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May 6, 2016

Apr. 25, 2016 — The offspring of a brooding sea anemone transition from using egg yolks to prenatal, then post-natal, parental feeding during their development, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — The flexible physiology of Barbary macaques in responding to extreme environmental conditions of their natural habitat may help shed light on the mechanisms that allowed our ancestors to thrive ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Females can enhance the survival chances of their offspring by mating with multiple males. When it comes to immunological benefits, however, female promiscuity may not provide the young the ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — What does the Red Queen in 'Alice in Wonderland' have to do with biology? 'It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.' Sexual reproduction protects species by ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A new genus of flea and its five new species have been described in a new article. Four of the species were collected on the island of Sulawesi and the fifth was collected in the Indonesian province ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — The unique features and blending characters of a new roundworm species, discovered in India, make the nematode an intermediary or connecting link between two supposedly distant genera. The new worm ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Studies in a group of tropical birds have revealed one of the fastest limb muscles on record for any animal with a backbone. The muscle, which can move the wing at more than twice the speeds required ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Queen and worker ants develop from the same sets of genes, but perform completely different ecological roles. How the same genes result in two types of individuals is an ongoing mystery. In the past, ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — Scientists have succeeded in discovering AMOR, a sugar chain that increases the fertilization efficiency in plants. AMOR was found to be responsible for activating pollen tubes to lead to ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) tadpoles have the amazing ability to grow at different rates depending on changes in temperature. A new study has revealed that this species, which requires relatively ... read more

Mediterranean Loggerhead Turtles Dying in Waters Off the Middle East, North Africa

Apr. 6, 2016 — Conservation biologists have found that many adult loggerhead turtles are migrating to areas of the Mediterranean where they are dying, trapped in fishing nets used by small scale fishing operations ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — A new study addresses a controversial hypothesis regarding the potential ramming function of the sperm whale's head. This hypothesis was instrumental in inspiring Herman Melville to write the ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Hormonally active substances may contribute to global amphibian decline. Some compounds, for example from pharmaceuticals, occur in biologically relevant concentrations in freshwater ecosystems, and ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — Interspecific transfers of viruses between the western honey bee (Apis mellifera) and the eastern honey bee (Apis cerana) are rare, even if honey bees are kept in close proximity, new research ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — Males can 'cost' less when there is a higher proportion of females, a result that may have broad implications for studies of the evolution and sustainability of sexual ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Researchers used novel approach with historic film to discover just how endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are. Kemp's ridley turtles are currently classified as critically endangered on the ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — All multicellular organisms that reproduce sexually rely on eggs to support early life. Researchers used the tiny roundworm C. elegans as a model to better understand how eggs enable embryonic ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — The size of a common ground-nesting bee -- an important crop pollinator -- has grown smaller in heavily farmed landscapes, a new study has found. The study points out yet another potential threat to ... read more

Scientists Cross-Breed to Improve Head Shape in Toy Dogs Predisposed to a Painful Disorder

Mar. 23, 2016 — New research shows it is possible to prevent Chiari malformation in toy dogs by cross breeding. Chiari malformation is found in toy dogs and affects 1 in 1,280 humans. Researchers say findings give ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Researchers studying chinook salmon have provided the first evidence that 'cryptic female choice' (CFC) enhances fertilization success and embryo survival. Cryptic female choice involves ... read more

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