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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

Can Aromatherapy Calm Competition Horses?

Apr. 26, 2017 — Although studies suggest that inhaling certain scents may reduce stress in humans, aromatherapy is relatively unexplored in veterinary medicine. But new research raises the question of whether ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — When reminded of death, humans become more likely to support the killing of animals, no matter how they feel about animal rights, researchers have found. Psychology's terror management theory ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Scientists have built a large body of knowledge about Lyme disease over the past 40 years, yet controversies remain and the number of cases continues to rise. In the United States, reported cases of ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Dynamics between familiar dogs may influence their likelihood of learning from each other, new research shows. How dogs interact with others plays a big role in how they respond under conditions that ... read more

Starvation Prompts Body Temperature, Blood Sugar Changes to Tolerate Next Food Limitation

Apr. 24, 2017 — Rats that have experienced past episodes of limited food resources make physiological adaptations that may extend their lives the next time they are faced with ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new species of silky ant has been named after the famous British band Radiohead in honor of the musicians' environmental efforts, especially in raising climate-change awareness. Two scientists ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Using CT scans, researchers visualize the internal dynamics of sexual intercourse in marine mammals. The research sheds light on evolutionary forces and has practical applications for conservation ... read more

Can Airborne Viruses Survive in Water?

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new study challenges the tenet that herpes viruses, like most enveloped viruses, are relatively unstable outside their host. Under a variety of conditions equine herpesvirus remained stable and ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Deprived of oxygen, naked mole-rats can survive by metabolizing fructose just as plants do -- a finding that could lead to treatments for heart attacks and ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Working with genetically engineered mice -- and especially their whiskers -- researchers report they have identified a group of nerve cells in the skin responsible for what they call 'active ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Nematodes secrete a deadly cocktail of proteins to kill many insects that damage crops. The finding overturns a long-held belief that it is exclusively bacteria, working in conjunction with ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — The impact of environmental change can be passed on in the genes of tiny nematode worms for at least 14 generations -- the most that has ever been seen in animals -- scientists have ... read more

Scientists Uncover Details on the Rise of a Tick-Borne Disease on Long Island

Apr. 20, 2017 — Scientists report elevated levels of a pathogen responsible for the tick-borne disease babesiosis in Suffolk County, New York, where rates are the highest in the ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — New genetic evidence suggesting that early mammals had good night-time vision adds to fossil and behavioral studies indicating that early mammals were ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — A necessary part of any animal's sense of direction is a positioning system, allowing it to have an idea of the relation between where it is and where it wants to go; this is known as odometry. ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — A failure to celebrate conservation successes means we miss vital opportunities to convince the public of 'real and practical solutions' they can engage with. Conservationists across the ... read more

Periodic Model Predicts Spread of Lyme Disease

Apr. 20, 2017 — Lyme disease is among the most common vector-borne illnesses in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia. A spirochete bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi causes the disease, and blacklegged ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — A photo of a cup plant teaming with insects led a better understanding of the biology of Acanthocaudus wasps which inject their eggs into aphids that eat the plant. The adult wasps burst out of the ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — A team of researchers exploring the genetics underpinning parenting behaviors, found not only that different genes may influence behaviors in males and females, but that the gene for the hormone ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Ecologists who study flowering plants have long believed that flowers evolved with particular sets of characteristics to attract specific pollinators. But a recent article suggests that flowers ... read more

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