Animals
Honeybees' waggle dance no longer useful in some cultivated landscapes  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
For bees and other social insects, being able to exchange information is vital for the success of their colony. One way honeybees do this is through their waggle... more
Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys Share Nursing of Infants, Scientists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 8 hours
An international team of scientists has discovered that female golden snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana), an endangered species of... more
New MRI sensor can image activity deep within the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Researchers have developed an MRI-based calcium sensor that allows them to peer deep into the brain. Using this technique, they can track electrical activity inside the neurons of... more
Extinct weasel relative with confounding skull likely ate meat with a side of veggies  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
The oddly shaped skull of Leptarctus primus, an extinct weasel relative that lived in North America and Asia about 20... more
Good dog? Bad dog? Their personalities can change  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
When dog-parents spend extra time scratching their dogs' bellies, take their dogs out for long walks and games of fetch, or even when they feel constant frustration over their dogs' naughty chewing... more
Good dog? Bad dog? Their personalities can change  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
When dog-parents spend extra time scratching their dogs' bellies, take their dogs out for long walks and games of fetch, or even when they feel constant frustration over their dogs' naughty chewing... more
Optimal therapeutic activity of monoclonal antibodies against chikungunya virus requires Fc-Fc{gamma}R interaction on monocytes  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that has caused explosive outbreaks worldwide. Although neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against... more
Planting small seeds simply: The allure of the slide hammer seeder  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
The development of a simply made and easy-to-use planting device could make growing important herbs and beneficial insect-attracting plants significantly more efficient and effective. The low-cost... more
Extinct weasel relative with confounding skull likely ate meat with a side of veggies  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
New research on an extinct weasel relative reveals what it might have eaten when it lived in North America and... more
Being a dad is hard when you're a plainfin midshipman fish  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Each spring, male plainfin midshipman fish (Porichthys notatus) —a kind of toadfish —emerge from the depths of the Pacific Ocean to breed on the beach. They... more
World's biggest bee found  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Lost to science for decades and thought perhaps extinct, Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) has been rediscovered in an Indonesian rainforest. more
Studying species interactions using remote camera traps  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Species are often involved in complex interactions with other species, which can affect their occurrence, abundance, feeding habits and disease transmission. Observing and studying species interactions can be difficult. To circumvent this problem, ecologists... more
Study of human impact on food webs and ecosystems yields unexpected insights  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
When the Australian government relocated Martu hunter-gatherers from their Western Australia lands in the 1960s, no one could have predicted the massive impact their... more
African hominid fossils show ancient steps toward a two-legged stride  SCIENCE-NEWS · 12 hours
New Ardipithecus ramidus fossils reveal how hominids were shifting toward humanlike walking more than 4 million years ago. more
Climate change may affect ecological interactions among species  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
With herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, insectivores, frugivores, scavengers and decomposers, Earth's ecosystems function within a vast web of interactions among plants, animals, insects, fungi and microorganisms. A fundamental part of this web resides... more
Foxes were domesticated by humans in the Bronze Age  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
In the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, between the third and second millennium BC, a widespread funeral practice consisted in burying humans with animals. Scientists have discovered that both foxes... more
480-Million-Year-Old Mystery Creature Finally Identified from Its Preserved Guts  LIVE SCIENCE · 15 hours
For the past 150 years, scientists have hotly debated a mysterious creature that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. And now, with the discovery of stunningly detailed fossils in... more
Photos: Cretaceous 'Night Mouse' Was a Wee Mammal  LIVE SCIENCE · 15 hours
Paleontologists have unearthed a new 69 million-year-old mammal species in the North Slope of Alaska. more
Researchers uncover interspecies communication between gut bacteria and host  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Bacteria in the gut do far more than help digest food in the stomachs of their hosts, they can also tell the genes in their mammalian hosts what to do. more
Successful testing of multi-organ "human-on-a-chip" could replace animals as test subjects  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
The replacement of animals as test subjects is one step closer to reality with the successful testing of multi-organ "human-on-a-chip" models to recapitulate the 28-day experiments... more
Frog-skin bacteria more diverse in cold and variable temperature regions, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Amphibians are victims of lethal skin-disease epidemics. In the first global-scale study, researchers from 31 universities and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research... more
New identified biomarker predicts patients who might benefit from HER2-targeted agents  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
In an effort to further individualize therapy and avoid over-treating patients, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report a new study using PET scans... more
PET scans show biomarkers could spare some breast cancer patients from chemotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
In an effort to further individualize therapy and avoid over-treating patients, researchers report a new study using PET scans has identified a biomarker that... more
Dermal disruption: Amphibian skin bacteria is more diverse in cold, variable environments  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers swabbed more than 2300 animals representing 205 amphibian species to better understand the ecology of their skin bacteria. They asked which environmental factors... more
