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Long incubation times may defend birds against parasites
SCIENCE DAILY Some tropical birds have longer egg incubation times than their temperate cousins, even though their habitat is teeming with egg-eating predators. The reason why has long been a mystery, but a new... 2 hours
Are flamingos returning to Florida?
SCIENCE DAILY Flamingos are a Florida cultural icon, and sightings in the state have been on the rise in recent decades. However, whether they're truly native to the US or only arrive via escape from captivity has long been subject... 2 hours
Fur real: Scientists improve computer rendering of animal fur
SCIENCE DAILY The next computer-generated animals in King Kong or The Lion King could look a lot more realistic thanks to a breakthrough by computer scientists. The researchers developed a method that... 2 hours
Animal study shows how to retrain the immune system to ease food allergies
SCIENCE DAILY Treating food allergies might be a simple matter of teaching the immune system a new trick, researchers have found. In a study... 2 hours
Faceless Fish, Phallic Worms & Other Bizarre Creatures Hauled from the Deep
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New fossils are redefining what makes a dinosaur
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Google's digital assistant branches out to Nest camera
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Team finds the movement behavior of an anole species to be more dynamic than previously thought
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Most ankylosaurs were fossilized belly up. Now, scientists think they know why
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Cardiorespiratory interactions previously identified as mammalian are present in the primitive lungfish
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How a sea urchin is like a rushing river
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Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running birds
PHYS.ORG A new model based on ground-running birds could predict locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs based on their speed and body size, according to a study... 8 hours
Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running birds
SCIENCE DAILY A new model based on ground-running birds could predict locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs based on their speed and body size, according to a new... 8 hours
Long incubation times may defend birds against parasites
PHYS.ORG Some tropical birds have longer egg incubation times than their temperate cousins, even though their habitat is teeming with egg-eating predators. The reason why has long been a mystery, but a new... 13 hours
Extreme-altitude birds evolved same trait via different mutations
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Are flamingos returning to Florida?
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Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years
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Researchers discover new weakness in sleeping sickness parasites
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Dispersal of fish eggs by water birds—just a myth?
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Computer models allow farmers to diversify pest management methods
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Green toads with multiple genomes have ancestors that are only distantly related
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Triplefin fish found to have controlled iris radiance
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers with the University of Tübingen in Germany has found an example of a fish that is able to control light reflected from organs next to its pupils—a form... 14 hours
New Research Sheds Light on Dinosaurs of ‘Lost Landmass’ of Appalachia
SCI-NEWS.COM Around 90 million years ago, eastern and western North America were isolated from each... 14 hours
Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years
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Kin of 'world's ugliest animal' among fish hauled off Australia abyss
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Tasmanian tiger just another marsupial in the pouch
PHYS.ORG Australia's ill-fated Tasmanian tiger looked like any other marsupial when born but assumed dog-like features by the time it left the mother's pouch, scientists said Wednesday in shedding new light on its... 19 hours
When proteins shake hands
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Cracking the genetic code for complex traits in cattle
SCIENCE DAILY The global 1000 Bull Genomes Consortium identified the genetic basis for accurately predicting the complex trait of height across cattle and dairy breeds by pooling large genomic datasets and phenotypes... 17 hours
These shallow-water fish can use their eyes like flashlights
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Helping in spite of risk: Ants perform risk-averse sanitary care of infectious nest mates
SCIENCE DAILY Ants care for their sick nest mates in different ways, depending on their own immune status. When they themselves are... 1 day
Beluga whales dive deeper, longer to find food in Arctic
PHYS.ORG Reductions in sea ice in the Arctic have a clear impact on animals such as polar bears that rely on frozen surfaces for feeding, mating and migrating. But... 1 day
Incivility at work: is 'queen bee syndrome' getting worse?
