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Major fossil study sheds new light on emergence of early animal life 540 million years ago
PHYS.ORG All the major groups of animals appear in the fossil record for the first time around... 7 hours
Major fossil study sheds new light on emergence of early animal life 540 million years ago
SCIENCE DAILY All the major groups of animals appear in the fossil record for the first time around... 6 hours
How a Prairie-Dog Plague Vaccine Could Protect Ferrets (and Maybe People, Too)
LIVE SCIENCE Yes, there's a vaccine for the plague, one of the most notorious diseases known to humanity. But unfortunately, this vaccine isn't for humans —... 7 hours
How animals holler
SCIENCE DAILY While humans can only broadcast about one percent of their vocal power through their speech, some animals and mammals are able to broadcast 100 percent. The secret to their long-range howls? A combination of high pitch, a wide-open mouth and... 7 hours
Birds from different species recognize each other and cooperate
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists show how two different species of Australian fairy-wrens not only recognize individual birds from other species, but also form long-term partnerships that help them forage and defend their shared... 6 hours
Twin sportscar-sized satellites to chase water changes on Earth
PHYS.ORG A pair of identical, sportscar-sized satellites are poised to zoom around the Earth and track changes in water and ice, offering new insights into global warming and sea level rise,... 6 hours
Are humans causing cancer in wild animals?
SCIENCE DAILY As humans, we know that some of our activities can cause cancer to develop in our bodies. Smoking, poor diets, pollution, chemicals used as additives in food and personal hygiene products, and even too... 7 hours
Birds from different species recognize each other and cooperate
PHYS.ORG Cooperation among different species of birds is common. Some birds build their nests near those of larger, more aggressive species to deter predators, and flocks of mixed species forage for... 8 hours
How animals holler
PHYS.ORG VIDEO While humans can only broadcast about one percent of their vocal power through their speech, some animals and mammals are able to broadcast 100 percent. The secret to their long-range howls? A combination of high pitch, a wide-open mouth and... 8 hours
The challenges and potential rewards of transitioning to concentrated solar power to desalinate seawater
PHYS.ORG Freshwater shortages are projected to increase in our hotter and more crowded future. Already, 150 countries desalinate seawater, using fossil... 8 hours
Fish-eating habits of pregnant women not linked to autistic traits in their children
NEWS MEDICAL A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits... 8 hours
Autism is not linked to eating fish in pregnacy
SCIENCE DAILY A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits in their children. Scientists looked at the assumption... 8 hours
Common Ancestor of All Placental Mammals Was Insect-Eater: Study
SCI-NEWS.COM Humans are known to have one functioning and three non-functioning chitinase genes — those that make an enzyme... 11 hours
An eco-friendly cure for a global fish-killing disease
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Parasites are as a rule very picky about who they infect. But there are always exceptions. 13 hours
Loss of marine habitats is threatening the global fishing industry – new research
PHYS.ORG Seafood consumption is both a love and a necessity for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. And its supply is a key... 13 hours
Genome structure of dinosaurs discovered by bird-turtle comparisons
SCIENCE DAILY A discovery has provided significant insight into the overall genome structure of dinosaurs. By comparing the genomes of different species, chiefly birds and turtles, the Kent team were able to determine how... 13 hours
Wasp warriors—entomologists on samurai mission to slay stink bugs
PHYS.ORG Hillary Peterson is every brown marmorated stink bug's worst nightmare. 15 hours
Genome structure of dinosaurs discovered by bird-turtle comparisons
PHYS.ORG By comparing the genomes of different species, chiefly birds and turtles, the Kent team were able to determine how the overall genome structure (i.e. the chromosomes) of many people's favourite dinosaur species... 13 hours
'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms
PHYS.ORG Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and... 1 day
Dogs born in the summertime more likely to suffer heart disease
SCIENCE DAILY Dogs born June through August are at higher risk of heart disease than those born other months, rising in July to 74 percent higher risk, according... 1 day
Brumby reprieve: Australia to ban wild horses cull at national park
PHYS.ORG Australia said Sunday the culling of wild horses in a unique national park would be banned despite fears the animals were threatening native species. 2 days
UN, EU call for global action to protect bees
PHYS.ORG The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security. 2 days
Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate
PHYS.ORG Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change... 2 days
How immune cells kill bacteria with acid
SCIENCE DAILY The first line of immune defense against invading pathogens like bacteria are macrophages, immune cells that engulf every foreign object that crosses their way and kill their prey with acid. However, it is not... 3 days
Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY A group of biologists has studied Nasonia parasitic wasps, which are about the size of a sesame seed, and they serve as one of the best models to... 3 days
Probiotics to protect bees from an infection associated with colony collapse disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Adding probiotics to bees' food helps make them more resistant to nosemosis, a fungal infection associated with colony collapse disorder that has been observed... 3 days
NASA's New Exoplanet Hunter Just Buzzed the Moon and Snapped Its 1st Photo!
