Animals
Dutch to ban raw ivory sales from 2019  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
The Netherlands said Monday it will ban all raw ivory sales from next year, as it unveiled the results of a major operation to combat trafficking in endangered animals and plants. more
Drones can detect protected nightjar nests  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Thermal-sensing cameras mounted on drones may offer a safer and more cost-effective way to locate nests of the elusive European nightjar in forestry work and construction areas, according to new research presented at the British Ecological... more
'Treasure trove' of dinosaur footprints found in southern England  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
More than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints—made by at least seven different species—have been uncovered in East Sussex, representing the most diverse and detailed collection of these trace fossils from the... more
Study finds epigenetic differences in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
A study using a PET scan tracer developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has identified, for the first time, epigenetic... more
Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
Higher percentage of California marijuana products clear safety tests but questions remain after sudden closing of lab the state found was falsifying test results for pesticides more
Dutch build artificial islands to bring wildlife back  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Dutch ranger Andre Donker sighs as he looks out at the rippling grey waters of the Markermeer, one of Europe's largest freshwater lakes. "Once upon a time it was teeming with fish... more
Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, a customs official said Sunday, marking the country's largest ivory bust. more
Scientists Try to Save Woolly Monkeys from Extinction … by Training Them to Be Wild Again  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive... more
Experimental HIV vaccine strategy works in non-human primates, research shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
For more than 20 years, scientists at Scripps Research have chipped away at the challenges of designing an HIV vaccine. Now new research, published in Immunity, shows that... more
Counting the breaths of wild porpoises reveals their revved-up metabolism  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
A new method tracks harbor porpoises’ breathing to collect rare information on the energy needs of the marine mammals. more
California mandates 100-percent zero-emission bus fleet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
California moved Friday to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road. more
Mention of 'fossil fuels' cut from videos at UN climate talks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Videos produced by environmental groups to be shown to thousands of participants in a major UN climate summit were banned by organisers for mentioning fossil fuels,... more
HIV vaccine protects non-human primates from infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New research shows that an experimental HIV vaccine strategy works in non-human primates. In the study, rhesus macaque monkeys produced neutralizing antibodies against one strain of HIV that resembles the resilient viral form that... more
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a... more
Colorado River Delta report provides restoration road map  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Four growing seasons after the engineered spring flood of the Colorado River Delta in March 2014, the delta's birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit. The diversity and abundance of birds of... more
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Hawksbill turtles aren't the only marine turtles threatened by the destabilizing effects of climate change, but a new study from researchers at... more
Colorado River Delta report provides restoration road map  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Four growing seasons after the engineered spring flood of the Colorado River Delta in March 2014, the delta's birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit, according to a report prepared for the... more
A role for microRNAs in social behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have uncovered a microRNA cluster that regulates synaptic strength and is involved in the control of social behavior in mammals. The researchers presume that their discovery may point to new therapeutic strategies for... more
Mammalian keratin genes and adaptation to living on land or sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have performed one of the largest comparative genomic studies to help determine the key molecular and evolutionary origins of mammalian adaptations seen in skin proteins. more
Scientists create bee vaccine to fight off 'insect apocalypse'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists in Finland have developed what they believe is the world's first vaccine to protect bees against disease, raising hopes for tackling the drastic decline in insect numbers which could... more
Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival and sex  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new study led by Western University's Natasha Mhatre shows that body dynamics and posture are crucial to how black widow spiders decode the important vibrations that travel... more
Moun­tain birds de­clin­ing in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Population data for European mountain birds had been combined in a recent study, with worrying results: The abundance of mountain-specialist birds has declined by as much as 10 percent since 2000. more
Researchers verify that agricultural biodiversity is an effective tool to fight plagues  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers of the Ecophysiology and Biotechnology group of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón, Spain, have taken part in a study that reveals... more
First-ever footage of wolves hunting freshwater fish captured near Voyageurs National Park  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Voyageurs Wolf Project, a collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Voyageurs National Park, has followed GPS-collared wolves from over seven different packs... more
