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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Aug. 24, 2015 — Two methods for aging the endangered Carnaby's cockatoo nestlings have been researched and assessed by an Australian team of scientists. Their multi-year observation included over two separate ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — When fruit flies are attacked by parasites or bacteria they respond by producing offspring with greater genetic variability, new research shows. This extra genetic variability may give the offspring ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — A new study explains how taste and smell signals travel from a male fruit fly's sense organs into his higher brain as he assesses a potential mate. The research may provide important clues about ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — When it comes to reproduction, not every individual equally pulls his or her weight. Researchers spent 13 years tracking the reproductive success of individual Snowy Plovers, and more than anything ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — When the larger Pacific striped octopus was first observed in the 1970s, its unusual social and mating behavior were so strange that no one would publish it. But researchers have now found it all ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Marine organisms living in acidified waters exhibit a tendency to nurture their offspring to a greater extent than those in more regular conditions. Scientists have found that polychaete worms ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — New camera technology that reveals the world through the eyes of animals has been developed. The software, which converts digital photos to animal vision, can be used to analyze colors and patterns ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Garden lovers and horticulturalists now have two new species names to add to their vocabulary and memory. The world's most commercially successful dogwood garden trees have finally received ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Flowers can pose a grave danger to bees, a team of researchers has determined. The study is the first to show that not only can bees disperse parasites around the environment but also that flowers ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — When it comes to courting, one common spider species is quick to learn, and that learning process involves eavesdropping on the visual cues of rivals to win their mate. Scientists report that when ... read more

July 31, 2015 — When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don't have a choice -- they naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in their environments. Now for the first time, ... read more

Too Much Love: Male Animals More Sickly Than Females

July 29, 2015 — Male animals are the sickliest gender. According to a study, males use their energy in the competition to reproduce, so their immune system weakens allowing infectious diseases and their early ... read more

Figuring out How to Make Tastier Wines Using Fewer Pesticides

July 29, 2015 — Wine-making is steeped in age-old traditions, but to address the threat of pests and concerns over heavy pesticide use, vintners are turning to science. With the goal of designing better grape ... read more

Sleepy Fruitflies Get Mellow

July 28, 2015 — Whether you're a human, a mouse, or even a fruitfly, losing sleep is a bad thing, leading to physiological effects and behavioral changes. Researchers used fruitflies to probe deeper into the ... read more

July 27, 2015 — A previously unknown species of insect living has been discovered living within reach of Australian suburbia. A researcher investigated the insect responsible for bush coconuts in South East ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Stink bug mothers will lay darker or lighter eggs depending on how much light is reflecting off of a surface. The newly discovered adaptation is likely related to how some species of stink bugs are ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Researchers discovered a threatened coral species that lives in deeper waters off the US Virgin Islands is more fertile than its shallow-water counterparts. The new study showed that mountainous star ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A six year study on Cooper’s Hawks in urban Albuquerque is underway. The study will help the New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Service learn new information on the biology of all ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Aging damselflies never lose their libidos and are just as likely as younger competitors to mate, scientists report. Although the life of the azure damselfly is actually quite short--most insects in ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Twenty-one captive-raised southern river terrapins have been released back into their native habitat in southwest ... read more

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