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World's deepest lake in peril, scientists warn
PHYS.ORG Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say, as the government bans the catching of a signature fish that has lived in the world's deepest lake for centuries but is... 30 minutes
fossil coral reefs show sea level rose in bursts during last warming Fossil coral reefs show sea level rose in bursts during last warming
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists from Rice University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies have discovered that Earth's sea level did... 2 hours
Declining baby songbirds need forests to survive drought
PHYS.ORG Before cutting down forest, land managers in drought prone areas might first consider the birds in the trees. 4 hours
General Atomics Ramping Cubesat Production, Muses Railgun Smallsat Launcher
SPACE.COM General Atomics is better known for building Predator combat drones and mining uranium than building spacecraft, but that could change as the company develops an interest in building defense-focused cubesats. 12 hours
How well-fed mosquitoes outwit victims at take-off
PHYS.ORG Stealth and haste are often at the heart of most successful raids, and the forays of famished female mosquitoes are no different. "Female mosquitoes need a blood meal to develop their eggs," explains Florian... 13 hours
Even small amounts of oil made birds near Deepwater Horizon sick, researchers say
PHYS.ORG Photos from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on April 20, 2010 show heartbreaking images of deceased or soon-to-be-deceased sea life—birds, fish, sea... 14 hours
Ancient preen oil: Researchers discover 48-million-year-old lipids in a fossil bird
SCIENCE DAILY As a rule, soft parts do not withstand the ravages of time; hence, the majority of vertebrate fossils consist only of bones. Under these circumstances, a... 16 hours
Maintaining fish biomass the key to conserving reef fish biodiversity
PHYS.ORG A new study appearing in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series has found that conserving fish diversity in Madagascar's coral reef systems may depend on maintaining fish biomass... 14 hours
DNA tests on albatross excrement reveal secret diet of top predator
SCIENCE DAILY A study that used DNA tests to analyse the scats of one of the world's most numerous albatrosses has revealed surprising results about the top predator's... 16 hours
Insects decline dramatically in German nature reserves: study
PHYS.ORG Researchers in Germany have documented a steep decline in flying insects at dozens of nature reserves in the past three decades, and agricultural pesticides may be to blame, said a study Wednesday. 17 hours
Ancient, lost, mountains in the Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction event
SCIENCE DAILY A researcher studied the fossil-rich sediments present in the Karoo, deposited during the tectonic events that created the Gondwanides, and found that... 18 hours
Petals produce a 'blue halo' that helps bees find flowers
SCIENCE DAILY Latest research has found that several common flower species have nanoscale ridges on the surface of their petals that meddle with light when viewed from certain angles. 16 hours
Accelerating metabolism and transmembrane cation flux by distorting red blood cells
Science Magazine Under static conditions, mammalian red blood cells (RBCs) require a continuous supply of energy, typically via glucose, to maintain their biconcave disc shape. Mechanical distortion, in... 17 hours
Temporal variation in pelagic food chain length in response to environmental change
Science Magazine Climate variability alters nitrogen cycling, primary productivity, and dissolved oxygen concentration in marine ecosystems. We examined the role of this variability (as measured by... 17 hours
Germany’s insects are disappearing
Science Magazine Biomass of bugs in nature reserves has dropped by 82% 17 hours
More than 75 percent decrease in total flying insect biomass over 27 years
PHYS.ORG The total flying insect biomass decreased by more than 75 percent over 27 years in protected areas, according to a study published... 17 hours
mating induces sexual inhibition in female jumping spiders Mating induces sexual inhibition in female jumping spiders
PHYS.ORG VIDEO After mating for the first time, most females of an Australian jumping spider are unreceptive to courtship by other males, and this sexual inhibition is immediate and often lasts for the rest... 17 hours
Flower petals have ‘blue halos’ to attract bees
Science Magazine Bees’ color preference drives flowers to evolve a blue glow 18 hours
Petals produce a 'blue halo' that helps bees find flowers
PHYS.ORG Latest research has found that several common flower species have nanoscale ridges on the surface of their petals that meddle with light when viewed from certain angles. 18 hours
Being a vampire can be brutal. Here’s how bloodsuckers get by.
