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Apr. 28, 2016 — Brain sleep appeared early in vertebrate evolution. Researchers describe the existence of REM and slow-wave sleep in the Australian dragon, with many common features with mammalian sleep: a phase ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have identified a key action of a watershed gene critical to bone formation and the evolution of vertebrates. The Sp7 or Osterix gene more than likely emerged from an ancestral gene ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Half of the world's farmed fish have hearing loss due to a deformity of the earbone, new research has found for the first time. Like humans, fish have ears which are essential for hearing and ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Despite considerable evidence for the California sea lion's intelligence, very little is known about how their brain is organized. Now, a team of neuroscientists has taken an important step ... read more

Tiny Fossil Horses Put Their Back Into It

Apr. 27, 2016 — A new study reveals that tiny fossil ancestors of modern horses may have moved quite differently to their living ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — An important model in studying human disease, the non-coding RNA of the canine genome is an essential starting point for evolutionary and biomedical studies, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — The Sapayoa, a rainforest bird from Central and South America, is an evolutionary enigma -- genetic analysis shows that its closest relatives are bird species living across the ocean in Asia and ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Scientists have discovered Sarmientosaurus musacchioi, a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur, based on an complete skull and partial neck fossil unearthed in Patagonia, Argentina, according to a ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new study suggests that ravens can be as clever as chimpanzees, despite having much smaller brains, indicating that rather than the size of the brain, the neuronal density and the structure of the ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers, for the first time, collected hybrid forms of two species of the house mosquito in eastern Austria. The reproductive hybrid feeds the blood of both birds and humans. Hybrid mosquitoes ... read more

Changes in 'Microbiome' During Canine Atopic Dermatitis Could Lead to Antibiotic-Free Therapies for Human, Canine Disease

Apr. 25, 2016 — How atopic dermatitis (AD) arises isn't yet fully understood, but a new study has uncovered important insights about the association of AD in dogs compared to ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — In many animal species, physical battles and other aggressive acts determine a certain "pecking order." In the world of ants, fights that involve biting and restraining often determine ... read more

Can Mountain-Climbing Bears Rescue Cherry Trees from Global Warming?

Apr. 25, 2016 — As the planet warms, one way for plants and animals to find their way to cooler territory is to move up higher into the mountains. Now, researchers have found that cherry trees are indeed making ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Although the Himalayan wolf is visibly distinct from its European cousin, its current distribution has mostly been a matter of assumption, rather than evident truth. Being the most ancient wolf ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — One of the largest and most important groups of dung beetles in the world evolved from a single common ancestor and relationships among the various lineages are now known, according to new research. ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — A third species of African spiny mouse can completely close four millimeter ear holes and regenerate missing tissue, researchers have found, building upon their 2012 landmark discovery. This new ... read more

Role of Animals in Mitigating Climate Change Varies Across Tropical Forests

Apr. 25, 2016 — Large animals play a key role in mitigating climate change in tropical forests across the world by spreading the seeds of large trees that have a high capacity to store carbon, new research ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered dozens of fossilized teeth in Kuwajima, Japan, and identified this as a new species of tritylodontid, an animal family that links the evolution of mammals from reptiles. ... read more

New Study Investigates the Environmental Cues Dolphins Use to Migrate on the Atlantic Coast of North America

Apr. 22, 2016 — Seasonal migration patterns of bottlenose dolphins -- what we know for sure? With the changing of the seasons comes the urge to migrate for many animals of the world, whether they be furred, ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — A team of scientists set up camera traps in Peru to record the biodiversity of that area of the Amazon ... read more

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