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Has the puzzle of rapid climate change in the last ice age been solved?Has the puzzle of rapid climate change in the last ice age been solved?

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A self-organizing thousand-robot swarmA self-organizing thousand-robot swarm

Genetically engineered fruit flies could save cropsGenetically engineered fruit flies could save crops

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Crash-testing rivetsCrash-testing rivets

Scientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilingsScientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilings

Photo editing algorithm changes weather, seasons automaticallyPhoto editing algorithm changes weather, seasons automatically

Geography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economyGeography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economy

Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birdsShrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds

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Protein's 'hands' enable bacteria to establish infection, research findsProtein's 'hands' enable bacteria to establish infection, research finds

A healthy lifestyle adds years to lifeA healthy lifestyle adds years to life

Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?

Strict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of wormsStrict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of worms

Identified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonationIdentified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonation

Copied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithmsCopied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms

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The beetle's white album (8/26/2014)

The beetle's white albumThe physical properties of the ultra-white scales on certain species of beetle could be used to make whiter paper, plastics and paints, while using far less material than is used in current manufacturing methods. ...> Full Article


Scientists study 'talking' turtles in Brazilian Amazon (8/26/2014)

Scientists study 'talking' turtles in Brazilian AmazonTurtles are well known for their longevity and protective shells, but it turns out these reptiles use sound to stick together and care for young, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations. ...> Full Article


Hoopoes' eggs show their true colors (8/25/2014)

Hoopoe females use cosmetics on their eggs -- and the eggs gradually change color when they are incubated. This happens because secretion from the uropygial or preen gland -- a substance birds use to preen and protect their feathers -- is transferred from the female hoopoe's gland to her eggs directly with the bill and by means of belly feathers. These findings are published in Springer's journal Naturwissenschaften -- The Science of Nature. ...> Full Article


Lionfish characteristics make them more 'terminator' than predator (8/24/2014)

Lionfish characteristics make them more 'terminator' than predatorNew research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that lionfish are not just a predator, but more like the 'terminator' of movie fame. In behavior that is called 'alarming,' it appears that in some cases lionfish will continue to hunt until the last fish of a local population is dead. ...> Full Article


Young blue sharks use central North Atlantic nursery (8/23/2014)

Young blue sharks use central North Atlantic nurseryBlue sharks may use the central North Atlantic as a nursery prior to males and females moving through the ocean basin in distinctly different patterns. ...> Full Article


Minke whales lunge 100 times per hour to feed under sea ice (8/22/2014)

Minke whales are one of the most common whales in Antartica, but also one of the most vulnerable. Little was known about how these small whales feed until Ari Friedlaender and colleagues attached tags to two animals that measured their movements showing that the whales do not need to be killed to study their feeding behaviour and that they perform over 100 lunges per hour under the sea ice. ...> Full Article


Dolphins and whales experience pleasure (8/21/2014)

Whales and dolphins squeal when they receive a reward, but do they squeal to inform nearby members of the pod that they have found food, or are the squeals expressions of delight? Sam Ridgway analyzed the time delay between dolphins and whales receiving a reward and their squeals and realized that the delay is the same as the delay between a pleasant experience and dopamine release in the brain, suggesting that the animals experience pleasure. ...> Full Article


Little penguins forage together (8/20/2014)

Most little penguins may search for food in groups, and even synchronize their movements during foraging trips. ...> Full Article


Geckos use toe hairs to turn stickiness on/off (8/19/2014)

Geckos use toe hairs to turn stickiness on/offIf you've ever watched a gecko, you probably wondered about their uncanny ability to adhere to any surface -- including upside down. It turns out the little lizards can turn the 'stickiness' of toe hairs on their feet on and off, which enables them to run at great speeds or cling to ceilings without expending much energy. In the Journal of Applied Physics, researchers describe their work exploring the subtleties of geckos' adhesion system mechanism. ...> Full Article


How the woodpecker avoids brain injury despite high-speed impacts via optimal anti-shock body structure (8/18/2014)

How the woodpecker avoids brain injury despite high-speed impacts via optimal anti-shock body structureResearchers worldwide recognize the woodpecker's body functions as an excellent anti-shock organism; its brain can bear deceleration of 1,200 g during rapid pecking. This relates to its unique morphology and ability to absorb impact energy. Using computed tomography and the construction of high-precision 3-D models of the woodpecker, Chinese scientists explain its anti-shock biomechanical structure in terms of energy distribution and conversion. These findings could guide the design of anti-shock devices and structures for humans. ...> Full Article


New study: Ravens rule Idaho's artificial roosts (8/17/2014)

New study: Ravens rule Idaho's artificial roostsA new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, US Geological Survey and Idaho State University explored how habitat alterations, including the addition of energy transmission towers, affect avian predators nesting in sagebrush landscapes. ...> Full Article


The Maldives and the whale shark: The world's biggest fish adds value to paradise (8/16/2014)

The Maldives and the whale shark: The world's biggest fish adds value to paradiseThey are the largest fish in the world but the impact of this majestic and charismatic animal on the economy of the island nation of the Maldives was largely unknown. A new study by scientists of the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme reveals that a small group of whale sharks in a single Maldivian Atoll accounts for nearly 3 percent of the global shark ecotourism and nearly half that of the Maldives'. ...> Full Article


Can a new species of frog have a doppelganger? Genetics say yes (8/15/2014)

Can a new species of frog have a doppelganger? Genetics say yesTwo look-alike frogs were shown by researchers at the University of Kansas to be separate species through genetic analysis. ...> Full Article


Galápagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms (8/14/2014)

Galápagos hawks hand down lice like family heirloomsStudying Galápagos hawks and their lice, a University of Arizona-led research team provides some of the first field evidence for co-divergence between parasites and hosts as a major driver of biodiversity. As the birds diversify into distinct populations on each island, their parasites diversify with them. The findings help explain the rapid rate of parasite evolution. ...> Full Article


Photon hunting in the twilight zone (8/14/2014)

Photon hunting in the twilight zoneThe eyes of deep-sea bioluminescent sharks have a higher rod density when compared to non-bioluminescent sharks. ...> Full Article

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The beetle's white albumThe beetle's white album

Scientists study 'talking' turtles in Brazilian AmazonScientists study 'talking' turtles in Brazilian Amazon

Hoopoes' eggs show their true colors

Lionfish characteristics make them more 'terminator' than predatorLionfish characteristics make them more 'terminator' than predator

Young blue sharks use central North Atlantic nurseryYoung blue sharks use central North Atlantic nursery

Minke whales lunge 100 times per hour to feed under sea ice

Dolphins and whales experience pleasure

Little penguins forage together

Geckos use toe hairs to turn stickiness on/offGeckos use toe hairs to turn stickiness on/off

How the woodpecker avoids brain injury despite high-speed impacts via optimal anti-shock body structureHow the woodpecker avoids brain injury despite high-speed impacts via optimal anti-shock body structure

New study: Ravens rule Idaho's artificial roostsNew study: Ravens rule Idaho's artificial roosts

The Maldives and the whale shark: The world's biggest fish adds value to paradiseThe Maldives and the whale shark: The world's biggest fish adds value to paradise

Can a new species of frog have a doppelganger? Genetics say yesCan a new species of frog have a doppelganger? Genetics say yes

Galápagos hawks hand down lice like family heirloomsGalápagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms

Photon hunting in the twilight zonePhoton hunting in the twilight zone



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