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Researchers reconstruct words from neural signals using brain-computer interface  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A team of Brown University researchers has used a brain-computer interface to reconstruct English words from neural signals recorded in the brains of nonhuman primates. more
Salmonella causes nearly one in three foodborne outbreaks in the EU  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Nearly one in three foodborne outbreaks in the EU in 2018 were caused by Salmonella. This is one of the main findings of the annual report... more
International project to preserve genetic resources of birds  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
The support is provided by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Science and Innovation in East Asia Consortium. Kazan Federal University's partners are Mahidol University and Kumamoto University. more
Why are giant pandas born so tiny?  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Born pink, blind, and helpless, giant pandas typically weigh about 100 grams at birth -- the equivalent of a stick of butter. Their mothers are 900 times more massive than that. That raises a... more
Following the lizard lung labyrinth  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Birds and mammals are on extreme ends of the airflow spectrum. Mammals inhale oxygen-rich air and they exhale depleted air, exhibiting a so-called tidal flow pattern. In contrast, bird breath travels tidally through part of the respiratory system,... more
Thousands of 'penis fish' exposed on California beach  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Thousands of marine worms dubbed "penis fish" for their shape and color appeared this week on a California beach after a strong winter storm exposed them. more
The wild relatives of major vegetables, needed for climate resilience, are in danger  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Growing up in the wild makes plants tough. Wild plants evolve to survive the whims of nature and thrive in difficult conditions,... more
Researchers reconstruct spoken words as processed in nonhuman primate brains  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Using a brain-computer interface, a team of researchers has reconstructed English words from the brain activity of rhesus macaques that listened as the words were spoken. more
New Eocene-Period Whale Unearthed in Egypt  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of extinct protocetid whale, based on the fossilized remains found in the Western... more
Botswana animal groups outraged at elephant killing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Animal campaigners demanded on Friday that a Botswana hunter's licence be revoked after an elephant was killed despite being protected, raising tensions over the country's new hunting rules. more
The limits of ocean heavyweights: Prey curb whales' gigantic size  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists collected data from hundreds of feeding whales, allowing them to determine how much energy species of different sizes invest to capture their prey and which of these... more
Canadian tundra formerly covered in rich forest: Ancient plant fossil record shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Canada's northernmost islands, Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg islands in Nunavut, were home to a vibrant, temperate forest 56 million years ago, according to fossil... more
The mathematics of prey detection in spider orb-webs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Spider webs are one of nature's most fascinating manifestations. Many spiders extrude proteinaceous silk to weave sticky webs that ensnare unsuspecting prey who venture into their threads. Despite their elasticity, these webs... more
43,900-Year-Old Cave Painting Portrays Part-Human, Part-Animal Beings  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Archaeologists excavating the limestone cave of Leang Bulu’ Sipong 4 on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi have discovered a painting that is... more
Chimpanzees may have evolved resistance to HIV precursor  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Simian immunodeficiency virus, the monkey- and ape-infecting virus that HIV originated from, may have influenced the genetics of chimpanzees, finds a new UCL-led study. more
How Risso's dolphins strike a balance between holding their breath and finding food  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What do marine mammals eat? It's a simple question with profound implications for marine-mammal conservation and fisheries research. But it can a... more
Barrels of ancient Antarctic air aim to track history of rare gas  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Ancient air samples from one of Antarctica's snowiest ice core sites may add a new molecule to the record of changes to Earth's atmosphere... more
Ancient DNA confirms humans wiped out northern hemisphere's version of the penguin  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The North Atlantic was once home to a bird that bore a remarkable similarity to penguins. The great auk, also known as "the original... more
CSIRO researchers find simple way to estimate lifespan of animals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have discovered a simple way to estimate how long a species lives. more
Gaming their way to sustainable development  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Serengeti National Park is home to a breathtaking array of wild animals, from lions to elephants and migrating wildebeests. But the local people living on the fringes of the area comprise an equally important part of... more
Fracking leaves heavy footprint in Argentina's Patagonia  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Pumpjack oil wells peck like giant birds at the ground, plumes of yellow flames flare from gas pipelines, lakes accumulate contaminated waste—Patagonia and its indigenous people are paying a heavy price for Argentina's economic... more
