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
July 29, 2015 Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, is more effective in smaller doses at preventing bowel cancer in mice than high doses, according to new research. Previous research looked at high doses ... read more
July 29, 2015 Scientists evaluated plant growth responses of 10 vegetables to simulated seawater flooding. The plants were flooded with SSW or tap water for 24 hours and grown subsequently ... read more
July 29, 2015 A group of researchers has reached deep into the human gut, plucked out a couple enzymes produced by bacteria residing there and determined their biological activities and molecular structures -- ... read more
July 29, 2015 The race to meet carbon-neutral biofuel targets could put human health and food crop production at risk unless it is carefully planned, according to new research. The researchers found that it would ... read more
July 28, 2015 Whether you're a human, a mouse, or even a fruitfly, losing sleep is a bad thing, leading to physiological effects and behavioral changes. Researchers used fruitflies to probe deeper into the ... 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