Half-a-billion-year-old weird wonder worm finally gets its place in the tree of life  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Paleobiologists have shed new light on a jaw-snapping species of prehistoric worm using half-a-billion-year-old fossils kept at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington,... more
New method helps quantify very low concentrations of neonicotinoid pesticides in honey  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland have developed an ultra-sensitive method to quantify extremely low concentrations of neonicotinoid pesticides in honey. more
Climate change may affect ecological interactions among species  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Predator-prey equilibria are being disrupted by climate change, according to a new study. more
Focusing on the fovea  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Using high-throughput genetic sequencing methods, scientists have created the first cellular atlas of the primate retina, an important foundation for researchers to build on as they seek to understand how vision works in primates, including humans, and how vision can... more
DeepSqueak: Deep Learning-Based System Decodes Rodent Chatter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Deep learning has recently revolutionized the field of machine hearing and vision, by allowing computers to perform human-like activities including seeing, listening,... more
Recent drought may provide a glimpse of the future for birds in the Sierra Nevada  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
To better understand the effects of climate change on the bird community in the Sierra Nevada region, researchers... more
How bird feather patterns form  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
According to a new study, the precise patterning of bird feathers relies on signaling through ectodysplasin (EDA) and its receptor EDAR -- the same signaling pathway known to be crucial for the formation of hair follicles, teeth and... more
Cretaceous Marsupial Lived Above Arctic Circle  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Paleontologists have uncovered a new species of marsupial that lived during the Cretaceous period above the Arctic Circle, the farthest north marsupials have ever... more
'Flying bulldog': world's largest bee refound  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The world's largest bee—a giant insect roughly the size of a human thumb—has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years, researchers said Thursday. more
Foxes were domesticated by humans in the Bronze Age  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, between the third and second millennium BC, a widespread funeral practice consisted in burying humans with animals. Scientists have discovered that both foxes... more
Dermal disruption: Amphibian skin bacteria is more diverse in cold, variable environments  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Amphibians are victims of lethal skin-disease epidemics. In the first global-scale study, researchers from 31 universities and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research... more
Method assesses health and size of lizard populations  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Monitoring programs that survey many wildlife species at the same time across large geographic regions are important for informing conservation decisions, but reptiles are often missing from these efforts because they are... more
New 'interspecies communication' strategy between gut bacteria and mammalian hosts uncovered  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Bacteria in the gut do far more than help digest food in the stomachs of their hosts, they can also tell the genes in their mammalian... more
Recent drought may provide a glimpse of the future for birds in the Sierra Nevada  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
How wildlife respond to climate change is likely to be complex. To better understand the effects of climate... more
World's Largest Bee Is Spotted For First Time In Decades  NPR · 1 day
The bee towers over its apian cousins. Females have been recorded as being at least an inch and a half long. Add to that a pair of gigantic... more
How bird feather patterns form  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Feathers evolved in dinosaurs and are a key characteristic of birds today. They are arranged in a precise hexagonal pattern in a bird's skin, but it has been unclear how this happens. According to a new study published... more
The world’s largest bee has been rediscovered after 38 years  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
Researchers rediscovered the world’s largest bee living in the forests of an island of Indonesia. more
Origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird traced to Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand's most mysterious giant flightless bird -- the now extinct adzebill -- showing that some of its closest living relatives... more
How to keep stink bugs out this winter  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Every winter stink bugs infiltrate homes across the United States and two new studies published in the Journal of Economic Entomology by Virginia Tech researchers may shed some light on ways to... more
New 'interspecies communication' strategy between gut bacteria and mammalian hosts uncovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Bacteria in the gut do far more than help digest food in the stomachs of their hosts; they can also tell the genes in their mammalian... more
Earliest example of animal nest sharing revealed by scientists  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
An international team of scientists has shown that fossilized eggshells unearthed in western Romania represent the earliest known nest site shared by multiple animals. more
Half-a-billion-year-old weird wonder worm finally gets its place in the tree of life  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Amiskwia was originally described by the famous palaeontologist Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) in 1911 who compared it to the modern arrow worms... more
New species of tiny tyrannosaur foreshadows rise of T. rex  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A newly discovered, diminutive -- by T. rex standards -- relative of the tyrant king of dinosaurs reveals crucial new information about when and how T. rex came... more
Origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird traced to Africa  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand's most mysterious giant flightless bird – the now extinct adzebill – showing that some of its closest living relatives... more
Rules of inheritance rewritten in worms  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The idea that children inherit half of their DNA from each parent is a central tenet of modern genetics. But a team led by KAUST's Christian Frøkjær-Jensen has re-engineered this heredity pattern in roundworms, a commonly... more
