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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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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

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Wild Biology Research

Secrets of how worms wriggle uncovered (8/30/2014)

An engineer at the University of Liverpool has found how worms move around, despite not having a brain to communicate with the body. ...> Full Article


Fish study links brain size to parental duties (8/30/2014)

Fish study links brain size to parental dutiesMale stickleback fish that protect their young have bigger brains than counterparts that don't care for offspring, finds a new University of British Columbia study. ...> Full Article


A new species of endemic treefrog from Madagascar (8/29/2014)

A new species of endemic treefrog from MadagascarA new species of the Boophis rappiodes group is described from Madagascar. This green with bright red speckling treefrog is so far only known from the hidden streams of Ankarafa Forest in northwestern part of the island. The new species presents a high genetic divergence and different call but it is highly threatened by the continuing decline in the quality and extent of its habitat. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. ...> Full Article


Worm virus details come to light (8/29/2014)

Worm virus details come to lightRice University scientists have won a race to report the structure of the first virus known to naturally infect nematodes. ...> Full Article


Zombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colony (8/28/2014)

Zombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colonyA parasitic fungus that must kill its ant hosts outside their nest to reproduce and transmit their infection, manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts, according to researchers at Penn State and colleagues at Brazil's Federal University of Vicosa. ...> Full Article


Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforest (8/28/2014)

Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforestThe small body size associated with the pygmy phenotype is probably a selective adaptation for rainforest hunter-gatherers, according to an international team of researchers, but all African pygmy phenotypes do not have the same genetic underpinning, suggesting a more recent adaptation than previously thought. ...> Full Article


Unraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea: A new reef coral species from Saudi Arabia (8/27/2014)

Unraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea: A new reef coral species from Saudi ArabiaA new hard coral species Pachyseris inattesa is described from the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. Although the Red Sea is famous as an important region of marine biodiversity it has remained deeply understudied and we are still to discover its innermost secrets. The study was published in the open-access journal ZooKeys. ...> Full Article


New study takes the shine off magpie folklore (8/27/2014)

New study takes the shine off magpie folkloreMagpies are not attracted to shiny objects and don't routinely steal small trinkets such as jewelry, according to a new study. ...> Full Article


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

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Secrets of how worms wriggle uncovered

Fish study links brain size to parental dutiesFish study links brain size to parental duties

A new species of endemic treefrog from MadagascarA new species of endemic treefrog from Madagascar

Worm virus details come to lightWorm virus details come to light

Zombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colonyZombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colony

Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforestPygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforest

Unraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea: A new reef coral species from Saudi ArabiaUnraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea: A new reef coral species from Saudi Arabia

New study takes the shine off magpie folkloreNew study takes the shine off magpie folklore

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



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