SCIENCE-NEWS Blood-sucking animals have specialized physiology and other tools to live on a diet rich in protein and lacking in some nutrients. 19 hours
DNA tests on albatross poo reveal secret diet of top predator
PHYS.ORG A study that used DNA tests to analyse the scats of one of the world's most numerous albatrosses has revealed surprising results about the top predator's... 20 hours
'Wasabi receptor' for pain discovered in flatworms
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient 'pain' receptor in simple animals. The findings, from a study of flatworms, could lead to new strategies for analgesic drug... 20 hours
Spinning spider silk into startup gold
Science Magazine Spider silk products are finally edging into the market, but mass-produced, superstrong fibers remain out of reach 22 hours
Fatty bird gland preserved over 48 million years
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the U.S., Ireland, Germany and the U.K. has found evidence of preservation of a fatty oil gland from a 48-million-year-old fossilized bird. In their paper published in... 23 hours
Giant lizards are thriving on Borneo's oil palm plantations
PHYS.ORG Oil palm trees plague the once untouched and wild island of Borneo. Towering rainforests have been chopped down and the land turned into a monotonous monoculture of plantations, the principle... 23 hours
Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life, study finds
PHYS.ORG Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they're exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a... 23 hours
Clumsy Dinosaur or Attack Survivor? Injuries Plagued Ancient Beast
LIVE SCIENCE A plant-eating dinosaur that lived 112 million years ago got its fair share of bad breaks: Its fossilized bones indicate the dinosaur suffered from broken bones that may have led... 24 hours
Massacre fears spark race to save rare Australia parrot
PHYS.ORG Critically endangered Swift Parrots are under threat from squirrel-like sugar gliders in a battle for space in Australia's ancient forests, scientists said Wednesday as they race to save the rare... 1 day
Live fast die young: Updating signal detection theory
PHYS.ORG Signal Detection Theory is a popular and well-established idea that has influenced behavioral science for around 50 years. Essentially, the theory holds that in a predator-prey relationship, prey animals will show more... 1 day
Northwestern scientists discover 'wasabi receptor' for pain in flatworms
NEWS MEDICAL A Northwestern University research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient "pain" receptor in simple animals. The findings could lead to new strategies for analgesic... 1 day
Domestication has not made dogs cooperate more with each other compared to wolves
SCIENCE DAILY Following domestication, dogs should be more tolerant and cooperative with conspecifics and humans compared to wolves. But looking at both in more... 1 day
Tyrannosaurus Rex: Facts About T. Rex, King of the Dinosaurs
LIVE SCIENCE The large carnivorous dinosaur reigned during the late Cretaceous Period, 65 million years ago. 2 days
Invasive ladybird species threatens other ladybirds in England
SCIENCE DAILY The harlequin ladybird was widely introduced across continental Europe to limit the population of pest insects. 2 days
How bees find their way home
PHYS.ORG How can a bee fly straight home in the middle of the night after a complicated route through thick vegetation in search of food? For the first time, researchers have been able to show what happens... 2 days
How to behave at a zoo – according to science
PHYS.ORG With October half-term approaching, millions around the world will head to their local zoo to indulge in the Halloween activities and get a little fresh autumnal air in... 2 days
The use of jellyfish blooms as solutions for producing new products
PHYS.ORG While some people might find these slimy creatures at the beach very exciting, a number of species are poisonous; some tropical species are even among the... 2 days
Wolves found to be more cooperative with their own kind than dogs with theirs
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the Wolf Science Center and the Comparative Cognition, Messerli Research Institute, both part of the... 2 days
'Hiding in plain sight:' Discovery raises questions over scale of overlooked biodiversity
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have used cutting edge DNA technology to demonstrate that one of Europe's top freshwater predators is actually two species rather than one. 2 days
Bite on this: Alligators caught eating sharks
SCIENCE DAILY Jaws, beware! Alligators may be coming for you. A new study documents American alligators on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are eating small sharks and stingrays. This is the first scientific documentation of a... 2 days
Stiff fibres spun from slime