Yeasts reach across tree of life to domesticate suite of bacterial genes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An insect's gut might seem an inhospitable place to settle in, but diverse microbes nonetheless make their home there. Yet in the gut, there's... more
New species of tiny tyrannosaur foreshadows rise of T. rex  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A newly discovered, diminutive—by T. rex standards—relative of the tyrant king of dinosaurs reveals crucial new information about when and how T. rex came to rule the North... more
Worrying long-term stability of pesticides in honey  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland have developed an ultra-sensitive method to quantify extremely low concentrations of neonicotinoid pesticides in honey. This is a follow up to their study on the global contamination... more
Ocean acidification shown to have negative impact on fish skeletons  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For more than a century, the world's oceans have been becoming steadily more acidic as they soak up ever-increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and the... more
New study—how to save a seabird  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the 1990s, the endangered status of the short-tailed albatross catalyzed efforts to reduce the number of birds accidentally killed as bycatch in Alaska, home to the country's biggest fisheries. Marine fisheries scientist Ed Melvin, at... more
This Fish Just Gave Evolution the Finger and Got Pregnant  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Mary's species of fish never evolved to have sex or incubate live young. She did it anyway. more
Female golden snub-nosed monkeys share nursing of young  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia and China's Central South University of Forestry and Technology has discovered that female golden snub-nosed monkeys in China are happy to... more
Squid could provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastics  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The remarkable properties of a recently-discovered squid protein could revolutionize materials in a way that would be unattainable with conventional plastic, finds a review published in Frontiers in Chemistry. Originating in the... more
Protecting small forests will not maintain bird biodiversity over the long run, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Simply protecting small forests will not maintain the diversity of the birds they support over the long run, a Rutgers-led... more
Study gives a snapshot of crocodile evolution  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The story that's often told about crocodiles is that they're among the most perfectly adapted creatures on the planet - living fossils that have remained virtually unchanged for millions of years. more
Sir Charles Lyell's historical fossils (London's Natural History Museum) accessible online  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
More than 1,700 animal and plant specimens from the collection of eminent British geologist Sir Charles Lyell—known as the pioneer of modern geology—were organised, digitised and... more
Researchers uncover mechanisms that prevent tooth replacement in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Most reptiles and fish have multiple sets of teeth during their lifetime. However, most mammals, such as humans, have only one set of replacement teeth and some mammals, like mice,... more
Researchers unlock the secret behind reproduction of fish called ‘Mary’  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A female stickleback fish, nick-named 'Mary', has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilized while they were still inside her, according to scientists at the... more
Activating tooth regeneration in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Most reptiles and fish have multiple sets of teeth during their lifetime. However, most mammals, such as humans, have only one set of replacement teeth and some mammals, like mice, have only a single set with no replacement.... more
Homo sapiens colonized South Asian rainforest by hunting small mammals 45,000 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study provides direct evidence for the hunting of tree-dwelling monkeys and other small mammals by Homo sapiens 45,000 years ago... more
Foreign bees monopolize prize resources in biodiversity hotspot  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research revealed that foreign honey bees often account for more than 90 percent of pollinators observed visiting flowers in San Diego, considered a global biodiversity hotspot. The non-native bees have established... more
Establishing the molecular blueprint of early embryo development  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A team of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic cells to establish the molecular blueprint of mouse early embryo development. This new research provides... more
Massive database traces mammal organ development, cell by single cell  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study has traced an important period of organ formation, cell by cell, in the developing mouse. The study is by far the largest dataset of its... more
Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary's 'virgin' birth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A female stickleback fish, nick-named 'Mary,' has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilized while they were still inside her, according to scientists. more
Routine allomaternal nursing in a free-ranging Old World monkey  Science Magazine · 2 days
While regular allomaternal nursing (suckling) has been documented in a number of rodent and carnivore species, as well as in some prosimians, New World monkeys, and humans, it is not... more
Copepods drive large-scale trait-mediated effects in marine plankton  Science Magazine · 2 days
Fear of predation may influence food webs more than actual predation. However, the mechanisms and magnitude of nonconsumptive predator effects are largely unknown in unicellular-dominated food webs such as marine plankton. We... more
Massive database traces mammal organ development, cell by single cell  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The very early days of growth, long before we are born, are a time of incredible development. In a relatively short period of time, we and other mammals... more
Establishing the molecular blueprint of early embryo development  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers in Cambridge have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic cells to establish the molecular blueprint of mouse early embryo development. This new... more
Medical News Today: Bacteria living on insects could provide new antibiotics  MNT · 2 days
Insects harbor bacteria that protect them from infection. Tapping this source could yield new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of drug resistance. more
Extraordinary Diversity on Land Is Not a Recent Phenomenon, Says New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
