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May 24, 2017

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May 18, 2017 — Spatial capture-recapture model analysis is often used to estimate tiger abundance. A new study, however, finds that dates and times of animal detections are often not factored into the analysis. ... read more

May 17, 2017 — More than 550 million years ago, the oceans were teeming with flat, soft-bodied creatures that fed on microbes and algae and could grow as big as bathmats. Today, researchers are studying their ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Microbes can control their animal hosts by manipulating the molecular machinery of their cells, triggering patterns of gene expression that consequently contribute to health and disease, new research ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Algal blooms deplete oxygen in lakes, produce toxins, and end up killing aquatic life in the lake. Researchers are tracing the role of bird feces, which are rich in phosphorus and ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Monarch butterfly populations are shrinking. New research makes a strong case that the reasons for this decline go far beyond what's happening on the wintering grounds and addresses a current ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Genetically identical Amazon mollies raised individually and under identical environmental conditions, nevertheless develop different personality types. Additionally, increasing the opportunity for ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Male birds that have already paired up with a female aren't above looking for a little action on the side. A new study explores how male juncos adjust their courtship behavior to their social ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a refuge for corals where the environment protects otherwise sensitive species to the increasing severity of climate ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Using high-resolution GPS tracking, researchers continuously monitored the movements of nearly an entire baboon troop in central Kenya to discover how interactions among group-mates influenced where ... read more

'Trojan Fish': Invasive Rabbitfish Spread Invasive Species

May 17, 2017 — For some time, unicellular benthic organisms from the Indo-Pacific have been spreading in the Mediterranean. An international team of scientists has now found evidence that a possible path of ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Researchers have identified three new species of insects encased in Cambay amber dating from over 54 million years ago. Researchers describe the new species of fungus gnats, which provide further ... read more

How Have European Freshwater Fish Species Changed Over Time?

May 17, 2017 — Over time, humans have contributed to the loss of native species and have introduced non-native species throughout Europe. A new analysis shows how European freshwater fish have changed profoundly ... read more

May 17, 2017 — The giant Tyrannosaurus rex pulverized bones by biting down with forces equaling the weight of three small cars while simultaneously generating world record tooth pressures, according to a new ... read more

May 16, 2017 — New findings shed light on how immune cells might be harnessed to someday help stimulate tissue regeneration in ... read more

May 16, 2017 — An international team of researchers is now one step closer to eliminating a deadly parasitic disease responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of people around the world every ... read more

Don't Count on Your Chickens Counting

May 16, 2017 — To understand numbers, you need culture, says a cognitive scientist. He argues against the current conventional wisdom that numerical cognition is biologically ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Marine reserves -- sections of the ocean where fishing is prohibited -- promote coral reef sustainability by preventing overfishing and increasing fish abundance and diversity. But to be effective, ... read more

May 16, 2017 — A commonly used spice is a champion at reducing carcinogenic compounds in grilled meats, report investigators. The study found that black pepper nearly eliminates the formation of heterocyclic ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Cohort after cohort, fishing typically removes large fish from the population and can lead to rapid evolutionary changes in exploited fish ... read more

May 16, 2017 — An oystercatcher nest is washed away in a storm surge. Australian passerine birds die during a heatwave. A late frost in their breeding area kills off a group of American cliff swallows. Small ... read more

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