Animals
New discovery in how mammals sense the cold could lead to new pain relief drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 58 minutes
Researchers have shown for the first time that mammals detect different intensities of cold using distinct sensory neuron... more
Freshwater fish species richness has increased in Ohio River Basin since '60s  SCIENCE DAILY · 58 minutes
The taxonomic and trophic composition of freshwater fishes in the Ohio River Basin has changed significantly in recent decades, possibly due to environmental modifications... more
Field trial with neonicotinoids: Honeybees are much more robust than bumblebees  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
The insecticide clothianidin affects different species of bees in different ways. While it has no demonstrably negative effect on honeybees, it disrupts the growth of bumblebees... more
With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food -- a discovery that could be important for conservation efforts. Indeed,... more
Freshwater fish species richness has increased in Ohio River Basin since '60s  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The taxonomic and trophic composition of freshwater fishes in the Ohio River Basin has changed significantly in recent decades, possibly due to environmental modifications... more
Global warming hits sea creatures hardest  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique study found. The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities that rely on fish... more
What the vibrant pigments of bird feathers can teach us about how evolution works  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Biologists show that evolution is driven by dependency on other species within ecological communities - testing a long-held idea of... more
With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food—a discovery that could be important for conservation efforts, according to Rutgers-led... more
What the vibrant pigments of bird feathers can teach us about how evolution works  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A University of Arizona-led research team has shown that evolution is driven by species interaction within a community. more
Mediterranean diet deters overeating, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
A new study finds that nonhuman primates on a Mediterranean diet chose not to eat all the food available to them and maintained a normal weight. more
Exceptional preservation of mid-Cretaceous marine arthropods and the evolution of novel forms via heterochrony  Science Magazine · 8 hours
Evolutionary origins of novel forms are often obscure because early and transitional fossils tend to be rare, poorly preserved, or... more
Tomato, tomat-oh!—understanding evolution to reduce pesticide use  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Although pesticides are a standard part of crop production, Michigan State University researchers believe pesticide use could be reduced by taking cues from wild plants. more
Veritable powerhouses—even without DNA  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Whether human beings or animals, plants or algae: the cells of most life forms contain special structures that are responsible for energy production. Referred to as mitochondria, they normally have their own genetic material, in addition to that found in... more
Migrating bats use the setting sun  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Bats weighing no more than 6 grams, migrating over a thousand miles from the Baltic to Britain, could be the key to revealing how migrating mammals navigate. more
Fixing a broken heart: Exploring new ways to heal damage after a heart attack  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
The days immediately following a heart attack are critical for survivors' longevity and long-term healing of tissue. Now researchers have... more
Discovery about cold sensing could pave way for new pain relief drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Researchers at UCL have shown for the first time that mammals detect different intensities of cold using distinct sensory neuron systems, a finding which... more
A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
In 2015, our Serbian-Canadian archaeological research team was working at a cave site named Pešturina, in Eastern Serbia, where we had found thousands of stone tools and animal... more
Female warblers live longer when they have help raising offspring  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Death is, unfortunately, an inevitable consequence of life. In most animals growing old is accompanied by progressive deterioration in health and vitality, leading to an increasing likelihood of... more
How hacking photosynthesis could fight deforestation and famine  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
You might not be able to stomach soybeans for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but the animals you eat do. Cultivation of the staple crop takes up an area five times the size... more
Field trial with neonicotinoids: Honeybees are much more robust than bumblebees  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The insecticide clothianidin affects different species of bees in different ways. While it has no demonstrably negative effect on honeybees, it disrupts the growth of bumble... more
Mediterranean Diet May Protect against Overeating and NAFLD  SCI-NEWS.COM · 15 hours
In a study on crab-eating macaques (Macaca fascicularis), a team of researchers at Wake Forest University found that the primates... more
DNA gives insight into prehistoric bonds between dogs and humans  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Domestic dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but the animals we now regard as man's best friend may have originated from just two populations of wolves, research... more
See beautiful fossils from top Cambrian sites around the world  SCIENCE-NEWS · 15 hours
Troves of Cambrian fossils are known at more than 50 places around the world. Here are five standout spots. more