PHYS.ORG Nature is an excellent teacher – even for material scientists. Researchers, including scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, have now observed a remarkable mechanism by which polymer materials are formed. In order to capture... 2 days
Spider-web 'labyrinths' may help reduce noise pollution
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Researchers have demonstrated that the geometry of a natural spider web can be used to design new structures that address one of the biggest challenges in sound control: reducing low-frequency noise, which is the... 2 days
Here’s a breakdown of the animals that crossed the Pacific on 2011 tsunami debris
SCIENCE-NEWS Hundreds of marine animals from Japan have washed up on U.S. beaches since the destructive 2011 earthquake and tsunami. 2 days
Search Of DNA In Dogs, Mice And People Finds 4 Genes Linked To OCD
NPR Scientists looking for genetic factors behind obsessive compulsive disorder looked for clues in the DNA of humans and two animal... 2 days
Fish respond to predator attack by doubling growth rate
PHYS.ORG Scientists have known for years that when some fish sense predators eating members of their species, they try to depart the scene of the crime and swim toward safer waters.... 2 days
Invasive ladybird species threatens other ladybirds in England
PHYS.ORG The harlequin ladybird, officially known as Harmonia axyridis, was widely introduced across continental Europe to limit the population of pest insects. In Britain, harlquins arrived primarily by spread from mainland Europe, and... 2 days
Why wolves are better team players than dogs
Science Magazine Conflict-shy dogs never learn how to cooperate 3 days
Bite on this: Alligators actually eat sharks
SCIENCE DAILY Jaws, beware! Alligators may be coming for you. A new study documents American alligators on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are eating small sharks and stingrays. This is the first scientific documentation of a... 3 days
Research finds a dramatic increase in feral predators as fires make some native Australian animals even more vulnerable
PHYS.ORG Warily, the fox creeps up to sniff at a cluster of three... 3 days
Fungicides and antidepressants in rivers alter the swimming and feeding behaviour of aquatic animals
PHYS.ORG Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemical products in rivers including fungicides to antidepressants can change the swimming and feeding behaviours... 3 days
Increasing our understanding of the impact of compounds produced by certain fish parasites
PHYS.ORG European aquaculture production provides direct employment to 80 000 people and has an estimated EUR 3 billion annual turnover. But parasites can... 3 days
How to save giant tropical fruit bats: Work with local hunters who use bat teeth as money
PHYS.ORG Bats often get the short end of the stick—when you look around in October,... 3 days
Trump to nominate climate doubter as environmental adviser (Update)
PHYS.ORG President Donald Trump will nominate a climate change skeptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as a top environmental adviser. 5 days
Japan zoo mourns death of love-struck penguin
PHYS.ORG An elderly penguin who shot to fame in Japan after falling in love with a cardboard cut-out of a cartoon character has died, at the ripe old age of 21. 5 days
Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Health System have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and healthspan in worms and... 5 days
Brain scans show dogs learn when sleeping—just like people
Science Magazine Dogs may be good models for sleep studies 6 days
The Story Behind That 2,000-Year-Old Thracian Chariot You Saw on Reddit
LIVE SCIENCE A photo of an ancient Thracian chariot alongside the bones of horses and a dog quickly rose to the top of Reddit. But what's so exciting... 6 days
Giant sea bass have more value as living, breathing undersea wonders than as commercial catch
PHYS.ORG Almost as large as a Smart car, giant sea bass can weigh more than 500 pounds and grow... 6 days
Trump to nominate climate doubter as environmental adviser
PHYS.ORG President Donald Trump will nominate a climate change skeptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as a top environmental adviser. 6 days
Livestock grazing management compatible with nesting greater sage-grouse
SCIENCE DAILY A new study looks at whether management of livestock grazing may help protect sagebrush and birds that depend on it. 6 days
First atomic structure from cryo-EM facility
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have outlined a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans. 6 days
Worms reveal secrets of aging
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and healthspan in worms and mammals. Researchers have shown that worms with excess levels of certain proteins lived longer and healthier than normal worms. In addition, mice with... 6 days
