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May 23, 2015

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May 20, 2015 — Invasive earthworms in New England's forests are absorbing toxic metal pollutants in potentially hazardous levels that may be contributing to a decline in birds, amphibians and mammals that feed ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Researchers have developed a way to predict which species of rodents are likeliest to be sources of new disease outbreaks in humans. The findings could help public health officials take a more ... read more

May 20, 2015 — When animals are present, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have lower readings on a device that detects anxiety and other forms of social arousal when interacting with their peers. ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Their migration spanned half the globe and their culture was spread across the Pacific and Indian Oceans; but in Madagascar, the ancient Indonesians left behind a ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, researchers have found. They say more research is needed on how noise ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to new ... read more

May 19, 2015 — The original snake ancestor was a nocturnal, stealth-hunting predator that had tiny hindlimbs with ankles and toes, according to new research. Snakes show incredible diversity, with over 3,400 living ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Social grooming, or helping others to stay clean and free of lice and other ecto-parasites, has long been associated with hygiene and good health in wild primates. In the process of picking out ... read more

Giant Panda Gut Bacteria Can't Efficiently Digest Bamboo

May 19, 2015 — It's no wonder that giant pandas are always chewing and eating, say Chinese researchers: their gut bacteria are not the type for efficiently digesting bamboo. The bamboo-eating giant panda ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Because of their position on the food chain and their dietary habits, Griffon vultures from the Iberian Peninsula are exposed to accumulation of heavy metals in their tissues. A study reveals that, ... read more

May 19, 2015 — A biometrical analysis of cattle, sheep/goat and pig has shown successive changes in the size of domestic animals over time relating to changes in the landscape and production ... read more

How People Defend Eating Meat

May 18, 2015 — Meat eaters who justify their eating habits feel less guilty and are more tolerant of social inequality say researchers. They found that the vast majority of omnivores defend consuming animals by ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park have given researchers the first scientific evidence from wild mammals that living in a group can lessen the impacts of a chronic disease. The research also ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Jumping spiders were already known to see in remarkably high resolution, especially considering that their bodies are less than a centimeter long. Now, researchers have figured out how spiders in the ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a new species of typhlogammarid amphipod in the limestone karstic caves of Chjalta mountain range -- the southern foothills of the Greater Caucasus ... read more

May 18, 2015 — The same theory that explains individual differences in human speech has recently been applied to other members of the animal kingdom, including dogs and deer. Now researchers are working to ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Grass plants can bind, uptake and transport infectious prions, according to researchers. Prions are the protein-based infectious agents responsible for a group of diseases called transmissible ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Researchers explore the mechanics of silk to design materials. Coupling multiscale modeling with emerging microscale 3D-printing techniques, the team enabled a pathway to directly fabricate and test ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Elephants, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, gorillas and the majority of other very large animal species are threatened with extinction, an international team of scientists have reported. And if current ... read more

Vitamin D Levels Predict Survival Chances for Sick Cats, Study Finds

May 13, 2015 — Higher levels of vitamin D are linked to better survival chances for hospitalized pet cats, a study has found. The findings suggest that cats may hold vital clues about the health benefits of vitamin ... read more

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