SPACE.COM The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite zoomed within about 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) of the moon yesterday (May 17) in an orbit-shaping maneuver.... 3 days
Microglia are key defenders against prion diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Prion diseases are slow degenerative brain diseases that occur in people and various other mammals. No vaccines or treatments are available, and these diseases are almost always fatal. Scientists have found little evidence of... 3 days
3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater, moves objects
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them. The watery creation could lead to soft robots that mimic sea animals like the octopus, which... 3 days
The live export trade is unethical, puts money ahead of animals' pain
PHYS.ORG Last month millions of Australians saw footage of sheep dying slowly from heat and thirst while being shipped on the Awassi Express from Fremantle... 4 days
Researchers discover new male variant of bulb mite
PHYS.ORG The bulb mite (Rhizoglyphus robini) is a common pest of numerous crops. Male bulb mites display one of two reproductive tactics and are classified as "fighters" and "scramblers." Biologists from the University... 4 days
Alternatives to lead hunting shot pose their own hazards
PHYS.ORG Hunting with lead shot is highly restricted or entirely banned in many countries due to the danger of poisoning birds and environment. However, alternative ammunition is not without its own... 4 days
Scientists Find Four Lineages of Green-Blooded Lizards in New Guinea
SCI-NEWS.COM Several species of skinks (a type of lizard) from the island of New Guinea have lime-green... 4 days
Above us only sky—The open air as an underappreciated habitat
PHYS.ORG Many bat species hunt and migrate at great altitudes. The range of the open sky is a new interest area as a habitat relevant to a large variety... 4 days
Study identifies new virus in cat
PHYS.ORG Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers from the University of Sydney have found a previously undiscovered hepadnavirus in an immunocompromised cat, and subsequently in banked feline blood samples. The research team published their results today in the prestigious... 4 days
Microglia may play key role in slowing progression of prion diseases, research suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Prion diseases are slow degenerative brain diseases that occur in people and various other mammals. No vaccines or treatments are available, and... 4 days
Pesticides: What happens if we run out of options?
SCIENCE DAILY What happens when pests resist all forms of herbicides and pesticides? To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide... 4 days
Lizards with bright green blood baffle scientists
NEWS MEDICAL A species of lizards has been found to have bright green blood. Researchers in their study published this Tuesday said that this finding could provide understanding in illnesses such as malaria and jaundice. The... 4 days
Limiting warming to 1.5 degree C would save majority of global species from climate change
SCIENCE DAILY New research finds that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C would save the majority of the world's... 4 days
After 60 years, Isle Royale continues world's longest predator-prey study
SCIENCE DAILY The 2018 report is out: two wolves, almost 1,500 moose and an ecosystem in transition. In its 60th year, the research conducted at Isle Royale National Park is... 4 days
Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria
PHYS.ORG A damaging bacteria with an uncanny ability to pass itself from insect mothers to eggs meets its genomic match in a tiny variety of parasitic wasp, a recent... 4 days
Wireless 'RoboFly' Looks Like an Insect, Gets Its Power from Lasers
LIVE SCIENCE A new type of flying robot is insect-sized, weighs about as much as a toothpick, and is powered by lasers. 4 days
Tracking ancient Rome’s rise using Greenland’s ice, and fighting fungicide resistance
Science Magazine Two thousand years ago, ancient Romans were pumping lead into the air as they smelted ores to make the silvery coin of the realm. Online news... 4 days
Canines born in summer prone to heart disease: study
PHYS.ORG Dogs born during summer months run a higher risk of heart and artery problems, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports. 4 days
Study provides insights into how immune cells kill bacteria with acid
NEWS MEDICAL The first line of immune defense against invading pathogens like bacteria are macrophages, immune cells that engulf every foreign object that crosses their way. After enclosing... 4 days
The survival of sea birds affected by ocean cycles
SCIENCE DAILY In a general context of climate change, researchers have revealed the impact of ocean cycles, such as the Pacific decadal oscillation and El Niño, on the survival of the Nazca... 4 days
Above us only sky: The open air as an underappreciated habitat
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have collated the current scientific knowledge on potential hazards to one group of animals flying at high altitudes, bats. Researchers synthesize threats facing bats in... 4 days
Rhino in San Diego pregnant, could help save subspecies
PHYS.ORG A southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park—giving hope for efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world's most... 4 days
Wicked evolution: Can we address the sociobiological dilemma of pesticide resistance?