Zoologists discover two new bird species in Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Zoologists from Trinity College Dublin, working with partners from Halu Oleo University (UHO) and Operation Wallacea, have discovered two beautiful new bird species in the Wakatobi Archipelago of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Details of... more
Good mousekeeping: En suite bathroom makes for happier mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Mice have a strong preference to nest away from their own waste, new research has found. The study showed that mice who were housed in a system of three interconnected... more
The buzz about bumble bees isn't good  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
While many scientists are focused on the decline of honey bees, relatively few study bumble bees. The good news is that a new study provides an estimate on bumble bee population and distributions across... more
How fish brain cells react to Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have studied the regenerative capacity of zebrafish brain in single cell resolution with the aim of developing novel strategies against Alzheimer's. more
The buzz about bumble bees isn't good  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
While many scientists are focused on the decline of honey bees, relatively few study bumble bees. The good news is that a new study provides an estimate on bumble bee population and distributions across... more
Simple sea anemones not so simple after all  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The tube-dwelling anemone is an ancient sea creature that resembles a prehistoric flower. The animals live slow, long and predictable lifestyles and look fairly similar from species to species. more
Coelacanth Reveals Secrets of Vertebrate Skull Evolution  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
A new study into one of the world’s oldest types of fish, the coelacanth, illuminates for the first time the development of... more
Researchers describe the mechanism of a protein upon infection of the 'Fasciola hepatica'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fasciola hepatica is a parasite that causes on average 3.2 million in losses in the agricultural sector every year worldwide. It is... more
Students develop acoustic device to detect whales near offshore wind farm  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A group of six ocean engineering students at the University of Rhode Island has developed an acoustic device that successfully detects the sounds made by whales... more
Researchers work to genetically modify flatworms and unlock their regenerative powers  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Slice it into a hundred pieces if you want, and the millimeters-long flatworm called a planarian won't particularly care. Each piece can grow back into a... more
Ringtail Cats: Photos of the 'Cutest Animal in North America'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
This cutie pie may be wild but the ringtail cat sometimes acts like Fluffy. It will lick its forepaw, then use that forepaw to wipe and clean its... more
Danish dogs to receive virus-inspired cancer vaccine treatment  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fifteen Danish dogs with advanced cancer are to receive a new type of therapeutic vaccine which, it is hoped, will rid them of the disease and pave the way for human testing. more
Oldest southern sea otter in captivity dies in California  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Charlie, the oldest southern sea otter held by any zoo or aquarium, has died in California. more
Good mousekeeping: En suite bathroom makes for happier mice  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Mice have a strong preference to nest away from their own waste and should be housed in a system of cages that allows them to create a toilet area, according... more
Study shows zoos and aquariums dramatically increase information needed to help save species  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Despite volumes of data currently available on mankind, it is surprising how little we know about other species. A paper published this... more
Family quarrels in seeds reveal the ways parents and offspring sometimes evolve in conflicting directions  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It's spring, finally—and in the tree branches a battle is brewing. A robin returns to her nest with... more
Brain areas linked to memory and emotion aid odor navigation in humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Species like dogs and rodents use their sense of smell to navigate toward desirable items and places and away from those they should avoid. more
Scientists Reconstruct Face of Neolithic Dog  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The face of a 4,000-year-old dog has been brought back to life by a team of researchers and forensic artists. In 1901, archaeologists found... more
Neonics hinder bees' ability to fend off deadly mites  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study is the first to uncover the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bees' ability to groom and rid themselves of deadly mites. more
Neonics hinder bees' ability to fend off deadly mites, study reveals  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A University of Guelph study is the first to uncover the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bees' ability to groom and rid themselves of deadly... more
Island lizards are expert sunbathers, and researchers find it's slowing their evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
If you've ever spent some time in the Caribbean, you might have noticed that humans are not the only organisms soaking up the sun.... more
Reducing energy required to convert CO2 waste into valuable resources  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Surplus industrial carbon dioxide creates an opportunity to convert waste into a valuable commodity. Excess CO2 can be a feedstock for chemicals typically derived from fossil fuels, but... more
