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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Feb. 3, 2016 — Location and environmental conditions may influence when gentoo chicks huddle in cold, wet Antarctic conditions, according to new ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — A new study focused on whether body size influenced the migratory rates of the martins. Researchers collected detailed measurements on each bird before they released it. After they had obtained the ... read more

New Zealand's Little Penguins Are Recent Australian Invaders

Feb. 2, 2016 — The little penguin species (popularly known as little blue penguins) found in southern New Zealand is a surprisingly recent invader from Australia, according to a new study. Following the recent ... read more

A New Alternative to Sodium: Fish Sauce

Feb. 2, 2016 — Vietnamese fish sauce added to chicken broth, tomato sauce and coconut curry reduced the amount of sodium chloride by by 10-25 percent while still maintaining the perceived deliciousness, saltiness ... read more

Fishing for Answers About Mercury Consumption

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new study has provided the first report on the relationship of brain concentrations of mercury to brain neuropathology and diseases associated with ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — A comprehensive study of the hunting tradition of the San peoples of Namibia sheds new light on their use of beetle and plant poisons to boost the lethality of their ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered evidence of turtle specimens at the 400,000-year-old Qesem Cave site, indicating that early humans enjoyed eating turtles in addition to large game and vegetal material. ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — With California in the fourth year of a historic drought, there is much controversy over how to supply cities, farms, and ecosystems with the water they need. Technology may help solve the ... read more

Dominant Ant Species Significantly Influence Ecosystems

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers investigated the role of different ant species in various ecosystem processes in tropical rain forests. They discovered that the dominant role is often played by only a few or even a ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Traditional fruit gardens planted by indigenous communities in the Malaysian rainforest increase the diversity of the animals who make it their home, research has ... read more

High-Tech River Studies Reveal Benefits of Habitat Restoration for Fish

Feb. 1, 2016 — An emerging research method to gauge the benefits of stream restoration for salmon and other native fish is revealing improvements in fish numbers, survival and reproduction in key rivers across the ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Two endemic tree frog species, not recognized by science until now, have been identified in broadleaf forests in the island country of Taiwan. Unlike their siblings from mainland China and Southern ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Until now, scientists had observed that some large birds are sociable among each other. However, a new study has confirmed that this unique characteristic can also be seen among smaller birds such as ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Why does a Great Dane have a shorter lifespan than a pug? The answer lies in a complex relationship between energy usage and lifespan. That relationship is quickly being unraveled through the use of ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — The American pika is thought by many biologists to be a prime candidate for extirpation as the planet continues to warm. But a new study paints a different, more complex future for this rock-dwelling ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Scientists investigated the camouflage of ground-nesting birds in Zambia, using sophisticated digital imaging to demonstrate how they would appear from the perspective of a ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — The first direct evidence that humans played a substantial role in the extinction of the huge, wondrous beasts inhabiting Australia some 50,000 years ago -- in this case a 500-pound bird -- has been ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — The mechanism that allows individual bats to avoid noise overlap by increasing the volume, duration and repetition rate of their signals has been uncovered by a new study. Unlocking the mystery of ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Satellite data on artificial nighttime light in Florida from 1992-2012 was compared to robust data on sea turtle nesting for the same period, showing regulations have cut light levels to the benefit ... read more

Insect Growth Regulator Wears a Second Hat: Infection Fighter

Jan. 28, 2016 — During an animal's embryonic development, a chemical chain reaction known as Hippo directs organs to grow to just the right size and no larger. Now researchers working with laboratory flies ... read more

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