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October 3, 2015

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October 3, 2015

Sep. 25, 2015 — The ultra-stable properties of the proteins that allow deep-diving whales to remain active while holding their breath for up to two hours could help biochemists and other researchers finish a 20-year ... read more

Humans, Monkeys Affected by the Same Malaria Parasite in the Amazon Region

Sep. 25, 2015 — Two types of parasites are actually one with several host species, researchers have discovered. This finding has consequences for the global battle against the disease, the scientists ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Climate-related changes in flower diversity have resulted in a decrease in the length of alpine bumble bees' tongues, a new study reports, leaving these insects poorly suited to feed from and ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — It is well established that animals, including people, bias cooperation towards close relatives because it increases the odds of the genes that they share with relatives being passed to the next ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Researchers have sequenced the complete genomes of eleven Przewalski's horses, including all of the founding lineages and five historical, museum specimens dating back more than a century, and ... read more

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Found in South London Parks

Sep. 24, 2015 — Visitors to two popular parks in South London are at risk of coming into contact with ticks that can transmit Lyme disease to humans, according to new ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Scientists have found that the gut microbiome of right whales and other baleen species shares characteristics with both cows and meat-eating predators. The dual microbial communities allow whales to ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — In California's Central Valley, just as many bird species use riparian habitats in the winter as in the summer, and genetic diversity is actually higher in the winter than during summer months, ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — When faced with a change to our environment, we have to make appropriate decisions, which usually involves the orbitofrontal cortex. Yet unexpectedly, scientists have discovered that a brain region ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — As if life wasn't hard enough during the last Ice Age, a new study has found Australia's first human inhabitants had to contend with giant killer lizards. Researchers working in Central ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — A new article offers horse owners advice on how to manage stable flies and house flies, including how to use parasitoid wasps as an alternative to ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — A new underwater stimulation system has been designed to study electrical activity in certain aquatic animals. Though common in studies of land animals and insects, the form of electrical ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — New research aims to support California olive producers with an overview of the olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae), which has become the key pest of olives since its introduction in ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — New research shows male lizards are more likely than females to be attacked by predators because the bright colors they need to attract a mate also make them more conspicuous to ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — The European mink is critically endangered throughout its range. Several reintroduction programs are in place to help assure the survival of the species. One of these is currently underway in ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered a new species of duck-billed dinosaur, a 30-footlong herbivore that endured months of winter darkness and probably experienced snow. The skeletal remains of the dinosaurs ... read more

Species Extinction Can Doom Parasites Important for Ecosystem Health

Sep. 21, 2015 — The effects of an animal population's extinction may echo beyond the original species, new research finds. Loss of a population could ultimately result in the extinction of parasites -- which ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — The African clawed frog's process for adaptive color vision is full of mysterious twists and turns, an evolutionary biologist explains in a new article about the frog's shift from ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — The chameleon's exceptional tree-climbing ability is dependent on vital ball-and-socket joints in its wrists and ankles, according to new research. The study also finds that chameleons have ... read more

Naturally Occurring 'GM' Butterflies Produced by Gene Transfer of Wasp-Associated Viruses

Sep. 17, 2015 — Research teams have discovered that genes originating from parasitic wasps are present in the genomes of many butterflies. These genes were acquired through a wasp-associated virus that integrates ... read more

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