On the horizon: Looking ahead for global conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Every year for the last decade, an expert team of horizon scanners, science communicators and researchers have identified the top emerging issues in global conservation. This year's team included Fauna & Flora... more
Orangutans can communicate about the past just like humans, new research finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The evolution of language converted a defenceless naked ape into a world-dominating force. It fundamentally transformed how humans transmit information and knowledge. A large... more
Counting the breaths of wild porpoises reveal their revved-up metabolism  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
A new method tracks harbor porpoises’ breathing to collect rare information on the energy needs of the marine mammals. more
Mammalian collagen nanofibrils become stronger and tougher with exercise  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Collagen is the fundamental building block of muscles, tissues, tendons, and ligaments in mammals. It is also widely used in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Although scientists have a good understanding... more
Fishing pressure and climate change challenge Tokelau's food security  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tokelau's fish-dependent population may be at risk of seeing its main source of locally available animal protein dramatically reduced if the amounts and species of fish caught by local fishers... more
Scuba-diving Santa brings holiday cheer to fish, museumgoers  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
It's a busy time for Santa Claus, but he's making time to feed some fish in San Francisco. more
Study unearths sensory switches controlling infanticide and parental behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviors towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing, protective behaviors, and in some circumstances even act as surrogate... more
Researchers discover protein involved in nematode stress response  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
When humans experience stress, their inner turmoil may not be apparent to an outside observer. But many animals deal with stressful circumstances - overcrowded conditions, not enough food - by completely remodeling... more
Johns Hopkins researchers discover swarming behavior in fish-dwelling parasite  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Johns Hopkins researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans swarm. more
Unpredictable food sources drive some bats to cooperatively search for food  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
With the help of novel miniature sensors, biologists have found that bat species foraged socially if their food sources were in unpredictable locations, such as insect... more
Plants' defense against insects is a bouquet  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have revealed how the mixture of chemical weapons deployed by plants keeps marauding insects off base better than a one-note defense. This insight goes beyond the ecological convention of studying a single chemical... more
Protein involved in nematode stress response identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
When humans experience stress, their inner turmoil may not be apparent to an outside observer. But many animals deal with stressful circumstances -- overcrowded conditions, not enough food -- by completely remodeling their bodies.... more
Plants' defense against insects is a bouquet  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Michigan State University scholar Andrea Glassmire and her colleagues have revealed how the mixture of chemical weapons deployed by plants keeps marauding insects off base better than a one-note defense. This insight goes beyond... more
Collagen nanofibrils in mammalian tissues get stronger with exercise  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Collagen is the fundamental building block of muscles, tissues, tendons, and ligaments in mammals. It is also widely used in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Although scientists have a good understanding... more
Unpredictable food sources drive some bats to cooperatively search for food  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Humans aren't the only species that have dinner parties. Scientists have observed many animals, including bats, eating in groups. However, little was known about whether bats... more
Protein involved in nematode stress response identified  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When humans experience stress, their inner turmoil may not be apparent to an outside observer. But many animals deal with stressful circumstances—overcrowded conditions, not enough food—by completely remodeling their bodies. These stress-induced forms, whether... more
Early animals: Death near the shoreline, not life on land  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Our understanding of when the very first animals started living on land is helped by identifying trace fossils -- the tracks and trails left by ancient animals --... more
Death near the shoreline, not life on land  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Our understanding of when the very first animals started living on land is helped by identifying trace fossils—the tracks and trails left by ancient animals—in sedimentary rocks that were deposited on the... more
Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endangered predator... more
Neuroscientists uncover sensory switches controlling infanticide and parental behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviors towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing, protective behaviors, and in some circumstances even act as surrogate... more
Neuroscientists uncover sensory switches controlling infanticide and parental behavior  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviours towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing, protective behaviours, and in some circumstances even act as surrogate... more
Marine mammal experts gather to identify solutions to save threatened dolphins and porpoises  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Thirty-seven experts from 14 countries are gathering at the Cistercian Monastery in Heilsbronn—Nuremberg from December 14 to 18 to discuss conservation options... more
Moun­tain birds de­clin­ing in Europe  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Population data for European mountain birds have been for the first time combined in a recent study, with worrying results: the abundances of mountain-specialist birds has declined by as much as 10% in the 2000s. more
