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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

New Gene That Makes Common Bacteria Resistant to Last-Line Antibiotic Found in Animals, Patients in China

Nov. 19, 2015 — A new gene that enables bacteria to be highly resistant to polymyxins, the last line of antibiotic defense we have left, is widespread in Enterobacteriaceae taken from pigs and patients in south ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — The first-ever successful elimination of a fatal chytrid fungus in a wild amphibian has been revealed by scientists, marking a major breakthrough in the fight against the disease responsible for ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — In the animal world, if several males mate with the same female, their sperm compete to fertilize her limited supply of eggs. Longer sperm often seem to have a competitive advantage. However, a study ... read more

Fungus Causes Emerging Snake Disease Found in Eastern US

Nov. 17, 2015 — Researchers have identified the fungal culprit behind an often deadly skin infection in snakes in the eastern US. The research shows that Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola is the definitive cause of snake ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Understanding the differences in the behavior of different seal species can help in the choice of the most effective measures to mitigate the seal-fishery conflict and in the sustainable management ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists have shed light on the evolutionary roots of language in the ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Are we loving wild animals to death? Scientists analyzed 75 studies conducted over the last half-century of 212 animal species -- mostly birds, but also mammals and lizards -- in areas with large ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Researchers have revealed how a jellyfish -- those commonplace sea pests with stinging tentacles -- have evolved over time into 'really weird' microscopic organisms, made of only a few ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Whether you’re territorial, a girlfriend stealer, or a cross dresser, when it comes to finding a partner, scientists have discovered that for some birds it’s all in the ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — A device has been developed that allows people who are blind to monitor their guide dogs, in order to keep tabs on the health and well-being of their canine ... read more

Bird Decline Shows That Climate Change Is More Than Just Hot Air

Nov. 16, 2015 — Scientists have long known that birds are feeling the heat due to climate change. However, a new study of a dozen affected species in the Western Cape suggests their decline is more complex than ... read more

How DNA and a Supercomputer Can Help Sustain Honey Bee Populations

Nov. 13, 2015 — To uncover what plants honey bees rely on, researchers are applying DNA metabarcoding to pollen analysis. A new method uses three loci to characterize pollen samples collected by honey bees. This ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — In the 19th century, Darwin's most vocal scientific advocate was Thomas Henry Huxley, who is also remembered as a pioneer of the hypotheses that birds are living dinosaurs. He noticed several ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — Phenological mismatches, or a mistiming between creatures and the prey and plants they eat, is one of the biggest known impacts of climate change on ecological systems. But a new study finds that one ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — Male bumblebees are believed to have few aptitudes beyond mating and thought to be not just lazy but simple. In comparison, for example, worker bees are well known to learn the location of their ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — The extinction of one carnivore species can trigger the demise of fellow predators, conservation biologists have confirmed. A ground-breaking study has backed up theories and previous laboratory ... read more

Wild Birds Choose Love Over Food

Nov. 12, 2015 — Wild birds will sacrifice access to food in order to stay close to their partner over the winter, according to a new ... read more

Shrubs on Warming North Slope Attract Moose, Hares

Nov. 11, 2015 — Snowshoe hares and moose, which are both relative newcomers to Alaska's North Slope, may have become established in the area with the help of warming temperatures and thicker ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Ants may respond to disturbances in their nest as one highly organized 'superorganism', according to a new ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — They might be looking quite identical, but each of the populations of two owl species, living in the opposite hemispheres, might actually turn out to be yet another kind. This suggestion has been ... read more

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