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New York to get one of world's most ambitious carbon reduction plans  PHYS.ORG · 32 minutes
New York state lawmakers on Wednesday passed one of the world's most ambitious laws aimed at countering climate change, under which fossil fuel power... more
Eating fatty fish free of environmental pollutants could reduce type 2 diabetes risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
If the fatty fish we eat were free of environmental pollutants, it would reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. more
The Wright Brothers and the First Airplane Flight  SPACE.COM · 9 hours
The Wright Brothers’ first plane flight in Kitty Hawk lasted just 12 seconds in 1903, but Orville and Wilbur made history with their Wright Flyer. more
Adaptive switch to sexually dimorphic movements by partner-seeking termites  Science Magazine · 13 hours
How should females and males move to search for partners whose exact location is unknown? Theory predicts that the answer depends on what they know about where targets can be... more
Gregarious suspension feeding in a modular Ediacaran organism  Science Magazine · 13 hours
Reconstructing Precambrian eukaryotic paleoecology is pivotal to understanding the origins of the modern, animal-dominated biosphere. Here, we combine new fossil data from southern Namibia with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to test between... more
Wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds from accessing the... more
Finding 'Nemo's' family tree of anemones  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Thanks in part to the popular film Finding Nemo, clownfishes are well known to the public and well represented in scientific literature. But the same can't be said for the equally colorful sea anemones—venomous, tentacled animals—that... more
Successful 'alien' bird invasions are location dependent  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Published today in Nature, researchers show that alien bird introductions are most successful in locations and climates similar to their native habitats and in places where other alien species are already established. more
Fatty fish without environmental pollutants protect against type 2 diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
If the fatty fish we eat were free of environmental pollutants, it would reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the pollutants in the fish have... more
Joint hypermobility related to anxiety, also in animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Researchers report the first evidence in a non-human species, the domestic dog, of a relation between joint hypermobility and excitability: dogs with more joint mobility and flexibility tend to have more anxiety... more
Joint hypermobility related to anxiety, also in animals  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The relation between collagen laxity and anxiety in humans is widely known, but this relation has never been observed before in other species. A team of researchers led by professors Jaume Fatjó... more
Owner training key to reducing risk of dog bite injuries  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Dog attacks have been on the rise and it may the owners who need to go back to school. A new study published in Risk Analysis: An International... more
Research shows wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent... more
Antarctic marine life recovery following the dinosaurs' extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
A new study shows how marine life around Antarctica returned after the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. A team studied just under 3000 marine fossils collected from Antarctica to understand... more
Cat muzzles: cruel or useful?  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
It's not unusual to slap a muzzle on a dog if it's being aggressive or not keen on being given an injection, but a muzzle is not part of your average cat's wardrobe. Yet there they are online,... more
Hyenas Once Lived above Arctic Circle  SCI-NEWS.COM · 17 hours
Paleontologists have found two fossilized teeth of extinct cursorial hyenas (genus Chasmaporthetes) in the remote Old Crow River region in northern Yukon Territory, Canada.... more
How personalities of wild small mammals affect forest structure  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A mouse scampers through the forest, stopping suddenly at the sight of a tree seed on the ground. A potential meal. And a dilemma. more
Medical News Today: Are dogs better at detecting cancer 'than advanced technology?'  MNT · 19 hours
In a new study, beagles were able to detect the presence of cancer with extremely high accuracy. Could their 'sniff skills' lead to novel... more
Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
It's a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines—from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities at zoos... more
Indonesia pet orangutans released back into the wild  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
The young orangutan looks back at her rescuers before clambering over her steel cage and into the trees, swinging from hand to hand and hanging upside down. more
Corsica's 'cat-fox': On the trail of what may be a new species  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
In the forest undergrowth of northern Corsica, two wildlife rangers open a cage to reveal a striped, tawny-coated animal, one of 16 felines known... more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A wearable noninvasive device based on near-infrared spectroscopy can be used to investigate blood volume and oxygenation patterns in freely diving marine mammals, according to a new study. more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
Dogs Evolved Sad Eyes to Manipulate Their Human Companions, Study Suggests  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
You don't get to be man's best friend without copying a few of man's favorite facial expressions. more
To improve drones, researchers study flying insects  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The unmanned aircraft known as drones, used by hobbyists, researchers and industry to take aerial images and perform other tasks, are growing ever more popular—and smaller. But that miniaturization, which has produced drones that... more
