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Call it instinct, but something compels some animals to behave in certain ways, perhaps programs in their genes. Researchers have directly connected activities of...
Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty.
TGen North, the Pathogen and Microbiome Division of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, has partnered with the non-profit NARBHA Institute to advance human health through the new TGen...
Pollinating insects are integral to the health of all terrestrial ecosystems and agriculture worldwide. As homeowners attempt to conserve pollinators through horticulture practices, they often seek the advice and guidance of horticulture retail employees...
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An ape maxilla (upper jaw) from the Late Miocene found in the Kutch basin, in western India, significantly extends the southern range of ancient apes in the Indian...
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Not all polar bears are in the same dire situation due to retreating sea ice, at least not right now. Off the western coast of Alaska, the Chukchi...
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New finding may shed light on the evolution of language
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A new article describes two new fossil relatives of marsupials that shed light on how a unique island ecosystem evolved some 43 million years ago during the Eocene.
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One of the defining features of language is displaced reference—the capacity to transmit information about something that is not present or about a past or future event. It is very rare in nature and...
An ape maxilla (upper jaw) from the Late Miocene found in the Kutch basin, in western India, significantly extends the southern range of ancient apes in the Indian...
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Male songbirds that had better early life conditions as nestlings sing more often and produce more complex songs as adults, according to a study...
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Oral administration of therapeutic peptides is hindered by poor absorption across the gastrointestinal barrier and extensive degradation by proteolytic enzymes. Here, we investigated the...
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Study of fossil bones reveals same relatively low rate of skull fracture as modern humans
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Representing a group of successful biocontrol agents for various pest fruit flies, a parasitic wasp genus remains largely overlooked. While its most recent identification key dates back to 1969, many...
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Call it instinct, but something compels some animals to behave in certain ways, perhaps programs in...
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A team of researchers with Cornell University and the University of Oxford has found that birds and insects reacted in some surprising ways to the 2017 U.S. total solar eclipse....
The cattle tick is controlled by pesticides, invariably leading to the selection of resistant strains. In Brazil, this parasite is currently resistant to a greater or lesser extent to all...
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A team of researchers from Australia, Indonesia, Italy and Denmark has learned more about Komodo dragons in their search to better understand reduced island dispersal in...
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The African elephantnose fish generates weak electrical pulses to navigate its environment. This localization sense bears an astonishing similarity to vision, as a study by the University of...
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A few hundred thousand years ago during Earth's most recent ice age, a beefy subspecies of spotted hyena that was...
Microplastics have been recorded in a range of zooplankton species, and they are already causing problems for these tiny - but vitally important - animals, even before the plastic particles make their way through the food web. A new...
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The world's oldest fish lives a comfortable life at the Steinhart Aquarium in California.
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Zoologist Sarah Otto, with the University of British Columbia, has published a report in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B regarding human influence on evolution over...
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Microscopic particles floating in the air we breathe come from sources such as fossil fuel combustion, fires, cigarettes and vehicles. Known as fine particulate matter, this form of...
He sleeps fully dressed, dreading a midnight wolf attack on the flock of sheep penned in close by his hut, high up in the French Alps.
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A 2,000-year-old cistern in Israel has yielded carvings of ships and zoomorphs.
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Oil is still the most economically attractive resource for fuels and basic chemicals that can be used to manufacture everyday products such as plastic bottles and detergent. New biotechnological processes aim to simplify the use of renewable biomass as an...
The African elephantnose fish generates weak electrical pulses to navigate its environment. This localization sense apparently shows an astonishing similarity to vision, as a study now shows. The study demonstrates that different objects have...
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Mammoths, mastodons and other ancient elephants were wiped out at the end of the last ice age by climate change and spear-wielding humans.
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Today's birds descend from a small number of bird species living before the dinosaur extinction. Some of the birds that went extinct, the enantiornithines, were actually more common than and out-competed modern...
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Paleontologists have unearthed the partial skeleton of an enantiornithine (opposite bird) that lived in...
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What were once relatively safe havens in the Arctic are now feasting sites for predators of baby birds.
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Positrons are short-lived subatomic particle with the same mass as electrons and a positive charge. They are used in medicine, e.g. in positron emission tomography (PET), a diagnostic imaging method for metabolic disorders. Positrons also exist...
Apple growers should increase the amount of flowers around their apple orchards if they want to increase their harvest. A new study by researchers from Stockholm University, among others, shows...