Science Magazine Resistance to insecticides and herbicides has cost billions of U.S. dollars in the agricultural sector and could result in millions of lives lost to insect-vectored diseases.... 4 days
Pesticide resistance needs attention, large-scale study
PHYS.ORG To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested approaches for slowing pest evolution.... 4 days
Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees C helps most species hold their ground
SCIENCE-NEWS Holding global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100 could help protect tens of thousands of insect, plant and vertebrate species. 4 days
The projected effect on insects, vertebrates, and plants of limiting global warming to 1.5{degrees}C rather than 2{degrees}C
Science Magazine In the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the United Nations is pursuing efforts to... 4 days
Keep saying yes to fish twice a week for heart health
SCIENCE DAILY A new scientific advisory reaffirms the recommendation to eat two servings of fish per week. 4 days
Marine animals have been following their preferred climate for millions of years
SCIENCE DAILY Current global warming has far-reaching ecological consequences, also for the Earth's oceans. Many marine organisms are reacting by migrating towards the poles. Researchers have... 4 days
Probiotics to protect bees from an infection associated with colony collapse disorder
PHYS.ORG Adding probiotics to bees' food helps make them more resistant to nosemosis, a fungal infection associated with colony collapse disorder that has been observed... 4 days
Plants send small RNAs in extracellular vesicles to fungal pathogen to silence virulence genes
Science Magazine Some pathogens and pests deliver small RNAs (sRNAs) into host cells to suppress host immunity. Conversely, hosts also transfer sRNAs... 4 days
Veterinary professor says ticks, fleas and mosquitoes not just a seasonal problem
PHYS.ORG Warmer weather is upon us and pet owners tend to think about tick and flea control for their dogs and cats. But according to... 5 days
After 60 years, Isle Royale continues world's longest predator-prey study
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Michigan Technological University have released the annual Winter Study report detailing updates on the ecology of Isle Royale National Park. For the third year in a... 5 days
The long life of pesticides
PHYS.ORG Although the use of organochlorine pesticides has been forbidden for decades, it is still affecting our soils. This is the conclusion of a research group from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid after an exhaustive study carried out in the... 5 days
Climate-threatened animals unable to relocate
SCIENCE DAILY Many of the European mammals whose habitat is being destroyed by climate change are not able to find new places to live elsewhere. 5 days
Major shift in marine life occurred 33 million years later in the South
SCIENCE DAILY A new study of marine fossils from Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand and South America reveals that one of the greatest changes to... 5 days
Protecting forests and people from tropical storms
PHYS.ORG Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and extreme. I witnessed this myself when I travelled to Nicaragua, on behalf of Fauna & Flora International (FFI), last year. A few weeks before my trip a... 5 days
Dogs Might Be More Rational Than Humans
LIVE SCIENCE Laurie Santos, a cognitive psychologist at Yale, demonstrates how dogs can sometimes be more rational than humans. 5 days
Rovio's shares fly high on Angry Birds 2 success
PHYS.ORG Finnish game maker Rovio's shares soared five percent Thursday after the company reported first-quarter results with net profit doubling and "record revenues" from its sequel game Angry Birds 2. 5 days
Hippo Poop Is Literally Suffocating Fish
LIVE SCIENCE Thousands of hippos in Kenya's Mara River poop out 9.3 tons of feces every day! 5 days
The survival of sea birds affected by ocean cycles
PHYS.ORG In a general context of climate change, researchers at the Centre d'écologie fonctionnelle et évolutive (CNRS/Université de Montpellier/Université Paul Valery/EPHE-PSL) and their international partners revealed the impact of ocean cycles,... 5 days
Marine animals have been following their preferred climate for millions of years
PHYS.ORG Current global warming has far-reaching ecological consequences for the Earth's oceans. Many marine organisms are reacting by migrating toward the poles. Researchers at Geozentrum... 5 days
