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Aug. 4, 2015 — African fish called mormyrids communicate by means of electric signals. Fish in one group can glean detailed information from a signal's waveform, but fish in another group are insensitive to ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Scientists have shed new light on how humans process color -- revealing that we see things differently in winter compared with summer. The researchers examined how our color perception changes ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Human activities such as livestock farming, fishing or hunting yearly waste tons of food into natural ecosystems. A large part of this anthropogenic food is provided as carrion and subsidizes a wide ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Solar-Active-Houses heat themselves using heat collectors and water tanks. However, no one had conducted an objective assessment of how efficiently they do so. Now researchers have put some of these ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Having neural machinery dedicated to face processing suggests that this ability is hard-wired in dogs through cognitive evolution, and may help explain dogs' extreme sensitivity to human social ... read more

End-of-Century Manhattan Climate Index to Resemble Oklahoma City Today

Aug. 4, 2015 — Climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions will alter the way that Americans heat and cool their homes. By the end of this century, the number of days each year that heating and air ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — From an early age, human infants are able to produce vocalizations in a wide range of emotional states and situations -- an ability felt to be one of the factors required for the development of ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — The usage of pulsed electric field for conditioning substrates can significantly enhance biogas yield in commercial biogas plants, scientists say. Although the primary effect of the electric field is ... read more

Gut Microbes Affect Circadian Rhythms and Metabolism in Mice

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new study found evidence that gut microbes affect circadian rhythms and metabolism in ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new analysis of early hominin body size evolution suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus (which includes our species, Homo sapiens) may not have been larger than earlier hominin ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Shifting winds, ocean currents doubled endangered Galápagos penguin population, new research shows. The Galápagos Islands, a chain of islands 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) west of mainland Ecuador, ... read more

Are Animal Models Still Essential to Biological Research?

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new article covers the use of animal models in scientific research. The use of animals in scientific research prompts regular debate and it can be difficult to garner a clear picture of the actual ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new study of 565 million-year-old fossils has identified how some of the first complex organisms on Earth -- possibly some of the first animals to exist -- reproduced, revealing the origins of our ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — As grasses grew more common in Africa, most major mammal groups tried grazing on them at times during the past 4 million years, but some of the animals went extinct or switched back to browsing on ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — The mechanism by which an enzyme used in industrial production of an important drug for type-2 diabetes recognizes its target has been demonstrated by a group of researchers. This finding will ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new study helps with estimating cattle movement to determine disease risk. This study predicts movement within types of premises in counties, such as from one small cow/calf producer to feedlots in ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — In an unprecedented effort to understand the connections between mountain water supply and urban demand, more than 50 researchers from 22 different lab groups and seven universities gathered to study ... read more

Goose Barnacles Helping Solve the Mystery of the Crash Site of MH370

Aug. 3, 2015 — On the 29th of July, airplane wreckage washed up on the island of Réunion. It is highly likely that it belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines airplane MH370. Geologists may be able to identify the ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — The World Glacier Monitoring Service has compiled worldwide data on glacier changes for more than 120 years. Together with its National Correspondents in more than 30 countries, the international ... read more

Aug. 1, 2015 — Conventional theories used by economists for the past 150 years to explain how societies buy, sell, and trade goods and services may be able to unlock mysteries about the behavior of microbial life ... read more

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