Mixing grass varieties may reduce insect infestations in lawns  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A simple change in the choice of grass varieties for many lawns in the United States could be a key tool for fending off fall armyworm infestations, according to new... more
Island lizards are expert sunbathers, and researchers find it's slowing their evolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
If you've ever spent some time in the Caribbean, you might have noticed that humans are not the only organisms soaking up the sun.... more
Rewriting the textbook on fossil fuels: New technologies help unravel nature's methane recipes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Experts say scientific understanding of deep hydrocarbons has been transformed, with new insights gained into the sources of energy that could have... more
Mixing grass varieties may reduce insect infestations in lawns  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A simple change in the choice of grass varieties for lawns of St. Augustinegrass could be a key tool for fending off fall armyworm infestations, according to new research. While... more
Marine Skin dives deeper for better monitoring  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new and greatly improved version of an electronic tag, called Marine Skin, used for monitoring marine animals could revolutionize our ability to study sea life and its natural environment, say KAUST researchers. more
What cute dogs can teach us about democracy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Dog lovers agree: Round and fluffy, wrinkled and snub-nosed, or skinny and sleek, dogs are cute. more
Group decisions: When more information isn't necessarily better  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In nature, group decisions are often a matter of life or death. At first glance, the way certain groups of animals like minnows branch off into smaller sub-groups might seem counterproductive to... more
Australia orders urgent review after spate of dingo attacks  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Australia on Sunday ordered a urgent review into the management of dingoes on a popular tourist island after a spate of attacks by the wild dogs this year. more
Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. more
Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil was thought to be solitary with little social structure that would require communication. But researchers have discovered the dolphins actually... more
Court: EPA has 90 days to justify use of dangerous pesticide  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A federal appeals court has given the Environmental Protection Agency 90 days to justify why a widely used but dangerous pesticide should stay on the market more
Weak honey bee colonies may fail from cold exposure during shipping  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Cold temperatures inside honey bee colonies may cause colony losses during and after long-distance hauling, according to a preliminary study. more
Living room conservation: Gaming and virtual reality for insect and ecosystem conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Gaming and virtual reality could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of... more
Carnivorous Mammal Larger than Polar Bear Once Roamed Kenya  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
A gigantic meat-eating mammal has been discovered — after its jaw, portions of its skull, and parts of... more
A scientist used chalk in a box to show that bats use sunsets to migrate  SCIENCE-NEWS · 6 days
A new device for investigating bat migration suggests that the flying mammals orient themselves by the setting sun. more
MicroRNA-like RNAs contribute to the lifestyle transition of Arthrobotrys oligospora  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Lifestyle transition is a fundamental mechanism that fungi have evolved to survive and proliferate in different environments. As a typical nematode-trapping fungus, Arthrobotrys oligospora switches from saprophytes to... more
Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil is something of a mystery. It was thought to be quite solitary, with little social structure that would require communication.... more
Researchers discover good news for fish populations living on bleached coral reefs  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change. more
Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. Of... more
Fish under threat release chemicals to warn others of danger  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Fish warn each other about danger by releasing chemicals into the water as a signal, research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has found. more
Tech startups Pinterest, Zoom soar in Wall Street debut  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Pinterest got off to a flying start on Wall Street Thursday in the market debut for the San Francisco-based visual discovery service, a positive sign for the wave of Silicon... more
IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public companies—Zoom and Pinterest—are seeing their stocks soar on their first... more
Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. Of the 24 diets tested, only three... more
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study suggests reefs suffering coral bleaching can still be productive, as fish dependent on reefs get a bulk of their food delivered via the currents flowing past. more
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An ancient and rare beetle fossil is the oldest example of a social relationship between two animal species. more
Fish under threat release chemicals to warn others of danger  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Fish warn each other about danger by releasing chemicals into the water as a signal, research has found. more