PHYS.ORG The phenomenon of women discriminating against other women in the workplace—particularly as they rise in seniority—has long been documented as the "queen bee syndrome." As women have increased their ranks... 2 days
Pesticide traces in three-quarters of French fruit: report
PHYS.ORG Almost three- quarters of fruit and more than two-fifths of non-organic vegetables contain traces of pesticide in France, with grapes and celery the most affected, a report said Tuesday. 2 days
Putting primates on screen is fuelling the illegal pet trade
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Trump's energy dominance and the future of fossil fuels
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Food scientists create novel magnetic nanoparticles for rapid screening of pesticide residue in vegetables
PHYS.ORG Food scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) developed a rapid and highly sensitive screening technique capable of detecting... 2 days
Now you see us: how casting an eerie glow on fish can help count and conserve them
PHYS.ORG VIDEO News stories about fish often focus either on large fish like sharks, or on... 2 days
The Real Way Ancient Priests Sacrificed Animals at the Roman 'Gate to Hell'
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Ancient human remains, Ice Age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave
REUTERS MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Archaeologists exploring the word's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and... 2 days
Food scientists develop rapid screening technique to detect pesticide residue in vegetables
NEWS MEDICAL Food scientists from the National University of Singapore developed a rapid and highly sensitive screening technique capable of detecting minute amounts of pyrethroids in... 2 days
Vampire bat's blood-only diet 'a big evolutionary win'
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Archaeologists find fossils, Mayan relics in giant underwater cave in Mexico
PHYS.ORG Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave—recently discovered in Mexico—presented their findings Monday, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to... 2 days
Land plants arose earlier than thought—and may have had a bigger impact on the evolution of animals
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New Species of Pygmy Squid Discovered
SCI-NEWS.COM James Cook University researcher Dr. Jan Strugnell and Australian Museum Research Institute’s Dr. Mandy Reid have discovered and described a new species of pygmy... 2 days
Mouse model of intellectual disability isolates learning gene
SCIENCE DAILY Adult male mice lacking a gene linked to intellectual disability have trouble completing and remembering mazes, with no changes in social or repetitive behavior, according to new research. This animal model provides... 2 days
You are what you eat: Diet-specific adaptations in vampire bats
SCIENCE DAILY Vampire bats feed exclusively on blood, a mode of feeding unique amongst mammals. It has therefore been long suspected that vampire bats have highly specific evolutionary adaptations, which... 2 days
Duplicate genes help animals resolve sexual conflict
SCIENCE DAILY Duplicate copies of a gene shared by male and female fruit flies have evolved to resolve competing demands between the sexes. New genetic analysis describes how these copies have evolved separate male- and female-specific... 2 days
France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers
PHYS.ORG The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. 2 days
Dispersal of fish eggs by water birds – just a myth?
SCIENCE DAILY How do fish end up in isolated bodies of water when they can't swim there themselves? For centuries, researchers have assumed that water birds transfer fish... 2 days
Microplastics found inside fish from Lake Winnipeg
PHYS.ORG A recent study by an undergraduate student in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources has found disturbing levels of microplastics in Manitoba waters and in fish from Lake Winnipeg. 3 days
The starry sky shows nocturnal animals the way
SCIENCE DAILY Nocturnal animals can use the stars and the Milky Way to find their way during the darkest hours. 2 days
France to grow wolf packs despite farmers' anger
PHYS.ORG The French government announced Monday that it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent over the next five years, resisting pressure from farmers concerned about their flocks. 2 days
Duplicate genes help animals resolve sexual conflict
PHYS.ORG Duplicate copies of a gene shared by male and female fruit flies have evolved to resolve competing demands between the sexes. New genetic analysis by researchers at the University of Chicago describes how these... 2 days
Global grazing lands increasingly vulnerable to a changing climate
PHYS.ORG Some 800 million people around the world depend on livestock that graze on natural vegetation for their livelihoods and food security. In a good season, grasses and other plants flourish,... 2 days
High-altitude birds evolve similar traits via different mutations
PHYS.ORG On the Himalayan-enveloped Tibetan Plateau and the Altiplano plateau of South America – the world's two highest tabletops – a select few bird species survive on 35 to 40 percent less oxygen... 3 days
The 11th species of an endemic Australian wasp genus
PHYS.ORG As well as an interest in all insects, Flinders biological sciences Ph.D. Ben Parslow has a fascination for wasps. 3 days
Meet the new 'renewable superpowers'—nations that boss the materials used for wind and solar
PHYS.ORG Imagine a world where every country has not only complied with the Paris climate agreement but has moved away from... 3 days
Why bees soared and slime flopped as inspirations for systems engineering
PHYS.ORG Bees? Great. Ants? Hit or miss. Slime mold amoebas? Fail. Though nature offers excellent design inspirations in some information technology systems, in other systems, it can... 3 days
Medical News Today: It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
MNT A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort. 3 days
In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife's best friends
PHYS.ORG Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent. 3 days
It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
MNT A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort. 3 days
Why bees soared and slime flopped as inspirations for systems engineering
SCIENCE DAILY Honeybees gathering nectar inspired an algorithm that eased the burden of host servers handling unpredictable traffic by about 25 percent. Nature can inspire some great engineering,... 3 days
What makes circadian clocks tick?