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Climate change could pose a threat to male fertility -- according to new research. New findings reveal that heatwaves damage sperm in insects - with negative impacts for fertility across generations. The research team say that male infertility...
VIDEO All animals, whether they live on land or in the water, require oxygen to breathe. But...
Oil is still the most economically attractive resource for fuels and basic chemicals that can be used to manufacture everyday products such as plastic bottles and detergent. New biotechnological processes aim to simplify the use of renewable biomass as an...
The size of a male house sparrow's bib has long been associated with the bird's fighting abilities and status within the flock. But an international team of researchers has shown there is...
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During the late Cretaceous period, more than 65 million years ago, birds belonging to hundreds of different species flitted around the dinosaurs and through the forests as abundantly as they flit about...
Some types of fish can be a good source of high-quality protein and other nutrients. Some of the best fish to eat include wild-caught...
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The extinct Jamaican monkey X. mcgregori mcgregori acted like a sloth and had hardly any teeth. It may have been a seafaring hero.
A variety of animals have male-specific ornament traits and these ornaments are favored by female choice. Which male traits are preferred by females often varies among females. Genetic mechanisms that...
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About 140 years ago, Charles Darwin seemed to be bothered by evidence suggesting the sudden occurrence of numerous angiosperms in the mid-Cretaceous. Since Darwin's...
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The fossil fuels that provide much of the world's energy orginate in a type of rock known as kerogen, and the potential for recovering these fuels depends crucially on the size and...
Resistance to antibiotics and pesticides is rising at alarming rates. Yet, currently, there is no global framework to track the threat to human health and crops. Researchers have now published the first...
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Low-dose treatment with trimethylamine N-oxide — a compound linked with the consumption of fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet...
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Freshwater mussels are among the most imperiled animals in North America, yet some colonies have managed to persevere despite habitat loss, pollution and other threats.
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German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer confirmed its full-year forecasts Tuesday, after a solid performance in the firm's first full quarter of integrating US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto.
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A couple of clinical trials from Harvard researchers have shown that regular consumption of fish or fish oil supplements can...
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Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix -- which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey -- has revealed...
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The escape response to evade perceived threats is a fundamental behavior seen throughout the animal kingdom, and laboratory studies have identified specialized neural circuits that control this behavior....
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By comparing genetic sequences in the eye tumors of children whose cancers spread with tumors that didn't spread, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report new evidence that...
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Researchers have now published the first estimates of antibiotic and pesticide 'planetary boundaries.' The researchers suggest that if resistance to antibiotics and pesticides goes beyond these boundaries, societies risk large-scale health and...
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This is the first known study to connect habitat with varying brain size in a single lake fish population. The finding may provide clues about how fish and other creatures will respond to mounting environmental stressors...
Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix—which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey—has revealed that it was in...
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Plants are boring. They just sit there photosynthesizing while animals have all the fun. Right? Not so much. Take a look at the interactions between ants and plants—plants have evolved features specifically...
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Detailed 3-D imaging of kerogen, a source of petroleum and natural gas, could improve estimates of recoverable amounts.
The escape response to evade perceived threats is a fundamental behavior seen throughout the animal kingdom, and laboratory studies have identified specialized neural circuits that control this behavior....
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Orangutans spontaneously make hook tools out of a straight piece of wire, using them to ‘fish’ for food. Orangutans are...
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The physical presence of trails has less impact on forest birds than how frequently the trails are used by people, finds the first study...
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The busier the neighbourhood, the bigger the brain—at least for pumpkinseed sunfish, according to a pioneering study by University of Guelph biologists.
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A new study has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish people were regularly eating as part of their diet.
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A warming climate is pushing organisms towards the circumpolar areas and mountain peaks. A recently conducted study on changes in bird populations reveals that protected areas slow down the north-bound retreat of...
Tens of cat mummies and around 100 wooden statues of cats were discovered near a pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt. The...
Two recent studies by ecologists from the National University of Singapore (NUS)...
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Ancient Egyptians seem to have been "cat people," or at least cat mummy people.
Two large new clinical trials have examined the benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements for staving off heart...
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A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish people were regularly eating as part of their diet.
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VIDEO We owe such a lot to the humble European honeybee. For an insect that was only brought to Australia in 1822, it has become well-established as one of our most...
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As the climate warms up, the belts of current climate conditions move further north, forcing species to follow the climate suited to them. At the same time, environmental transformation by humans is...