Weak honey bee colonies may fail from cold exposure during shipping  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Cold temperatures inside honey bee colonies may cause colony losses during and after long-distance hauling, according to a preliminary study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. more
IPO mania: Zoom, Pinterest surge in market debuts  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Investors are giving unicorn technology companies Zoom and Pinterest a rousing reception in their debuts on the stock market. more
How superstitions spread  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Ancient Roman leaders once made decisions about important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the presence or flight patterns of birds. Builders often omit the thirteenth floor from their floor plans,... more
Bee-wildering! Hives of Notre-Dame in miraculous survival  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Some 200,000 bees inhabiting hives in Notre-Dame cathedral survived the inferno that engulfed the heritage landmark in a miraculous escape, their beekeeper said Thursday. more
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change. more
Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull... more
Living room conservation: Gaming and virtual reality for insect and ecosystem conservation  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Gaming and virtual reality (VR) could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means... more
New Dinosaur Species Uncovered in Mongolia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Paleontologists in Mongolia have discovered a new species of hadrosauroid dinosaur that roamed what is now the Gobi Desert approximately 90 million years ago.... more
Turning an old enemy into a helpful friend  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Half our genome is basically foreign, derived from viruses. Obviously, the invasion of such foreign elements can deregulate critical biological processes, and lead to disease. This is why animals, including humans have... more
The Cerrado once connected the Andes with the Atlantic Rainforest  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The tropical forests of the Andes and Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest biome are separated by almost 1,000 km of drier areas with open vegetation in the Chaco, Cerrado (Brazilian... more
Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinizing everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study. more
Here's What Scotland's Dogs Looked Like 4,500 Years Ago  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
The re-created, three-dimensional face of a dog that lived 4,500 years ago in Scotland is so realistic, you almost want to reach out and pet its thick fur. more
Medical News Today: Some brain functions may be restored after death, pig study suggests  MNT · 7 days
Scientists have restored some brain function in a pig's brain 4 hours after the mammal has died. The findings open... more
Some brain functions may be restored after death, pig study suggests  MNT · 7 days
Scientists have restored some brain function in a pig's brain 4 hours after the mammal has died. The findings open new avenues for researching the brain. more
Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The harmful algae that causes red tide is currently at near undetectable levels in Florida waters compared with the much higher concentrations at this time last... more
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A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history
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New carbon dioxide capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
PHYS.ORG
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years
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Dead pig brains bathed in artificial fluid showed signs of cellular life
SCIENCE-NEWS
How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture
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Employing 3-D coral reef remote sensing to predict fish biomass
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Attention skills in a nonhuman cooperative breeding species
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Microscopic swimmers with visual perception of group members form stable swarms
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Video: The chemistry behind color-changing birds
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Does your cat know its name? Here’s how to find out
Science Magazine
Cannibal worms recognize their children—and don’t eat them as a result
Science Magazine
Keeping genetic engineering localized
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Zooming in on an inner-cell DNA repair shop
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Here's why you need to keep your voice down when on a wildlife tour
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Expert discusses alternatives to pesticides
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Accelerating electrocatalyst discovery
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Watch this kangaroo rat kick a rattlesnake in the face
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Doggy diagnosis can sniff out seizures: study
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Research has implications for New Zealand bird conservation
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High-speed videos capture how kangaroo rat escapes rattlesnake attack
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Adhesive formed from bee spit and flower oil could form basis of new glues
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Watch the nightmarish attack of a phantom midge larvae
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Pets and owners—you can learn a lot about one by studying the other
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'Scuba-diving' lizard can stay underwater for 16 minutes
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