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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 — 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

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

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

Which Production Attributes Are Most Important to Consumers When Buying Beef, Chicken?

Apr. 19, 2017 — Consumers are increasingly interested in how their food is produced and look for claims such as no growth hormones, no GMOs, etc. on food products. In a new study, no growth hormones was prioritized ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Scientists have sequenced the entire genomes of four bear species, making it now possible to analyze the evolutionary history of all bears at the genome level. It shows that gene flow, or gene ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Analysis of the microscopic wear on the teeth of the legendary man-eating lions of Tsavo reveals that shortage of normal prey did not drive them to begin killing and eating ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — A new strain of red-eyed mutant wasps has been brought into the world by a team of scientists. The wasps were created to prove that CRISPR gene-slicing technology can be used successfully on the tiny ... read more

Fish Cooperate for Selfish Reasons

Apr. 19, 2017 — Why do animals help raise offspring that aren't their own? A new study shows that fish cooperate to raise another fish's offspring to reduce their own risk of being eaten by a ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Studies of bones from Ice Age megafaunal animals across Eurasia and the Americas have revealed that major increases in environmental moisture occurred just before many species suddenly became extinct ... read more

Giant Sloth Was Vegetarian: Diet of Fossil Megatherium Decoded

Apr. 18, 2017 — Scientists have examined the diet of the extinct Giant Sloth Megatherium. Based on analyses of the collagen in the fossil bones, the researchers concluded in their study that Megatherium subsisted on ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers have released the annual Winter Study detailing updates on the ecology of Isle Royale National Park, which indicates no change in their small population of ... read more

Busy City Living Makes Some House Finches More Savvy Than Others

Apr. 18, 2017 — House finches that frequent North American cities and towns are better at solving problems than their rural counterparts. They are able to solve new problems even when humans are around. The study ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Marine scientists find that the space bullethead parrotfish use is influenced more by competition than by fear of ... read more

Apr. 14, 2017 — Scientists have sought to better understand the evolutionary history of bacteria residing within lice. In this study, they see that bacterial evolution is driven by associations with lice, and louse ... read more

Traces of Zika Found in Asian Tiger Mosquito in Brazil

Apr. 14, 2017 — In a recent test of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil, researchers found fragments of Zika virus RNA, raising concerns that it may be carried by species other than Zika's known primary ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Large saber-toothed cats that roamed Los Angeles 12,000 years ago had many injuries to their shoulders and backbones that likely occurred when they were fighting with other large animals, biologists ... read more

Apr. 14, 2017 — A wild-born, pure Australian desert dingo called Sandy Maliki has taken out first place in the World's Most Interesting Genome competition. The UNSW-led proposal to have Sandy's DNA decoded ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Whales from both poles migrate long distances to breed in tropical waters. Researchers tagged 47 humpbacks with satellite transmitters to understand how the humpbacks' Southeastern Pacific ... read more

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