New insight from Great Barrier Reef coral provides correction factor to climate records  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. The research... more
Monitoring biodiversity with sound: How machines can enrich our knowledge  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Ecologists have long relied on their senses when it comes to recording animal populations and species diversity. However, modern programmable sound recording devices are now the better option... more
The fellowship of the wing: Pigeons flap faster to fly together  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research publishing June 18 in the open-access journal, PLOS Biology, led by Dr. Lucy Taylor from the University of Oxford's Department of Zoology now reveals... more
Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A wearable non-invasive device based on near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can be used to investigate blood volume and oxygenation patterns in freely diving marine mammals, according to a study publishing June 18 in... more
Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. But in ancient times, these powerful carnivores also roamed a very different landscape, inhabiting the... more
Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists went looking for preserved collagen, the protein in bone and skin, in dinosaur fossils. They didn't find the protein, but they did find huge colonies of modern bacteria living inside the dinosaur bones. more
Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers are testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados. more
Monitoring biodiversity with sound: How machines can enrich our knowledge  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For a long time, ecologists have relied on their senses when it comes to recording animal populations and species diversity. However, modern programmable sound recording devices are now... more
New insight from Great Barrier Reef coral provides correction factor to climate records  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. The research... more
Medical News Today: Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice  MNT · 2 days
New research finds that immuno-PET imaging can accurately detect IBD in mice. The findings reveal information about specific inflammation mediators. more
Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice  MNT · 2 days
New research finds that immuno-PET imaging can accurately detect IBD in mice. The findings reveal information about specific inflammation mediators. more
3-D cranial reconstruction elucidates the evolution of new world monkeys  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers have used computed tomography (CT) scanning to examine and reconstruct cranial fossils belonging to two extinct species of monkey, Caipora bambuiorum and Cartelles coimbrafilhoi. The fossils were... more
Female rats face sex bias too  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
In neurobiological studies, male lab animals tend to outnumber females, which are considered too hormonal. Scientists say it’s time for that myth to go. more
The increase in wildfires is linked via climate change to social inequity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When the crown jewel of industrial civilization—the automobile—was introduced in London, it was met with resistance. Wouldn't burning fossil fuels pollute the air? "Yes,... more
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study. more
Bone-Crushing Hyenas Lived in Canada's Arctic During the Last Ice Age  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
During the last ice age, bone-crushing hyenas stalked the snowy Canadian Arctic, likely satisfying their meat cravings by hunting herds of caribou and horses, while also... more
Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. more
Scientists Explain Puppy Dog Eyes  NPR · 2 days
You know that feeling you get when a dog looks into your face and either looks really sad or kind of confused? Scientists say they've figured out why they do that, and why it makes us melt. more
Growing up on farm with animals may half risk of asthma and allergies, suggests study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Earlier research has shown that growing up on a farm with animals may as much as half the... more
Researchers hope to develop electronic "replacement fish"  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The artificial fish surrogates should provide information about the flow conditions and expected damage and mortality of fish traveling through turbine installations. more
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study in the Seychelles. more
Bees required to create an excellent blueberry crop  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators -- particularly native southeastern blueberry bees -- although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job. This is especially true... more
The evolution of puppy dog eyes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Dogs have evolved new muscles around the eyes to better communicate with humans. New research comparing the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves suggests dogs' facial anatomy has changed over thousands of years specifically to... more
Biting backfire: Some mosquitoes actually benefit from pesticide application  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The common perception that pesticides reduce or eliminate target insect species may not always hold. Jennifer Weathered and Edd Hammill report that the impacts of agricultural pesticides on assemblages of... more
Study: Children Often Misread Fear in Dogs, Making Bite More Likely  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The benefits of growing up with a pet are well documented — these days... more
We may have helped give our canine pals ‘puppy dog eyes’  Science Magazine · 2 days
Humans may have selected early dogs for the irresistible facial expression more
The evolution of puppy dog eyes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Dogs have evolved new muscles around the eyes to better communicate with humans. more
