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Evolutionary arms 'chase'
SCIENCE DAILY A new study analyzed multiple species of Inga, a genus of tropical trees that produces defensive chemicals, and their various insect herbivores. The researchers found that closely-related plants evolved very different defensive traits. Additionally, their analysis revealed that herbivores may... 10 hours
Personifying places can boost travel intentions
SCIENCE DAILY People who see animals as people and assign human traits to non-human objects are more likely to travel to destinations that are presented as being human-like, according to research. A study has found that writing about... 11 hours
Hubble's twisted galaxy
SCIENCE DAILY Gravity governs the movements of the cosmos. It draws flocks of galaxies together to form small groups and more massive galaxy clusters, and brings duos so close that they begin to tug at one another. This latter scenario can have... 11 hours
Study links fish stress hormones to whether they take the bait
PHYS.ORG Take a fish out of water and its stress hormones will go up. Adrenaline and noradrenaline, the "fight or flight" hormones, peak first, followed more gradually... 14 hours
No microbes? No problem for caterpillars
PHYS.ORG The microbiome seems ubiquitous: humans and many other species rely on billions of tiny organisms in their guts to aid in digestion, metabolism and other functions. Now, scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder are questioning... 13 hours
Targeted forest regeneration: A blueprint for conserving tropical biological diversity?
SCIENCE DAILY Targeted forest regeneration among the largest and closest forest fragments in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil can dramatically reduce extinction rates... 11 hours
Leaping Lizards! Live Gecko Found Inside a Man's Ear
LIVE SCIENCE Talk about an earache: When a man in China went to the hospital because of severe ear pain, doctors found a live gecko curled up in his ear canal, according... 13 hours
Fish stress hormones linked to whether they take the bait
SCIENCE DAILY Take a fish out of water and its stress hormones will go up. Adrenaline and noradrenaline, the 'fight or flight' hormones, peak first, followed more gradually by cortisol.... 12 hours
No microbes? No problem for caterpillars
SCIENCE DAILY Caterpillars have far less bacteria and fungi inhabiting their gut than other animals and the microbes that inside them seem to lack any identifiable role, aside from occasionally causing disease. 12 hours
Female fish 'more reluctant' to change sex than males
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists in the UK have observed a fascinating new fact about sex changing fish: the direction of sex change has implication for population numbers. 14 hours
A potential breeding site of a Miocene era baleen whale
PHYS.ORG Baleen whales are amongst the largest animals to have ever lived and yet very little is known about their breeding habits. One researcher's second look at previously found... 17 hours
A potential breeding site of a Miocene era baleen whale
SCIENCE DAILY Baleen whales are amongst the largest animals to have ever lived and yet very little is known about their breeding habits. One researcher's second look at previously found... 16 hours
Why tiger snakes are on a winner
PHYS.ORG Australian tiger snakes have "hit the jackpot" because prey cannot evolve resistance to their venom. 16 hours
Personifying places can boost travel intentions
PHYS.ORG People who see animals as people and assign human traits to non-human objects are more likely to travel to destinations that are presented as being human-like, according to Queensland University of Technology (QUT) research. 16 hours
Rare white koala born at Australian zoo
PHYS.ORG A koala at an Australian zoo has given birth to a rare white joey, staff announced Tuesday. 16 hours
Officials: Do not eat fish caught in Shenango River
PHYS.ORG State officials are warning people not to eat fish caught in a stretch of a western Pennsylvania river after tests found extremely high levels of a potentially dangerous chemical. 16 hours
Vegan diets linked to lower levels of total cholesterol, review finds
NEWS MEDICAL A new dietary review of 49 observational and controlled studies finds plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets, are associated with lower levels of total cholesterol, including... 15 hours
Prey cannot evolve resistance to tiger snake venom
SCIENCE DAILY Australian tiger snakes have 'hit the jackpot' because prey cannot evolve resistance to their venom. While that may sound foreboding, an expert said that this discovery may have a medical benefit for... 16 hours
Mimicking the reflexive detection ability of the animal visual system for computer detection of moving objects
PHYS.ORG The detection of moving objects is one of the most fundamental and important mechanisms of the... 19 hours
Officials: Do not eat fish caught in Shenango River
