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May 25, 2017 — A recent study identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish ... read more

'Pregnant' Housefly Males Demonstrate the Evolution of Sex Determination

May 23, 2017 — Biologists have discovered the gene that determines the male sex in houseflies. Surprisingly, the sex-determining mechanisms are not the same for all houseflies -- they depend on where the insects ... read more

May 23, 2017 — A chance discovery in Mississippi provides the first evidence of an animal closely related to Triceratops in eastern North America. The fossil, a tooth from rocks between 68 and 66 million years old, ... read more

May 19, 2017 — Insects possess a naturally occurring resistance to the use of gene-editing technology to prevent diseases such as malaria, new research ... read more

May 19, 2017 — Going under the common name of Elfin mountain toad, a new amphibian is recognized as one of the smallest representative of its group. The new species was identified from the highland wet forests of ... read more

May 18, 2017 — The vast majority of coral reef fish produce large numbers of young that disperse into the ocean as larvae, drifting with the currents before settling down on a reef. A few reef fish, however keep ... read more

May 18, 2017 — A new study revealing the world's prime insect predation hotspots, achieved its landmark findings using an unusual aid: plasticine 'dummy caterpillars.' The new study has revealed a ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Warm-bloodedness in land animals could have evolved much earlier than previously thought, suggests a study of the bones of the long-extinct mammal predecessor ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Not only migratory birds use a built-in magnetic compass to navigate correctly. A new study shows that non-migratory birds also are able to use a built-in compass to orient themselves using the ... read more

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

Good Grief! Losing a Friend Brings Wild Birds Closer Together

May 17, 2017 — Instead of grieving, wild birds appear to adjust to the loss of a flockmate by increasing both the number and intensity of their relationships with other birds, new research ... read more

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