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April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015

Apr. 27, 2015 — Sharp high-pitched sounds have been found to cause seizures in older cats. The most commonly reported triggers were the sound of crinkling tin foil, a metal spoon clanging in a ceramic feeding bowl, ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high levels of ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — An extraordinarily rare ocean discovery of an inches-long 'pocket shark' has been made. Sharks come in all shapes and sizes and are best known as a dominant predator in the marine food web. ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — A new study shows birds use two highly stereotyped postures to avoid obstacles in flight. The study could open the door to new ways to program drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles to avoid ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — A Cooper's hawk, found in Greater Vancouver, is the most polluted wild bird that has been found anywhere in the ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — How aware are you of the birds that live in your neighborhood? Do you know how many different species there are? Do enjoy your local birds, or find them annoying? A new paper provides a fascinating ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — The first convincing evidence for sexual differences in a species of dinosaur has been described in a study of the iconic dinosaur ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers need to find ways to measure how the changes in climate are affecting biodiversity. One of the best places to look may be down at our feet, at beetles. That`s because, as a research team ... read more

Flame Retardants Could Contribute to Hyperthyroidism in Older Cats

Apr. 22, 2015 — For years, health advocates have been pushing to ban some flame retardants for their potentially harmful effects, especially on young children and infants. Now scientists report these compounds could ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — The effect is known from the smart phone: Sun is reflected by the display and hardly anything can be seen. In contrast to this, the glasswing butterfly hardly reflects any light in spite of its ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Small insects self-organize the traffic on their trails to accommodate greater numbers and speeds. Rather than slowing down, ants speed up in response to a higher density of traffic on their trails, ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — The good relationship between humans and dogs was certainly influenced by domestication. For long, it was assumed that humans preferred particularly tolerant animals for breeding. Thus, cooperative ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Fishing is having a significant impact on the make-up of fish populations of the Great Barrier Reef, new research shows. Removing predatory fish such as coral trout and snapper, through fishing, ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A map shows how California's state highway system is strewn with roadkill "hot spots," which are identified in a newly released report. The data could help state highway planners take ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Only three wolves seem to remain in Isle Royale National Park. Researchers observed the wolves during their annual Winter Study, and the lone group, at an unprecedented low, is a sharp decline from ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Among soft-bodied cephalopods, vampire squid live life at a slower pace. At ocean depths from 500 to 3,000 meters, they don't swim so much as float, and they get by with little oxygen while ... read more

Ways to Avoid Catching Diseases from Pets

Apr. 20, 2015 — Pets can pass diseases to humans, especially when a pet owner's immune system is compromised. Here, veterinarians outline ways for families to avoid disease transmission by choosing the right ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — While the female baboon's big red bottom may be an eyesore to some, it has an aphrodisiac effect on her mates. Biologists have long thought that baboon males prefer females with bigger backsides ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — An invasive parasitic fly that harms Darwin's finches and other land birds on the Galapagos Islands, has been found for the the first time in mainland Ecuador, supporting the hypothesis that it ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Scientists investigated whether stomach ulcers in cattle are related to the presence of certain bacteria. For their study, they analyzed bacteria present in healthy and ulcerated cattle stomachs and ... read more

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