Canadian tundra formerly covered in rich forest, ancient plant fossil record shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The heady aroma of magnolia blossoms and lotus flowers might have wafted to your nostrils if you had gone for a walk 56 million... more
Fish oil supplements can improve ‘night vision’, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Fish oil supplements can significantly improve ‘night vision’, according to a new study. more
Sweet potato can warn neighbors of insect attacks  Science Magazine · 2 days
Breeding potatoes that produce chemical compound could provide an all-natural pest defense more
Caribou migration linked to climate cycles and insect pests  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Caribou, the North American cousin of reindeer, migrate farther than any terrestrial animal. They can cover thousands of miles as they move between winter feeding grounds and summer calving grounds.... more
Tiny insects become 'visible' to bats when they swarm  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Small insects that would normally be undetectable to bats using echolocation suddenly become detectable when they occur in large swarms. Arjan Boonman of Tel-Aviv University and colleagues present these findings... more
Americans are taking fish antibiotics to save money  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Alarming results from a new study show that people in the United States buying fish antibiotics online and consuming them because they’re more affordable than to go visit a doctor. The study... more
Climate cycles and insect pests drive migration timing of reindeer's North American cousin  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Biologists have discovered two unexpected drivers for migration timing that dispute long-held assumptions and provide insight into potential future effects of climate... more
Insight into the neglected tropical disease sleeping sickness  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have shed light on how the parasite which causes sleeping sickness multiples inside its host. Human African Trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness, only occurs in Sub-Saharan Africa where an estimated 60 million... more
For controlling tsetse flies, fabric color matters  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers report that they have engineered an improved colored fabric for the insecticide-treated targets used to control tsetse, based on an understanding of how flies see color. more
Tiny insects become 'visible' to bats when they swarm  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Small insects that would normally be undetectable to bats using echolocation suddenly become detectable when they occur in large swarms. more
Cryo-electron microscopy structures of human oligosaccharyltransferase complexes OST-A and OST-B  Science Magazine · 3 days
Oligosaccharyltransferase (OST) catalyzes the transfer of a high-mannose glycan onto secretory proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum. Mammals express two distinct OST complexes that act in a cotranslational (OST-A)... more
Scales offer insight into chronic stress of fish  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Aquatic researchers have long sought an easy way to determine when wild fish are under stress. Now, researchers have shown for the first time that cortisol, a key stress hormone, accumulates in... more
The limits of ocean heavyweights: Prey curb whales' gigantic size  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
At 100 feet long and weighing more than 100 tons, blue whales are the largest creatures to have evolved on the planet. Other whales, like killer whales, are... more
How humans learned to dance: From the chimpanzee conga line  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Two chimpanzees housed in a zoo in the US have sparked the question about how human dance evolved after being observed performing a duo dance-like behavior, similar to... more
Scientists devise 'lifespan clock'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An Australian research team say they have come up with a "lifespan clock" which provides accurate maximum age estimates for vertebrates, a key variable in the study of both living and extinct animals. more
The mathematics of prey detection in spider orb-webs  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Spider webs are one of nature's most fascinating manifestations. Many spiders extrude proteinaceous silk to weave sticky webs that ensnare unsuspecting prey who venture into their threads. Despite their elasticity, these webs... more
To help protect research, experts agree on a definition of predatory publishing  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Leading scholars and publishers from The Ottawa Hospital's Centre for Journalology, the University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management, and other institutions from around... more
How humans learnt to dance; from the Chimpanzee Conga  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Psychologist observing two chimpanzees in a zoo have discovered that they performed a behaviour hitherto never seen, they coordinated together in a rhythmic social ritual. more
How humans learnt to dance; from the Chimpanzee Conga  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Two chimpanzees housed in a zoo in the US have sparked the question about how human dance evolved after being observed performing a duo dance-like behavior, similar to a human... more
Estimates of ecosystem carbon mitigation improved toward the goal of the Paris agreement  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Approximately 30 percent of CO2 emitted to the atmosphere by human activities, mainly through the use of fossil fuels and deforestation, is... more
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital receives new grant to support "Paws & Play" program  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital announced today that PetSmart Charities has offered a gift of $75,000 to extend the tenure... more
How interacting with females increases aggression in male fruit flies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