ABC NEWS State officials are warning people not to eat fish caught in a stretch of a western Pennsylvania river after tests found extremely high levels of a potentially dangerous chemical 18 hours
Female fish 'more reluctant' to change sex than males
PHYS.ORG Scientists in the UK have observed a fascinating new fact about sex changing fish: the direction of sex change has implication for population numbers. 18 hours
'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse (Update)
PHYS.ORG The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday... 23 hours
Where's the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests
PHYS.ORG When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a... 23 hours
Scientists identify central neural circuit for itch sensation
MNT Itching is an unpleasant sensation associated with the desire to scratch, and the itch sensation is an important protective mechanism for animals. 22 hours
Evolutionary arms 'chase'
PHYS.ORG In nature, plants engage in a never-ending battle to avoid being eaten. Unable to run away, plant species have evolved defenses to deter herbivores; they have spines, produce nasty chemicals, or grow tough leaves that are difficult to chew. For... 1 day
Chemicals from gut bacteria maintain vitality in aging animals
SCIENCE DAILY A class of chemicals made by intestinal bacteria, known as indoles, help worms, flies and mice maintain mobility and resilience for more of their lifespans, scientists have discovered. 1 day
Zebrafish implanted with a cancer patient’s tumor could guide cancer treatment
Science Magazine Fish cancer “avatars” may be better than mice at revealing drugs’ effectiveness 1 day
Chemicals from gut bacteria maintain vitality in aging animals
PHYS.ORG A class of chemicals made by intestinal bacteria, known as indoles, help worms, flies and mice maintain mobility and resilience for more of their lifespans, scientists have discovered. 1 day
A holodeck for flies, fish and mice
PHYS.ORG How do people orient themselves when they are in a new area? How do we use street signs or houses, for instance, to estimate the distance we have traveled? Put simply: how do we... 2 days
Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for air
PHYS.ORG Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change. 2 days
'Exquisite selectivity' of neuronal wiring in the cerebral cortex revealed by research
SCIENCE DAILY Advanced technologies has been used to illuminate the connectivity pattern of chandelier cells, a distinctive kind of inhibitory cell type in the mammalian brain.... 1 day
When fish swim in the holodeck
SCIENCE DAILY Standard behavior experiments to investigate behavior in popular lab animals only incompletely mimic natural conditions. The understanding of behavior and brain function is thus limited. Virtual Reality helps in generating a more natural experimental environment but... 2 days
Have flowers devised the ultimate weapon of distraction?
SCIENCE DAILY Nectar, the high-energy 'honey' produced by flowers, might be a brilliant distraction technique to help protect a flower's reproductive parts, according to new research. Rather than merely providing a 'come-on' to bees... 2 days
Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for air
SCIENCE DAILY Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change. 2 days
Image: Hubble's twisted galaxy
PHYS.ORG Gravity governs the movements of the cosmos. It draws flocks of galaxies together to form small groups and more massive galaxy clusters, and brings duos so close that they begin to tug at one another. This latter scenario can have... 2 days
Wood frogs research clarifies risks posed to animals by warming climate
PHYS.ORG As conditions warm, fish and wildlife living at the southern edge of their species' ranges are most at risk, according to Penn State researchers who led... 2 days
WATCH: Myths about the solar eclipse from a health perspective
ABC NEWS Find out if babies and pets need protective glasses during the event. 4 days
Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse
REUTERS (Reuters) - Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an... 4 days
Medical News Today: Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels
MNT Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in... 4 days
Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels
MNT Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in the brain. 4 days
California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers
PHYS.ORG California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. 4 days
Eggshell-like mineral layer on avian flu viruses may be cause for human infections
NEWS MEDICAL Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral... 4 days
Cosmic lens lets astronomers zoom in on a black hole’s burps
SCIENCE-NEWS The beginnings of a jet from an active black hole in a distant galaxy were spotted thanks to a lucky alignment. 4 days
Will Animals Freak Out During the Eclipse?
