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March 26, 2017

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March 26, 2017

Mar. 22, 2017 — Birds benefit from flocking together -- even when they're not of a feather. According to a new study, China's endangered crested ibises benefit from joining forces with other, more ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Tropical rainforests are one of the most species-rich areas on earth. Thousands of animal and plant species live there. The smaller microbial protists, which are not visible to the naked eye, are ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Under the right ecological conditions, our close primate relatives can lead surprisingly long lives in the wild, a 20-year demographic study of a large chimpanzee community in Uganda's Kibale ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — When people are feeling playful, they giggle and laugh, making others around them want to laugh and play too. Now, researchers have found that the particularly playful kea parrot from New Zealand has ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Biologists suggest the number of songbirds breeding during spring and summer depends mostly on what happens at their wintering grounds. Wintering ground temperatures and population density at the ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Over the past two decades, the protozoan Tritrichomonas foetus has come to be recognized as a cause of chronic colitis in cats in many countries worldwide. Today trichomonosis is regarded as one of ... read more

Mar. 17, 2017 — The malaria mosquito has a second complete set of odor receptors that are specially tuned to human scents, a team of biologists has ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Biologists have announced the discovery last month of the largest Alberta bat hibernation site (based on estimated bat count) ever recorded outside of the Rocky ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — DNA analysis led some biologists to conclude that evolutionary diversification in Hawaii has yet to peak, but a new analysis shows the opposite: biodiversity on the island chain peaked millions of ... read more

Mating Mix-Up With Wrong Fly Lowers Libido for Mr. Right

Mar. 16, 2017 — If you've ever suffered a nightmare date and were hesitant to try again, fruit flies can relate. Female flies that have been coerced into sex by invasive males of the wrong species are less ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — A world-first genetic study of cattle in Africa has revealed clues which could help secure the future of meat and dairy production on the continent. Scientists in England and East Africa carried out ... read more

To Kill Ticks, Target Their Animal Hosts

Mar. 16, 2017 — An emerging tool in the fight against tick-borne disease, host-targeted bait boxes employ a sneaky trick: turning some of ticks' favorite carriers -- small mammals like mice and chipmunks -- ... read more

How to Conserve Polar Bears -- And Maintain Subsistence Harvest -- Under Climate Change

Mar. 15, 2017 — A properly-managed subsistence harvest of polar bears can continue under climate change, according to analysis that combines sea-ice forecasts with a polar bear population ... read more

Scientists Analyze Dispersal of Parasites by Birds in the Americas

Mar. 15, 2017 — An international study investigates transmission of microorganisms that cause malaria and other diseases from migratory to resident avian species. The pioneering study was based on an analysis of ... read more

When the Sea Ice Melts, Juvenile Polar Cod May Go Hungry

Mar. 15, 2017 — Polar cod fulfil a key role in the Arctic food web, as they are a major source of food for seals, whales and seabirds alike. But the polar cod themselves might soon be the hungry ... read more

No Mid-Day Nap for Finnish Flies

Mar. 15, 2017 — Fruit flies from warm regions have a siesta, whereas their Nordic counterparts do not. Biologists have now reset the circadian clock of African flies in an experiment. As a result, these insect also ... read more

New Study Identifies Ancient Shark Ancestors

Mar. 14, 2017 — New research based on x-ray imaging provides the strongest evidence to date that sharks arose from a group of bony fishes called acanthodians. Analyzing an extraordinarily well-preserved fossil of an ... read more

Endangered Giants: Large Freshwater Species Among Those Most Threatened With Extinction on the Planet

Mar. 14, 2017 — Freshwater megafauna such as river dolphins, crocodilians and sturgeons play vital roles in their respective ecosystems. In a recent scientific publication, researchers have teamed up with ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — A new study reveals some stunning estimates about how much the world's spiders eat annually: between 400 and 800 million tons of insects and other invertebrates. These eight-legged carnivores ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Fish on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga have evolved the ability to survive out of water and leap about on the rocky shoreline because this helps them escape predators in the ocean. The new ... read more

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