EU court upholds curbs on bee-killing pesticide
PHYS.ORG A top European Union court on Thursday upheld the ban on three insecticides blamed for killing off bee populations, dismissing cases brought by chemicals giants Bayer and Syngenta. 5 days
Climate-threatened animals unable to relocate
PHYS.ORG Many of the European mammals whose habitat is being destroyed by climate change are not able to find new places to live elsewhere. 5 days
Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food
PHYS.ORG At a garbage dump in central Sri Lanka a herd of wild elephants forage among a mountain of rubbish, swallowing dangerous scraps of plastic mixed with rotting food... 5 days
Returning otters to undersea world failing in their absence
PHYS.ORG While threatened southern sea otters bob and sun in the gentle waves of this central California estuary, wildlife experts up and down the West Coast are struggling to figure out... 5 days
Critics attack Brazil's 'poison law' on pesticides
PHYS.ORG Critics including supermodel Gisele Bundchen are attacking a push to loosen Brazil's regulations on pesticides, calling the proposed legislation a "poison law." 5 days
Study shows link between better diet quality and larger brain volume
NEWS MEDICAL People who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish may have bigger brains, according to a study published in the May 16, 2018,... 5 days
Warming Waters Push Fish To Cooler Climes, Out Of Some Fishermen's Reach
NPR From bass to lobster, hundreds of species that live along U.S. coastlines are projected to migrate north over the next 80 years, making them... 5 days
Major shift in marine life occurred 33 million years later in the South
PHYS.ORG A new study of marine fossils from Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand and South America reveals that one of the greatest changes to... 5 days
The mystery of lime-green lizard blood
SCIENCE DAILY Green blood is one of the most unusual characteristics in the animal kingdom, but it's the hallmark of a group of lizards in New Guinea. The muscles, bones and tongues of these lizards appear bright, lime-green... 5 days
Scientists explore DNA secrets of green-blooded lizards
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of lizards inhabiting the island of New Guinea boasts one of the most exotic traits of any... 5 days
We Still Don't Know Why These Lizards Have Lime-Green Blood
LIVE SCIENCE A new evolutionary investigation finds that skinks likely evolved to have green blood a total of four different times throughout history. 5 days
437 million tons of fish, $560 billion wasted due to destructive fishing operations
SCIENCE DAILY Industrial fisheries that rely on bottom trawling wasted 437 million tonnes of fish and missed out on $560 billion in revenue over... 5 days
Chitinase genes (CHIAs) provide genomic footprints of a post-Cretaceous dietary radiation in placental mammals
Science Magazine The end-Cretaceous extinction led to a massive faunal turnover, with placental mammals radiating in the wake of nonavian dinosaurs. Fossils... 5 days
An herbivore-induced plant volatile reduces parasitoid attraction by changing the smell of caterpillars
Science Magazine Herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPVs) can mediate tritrophic interactions by attracting natural enemies of insect herbivores such as predators and parasitoids. Whether HIPVs... 5 days
Resistant varieties, beneficial predators can help producers win sugarcane aphid battle
PHYS.ORG While sugarcane aphids have been difficult to suppress in past years due to their natural traits and limited insecticide options, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study... 5 days
The mystery of lime-green lizard blood
PHYS.ORG Green blood is one of the most unusual characteristics in the animal kingdom, but it's the hallmark of a group of lizards in New Guinea. Prasinohaema are green-blooded skinks, or a type of lizard. The muscles,... 5 days
New Smallpox-Related Virus Found Lurking in Texas Rodents
LIVE SCIENCE A never-before-seen virus that's a relative of the smallpox virus has been found lurking in rodents in Texas. 5 days
New theory describes intricacies of a splashing droplet
MIT Findings may help track movement of pesticides and biological contaminants. 5 days
Multiple origins of green blood in New Guinea lizards
