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November 29, 2015

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November 29, 2015

Nov. 24, 2015 — The enormous, solitary leatherback sea turtle spends most of its long life at sea. After hatching and dispersing across the world's oceans, only the female leatherbacks return to their natal ... read more

Rats: Sniff and Track, or Run and Scan?

Nov. 24, 2015 — Strategies used by rats to identify specific targets through odor cues in a familiar environment with a known number of choices has been the focus of recent ... read more

Understanding the Fruit Fly's Nose

Nov. 24, 2015 — New work on the fruit fly's sense of smell uses an interdisciplinary approach to learn how chemical signals control the behavior of insects. Understanding molecular mechanisms of the ... read more

How Do Fruit Flies Maintain Flight Stability?

Nov. 23, 2015 — Have you ever wondered why insects move in the funky ways they do? Or how physical laws shape the design of animals' sensors and neural computation for locomotion? These are a just a few of the ... read more

How Does Fur Keep Animals Warm in Cold Water?

Nov. 23, 2015 — Rather than relying on a thick layer of body fat for insulation as many aquatic mammals do, some seabirds and semiaquatic mammals such as fur seals and otters trap a layer of air in their feathers ... read more

Bird Poaching Continues to Result in Victims

Nov. 23, 2015 — Illegal hunting continues to be a challenge for biodiversity conservation in addition to posing a serious threat to some migratory species. The province of Gipuzkoa in northern Spain, a transit area ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Scientists are warning of the risks that seismic surveys may pose to sea turtles. Widely used in marine oil and gas exploration, seismic surveys use airguns to produce sound waves that penetrate the ... read more

Scientists Discover the Secret Behind the Power of Bacterial Sex

Nov. 23, 2015 — Migration between different communities of bacteria is the key to the type of gene transfer that can lead to the spread of traits such as antibiotic resistance, according to ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — The cuckoo is not only capable of finding its way from unknown locations; it does this through a highly complex individual decision making process. Such skills have never before been documented in ... read more

To Feed or Not to Feed: Researchers Engage Citizen Scientists in Reducing Bird-Window Collisions

Nov. 19, 2015 — Getting in touch with nature in an urbanized world can be as simple as putting a bird feeder in your backyard. However, what are the potential consequences of this act? Bird-window collisions are one ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Fish have a remarkable way to hide from their predators using camouflage techniques. A new study shows that fish scales have evolved to not only reflect light, but to also scramble polarization. ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Humans have the best of all possible visual worlds because our full stereo vision combines with primitive visual pathways to quickly spot danger, a study has ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Beneficial bacteria inside the Asian citrus psyllid, which spreads the pathogen believed to cause citrus greening disease, may be playing a role in Florida's devastating outbreak, report ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Brute strength is surprisingly important to the ability of hummingbirds to outmaneuver rivals for nectar and evade predators, according to new research. An intensive study of 20 Anna's ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Researchers have increased our understanding of how people and animals deal with sensorimotor delay in day-to-day interactions by analyzing the hunting skills of ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new study has found pigeons performed as well as humans in categorizing digitized slides and mammograms of benign and malignant human breast ... read more

New Project Aims to Develop Advanced Tools and Research Strategies for Parasite Control in European Farmed Fish

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new research project aims to improve our understanding of fish-parasite interactions and develop innovative solutions and tools to prevent, control and mitigate harmful parasites which affect the ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Bubbling high concentrations of carbon dioxide into water is a deterrent to invasive Asian carp adults, researchers know. The gas makes them feel 'woozy' and they choose to swim away. New ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Often avoiding sampling gear due to their capability to detect movements and swim their way out of the nets fast enough, the small squids living in the open-ocean zone have long gone ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Scientists have analyzed the genomes of two acorn worm species and found that approximately two-thirds of human genes have counterparts in the ancestors of these marine animals. These ancient genes, ... read more

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