Huge spike in global carbon emissions linked to El Nino
PHYS.ORG A huge spike in carbon emissions seen in the past couple of years has puzzled scientists, since there was no evidence of a rise in human activities, like... 6 days
Fires prey on frail residents living on their own
NEWS MEDICAL They were asleep when the fire reached their home. Charles Rippey, 100, and his wife, Sara, 98, had been married 75 years. They died together, after a caregiver struggled to... 6 days
Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists have developed a solution for controlling the invasive Asian hornet Vespa velutina based on the insect's natural chemical mating instincts. They deciphered the sex pheromone... 6 days
3-D atomic structure of TRPML1 ion channel published
PHYS.ORG UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers today published a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans. The work marks the... 6 days
Usutu virus is back: Not only in blackbirds but also in humans
SCIENCE DAILY Usutu virus, a flavivirus of African origin, was first detected in Austria in 2001, when it caused a severe bird die-off, mainly of blackbirds.... 6 days
Surgeon aims to diagnose deformities of extinct saber-toothed cats
SCIENCE-NEWS Using CT scans, one orthopedic surgeon is on a quest to diagnose deformities in long-dead saber-toothed cats. 6 days
Does size matter? Bigger cod fish contain more mercury
SCIENCE DAILY The levels of mercury in the Oslofjord cod has increased over the last 30 years, despite reduced emissions of this toxic element. In the same period, the average size of... 6 days
The Atlantic sturgeon's sojourn
PHYS.ORG Atlantic sturgeon that summer in Maine's Penobscot River estuary can be found in the fall and winter in waters as far away as Nova Scotia and New York City, according to a seven-year University of Maine study of the fish... 6 days
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PHYS.ORG VIDEO When UNSW's Jes Sammut helped to start a fish farming research project in the remote PNG highlands, the hope was to improve the nutrition of the locals. 6 days
Scientists uncover a centuries-old case of mistaken identity in the Chesapeake Bay
PHYS.ORG Jellyfish sting swimmers, clog fishing nets, and in high numbers can close beaches. But despite their nuisance to humans, they play an important role... 6 days
Contests for female attention turns males into better performers—in fruit flies
PHYS.ORG Giving females an opportunity to choose the male they mate with leads to the evolution of better performing males, according to new research into the behaviour... 6 days
Conservation cutbacks put Brazil's Amazon animals at risk
PHYS.ORG Benedito de Souza scoops back sand hiding a nest of baby giant Amazon River turtles that he had covered over weeks ago to hide from predators. Suddenly exposed, dozens of the tiny... 6 days
Livestock grazing management compatible with nesting greater sage-grouse
PHYS.ORG A new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management looks at whether management of livestock grazing may help protect sagebrush and birds that depend on it. 6 days
California fires kill 31, deadliest in state's history
PHYS.ORG The death toll from raging California wildfires rose to 31 Thursday as body recovery teams used cadaver dogs to locate victims, making it the deadliest series of blazes in the state's history. 6 days
Norovirus evades immune system by hiding out in rare gut cells
SCIENCE DAILY Even in immunized animals, noroviruses can escape the immune system and still spread by hiding out in an extremely rare type of cell in the gut,... 6 days
Man Nearly Dies After Live Fish Jumps Down His Throat
LIVE SCIENCE A man in England nearly lost his life after an entire live fish jumped down his throat. 7 days
luring hornets scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Over the past decade, Asian hornets, predatory insects with a widespread and expanding population, have invaded parts of Europe and Korea. Vespa velutina has a growing... 7 days
Advance achieved in dry preservation of mammalian sperm cells
SCIENCE DAILY In an important advance in the preservation of animal reproductive material, researchers have achieved the first successful drying and rehydration of domestic cat sperm using a rapid microwave dehydration method.... 7 days
An evolving sticky situation
SCIENCE DAILY While many animals try to avoid sticky situations, lizards evolved to seek them out. An evolutionary biologist shows how different groups of lizards -- geckos and anoles -- took two completely different evolutionary paths to developing the beneficial trait of... 7 days
Even modest oil exposure can harm coastal and marine birds
