Scientists researching plummeting populations of one of the world's most renowned shorebirds, the red knot, fire cannons carrying nets to capture them for study. Propelled by a tiny wingspan, the red knot is famous for marathon migrations.
AP (July 18, 2014) The Obama administration approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered ... watch video
RightThisMinute (Feb. 5, 2015) The Los Angeles Fire Department rescuing a momma dog and her puppies from a fire, and the Wildlife Aid saving fox cubs proves that people will go to amazing lengths to save their furry friends.
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Reuters (June 7, 2013) The elusive lyrebird, one of Australia's unique animal species, knows how to dance to its own song, according to scientists. The discovery supports the long held theory that for humans as well, music ... watch video
AP (Oct. 18, 2013) A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters. Marine biologists are working to ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 3, 2012) A wildlife paradise for migratory birds, reptiles and even the elusive jaguar, the Pantanal is often referred to as the world's largest freshwater wetland system. But this biodiversity sanctuary -- ... watch video
Reuters (Feb. 14, 2012) Endangered snow leopards are thriving in Bhutan, according to a new report released by the World Wildlife Fund. Instead of attempting to track the leopards, researchers at the Wangchuck Centennial ... watch video
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
May 26, 2015 A critical role for two proteins in chromatin structure has been uncovered by researchers. Their breakthrough helps explain how DNA is organized in our cells. This discovery could lead to a better ... read more
May 26, 2015 Like many pests, cane toads are killed in their thousands in Australia every year, especially by community-based 'toad-busting' groups. New research has now revealed the most ... read more
May 26, 2015 RNA extraction is a notoriously tricky and sensitive lab procedure, but new protocols are quicker, more effective, and more reliable than previous methods. The protocols are featured in bench-ready ... read more
May 20, 2014 A new way of making super tough fibers could be realized by a simple knot, according to new research from a materials scientist. A new article suggests the new method could make ordinary polymers -- ... read more
Feb. 20, 2012 Bird stewards – individuals who police protected beaches and educate the public about the birds who inhabit it – greatly increase the effectiveness of protected beaches, a new survey ... read more
July 5, 2011 Speculation that the welfare of a small, at-risk shorebird is directly tied to horseshoe crab populations is in part supported by new scientific research, according to a new ... read more