According to new research published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, land animal diversity has been similar for at least the last 60... more
Protecting small forests fails to protect bird biodiversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Simply protecting small forests will not maintain the diversity of the birds they support over the long run, a new study says. Forests need to be carefully monitored and managed to maintain... more
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon around Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according... more
Earliest example of animal nest sharing revealed by scientists  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Southampton, has shown that fossilised eggshells unearthed in western Romania represent the earliest known nest site shared by multiple... more
Activating tooth regeneration in mice  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Most reptiles and fish have multiple sets of teeth during their lifetime. However, most mammals, such as humans, have only one set of replacement teeth and some mammals, like mice, have only a single set with no replacement.... more
City bees' favourite flowers, according to our DNA tracking experiment  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As cities get bigger and cover more land, the need to make space for wildlife – including insects – in urban areas has become more pressing. Research has... more
Familiarity breeds aggression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Aggressiveness among animals may increase the longer individuals live together in stable groups. The study used the Amazon molly, a naturally clonal fish species that produces genetically identical individuals to isolate the effects of familiarity on behavior. more
Feral cat cull: Why the 2 million target is on scientifically shaky ground  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Australian government's target of killing 2 million feral cats by 2020 attracted significant public interest and media attention when it was... more
Foreign bees monopolize prize resources in biodiversity hotspot  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Hike around the natural habitats of San Diego County and it becomes abundantly clear that honey bees, foreign to the area, are everywhere. In a study published last year, researchers at the... more
Should you feed wild birds in winter?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Nothing brightens a yard like a flock of twittering birds, and nothing draws them like a free meal—but it's an open question whether bird feeders are good for them or not, says a University... more
Budget‑friendly ways to get your veggie fix as prices rise  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Food Price Report 2019, released by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph in December, suggested vegetable prices will go up by as much as six per... more
Protecting small forests fails to protect bird biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Simply protecting small forests will not maintain the diversity of the birds they support over the long run, a Rutgers-led study says. Forests need to be carefully monitored and managed to maintain... more
Crocodile face off: Study examines how developmental changes resulted in changes to crocodile snouts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The story that's often told about crocodiles is that they're among the most perfectly adapted creatures on the planet—living fossils... more
The monkey hunters: Humans colonized South Asian rainforest by hunting primates  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A multidisciplinary study has found evidence for humans hunting small mammals in the forests of Sri Lanka at least 45,000 years ago. The researchers discovered the... more
New insights into phenotypic complexity and diversity among cichlids  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Is evolution predictable? What are the mechanisms that allow different fish to respond to the same environmental challenge in slightly different ways? When the same jaw bones and muscles change... more
Air purification is catching on – but it may be doing more harm than good  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
I recently found myself in the surreal world of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas discussing the... more
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Planting small seeds simply: The allure of the slide hammer seeder
SCIENCE DAILY
World's biggest bee found
SCIENCE DAILY
Studying species interactions using remote camera traps
PHYS.ORG
The world’s largest bee has been rediscovered after 38 years
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New species of tiny tyrannosaur foreshadows rise of T. rex
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Feral cat cull: Why the 2 million target is on scientifically shaky ground
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Ancient 'night' marsupial faced four months of winter darkness
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How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs
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This Horrifying Menagerie of AI-Generated Cat Photos Will Haunt You
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In an Australian first, the ACT may legally recognise animals' feelings
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Tracking pollen with quantum dots
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From fear of spiders to fascination
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They call it puppy love, but what is it really?
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Vets can do more to reduce the suffering of flat-faced dog breeds
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Using Therapy Dogs to Reduce Stress and Improve Emotional Well-Being in Vulnerable Individuals
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Fossil fuels are bad for your health and harmful in many ways besides climate change
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When does noise become a message?
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Female manakins use male mating call when implanted with male hormones
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Our 'bee-eye camera' helps us support bees, grow food and protect the environment
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How drought affects freshwater fish
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Cloning monkeys for research puts humans on a slippery ethical slope
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UH marine mammal research captures rare video of newborn humpback whale
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Using artificial intelligence to save bees
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What smart bees can teach humans about collective intelligence
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Bees can learn the difference between European and Australian Indigenous art styles in a single afternoon
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