LIVE SCIENCE Humans aren't the only ones who get spooked during a solar eclipse; animals may change their behavior too, research shows. 4 days
Viruses and aphids that help crops? Scientists think it may be possible
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are making an effort to help corn stand up to stress brought on by drought and disease by using viruses and aphids to... 5 days
Spider silk protein may be useful for engineering artificial cardiac tissue
SCIENCE DAILY Ever more people are suffering from cardiac insufficiency. The main cause of reduced cardiac functionality lies in the irreversible loss of cardiac muscle cells due to... 5 days
Mechanisms explaining positional diversity of the hindlimb in tetrapod evolution
PHYS.ORG In the evolution of tetrapods, the position of the hindlimb has diversified along with the vertebral formula, which is the number of small bones forming the vertebra. Tetrapods,... 5 days
Kids learn moral lessons more effectively from stories with humans than human-like animals
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that four to 6-year-olds shared more after listening to books with human characters than books with anthropomorphic (human-like)... 5 days
First successful wild whale shark health assessments performed
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time ever, scientists successfully performed health assessments, including collecting blood and biological samples, taking measurements and attaching satellite tracking tags, to a population of wild whale sharks -- the... 5 days
Mineral layer around avian flu pathogen may be the cause for human infections
SCIENCE DAILY Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral... 5 days
For sniffing out crime and missing persons, science backs blood-detection dogs
PHYS.ORG VIDEO It's difficult to contemplate the tragedy of losing a loved one and never knowing what happened to them. 5 days
Cat-Sized Marsupial Relative Lived in Turkey 43 Million Years Ago
SCI-NEWS.COM Fossils discovered in Turkey represent a new species that is a previously unknown relative of modern-day... 5 days
Migrating birds use a magnetic map to travel long distances
PHYS.ORG Birds have an impressive ability to navigate. They can fly long distances, to places that they may never have visited before, sometimes returning home after months away. 5 days
Genuinely extinct or just not worth looking for? Scientists set out to discover just how endangered certain species are
PHYS.ORG Scientists are heading off in search of a rare species... 5 days
Reed warblers have a sense for magnetic declination
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers recently showed that migratory reed warblers depend on an internal geomagnetic map to guide them on their long-distance journeys. But it wasn't clear how the birds were solving the difficult 'longitude... 5 days
Injecting manure instead of spreading on surface reduces estrogen loads
SCIENCE DAILY With water quality in the Chesapeake Bay suffering from excess nutrients and fish populations in rivers such as the Susquehanna experiencing gender skewing and other reproductive abnormalities, understanding... 5 days
The Latest: France issues list of products with tainted eggs
ABC NEWS France's government, facing pressure for more transparency amid Europe's egg scandal, has released a list of products pulled from supermarkets because they were made with pesticide-tainted eggs 6 days
A central neural circuit for itch sensation
Science Magazine Although itch sensation is an important protective mechanism for animals, chronic itch remains a challenging clinical problem. Itch processing has been studied extensively at the spinal level. However, how itch information is transmitted to... 5 days
Reed warblers have a sense for magnetic declination
PHYS.ORG Researchers recently showed that migratory reed warblers depend on an internal geomagnetic map to guide them on their long-distance journeys. But it wasn't clear how the birds were solving the relatively difficult... 6 days
Understanding how fish grow their hearts could help humans, professor finds
SCIENCE DAILY A protein that enables fish to change the size of their hearts based on the temperature of the water has now been identified by researchers. Understanding... 6 days
First successful wild whale shark health assessments performed
PHYS.ORG For the first time ever, scientists successfully performed health assessments, including collecting blood and biological samples, taking measurements and attaching satellite tracking tags, to a population of wild whale sharks - the... 6 days
‘Euro Devil’: Fossil of carnivorous marsupial relative discovered in E Europe
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered fossil remains of a new carnivorous mammal in Turkey, one of the biggest marsupial relatives ever discovered in the northern hemisphere. 6 days