Study calls for stricter regulation of elusive rabbit breeding industry  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Rabbits are one of the most popular pets in the UK and yet little is known about where these very cute and appealing animals come from. Now a... more
How chickens became the ultimate symbol of the Anthropocene  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
We are living on the planet of the chickens. The broiler (meat) chicken now outweighs all wild birds put together by three to one. It is the most numerous vertebrate... more
Lung lavage as new test method improves tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists performed repeated lung lavage as a new approach for tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros. Subsequent genetic tests reliably identified mycobacteria in the animals' respiratory fluids --... more
First sensor package that can ride aboard bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health. But these machines need so much power to fly that they can't get very far... more
Swarming behavior discovered in fish-dwelling parasite  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans swarm. more
Neandertal genes shed light on unique aspects of the modern human brain  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A characteristic feature of modern humans is the unusually round skull and brain, in contrast to the elongated shape seen in other human species.... more
Swarming behavior discovered in fish-dwelling parasite  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Johns Hopkins researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans swarm. more
Nature is a rich source of medicine – if we can protect it  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Pacific yew tree is a fairly small and slow growing conifer native to the Pacific Northwest. The Gila monster is a... more
How to save endangered freshwater pearl mussel?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The multilateral and complex relationships of freshwater pearl mussel (FPM), salmonids and other co-infectants can influence potentially in the conservation of FPM. The human impacts – habitats degradation, loss of host fish, siltation, pollution,... more
Study confirms rise in megaesophagus cases in dogs was linked to pet food  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new report has found that the increase in megaesophagus cases in Australia in 2017 and 2018 can be linked to Advance... more
Study reveals striking decline of Vermont's bumble bees  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study examining 100 years of bumble bee records reveals that almost half of Vermont's species, which are vital pollinators, have either vanished or are in serious decline. more
Occupational exposure to pesticides increases risk for cardiovascular disease among Latinos  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Latinos who are exposed to pesticides in their workplaces are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease compared with Latinos who are not exposed to pesticides... more
A positive uptake regarding new sex-inclusion policy in biomedical research  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The good news: An increasing number of scientists are including female animals in their experimental designs and analyses for preclinical studies, as required by the National Institutes of... more
Ritalin drives greater connection between brain areas key to memory, attention  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have described increased connections between key parts of the brains of monkeys who have taken methylphenidate (Ritalin). more
Tiny tech tracks hummingbirds at urban feeders  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Urban hummingbird feeders are highly prevalent. Researchers want to understand the health implications for birds congregating and sharing food resources at these bird buffets. Data from a new study using RFID technology is one... more
More 'heatwave' summers will affect animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Heatwaves similar to those experienced in Europe in 2018 can have a very negative impact on animals. A new study shows that overheated birds have smaller offspring, and that those that are born may have lower... more
First-ever look at complete skeleton of Thylacoleo, Australia's extinct 'marsupial lion'  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Thyalacoleo carnifex, the 'marsupial lion' of Pleistocene Australia, was an adept hunter that got around with the help of a strong tail, according to a new... more
Professor models system using baking soda filled capsules to capture CO2 emissions  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Coal and natural gas represent the majority of the US energy supply. Even with pollution controls, burning these fossil fuels for energy releases a... more
Cardinals living in adjacent deserts are sharply distinct in genetics and song  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research suggests that populations of the Northern Cardinal -- one of the most ubiquitous backyard birds in the United States -- are undergoing... more
Cardinals living in adjacent deserts are sharply distinct in genetics and song  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New research suggests that populations of the Northern Cardinal —one of the most ubiquitous backyard birds in the United States— are undergoing speciation in... more
Huge Marsupial Lion Terrorized Ancient Australia, Sat Adorably on Its Tail  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The marsupial lion has long mystified scientists. But the recent discovery of more of its fossils, including a nearly complete skeleton of the extinct beast, has... more
Students around the globe collect quality, eye-opening research data on mammals  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers are running a large-scale camera-trap study called eMammal, recently enlisted the help of K-12 students from 28 schools and four countries -- the United States,... more
Multicomponent new particle formation from sulfuric acid, ammonia, and biogenic vapors  Science Magazine · 5 days
A major fraction of atmospheric aerosol particles, which affect both air quality and climate, form from gaseous precursors in the atmosphere. Highly oxygenated organic molecules (HOMs),... more
