The phenomenal diving ability of South America's Imperial cormorant has been revealed for the first time by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the National Research Council of Argentina. The team attached a small camera to the back of a bird then watched in amazement as it plunged 150 feet underwater in 40 seconds to feed on the sea floor.
Apr. 28, 2015 The largest and longest Burmese python tracking study of its kind -- here or in its native range -- is providing researchers and resource managers new information that may help target control efforts ... read more
Apr. 28, 2015 Genetically modified crops are usually designed to have herbicide tolerance and insect resistance, but there are other applications of such engineered plants, such as the incorporation of genes for ... read more
Apr. 28, 2015 As well as being a beautiful species capable of changing its colour, shape and even gender, new research shows that parrotfish, commonly found on healthy coral reefs, can also play a pivotal role in ... read more
Apr. 28, 2015 Trillions of microorganisms inhabit us -- inside and out. Scientists are surveying these microbial metropolises to learn more about their role in health. Here are a few details of what researchers ... read more
Apr. 28, 2015 For reef-building corals, sponges do not make good neighbors. Aggressive competitors for space, sponges use toxins, mucus, shading, and smothering to kill adjacent coral colonies and then grow on ... read more
Apr. 28, 2015 Calves of dairy cows are generally separated from their mothers within the first 24 hours after birth. The majority of the milk thus enters the food market and not the stomachs of the calves. ... read more