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April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016

Apr. 28, 2016 — Visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve and Yellowstone National Park were twice as likely to see a wolf when hunting wasn't permitted adjacent to the parks, a new study ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have built a computer model of the interaction between different bacteria, and between bacteria and the gut wall. This has led them to explain how antibiotic-resistant microbes develop ... read more

Crop Advances Grow With Protection, Study Suggests

Apr. 27, 2016 — A team of researchers examined the impact of intellectual property protection in a new study. They found intellectual property protection benefits both plant breeders and ... read more

Landscape Ecology Must Play a Role in Policymaking

Apr. 27, 2016 — Landscape ecology considers the influence of time and space on environmental patterns. Because of this focus, it is uniquely positioned to inform crucial policy decisions -- in particular, those ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Findings on Norway spruce show how plants and animals can adapt better to climate change than previously envisaged. The spruce remembers what the temperature conditions were like when it was a seed, ... 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

Synthetic Cannabinoids Versus Natural Marijuana: A Comparison of Expectations

Apr. 27, 2016 — A new study evaluated the expected outcomes of both synthetic and natural ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that an organism devoid of a nervous system is capable of learning. Biologists have succeeded in showing that a single-celled organism, the protist, ... read more

Zika Present in Americas Longer Than Previously Thought

Apr. 26, 2016 — The Zika virus was present in Haiti several months before the first Zika cases were identified in Brazil, according to new research by infectious-disease ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new study has found that one particular molecule found in reef ecosystems plays a similar immunological role in corals as it does in humans. From an evolutionary standpoint, this suggests the ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers in the United States recently completed the first comprehensive, multi-year study of honey bee parasites and disease as part of the National Honey Bee Disease Survey. The findings reveal ... read more

Retroviral DNA Needs Time to Find Its Home, but Insertion Happens in a Blink

Apr. 26, 2016 — Retroviruses such as HIV must insert their viral DNA into host-cell DNA. A new study reveals details about the viral DNA's search for an insertion point. The findings could help improve ... 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

Proteomics Method Measures Carbon Uptake of Marine Microbes

Apr. 26, 2016 — A successful trial has been described of a new method of identifying the carbon uptake of specific marine bacterioplankton taxa. The technique uses proteomics -- the large-scale study of proteins -- ... read more

Quick Mapping of Our Microbiomes and Metabolomes

Apr. 26, 2016 — While technological advances have made it easier to map our microbiomes and metabolomes, these studies typically take too long for that data to be medically useful. Researchers have now used the 2016 ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Scientists have solved the structure of the biological machinery used by a common virus to recognize and attack human host cells. The new structure gives scientists the first view of the glycoprotein ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers believe they've solved the mystery of how oversized microgels shrink to fit colloidal crystals, and what they've learned could also have implications for biological systems made ... 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

Apr. 26, 2016 — The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Water at near-boiling temperatures bubbles up from underground, high salt concentrations create multi-coloured ... read more

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