Metabarcoding, a technique of mass DNA sequencing, allows for tracing migratory routes of insects, an understudied subject due to technical limitations. A small DNA fragment of the pollen that insects transport is...
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Ecologists have shed light on the relationship between the slender pitcher plant and its 'tenant', the crab spider Thomisus nepenthiphilus, providing insights to the little known...
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Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly spread the virus in cells and mice, according to a...
Infections more... PHYS.ORG 3 days
The first study to disentangle the effect of forest trails from the presence of humans shows the number of birds, as well as bird...
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MR Solutions continues to expand its range of preclinical scanners with the first showing of its...
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that, on behalf of the agency, the U.S. Marshals Service has conducted a mass...
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A widely anticipated study has concluded that neither vitamin D nor fish oil supplements prevent cancer or serious heart-related problems...
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This latest study is the strongest and most definitive examination yet.
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Smoldering debris, skeletons of cars with melted glass, a cat with a singed, soot-covered coat: ravaged by the most destructive fire to hit California, Paradise is now a ghost town.
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Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether...
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Top news at an American Heart Association conference focuses on what does and does not help prevent heart attacks and other problems
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After years of debate, a major government funded study failed to find any overall benefit of taking widely used supplements to protect against heart...
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Climate change is shrinking Arctic sea ice and opening the region to ship traffic. Whales, seals and other marine mammals could be at risk...
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A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.
After years of debate, a major government funded study failed to find any overall benefit of taking widely used supplements to protect against heart disease or...
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People with, or at high risk of, cardiovascular disease lowered their chances of having a heart attack or stroke with a drug containing an...
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Big studies reveal mixed results on who does and does not benefit from taking fish oil or vitamin D
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A team has shown that antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli bacteria in wild giraffes most likely come from anthropogenic sources, such as local cattle herds and...
For the first time, plastic microfibers have been discovered in wild animals' stool, from South American fur seals....
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Three chunky asteroids are zooming by Earth this weekend, and one of them is getting closer to our planet than the moon...
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For the first time, plastic microfibers have been discovered in wild animals' stool, from South American fur seals....
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Scientists report that Hsp70s from mammalian cells behave quite differently from bacterial Hsp70s. Because of the important roles Hsp70s play in protein misfolding diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, the new findings 'will have a major impact...
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aging a flock of stars in the wild duck cluster
Do star clusters harbor many generations of stars or just one? Scientists have long searched for...
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Researchers revealed that two molecules, PTEN and PIP3, mutually inhibit each other to ensure their exclusive distribution at opposite ends of motile cells. This polarized distribution results in the establishment of pseudopodia only at...
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Small molecules -- from naturally occurring metabolites and hormones to synthetic medicines and pesticides -- can have big effects on living things. But for scientists to understand how the molecules work and how to design beneficial ones, they...
AnimalsThe Future more... SCIENCE DAILY 5 days
Bees exposed to a type of insecticides called neonicotinoids dramatically changed their behavior — becoming sluggish, antisocial and spending less time caring for the colony's young, researchers say.
High levels of pollution found in many of the world's major cities are having negative effects on plants and insects, according to new research.
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Geologists have discovered a set of 28 footprints left behind by an ancient reptile approximately 310...
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For decades, molecular biologists studying a class of molecular chaperones known as heat shock proteins (Hsp70s) have relied on the Hsp70s found in bacteria as the model system. Now one of the world's experts...
How does antibiotic use in animals affect drug resistance in humans? What role do intensive farming practices have in this dynamic? We investigate.
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Volcanic eruptions once caused mass extinctions in the oceans – could climate change do the same?
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Five surprising Aussie pollinators that make your dinner possible
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As Arctic ship traffic increases, narwhals and other unique animals are at risk
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Video: Is throwing rice at weddings bad for birds?
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Unique study shows how bats maneuver
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How roaches fight off wasps that turn their victims into zombies
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How the world's fastest muscle created four unique bird species
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Dogs trained to sniff out malaria
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Coconut the snow leopard recovers from eyelid surgery
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Video: feathers not included
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This tiny wasp-inspired drone can pull 40 times its own weight
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New Caledonian crows can create tools from multiple parts
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These kids and young adults want their day in court on climate change
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Genomic analysis helps in discovery of unusual new bird species from Indonesia
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New study may provide clues to how birds began to fly
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Elucidating cuttlefish camouflage
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Are two parents better than one? Yes, but only if you're a burying beetle
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Getting to the root of long-term tree swallow declines
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