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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

July 22, 2016 — Northern Michigan University students who participated in a recent field ornithology class recorded interactions with more than 175 bird species in various habitats. They saw raptors pepper the sky ... read more

July 20, 2016 — High ocean temperatures and poor timing of parasite management likely led to an epidemic of sea lice in 2015 throughout salmon farms in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Strait, a new study has ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Our closest primate relatives may have evolved “us versus them” social traits as a means to cope with competition from rival groups of monkeys long before this behavior first occurred in humans, ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Soon after the demise of the dinosaurs, ants learned how to farm. The story of the mutualism between leafcutter ants and their fungal crop culminates in industrial-scale farming that surpasses even ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Both before and after they leave the nest, baby birds face a host of challenges. A new study examining songbird survival in the nestling and fledgling stages finds that even in the same habitat, ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Zebrafish are becoming more and more popular as a research model for human disease. Along with mice and humans, they are one of the most commonly studied animals in biomedical ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Tom Lehrer sang about poisoning them, but those pigeons in the park might be a good way to detect lead and other toxic compounds in cities. A new study of pigeons in New York City shows that levels ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Bullying happens in the primate world too, but for young bonobo females, big mama comes to the rescue. Kyoto University primatologists report that bonobo females frequently aid younger females when ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Travel fosters tool use in wild chimpanzees and it may also have been a driving force in early technological evolution by ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Scientists studied mouse lemur DNA to determine how Madagascar's landscape changed over time -- since the lemurs are forest-dependent, changes in their DNA show how Madagascar's forests ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Ptarmigan, which live in cold ecosystems, are not strongly affected by fluctuations in seasonal weather at two populations studied in Colorado, report ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Peregrine falcons living in urban environments in the American Midwest remain faithful to their mates, despite the denser populations in cities that would afford them more opportunities to ... read more

July 15, 2016 — New observations on urban versus rural birds shed light on the effects of human population expansion on wildlife, say authors of a new report. ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, is home to the world's greatest concentration of unique mammal species -- 93 percent of the land mammals there are found nowhere else. A new paper ... read more

July 14, 2016 — An international team of ecologists has identified the bat species with the greatest potential to harbor filoviruses -- a family that includes Ebola virus. The researchers suggest that areas where ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Scientists have shown that newly hatched ducklings can readily acquire the concepts of 'same' and 'different' -- an ability previously known only in highly intelligent animals ... read more

Scientists, Zoos Team Up on Landmark Elephant Welfare Project

July 14, 2016 — Social and environmental interactions may be far more important for elephants than simply the size of their enclosures, reports a team of researchers conducting this largest ever, multi-institutional ... read more

Extensive Variation Revealed in 1,001 Genomes and Epigenomes of Arabidopsis

July 14, 2016 — An international team of scientists has sequenced the whole genomes and epigenomes of more than 1,000 Arabidopsis thaliana plants, sampled from geographically diverse locations. The collection of ... read more

It's All in the Genes: New Research Reveals Why Some Chickens Are Resistant to Bird Flu

July 14, 2016 — The genes of some chickens make them almost completely resistant to a serious strain of bird flu, new research has revealed. Until now, scientists around the world have paid little attention to the ... read more

July 14, 2016 — American black bears may be able to recognize things they know in real life, such as pieces of food or humans, when looking at a photograph of the same thing. This is one of the findings of a study ... read more

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