PHYS.ORG Circadian clocks are found within microbes and bacteria, plants and insects, animals and humans. These clocks arose as an adaptation to dramatic swings in daylight hours and temperature caused by the Earth's rotation. But we still don't fully... 3 days
To sleep, perchance to forget
SCIENCE DAILY People and other animals sicken and die if they are deprived of sleep, but why is sleep so essential? Psychiatrists proposed the 'synaptic homeostasis hypothesis' (SHY) in 2003. This hypothesis holds that sleep is the price we pay... 3 days
New study sheds light on illegal global trade of pangolins
PHYS.ORG Animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins - one of the world's most endangered animals - out of Central Africa, a new... 3 days
“Acoustic lighthouses” could prevent birds from hitting buildings
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soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on earth and other planets Soft Tissue Fossil Clues Could Help Search for Ancient Life on Earth and Other Planets
ASTRO WATCH Fossils that preserve entire organisms (including... 4 days
Illegal global trade of pangolins
SCIENCE DAILY Animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins – one of the world’s most endangered animals – out of Central Africa, a new study has found. 4 days
Strange Infection Strikes Wisconsin Dog Shelter: What Is 'Strep Zoo'?
LIVE SCIENCE Two dogs at a Wisconsin animal shelter recently tested positive for "strep zoo," a potentially lethal respiratory infection in animals. 5 days
Reducing bird-related tragedy through understanding bird behavior
PHYS.ORG Bird-human actions can end in tragedy—for bird as well as human. 5 days
High levels of microplastics found in Northwest Atlantic fish
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds 73 percent of mesopelagic fish caught in the Northwest Atlantic had microplastics in their stomachs -- one of the highest levels globally. Typically living at depths... 5 days
High levels of microplastics found in Northwest Atlantic fish
PHYS.ORG A new study sheds light on the magnitude of microplastic pollution in our oceans. The study, published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Marine Science, found microplastics in the stomachs... 5 days
Newly-hatched salmon use geomagnetic field to learn which way is up
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers who confirmed in recent years that salmon use the Earth's geomagnetic field to guide their long-distance migrations have found that the fish also use the... 5 days
Ants practice combat triage and nurse their injured
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Termite-hunting ants have their own version of combat medicine for injured nest mates. 5 days
New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdom
SCIENCE DAILY Biomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from biomimetics as scientists point out... 5 days
Image: Sentinel-2 captures Beijing
PHYS.ORG Today, 16 February, upwards of 20% of the world's population will be celebrating Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival. According to the traditional Chinese calendar, which is based on the lunar cycle and the position of the... 6 days
Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planets
SCIENCE DAILY Fossils that preserve entire organisms (including both hard and soft body parts) are critical to our understanding of... 6 days
Birds and beans: Study shows best coffee for bird diversity
SCIENCE DAILY It's an age-old debate for coffee lovers. Which is better: Arabica beans with their sweeter, softer taste, or the bold, deep flavor of Robusta beans? A new study... 6 days
Stem cell vaccine helps protect mice against numerous cancers, Study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Lab mice injected with inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) displayed a significant immune response against lung, breast, and skin cancers. The vaccine also prevented relapses... 6 days
Starfish can see in the dark (among other amazing abilities)
PHYS.ORG VIDEO If you go down to the shore today, you're sure of a big surprise. Many will have witnessed the presence of a starfish or two when visiting the... 6 days
For tropical forest birds, old neighborhoods matter
SCIENCE DAILY Old, complex tropical forests support a wider diversity of birds than second-growth forests and have irreplaceable value for conservation, according to an exhaustive analysis of bird diversity in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. 5 days
Stem cell vaccine helps protect mice against numerous cancers, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL Lab mice injected with inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) displayed a significant immune response against lung, breast, and skin cancers. The vaccine also prevented relapses... 5 days
Newly-hatched salmon use geomagnetic field to learn which way is up
PHYS.ORG Researchers who confirmed in recent years that salmon use the Earth's geomagnetic field to guide their long-distance migrations have found that the fish also use the... 6 days
How a bat's brain navigates
PHYS.ORG Most of what we know about how the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with memory formation and spatial representations, comes from research done on rodents. Rat brains have taught us a lot, but researchers in Israel... 6 days