PHYS.ORG Many birds and other wildlife die following an oil spill, but there are also other potential long-terms effects of oil exposure on animals. In a recent Environmental Toxicology... 7 days
Even modest oil exposure can harm coastal and marine birds
SCIENCE DAILY Many birds and other wildlife die following an oil spill, but there are also other potential long-terms effects of oil exposure on animals. 7 days
Unraveling the genetics of disc disease in dogs
SCIENCE DAILY Since the early 1900s, veterinarians have observed intervertebral disc disease -- a common cause of back pain, rear limb paralysis and inability to walk -- more frequently in dogs with short legs... 7 days
Pumas found to exhibit behaviors like social animals
SCIENCE DAILY Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a new study. The findings provide the first evidence of complex social strategies in any solitary carnivore --... 7 days
Grassland sparrows constantly searching for a nicer home
SCIENCE DAILY Some birds regularly move to new territories between years, depending on factors including habitat quality and the presence of predators, but what about within a single breeding season? Grassland ecosystems are particularly... 7 days
An evolving sticky situation
PHYS.ORG While many animals try to avoid sticky situations, lizards evolved to seek them out. 7 days
Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment
PHYS.ORG A drug isolated from a marine pest holds promise for treating some of the world's nastiest diseases, and researchers would love to find out... 7 days
Infection with Rare Virus Traced to Teen's Pet Rats
LIVE SCIENCE A mother and her daughter in Tennessee were infected with a virus rarely seen in the United States, and the culprit seems to be pet rats. 7 days
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SPACE NEWS General Atomics is better known for building Predator combat drones and mining uranium than building spacecraft, but that... 7 days
Engineers develop a programmable 'camouflaging' material inspired by octopus skin
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For the octopus and cuttlefish, instantaneously changing their skin color and pattern to disappear into the environment is just part of their camouflage prowess. These animals can also... 7 days
Scientists find scorpions target their venom
PHYS.ORG Dr Jamie Seymour from JCU's Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) said a typical scorpion predator would be a small mammal, while its prey was usually an insect. He said varieties of scorpion toxin... 7 days
Scorpions target their venom
SCIENCE DAILY In the first study of its kind, scientists have shown scorpions can fine-tune their venom to suit different predators and prey. 7 days
Herbivores help protect ecosystems from climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Plant-eating critters are the key ingredient to helping ecosystems survive global warming, finds new research that offers some hope for a defense strategy against climate change. 7 days
Comb jellies possibly first lineage to branch off evolutionary tree
PHYS.ORG A researcher at The University of Alabama was part of a new study that provides further evidence in support of a controversial hypothesis that a group of marine... 7 days
Are plate tectonics key to life? Maybe not, say scientists
PHYS.ORG Earlier this year, researchers announced they had found fossils of microbial life in the rocks of northern Quebec, Canada dating to at least 3.77 billion years old, making... 7 days
How rabies can induce frenzied behavior
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists may finally understand how the rabies virus can drastically change its host's behavior to help spread the disease, which kills about 59,000 people annually. A new study shows how a small piece of the rabies... 7 days
'Killer' toothaches likely cause misery for captive orca: Whales chew concrete and steel tank surfaces
SCIENCE DAILY An international research team has undertaken the first in-depth investigation of the teeth of captive orca (killer whales)... 7 days
Pioneering discovery of an odor-detecting receptor enhancer
PHYS.ORG Each odor-detecting neuron (referred to as olfactory sensory neuron from here on), chooses a single odorant receptor gene from a fairly large number of options that are split into class I (fish-like) and class... 7 days
Fossil discovery in Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore
PHYS.ORG Paleontologists working in Tanzania have identified a new species of hyaenodont, a type of extinct meat-eating mammal. The study is published today, National Fossil Day, in the journal PLOS ONE and funded... 1 week
Pumas are more social than previously thought
PHYS.ORG Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a study led by conservation organization Panthera and co-authored by UC Davis and the American Museum of Natural History. 1 week
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