Lake trout adjust their behavior in the face of a changing climate, new study
SCIENCE DAILY Certain lake predators are altering their behavior due to climate change, revealing what the future may hold for these fish... 6 days
How to live with bears
PHYS.ORG Bears have been on Europeans' minds lately, as violent encounters with these powerful mammals make international headlines. 6 days
Whales turn tail at ocean mining noise
SCIENCE DAILY A new international study has measured the effect of loud sounds on migrating humpback whales as concern grows as oceans become noisier. Scientists have said one of the main sources of ocean noise was... 6 days
Pig-to-person spread of flu at fairs a continued concern
SCIENCE DAILY The spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of time pigs and people congregate make good sense for... 6 days
Estrogen-mediated brain protection directly linked to intake of fatty acids found in oils
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are increasingly appreciating estrogen's role in brain health. The latest research connecting DHA synthesis to estrogen production, and consequentially brain health,... 6 days
DIY Insect Levitator Brings Weird Experiments to Your Home
LIVE SCIENCE You can make a DIY acoustic levitator at home with new instructions. 6 days
Cretaceous Flowers Found Preserved in Burmese Amber
SCI-NEWS.COM In a paper published recently in the journal Palaeodiversity, U.S. paleontologists described a new species of angiosperm flower, Tropidogyne pentaptera, found in... 6 days
when collecting bird sperm method matters When collecting bird sperm, method matters
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Different methods of collecting bird sperm produce different sperm lengths, potentially affecting the conclusions of fertility studies. 6 days
Molecule increases pregnancy rate and number of offspring in cattle
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Inprenha Biotecnologia, a company based in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil, working in partnership with colleagues at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto School of... 6 days
Zooming in on climate predictions
PHYS.ORG In the quest to better understand climate change, there is plenty we still don't know. But the question isn't whether or not climate change is happening. "What we sometimes hear on the news is political manufactured uncertainty," said... 6 days
Comparing the jaws of porcupine fish reveals three new species
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and colleagues compared fossil porcupine fish jaws and tooth plates collected on expeditions to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil with those... 6 days
Injecting manure instead of spreading on surface reduces estrogen loads
PHYS.ORG With water quality in the Chesapeake Bay suffering from excess nutrients and fish populations in rivers such as the Susquehanna experiencing gender skewing and other reproductive abnormalities, understanding... 6 days
nasa protects its super heroes from space weather NASA protects its super heroes from space weather
PHYS.ORG VIDEO It's not a bird or a plane but it might be a solar storm. We like to think of astronauts as our super heroes, but the reality is astronauts are not built... 6 days
larvaceans provide a pathway for transporting microplastics into deep sea food webs Larvaceans provide a pathway for transporting microplastics into deep-sea food webs
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Over the last decade, scientists have discovered tiny pieces of plastic in many ocean waters, and even in deep-sea mud. However, they know very little about... 6 days
Ancient species of giant sloth discovered in Mexico
PHYS.ORG Mexican scientists said Wednesday they have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant sloth that lived 10,000 years ago and died at the bottom of a sinkhole. 6 days
Study finds link between elemental sulfur use and respiratory problems in farmworkers' children
NEWS MEDICAL Elemental sulfur, the most heavily-used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide,... 6 days
Stress in the nest can have lifelong effect
SCIENCE DAILY Why do some sparrows hatch six chicks while others don’t hatch any? How does upbringing affect the remainder of their lives? Physiological stress in the nest can actually affect birds’ DNA and... 6 days
Researchers discover new brain area involved in spatial memory and navigation
NEWS MEDICAL Navigation in mammals including humans and rodents depends on specialized neural networks that encode the animal's location and trajectory in the environment, serving essentially as a... 6 days
Heavily-used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers' children
SCIENCE DAILY New study finds that elemental sulfur is linked to reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from farms... 6 days
