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Apr. 24, 2017 — Traditional toxicological investigations performed on animals (in vivo) are expensive, time-consuming and may cause animal suffering. But new research demonstrates that a neuronal cell model, derived ... 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. 20, 2017 — Scientists have discovered prey detector neurons in the visual system that project to the feeding center in the hypothalamus, and they observed neurons in this circuit firing upon seeing prey. The ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Humans began measurably and negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — A new fungal disease brought in from Asia is threatening European salamanders. Once the amphibians become infected, they die within a brief period of time, report biologists. Because saving 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 — Knowing where migrating birds came from and where they're headed is essential for their conservation and management. A new study tackles this challenge using stable isotope ratios, which reflect ... read more

Speed-Dependent Attraction Governs What Goes on at the Heart of Midge Swarms

Apr. 19, 2017 — Ever wondered what makes the collective behavior in insect swarms possible? Scientists have now modeled the effect of an attraction force, which resembles Newton's gravity force, acting towards ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Engineers have developed a prototype cheetah robot. They have constructed a scaled-down robotic version of the fastest land animal in the world, with a view to replicating its movements. Relatively ... read more

Plant Protein May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes, Meat Eaters at Greater Risk

Apr. 19, 2017 — A new study adds to the growing body of evidence indicating that the source of dietary protein may play a role in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that plant protein was ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Not even the most intrepid researcher wants to spend winter in Antarctica, so how can you learn what penguins are doing during those cold, dark months? Simple: Leave behind some ... 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 — The dawn of the Animal Kingdom began with a collagen scaffold that enabled the organization of cells into tissues, scientists report in a new ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — The breeding grounds of Arctic migratory birds such as the barnacle goose are changing rapidly due to accelerated warming in the polar regions. They won't be able to keep up with this climate ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Viruses that specifically kill bacteria, called bacteriophages, might one day help solve the growing problem of bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotic ... read more

Neural Basis for Parasitic Cowbird's Secret Password Identified by Researchers

Apr. 18, 2017 — If you are raised by other species, then how do you know who you are? Although heterospecific foster parents rear brood parasitic brown-headed cowbird chicks, juvenile cowbirds readily recognize and ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Birds sing differently in response to traffic noise, which potentially affects their ability to attract mates and defend their territory, according to research published in ... read more

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