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of years ago, the American bison roamed freely across the widest natural range of any herbivore on the continent—a vast habitat extending from northern Mexico across the United States to Alaska,... 2 days
New research identifies abundant endangered fish below waterfall in San Juan River
SCIENCE DAILY A new study provides insight into the magnitude of the effect this waterfall has on endangered fishes in the San Juan River. From 2015-2017... 2 days
1,000-Foot-Long Spider Web Is Just a Summer Orgy, Expert Says
LIVE SCIENCE Don't worry; it's for mating. 2 days
Improving 'silvopastures' for bird conservation
SCIENCE DAILY The adoption of 'silvopastures' -- incorporating trees into pastureland -- can provide habitat for forest bird species and improve connectivity in landscapes fragmented by agriculture. But how do silvopastures measure up to natural forest habitat? New research shows... 2 days
Newly identified African bird species already in trouble
SCIENCE DAILY Central Africa's Albertine Rift region is a biodiversity hotspot consisting of a system of highlands that spans six countries. Recent studies have shown that the population of sooty bush-shrikes occupying the region's... 2 days
Oldest-known aquatic reptiles probably spent time on land
SCIENCE DAILY A comprehensive analysis of Mesosaurus fossils shows that bones from adults share similarities with land-dwelling animals -- suggesting older Mesosaurus were semi-aquatic, whereas the juveniles spent their time in the water. This... 2 days
[Research Articles] The PTH/PTHrP-SIK3 pathway affects skeletogenesis through altered mTOR signaling
Science Magazine Studies have suggested a role for the mammalian (or mechanistic) target of rapamycin (mTOR) in skeletal development and homeostasis, yet there is no evidence connecting mTOR... 2 days
Neuroplasticity is increased but dysregulated in the aging brain, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL They say you can't teach old dogs new tricks, but new research shows you can teach an old rat new sounds, even if the lesson doesn't... 2 days
New research identifies abundant endangered fish below waterfall in San Juan River
PHYS.ORG Prolonged drought and increased water use in the southwest United States have led to shrinking reservoirs and the emergence of natural features that are... 2 days
When a chemical tag makes the difference in cell fate and gene expression
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have uncovered the role of special chemical 'tags' in controlling vital genes involved in early mammalian development. 2 days
Doctor, girlfriend accused of drugging, raping women
ABC NEWS Attorneys say a California surgeon and his girlfriend deny allegations they preyed on two intoxicated women and then drugged and raped them 2 days
California doctor and his girlfriend deny rape allegations
ABC NEWS Attorneys say a California surgeon and his girlfriend deny allegations they preyed on two intoxicated women and then drugged and raped them 2 days
Study finds people flock, or behave similarly to others, despite reasoning abilities
PHYS.ORG Crowd panics, market bubbles, and other unpredictable collective behaviors would not happen if people were smart about these things and just thought through their... 2 days
Seeing pesticides spread through insect bodies
PHYS.ORG Pesticides have been linked with declining honey bee numbers, raising questions about how we might replace the many essential uses of these chemicals in agriculture and for control of insect-borne diseases. As many governments seek to... 3 days
Oldest-known aquatic reptiles probably spent time on land
PHYS.ORG The oldest known aquatic reptiles, the mesosaurs, probably spent part of their life on land, reveals a new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. The fossilized bones of adult Mesosaurus... 2 days
Plan to restore and protect the Hudson River
PHYS.ORG The Hudson River is not an ordinary river. Rather, it is an estuary, where salt water from the ocean mixes with freshwater for 153 miles, from New York Harbor to Troy, NY.... 3 days
Why some animals still have a penis bone
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.K. has found a possible explanation for why some animals still have a penis bone—"prolonged intromission." In their paper published in Proceedings... 3 days
Green tea compound helps siRNA slip inside cells
SCIENCE DAILY Drinking green tea has been linked to health benefits ranging from cardiovascular disease prevention to weight loss. Although many of these claims still need to be verified in the clinic, an antioxidant... 3 days
Improving 'silvopastures' for bird conservation
PHYS.ORG The adoption of "silvopastures"—incorporating trees into pastureland—can provide habitat for forest bird species and improve connectivity in landscapes fragmented by agriculture. But how do silvopastures measure up to natural forest habitat? New research from The Condor: Ornithological Applications... 2 days
Green tea compound helps siRNA slip inside cells
PHYS.ORG Drinking green tea has been linked to health benefits ranging from cardiovascular disease prevention to weight loss. Although many of these claims still need to be verified in the clinic, an antioxidant... 3 days
Newly identified African bird species already in trouble
PHYS.ORG Central Africa's Albertine Rift region is a biodiversity hotspot consisting of a system of highlands that spans six countries. Recent studies have shown that the population of sooty bush-shrikes occupying the region's... 2 days
Male dance flies found to favor females with bigger abdominal air sacs
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers with the University of Toronto and the University of Stirling has found that male dance flies prefer to mate with... 3 days
Chemicals linked to endocrine disorder in older pet cats
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests that there may be a link between higher levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment and higher levels of hyperthyroidism in pet cats as... 3 days
Life-threatening bacteria thrives in pets' water bowls, experts discover
PHYS.ORG Dogs' water bowls are a breeding ground for dangerous germs that could put animal and human health at risk, a new study at Hartpury University has revealed. 3 days
Why do we love bees but hate wasps?