Global commodities trade and consumption place the world's primates at risk of extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A recent study highlights the fact that the economic benefits of commodity export for primate habitat countries has been limited relative to... more
Dinoflagellate plankton glow so that their predators won't eat them  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Some dinoflagellate plankton species are bioluminescent, with a remarkable ability to produce light to make themselves and the water they swim in glow. Now, researchers have found that... more
Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados. more
Coat the ravens evermore? To protect tortoises, officials test spraying oil into birds' nests  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The sun was rising over the Mojave Desert as crews prepared to demonstrate a devastating new weapon in the war... more
Dinoflagellate plankton glow so that their predators won't eat them  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Some dinoflagellate plankton species are bioluminescent, with a remarkable ability to produce light to make themselves and the water they swim in glow. Now, researchers reporting in Current... more
Managing the risk of aggressive dog behavior  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs. New research by the University of... more
Bees required to create an excellent blueberry crop  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators—particularly native southeastern blueberry bees—although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. more
Managing the risk of aggressive dog behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Aggressive behavior in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs. New research has found that clinical... more
Rinsing system in stomach protects the teeth of ruminants  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
When they graze, goats, sheep and cows often ingest bits of earth that can be damaging to their teeth. Researchers have now shown how the animals protect themselves against dental... more
600 people on Monsanto 'watch lists' in Germany, France: Bayer  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto kept lists of around 600 key pro- and anti-pesticides figures in Germany and France alone, its German parent company Bayer said Monday... more
Wheat myth debunked by a major new study  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The myth that modern wheat varieties are more heavily reliant on pesticides and fertilisers is debunked by new research published in Nature Plants today. more
Lynx in Turkey: Noninvasive sample collection provides insights into genetic diversity  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Little is known about the biology and the genetic status of the Caucasian Lynx (Lynx lynx dinniki), a subspecies of the Eurasian lynx distributed across portions... more
Rinsing system in stomach protects the teeth of ruminants  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When they graze, goats, sheep and cows often ingest bits of earth that can be damaging to their teeth. Researchers from the University of Zurich have now shown how the... more
Showing ‘Animals as friends’ affected people’s attitudes about eating pork but not beef  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
People find the idea of eating pork less appealing after being exposed to the idea that pigs have some human-like characteristics, but... more
Renewable transportation fuels from water and carbon dioxide  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The transition from fossil to renewable fuels is one of the most important challenges of the future. The SUN-to-LIQUID project takes on this challenge by producing renewable transportation fuels from water and... more
Depicting animals as friends makes people feel guilty about eating pork but not beef  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
People find the idea of eating pork less appealing after being exposed to the idea that pigs have some human-like... more
Global commodities trade and consumption place the world's primates at risk of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ—the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences highlights the fact that the economic benefits... more
To help the bees, protect the prairie  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
California almond farmers who depend on commercial bee hives to pollinate their lucrative crops would benefit from increased efforts to protect essential bee foraging territory in northern prairie states, according a University of California,... more
The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have presented support for the theory that marine invertebrates with larger body size are generally more sensitive to reductions in oxygen... more
Robotic fish to replace animal testing  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists are developing alternative methods for assessing the fish-friendliness of hydroelectric power plants. more
Overflowing Great Lakes pose new threat for endangered bird  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Peering through a spotting scope mounted on a tripod, researcher Alice Van Zoeren notices a piping plover skittering across a sandy, pebble-strewn Lake Michigan beach and hopping into a nest,... more
Citizen Scientists Re-tune Hubble’s Galaxy Classification  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a century of galaxy classification, in a new study using data from the longstanding... more
Why Do Skulls Have So Many Bones? (It's Loads More Than You Think)  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Why are there so many bones in animal skulls, and which animals have the most? more
Medical News Today: Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life  MNT · 4 days
New research in mice finds that an enzyme found in the blood of young rodents can extend life and promote healthy aging in older mice. more
Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life  MNT · 4 days
New research in mice finds that an enzyme found in the blood of young rodents can extend life and promote healthy aging in older mice. more
Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
One of Africa's largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an... more