You probably behave differently when you are having a bad day than during a great one. For example, while you might politely smile at a neighbor you dislike... more
Experiments in evolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new find from Patagonia sheds light on the evolution of large predatory dinosaurs. Features of the 8-meter-long specimen from the Middle Jurassic suggest that it records a phase of rapid diversification and evolutionary experimentation. more
Bumblebees exposed to Chernobyl-levels of radiation consume more nectar  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The study simulated Chernobyl-levels of radiation exposure in a laboratory to investigate the impacts it may be having on insects inhabiting the exclusion zone. Although it has been previously found... more
Researchers on the hunt for the 'pupping ground'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The waters off the southern tip of Cat Island, Bahamas are one of the last remaining strongholds for oceanic whitetip sharks. more
Scientists link decline of baltic cod to hypoxia -- and climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
If you want to know how climate change and hypoxia -- the related loss of oxygen in the world's oceans -- affect fish species... more
Study of elephant, capybara, human hair finds that thicker hair isn't always stronger  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Despite being four times thicker than human hair, elephant hair is only half as strong -- that's just one finding from researchers... more
Uncovering how endangered pangolins, or 'scaly anteaters,' digest food  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The endangered Sunda pangolin, or 'scaly anteater,' is a widely trafficked mammal, prized in some cultures for its meat and scales. Little is known about these animals, and raising rescued... more
Study sheds light on 'overlooked' bee species  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The UK's first citizen science project focusing on solitary, ground-nesting bees has revealed that they nest in a far broader range of habitats than previously thought. more
A new early whale, Aegicetus gehennae, and the evolution of modern whale locomotion  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A newly discovered fossil whale represents a new species and an important step in the evolution of whale locomotion. more
Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
By measuring the chemistry of fossilized seashells collected in Antarctica, researchers discovered that Earth was already experiencing carbon cycle instability before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. more
Paleontology: Experiments in evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new find from Patagonia sheds light on the evolution of large predatory dinosaurs. Features of the 8-m long specimen from the Middle Jurassic suggest that it records a phase of rapid diversification and evolutionary experimentation. more
Researchers test vaccine strategy for chronic inflammatory diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, are linked to abnormalities of the gut microbiota in humans and in animals. Patients generally present reduced bacterial diversity in their... more
Newly described fossil whale represents intermediate stage between foot-powered and tail-powered swimming  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A newly described fossil whale represents a new species and an important step in the evolution of whale locomotion, according to a University of... more
Sleep fragmentation, microglial aging, and cognitive impairment in adults with and without Alzheimers dementia  Science Magazine · 4 days
Sleep disruption is associated with cognitive decline and dementia in older adults; however, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. In rodents,... more
Deciphering the equations of life: A new theory describes what all animals have in common  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Research led by the University of Arizona has resulted in a set of equations that describes and predicts... more
Scales offer insight into chronic stress of fish, research finds  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For years, aquatic researchers have sought an easy way to determine when wild fish are under stress. Now University of Guelph researchers have shown for the first time... more
Tree cavities for wild honeybees  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The forests in Europe provide habitat for around 80,000 colonies of wild honeybees. That is why more attention should be paid to preserving the nesting sites for these threatened insects, according to researchers. more
Uncovering how endangered pangolins, or 'scaly anteaters,' digest food  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The endangered Sunda pangolin, or "scaly anteater," is a widely trafficked mammal, prized in some cultures for its meat and scales. Little is known about these animals, and raising rescued... more
Study sheds light on 'overlooked' bee species  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The UK's first citizen science project focusing on solitary, ground-nesting bees has revealed that they nest in a far broader range of habitats than previously thought. more
Insects' drag-based flight mechanism could improve tiny flying robots  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Thrips don't rely on lift in order to fly. Instead, the tiny insects rely on a drag-based flight mechanism, staying afloat in airflow velocities with a large ratio of force... more
Scientists link decline of baltic cod to hypoxia—and climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
If you want to know how climate change and hypoxia—the related loss of oxygen in the world's oceans—affect fish species such as the economically important Baltic cod, all... more
Study of elephant, capybara, human hair finds that thicker hair isn't always stronger  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Despite being four times thicker than human hair, elephant hair is only half as strong—that's just one finding from researchers studying the... more