Birds and beans: Study shows best coffee for bird diversity
PHYS.ORG It's an age-old debate for coffee lovers. Which is better: Arabica beans with their sweeter, softer taste, or the bold, deep flavor of Robusta beans? A new study... 6 days
Amazon to pay $1.2 million in illegal pesticide settlement
PHYS.ORG The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale and distribution of illegal pesticides, one of the largest penalties assessed under federal pesticides... 6 days
Ultra-processed foods linked to increased risk of cancers
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by French researchers links ultra-processed food consumption and cancer. Ultra-processed foods include mass produced chicken and fish nuggets, meatballs, breads, buns, crisps, chocolates, sweets, cakes, instant noodles and soups,... 6 days
At last, butterflies get a bigger, better evolutionary tree
SCIENCE DAILY Butterflies offer key insights into community ecology, how species originate and evolve, climate change and interactions between plants and insects. But a comprehensive map of how butterflies are related to... 6 days
Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine
ABC NEWS Critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness giant Syngenta for violations of pesticide regulations 6 days
Consumer and industrial products now a dominant urban air pollution source
SCIENCE DAILY Chemical products that contain compounds refined from petroleum, like household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle emissions as the top source of urban... 6 days
Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planets
PHYS.ORG Fossils that preserve entire organisms (including both hard and soft body parts) are critical to our understanding of... 6 days
The more kinds of bees, the better for humans
SCIENCE DAILY The bigger the area to pollinate, the more species of wild bees you need to pollinate it. 6 days
Comes naturally? Using stick insects, scientists explore natural selection, predictability
SCIENCE DAILY Predicting evolution remains difficult. Scientists have studied evolution of cryptic body coloration and pattern in stick insects for insights. 6 days
'Evolutionary rescue' areas for animals threatened by climate change
SCIENCE DAILY As winters arrive later and snow melts earlier, the worldwide decrease in snow cover already may have dramatic impacts on animals that change coat colors with the seasons. An international... 6 days
Hurricanes Irma and Maria temporarily altered choruses of land and sea animals
PHYS.ORG Audio recordings of Hurricanes Irma and Maria's passage over Puerto Rico document how the calls of coastal critters changed in response to the deadly... 6 days
Hurricanes Irma and Maria temporarily altered choruses of land and sea animals
SCIENCE DAILY Audio recordings of Hurricanes Irma and Maria's passage over Puerto Rico document how the calls of coastal critters changed in response to the deadly... 6 days
World's most venomous spiders are actually cousins
SCIENCE DAILY Two lineages of dangerous arachnids found in Australia -- long classified as distantly related in the official taxonomy -- are, in fact, relatively close evolutionary cousins. The lineages include the most venomous spiders in... 6 days
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These shallow-water fish can use their eyes like flashlights
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Now you see us: how casting an eerie glow on fish can help count and conserve them
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Ants practice combat triage and nurse their injured
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Starfish can see in the dark (among other amazing abilities)
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The 'Super-Ranger' badgers that may hold the key to limiting the spread of bovine TB
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New technology combines LEGO bricks and drones
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How sharks and other animals evolved electroreception to find their prey
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'Walking' fish help scientists to understand how we left the ocean
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Mangroves protect coastlines, store carbon – and are expanding with climate change
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This walking fish may reveal how animals first took to land
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The wiring for walking developed long before fish left the sea
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Bird senses can improve drone navigation
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Brainpower wins over brawn when male hummingbirds display for mates
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High-speed cameras reveal how hummingbirds can turn on a dime
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Termites' unique gut 'factory' key to global domination
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Catfish swallows prey almost the same size
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Peacock Spider's Mating Dance
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