France's 'wolf brigade': Alps guards with licence to kill  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As the sun sets over the southern French Alps on a cool evening in early June, a flock of sheep huddle in an enclosure at an altitude of 1,500 metres. more
Medical News Today: What is the difference between veganism and vegetarianism?  MNT · 5 days
Vegetarians and vegans do not eat meat and fish. While many vegetarians choose to consume eggs and dairy products, vegans do not consume these animal byproducts.... more
What drives Yellowstone's massive elk migrations?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Every spring, tens of thousands of elk follow a wave of green growth up onto the high plateaus in and around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, where they spend the summer calving and fattening on... more
What drives Yellowstone's massive elk migrations?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Yellowstone's migratory elk rely primarily on environmental cues, including a retreating snowline and the greening grasses of spring, to decide when to make the treks between their winter ranges and summer ranges, researchers show. Their study... more
Better prognosticating for dogs with mammary tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
For dogs with mammary tumors, deciding a course of treatment can depend on a variety of factors, some of which may seem to contradict one another. With a new, practical system developed by veterinarians,... more
Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers shed light on the important role that microbial genes, like those from viruses, can play in insect and animal evolution. more
With lions, elephants, Airbnb goes all-in on adventure tours  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new category of adventure travel—from tracking lions in Kenya to walking with elephants in Thailand—is now on the menu at Airbnb as the home-sharing startup expands its offerings. more
Better prognosticating for dogs with mammary tumors  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Mammary tumors in dogs are the equivalent of breast cancers in people, and, as in the human disease, the canine tumors can manifest in a variety of ways. Some are diagnosed early, others late,... more
Flickering sky islands generate andean biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new video shows how climate change connected and disconnected Andean "sky islands" during the past million years. The innovative mathematical model used to make the video was based on fossil pollen records and shows how... more
No evidence for increased egg predation in the Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Climate and ecosystems are changing, but predation on shorebird nests has changed little across the globe over the past 60 years, finds an international team of 60 researchers. The study... more
Giant Cambrian Trilobite Species Unearthed in Australia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Paleontologists have unearthed fossils of a giant trilobite species that inhabited Australian waters approximately 500 million years ago (Cambrian period). Trilobites are... more
Scientists report the first family of extracellular Rickettsia-like bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Microbiologists of St Petersburg University, together with researchers from the University of Milan, the University of Pisa, and the University of Pavia, have discovered a new family of bacteria of... more
No evidence for increased egg predation in the Arctic  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Climate and ecosystems are changing, but predation on shorebird nests has changed little around the globe over the past 60 years, according to a study by an international team of... more
Oldest axial fossils discovered for the genus Australopithecus  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists have published an article describing the oldest axial fossils yet discovered for the genus Australopithecus. Dated 4.2 million years ago, these and other fossils recovered from the Assa Issie site in... more
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How personalities of wild small mammals affect forest structure
PHYS.ORG
Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados
SCIENCE DAILY
Renewable transportation fuels from water and carbon dioxide
PHYS.ORG
Lions sometimes suffer if they attack a porcupine. So why do they do it?
PHYS.ORG
Cementing our place in space
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New photography technique brings hidden history of fossils to light
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Watch an ant rip apart a spiderweb to rescue a sibling
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Spotted for the first time: a fish holding its breath underwater
Science Magazine
Watch an elephant ‘count’ simply by using its sense of smell
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Researchers strapped video cameras on 16 cats and let them do their thing. Here’s what they found
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Listen to the Void: Why Cosmic Nothingness Has So Much to Say
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High-tech fishing gear could help save critically endangered right whales
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Iconic Australian working dog may not be part dingo after all
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When green monkeys spy a drone, they use their cousins' cry for 'eagle'
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Fossils in Burmese amber offer an exquisite view of dinosaur times—and an ethical minefield
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How can spiders locate their prey?
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Study identifies dog breeds, physical traits that pose highest risk of biting children
SCIENCE DAILY
Fish fences across the tropical seas having large-scale devastating effects
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Birds outfitted with 'backpacks' to research environmental change
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From sharks in seagrass to manatees in mangroves, we've found large marine species in some surprising places
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