Plants Produce Ultrasonic Clicks under Stress  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
A team of biologists at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, has discovered that stressed plants emit sounds — similarly to many animals — using ultrasonic clicks... more
Illumination drives bats out of caves  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have investigated how the illumination of bat caves affects the animals' behavior and whether the color of light makes a difference on their flight. Although red light irritates the small mammals somewhat less than white... more
There's a new squid in town  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
"Cephalopods were the first intelligent animals on the planet." more
Illumination drives bats out of caves, no matter the color of the light  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Artificial light influences the behavior of many nocturnal animals such as bats, which are very sensitive to all types of lighting. Particularly... more
Ancient lice-like insects found to feed on dinosaur feathers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China, the U.S. and Russia has found evidence of ancient lice-like insects that fed on dinosaur feathers. In their paper published... more
Tech for life  ESA · 4 days
From robotics and more efficient batteries to wheel animals with extraordinary survival skills, life and technology are intertwined on the International Space Station. The last deliveries of the year arrived... more
Researchers identify successful biological control for destructive fruit fly  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A parasitic wasp has shown tremendous potential attacking and controlling spotted wing drosophila—an invasive, destructive fruit fly that costs Oregon growers close to a billion dollars a year, Oregon State... more
Tree cavities for wild honeybees  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The forests in Europe provide habitat for around 80,000 colonies of wild honeybees. That is why more attention should be paid to preserving the nesting sites for these threatened insects, according to researchers. more
Can salmon eat their way out of climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Warm waters are a threat to cold water fish like salmon and trout. But a study led by researchers at University of California, Davis suggests that habitats with abundant food... more
Plant researchers examine bread aroma: Modern and old wheat varieties taste equally good  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Wheat is one of the world's most important agricultural crops. In recent decades, new varieties have been cultivated. Not only are they... more
Estimates of commercial fish biomass from DNA traces in seawater  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study published by scientists from the Faroese Marine Research Institute reveals that traces of DNA left behind in seawater can be used to predict the biomass... more
How sharp is that sniffer? Newly patented Army invention trains, tests working dogs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A U.S. Army researcher has scored a patent for inventing a new tool for training dogs to detect chemical compounds. more
Tweaking the approach to save the desert tortoise  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
"Increase the size, increase the survival" is the premise behind head-starting—raising an at-risk species in captivity until it is large enough to be less vulnerable to predators after release into the wild.... more
Sorghum study illuminates relationship between humans, crops and the environment in domestication  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study that examines the genetics behind the bitter taste of some sorghum plants and one of Africa's most reviled bird species illustrates... more
Metal-organic frameworks as high-performance water desalination membranes  nanowerk · 4 days
Reverse osmosis (RO) is one of the most effective desalination technologies for producing freshwater from seawater. The reverse osmosis membrane water reclamation processes is very energy intensive - not exactly an advantage given the... more
School citizen science project dramatically improves children's knowledge of UK mammals  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Children who participated in a citizen science project called MammalWeb, where they used camera traps to detect wildlife visiting their schools, were able to identify twice... more
Germany on alert as swine fever nears border  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sniffer dogs, drones and electrified fences: Germany is deploying a full array of defences to stop boars from bringing swine fever into the country and avert a disaster for its thriving pork... more
Puppy Licks to a Woman's Feet May Have Caused Serious Skin Infection  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Dogs can bring a person happiness, love, laughter ... and sometimes strange infections. more
Researchers find another piece of puzzle relating to bird flu viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Normally, bird flu viruses do not spread easily from person to person. But if this does happen, it could trigger a pandemic. Researchers from the MDC... more
What blocks bird flu in human cells?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Normally, bird flu viruses do not spread easily from person to person. But if this does happen, it could trigger a pandemic. Researchers from the MDC and RKI have now explained in the journal... more
Medical News Today: Global warming may cause birds to shrink  MNT · 5 days
New research has analyzed trends in migratory bird size over a 38-year period and discovered a decline that may result from global warming. more
Research explores how grape pests sniff out berries  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Female grape berry moths are the biggest insect threat to wine grapes in the eastern U.S. The moths lay their eggs on grapes and, once hatched, the larvae penetrate the skin, then... more
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