Coral larvae use sound to find a home on the reef  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study is starting to unravel that mystery. Researchers found that the soundscape of a reef -- the combined sounds of all animals living nearby... more
First-ever look at complete skeleton of Thylacoleo, Australia's extinct 'marsupial lion'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Thyalacoleo carnifex, the "marsupial lion" of Pleistocene Australia, was an adept hunter that got around with the help of a strong tail, according to a study... more
Students around the globe collect quality, eye-opening research data on mammals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Children all over the world are learning science by collecting data and running experiments in their classroom. But what if the data they collected during their... more
Chemical engineers advance olefins production through computational modeling  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Olefins are simple compounds of hydrogen and carbon but represent the building blocks of chemistry, and are vital for the synthesis of materials from polymers and plastics to petrochemicals. However, olefin production... more
More heatwave summers will affect animals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Heatwaves similar to those experienced in Europe in 2018 can have a very negative impact on animals. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that overheated birds have smaller offspring, and that those that... more
College textbooks largely overlook the most common animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A recent study of textbooks aimed at introductory biology courses finds that they devote less than one percent of their text to discussing insects, which make up more than 60 percent of... more
Killing the liver-stage malaria parasite with baculovirus: a drug discovery approach  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Currently, few antimalarial treatments exist that effectively kill liver-stage malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax, which can lay dormant for months or even years. Researchers have reported a... more
Researchers reverse engineer way pine trees produce green chemicals worth billions  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have reverse engineered the way a pine tree produces a resin, which could serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to a range of fossil-fuel based... more
Researchers reverse engineer way pine trees produce green chemicals worth billions  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Washington State University researchers have reverse engineered the way a pine tree produces a resin, which could serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to a range... more
Lung lavage as new test method improves tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Diseases and tuberculosis in particular can pose considerable challenges for wildlife. In order to avoid epidemics within populations or to treat individual animals belonging to highly... more
Five reasons why 2018 was a big year for palaeontology  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A lot happened in the world of palaeontology in 2018. Some of the big events included some major fossil finds, a new understanding of our reptile ancestors and... more
Drones help map sea level rise  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Drones can be used to create low-cost and accurate 3-D maps of coastal areas, new research shows. The technique – developed by the University of Exeter – was tested at beaches where sea turtles nest, allowing... more
'Eavesdropping' on groupers' mating calls key to survival  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Many fish produce sounds for courtship and mating, navigation, and defending their territories. Scientists analyze these sounds to study their behavior such as reproduction. Since grouper spawning is brief and it takes... more
Fossils key to fulfilling Darwin's 160-year-old prediction  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study by researchers at the University of Salford has shown that fossils are likely to be key to fulfilling a prediction made by Charles Darwin more than 160 years ago. more
Workplace exposure to pesticides and metals linked to heightened heart disease risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Workplace exposure to metals and pesticides is linked to a heightened risk of heart disease in Hispanic and Latino workers, reveals new research. more
College textbooks largely overlook the most common animals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A recent study of textbooks aimed at introductory biology courses finds that they devote less than one percent of their text to discussing insects, which make up more than 60 percent of... more
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Tour Jezero Crater! Fly Over the Landing Site of NASA's Next Mars Rover (Video)
SPACE.COM
Orangutans can communicate about the past just like humans, new research finds
PHYS.ORG
Study reveals striking decline of Vermont's bumble bees
PHYS.ORG
Swarming behavior discovered in fish-dwelling parasite
PHYS.ORG
Students around the globe collect quality, eye-opening research data on mammals
PHYS.ORG
Video: Why Antarctic fish don't freeze to death
PHYS.ORG
Pea aphid youngsters use piggyback rides to escape a crisis
SCIENCE-NEWS
How some sap-sucking insects fling their pee
SCIENCE-NEWS
Lizards quickly adapt to threat from invasive fire ants, reversing geographical patterns of lizard traits
PHYS.ORG
Oldest-known ancestor of modern primates may have come from North America, not Asia
PHYS.ORG
A jumping spider mom nurses her brood for weeks on milk
SCIENCE-NEWS
Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances
PHYS.ORG
Watch a peacock get a female’s attention—by making her head vibrate
Science Magazine
Tassie devils' decline has left a feast of carrion for feral cats
PHYS.ORG
TEDxCERN: A remarkable elephant in the room
CERN
Watch humpback whales trick thousands of fish into becoming dinner
Science Magazine
New tricks of TALEs: Discovery of a new principle of gene regulation by molecular displacement
PHYS.ORG
Is the future of dog health in a DNA test?
PHYS.ORG
The power of the wobble: Finding exoplanets in the shifting of starlight
PHYS.ORG
A Mexican cavefish with a scarred heart
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Canopy cameras shed new light on monkey business in Brazil
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