Thousands of distinctive pink and gray galahs have descended on the Queensland town of Boulia, seeking relief from drought. But their arrival is creating havoc for locals and the galahs have finally outstayed their welcome.
Newsy (May 22, 2014) A new DNA study compared an extinct 800-pound bird from Madagascar with a chicken-sized bird from New Zealand. Who could've guessed they're related?
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AFP (Feb. 9, 2012) They're every gardener's nightmare: giant snails the size of a man's hand that eat up everything in sight, leaving only a slimy trail. South Florida is battling an invasion of the African species, ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 14, 2014) Burmese pythons have no known predators in Florida and are becoming a threat to the ecosystem. Environmentalists believe the invasion started when snake owners started releasing their pets into the ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 7, 2013) Experts say there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission after Chinese scientists reported the first likely case of direct person-to-person transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus ... watch video
AFP (Nov. 17, 2014) The European Commission "praises the reaction" of both British and Dutch governments over an outbreak of bird flu, saying on Monday they "immediately took the measures that were required by the EU ... watch video
May 27, 2015 Not every encounter between predator and prey results in death. A new study co-authored by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor suggests that prey emit warning cues that can ultimately ... read more
May 27, 2015 A longhorned beetle's sexy scent might make a female perk up her antennae. But when the males of several species all smell the same, a female cannot choose by cologne alone. ... read more
May 27, 2015 Scientists have developed methods of using commercial-grade laser equipment to find and analyze fossils of dinosaurs. The new laser method causes fossil samples to fluoresce, ... read more
May 27, 2015 Animals, like humans, excel at some tasks but not others. Researchers used pond snails to investigate learning and memory. They found that if an individual is good at forming ... read more
May 26, 2015 Despite previous findings suggesting a link between soy intake and decreased asthma severity, a new placebo-controlled study shows soy supplements do not improve lung function for patients with ... read more
May 26, 2015 Over the past century, many forests have shifted from open to closed canopies. The change in forest structure could be contributing to declines in pollinator species, especially native bees, ... read more
Dec. 22, 2014 Drought conditions are delaying nesting by two weeks or more for some Sonoran Desert bird species, such as Black-tailed Gnatcatchers and Verdins, new research has found. Despite recent rainfall, ... read more
Nov. 18, 2014 Scientists in Australia have used historic media to measure the decline in Queensland's pink snapper fishery, highlighting a drop of almost 90 percent in catch rates since the 19th ... read more
Dec. 29, 2010 Growing plants on rooftops is an old concept that has evolved from simple sod roofing to lightweight "extensive green roofs". Researchers have evaluated the influence of substrate type and ... read more