Comparing the jaws of porcupine fish reveals three new species
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers compared fossil porcupine fish jaws and tooth plates collected on expeditions to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil with those from museum specimens and modern porcupine fish, revealing... 6 days
Larvaceans provide a pathway for transporting microplastics into deep-sea food webs
SCIENCE DAILY A new article shows that filter-feeding animals called giant larvaceans can collect and consume microplastic particles, potentially carrying microplastics to the deep seafloor. 6 days
Popular sungazer lizards under threat from poaching
SCIENCE DAILY The sungazer (Smaug giganteus), a dragon-like lizard species endemic to the Highveld regions of South Africa, is facing an assault on two fronts as farming and industrialization encroaches on its natural habitat -- which... 7 days
Modern genetic sequencing tools give clearer picture of how corals are related
PHYS.ORG The documentary "Chasing Coral," released on Netflix in July, is a cinematic warning about how the bleaching of coral reefs may foreshadow how these... 6 days
Cenozoic carnivore from Turkey may have evolved without placental competitors
PHYS.ORG A new marsupial-like carnivorous animal that lived more than 40 million years ago in what is now Turkey may have evolved in the absence of competition from placental... 6 days
Who's a Blue Boy? Indian Dogs Tinted by Polluted River
LIVE SCIENCE Dogs of a different color have been spotted roaming the streets of Navi Mumbai in India, according to news reports. 6 days
From the surface to the seafloor: How giant larvaceans transport microplastics into the deep sea
Science Magazine Plastic waste is a pervasive feature of marine environments, yet little is empirically known about the biological and... 6 days
Mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth solved
SCIENCE DAILY Research has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist. 6 days
Study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth
PHYS.ORG Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which... 7 days
Pig-to-person spread of flu at fairs a continued concern
PHYS.ORG The spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of time pigs and people congregate make good sense for... 6 days
Carryover effects of larval exposure to different environmental bacteria drive adult trait variation in a mosquito vector
Science Magazine Conditions experienced during larval development of holometabolous insects can affect adult traits, but whether... 6 days
[Editors' Choice] Wounds getting the royal treatment
Science Magazine Insect defensin-1 improves wound healing by inducing production of matrix metalloproteinase-9. 6 days
popular sungazer lizards under threat from poaching Popular sungazer lizards under threat from poaching
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The Sungazer (Smaug giganteus), a dragon-like lizard species endemic to the Highveld regions of South Africa, is facing an assault on two fronts as farming and industrialisation encroaches on its natural habitat - which... 7 days
Navigation and spatial memory: New brain region identified to be involved
SCIENCE DAILY Navigation in mammals including humans and rodents depends on specialized neural networks that encode the animal’s location and trajectory in the environment, serving essentially as a... 7 days
Predators preserve existing animal species
SCIENCE DAILY A new study increases knowledge of how boundaries and barriers are maintained between different species in the animal world. According to theory, crosses between two species, known as hybrids, may not survive encounters with natural predators to the... 7 days
Predators preserve existing animal species
PHYS.ORG A new study from Lund University in Sweden increases knowledge of how boundaries and barriers are maintained between different species in the animal world. According to theory, crosses between two species, known as hybrids, may not survive encounters... 7 days
Understanding how fish grow their hearts could help humans, professor finds
PHYS.ORG It's already known some fish have big hearts - at least during the winter. 7 days
Fish database could help eliminate the ultimate bait and switch
PHYS.ORG Fish fraud, the misrepresentation of cheaper fish as more expensive ones, is a rampant problem worldwide. Now in a study appearing ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,... 7 days
Giant tortoise that fled Japan zoo found 140 metres away
PHYS.ORG A giant tortoise that made a break from a Japanese zoo has been found safe and sound two weeks after it escaped—just 140 metres from the park. 7 days
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Popular sungazer lizards under threat from poaching
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