SCIENCE DAILY A lack of understanding of the important role of wasps in the ecosystem and economy is a fundamental reason why they are universally despised whereas bees are much loved, according to new... 3 days
Study on jararaca pit vipers links 'giant' specimens proliferation to predators
PHYS.ORG In São Paulo, Brazil's largest city, it is easier to find giant jararaca pit vipers (Bothrops jararaca) in a small fragment of Atlantic Rainforest surrounded by... 3 days
New tau-PET method shows superior accuracy in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease can be difficult, as several other conditions can cause similar symptoms. Now a new brain imaging method can show the spread of specific tau protein... 3 days
How dolphins learn to work together for rewards
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Cooperation can be found across the animal kingdom, in behaviours such as group hunting, raising of young, and driving away predators. 3 days
Chemicals linked to endocrine disorder in older pet cats
PHYS.ORG New research suggests that there may be a link between higher levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment and higher levels of hyperthyroidism in pet cats as... 3 days
Social animals have tipping points, too
PHYS.ORG In relatively cool temperatures, Anelosimus studiosus spiders lay their eggs and spin their webs and share their prey in cooperative colonies from Massachusetts to Argentina. Temperatures may vary, but the colonies continue to work together. That... 3 days
Why do we love bees but hate wasps?
PHYS.ORG A lack of understanding of the important role of wasps in the ecosystem and economy is a fundamental reason why they are universally despised whereas bees are much loved, according to UCL-led... 3 days
Great White Sharks Gather in Droves in the Middle of Nowhere, But Why?
LIVE SCIENCE The White Shark Café, a deserted area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is also a delightful buffet for the ocean's... 3 days
Global trade in exotic pets threatens endangered parrots through the spread of a virus
SCIENCE DAILY Beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) in wild parrot populations has been detected in eight new countries, raising concerns for... 3 days
Surviving insects and plants are tougher than we think
SCIENCE DAILY Insect pollinators and plants that have survived the impacts of agricultural intensification may have a greater ability to resist future environmental changes than previously thought, a new study has found. 3 days
European nations plan to use more hydrogen for energy needs
PHYS.ORG Dozens of European countries are backing a plan to increase the use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels to cut the continent's carbon emissions. 3 days
Jararaca pit vipers: Giant' specimens proliferation linked to fewer predators
SCIENCE DAILY In São Paulo, Brazil, it is the lesser presence of predators, not large food supply, that can explain why an isolated green area concentrates more giant pit vipers... 3 days
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How rats are killing our coral reefs
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Watch a moth drink tears from a bird’s eye
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Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
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How dolphins learn to work together for rewards
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Purifying Proteins from Mammalian Cell Culture
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Earth's oldest animals formed complex ecological communities
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Plants communicate distress using their own kind of nervous system
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This flying robot could reveal secrets of the aerial world of insects
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Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight
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Iron powder: a clean, alternative fuel for industry that replaces natural gas
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Accelerating electrocatalyst discovery with machine learning
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Blazes of light reveal how plants signal danger long distances
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Kidnapping in the Antarctic animal world?
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Three new species of fish discovered in the extreme depths of the Pacific Ocean
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Catfish swallows prey almost the same size
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Peacock Spider's Mating Dance
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