Science Magazine Several species of lizards from the megadiverse island of New Guinea have evolved green blood. An unusually high concentration of the green bile pigment biliverdin in the circulatory system of... 5 days
Green blood in lizards probably evolved four times
SCIENCE-NEWS Pigment buildups that would cause jaundice in people are normal for some New Guinea skinks. 5 days
The fission yeast Stn1-Ten1 complex limits telomerase activity via its SUMO-interacting motif and promotes telomeres replication
Science Magazine Mammalian CST (CTC1-STN1-TEN1) complex fulfills numerous functions including rescue of the stalled replication forks and termination... 5 days
Small birds almost overheat while feeding their young
SCIENCE DAILY For decades, researchers have thought that access to food determined the brood size of birds. Now, biologists have discovered a completely new explanation: the body temperature of small birds can increase by... 5 days
What we inherited from our bug-eating ancestors
PHYS.ORG People who advocate adding insects to the human diet may be channeling their distant ancestors. 5 days
Climate change to shift many fish species north, disrupting fisheries
PHYS.ORG Climate change will force hundreds of ocean fish and invertebrate species, including some of the most economically important to the United States, to move northward, disrupting fisheries in... 5 days
Why Do Some Lizards Have Green Blood?
NPR Scientists are trying to figure out how green-blooded lizards might benefit from the unusual pigment. The answer could provide new insights into human illnesses like jaundice and malaria. 5 days
A warm spring and early summer improve the nesting success of northern songbirds
PHYS.ORG A recent study based on long-term Finnish monitoring data indicates that small birds produce more offspring after warm springs and summers. Cold... 6 days
Sending out an SOS for the solitary spider monkey
PHYS.ORG A female northern muriqui – one of the world's most critically endangered primates – has been discovered living in complete isolation in a forest fragment no bigger than a football... 6 days
Dramatic decline of insects affects Netherlands, too
PHYS.ORG Scientific research commissioned by Natuurmonumenten shows that the number of insects is declining dramatically in the Netherlands. Measurements and analyses in recent decades show a decline of 54 percent (ground beetles) and 72 percent... 6 days
Hippo waste causes fish kills in Africa's Mara River
SCIENCE DAILY Ecologists have long known that agricultural and sewage pollution can cause low oxygen conditions and fish kills in rivers. A new study reports that hippo waste can have a similar... 5 days
Entomologist explains why you shouldn't kill spiders in your home
PHYS.ORG VIDEO I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don't kill the next spider you see in your home. 6 days
Worm-eating mice reveal how evolution works on islands
SCIENCE DAILY When animals are isolated on islands, they can evolve into strange new species found nowhere else on Earth. But what's the cut-off -- how small can an island be and still support... 5 days
Small birds almost overheat while feeding their young
PHYS.ORG For decades, researchers have thought that access to food determined the brood size of birds. Now, biologists at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a completely new explanation: the body temperature of... 6 days
Call for the public to help wildlife conservation by monitoring mammals with new app
PHYS.ORG The country's national voice for mammals has launched its new Mammal Mapper app today. 6 days
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How animals holler
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An eco-friendly cure for a global fish-killing disease
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Entomologist explains why you shouldn't kill spiders in your home
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How high can seas rise? On a tropical isle, the answers are not always obvious
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Suicidally-sexed marsupials listed as endangered
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Scientists train spider to jump on demand to discover secrets of animal movement
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Cowbird eggshells could double as deadly weapons
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Simplified Mammalian Cell Harvesting without Centrifuging
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Peacock Spider's Mating Dance
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