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Squirrel Test
Self-Control In Animals Linked To Brain Size; Chimps Have More Inhibitions Than Gerbils [VIDEO]
Apr 22, 2014 14:12 PM E
A huge team of researchers completed one of the biggest tests of animal cognition yet, relying on data from 567 animals of 36 species. They hope the findings will offer clues about how intelligence evolved.
cow
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found In Cow Manure Used For Fertilization; Could Lead To More Infections
Apr 22, 2014 12:36 PM E
Researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in cow manure used for agricultural fertilization. If their genes are transferred to pathogenic bacteria, it could cause more infections, as some genes were never before discovered.
When Crocodiles and Hippos Share The Same Habitat
100 Hippos Flee From Flotilla Of 100 Crocs in Zambian River
Apr 21, 2014 16:17 PM E
A dramatic confrontation took place in a national park in Zambia, with hippos, normally a formidable threat themselves, ceding part of a river to a terrifying group of crocodiles.
junglefowl
Modern Chickens Are Quite Young, Originating Only About 500 Years Ago
Apr 21, 2014 12:17 PM E
As quick as a "blink of an eye from an evolutionary perspective," modern day chickens only evolved to their current state about 500 years ago.
Gecko
Gecko-Inspired Adhesive Sticks Your Stuff To The Wall, Can Be Removed Whenever You Want [VIDEO]
Apr 21, 2014 11:43 AM E
A newly developed adhesive called Geckskin can hold whatever you'd like on the wall without nails or screws. Then, when you want to remove it, all you have to do is pull it away.
Mediterranean or European Fanworm
New Zealand Boaters Fight Off Voracious Fanworms That Hitchhike On Hulls, Threaten Seaport Aquatic Life
Apr 20, 2014 12:50 PM E
Marine experts in New Zealand have launched a new chlorine-based decontamination method for hulls to cut down on the spread of the Mediterranean fanworm, which hitchhikes on boats, and threatens to clog waterways and choke native species.
Scientists Try a New Method for Artificially Triggering Lightning and Rain
‘Dressed’ Double Laser May Give Scientists the Ability to Trigger Lightning and Rain
Apr 20, 2014 02:31 AM E
Researchers have discovered a way to emit a laser beam safely into a thundercloud. This will allow scientists to trigger lightning and rain on demand and alleviate long-term drought.
insect
Sex Organ Reversal Found In Cave Dwelling Insects With Penises In Females, Vaginas In Males
Apr 17, 2014 14:15 PM E
According to a new research conducted by an international team of scientists, a new species of insects discovered in the caves of Brazil, classified as genus Neotrogla, are the first known examples of animals with sex-reversed genetalia.
Tree Frog
Scientists Plead For Alternate Identification Methods For Threatened Species: Rush To Resurrect Extinct Animals May Actually Cause Extinction
Apr 17, 2014 14:05 PM E
A group of conservation biologists is pushing for an end to invasive sampling among vulnerable species. Their paper will appear in the journal Science.
325-Million-Year-Old Shark Skull Holds Evolutionary Promise
Fossils Of Ancient Shark Jaws Tell Scientists A New Evolutionary Tale
Apr 16, 2014 21:52 PM E
Scientists at the American Modern Museum of Natural History have discovered the modern-day shark jaws are structurally different than their less complex ancestors.
Fort Pierre National Grassland
Biologist Finds New Spider Species Hiding In Western Grasslands — And Another, And Another
Apr 16, 2014 13:07 PM E
A biologist in South Dakota is on a mission to find all the unknown spider species in the western prairies. Since 2013, he's been on a roll.
Fern
Horizontal Gene Transfer Helped Ferns Survive In Low Light
Apr 14, 2014 15:41 PM E
Horizontal gene transfer, a DNA acquisition from another plant, may have helped ferns survive in low-light areas, according to a new Duke University study.
Chimpanzee
Chimps Escape From Kansas City Zoo: Ringleader Uses Branch To Escape Enclosure, Beckons 6 Others To Follow
Apr 12, 2014 12:07 PM E
Chimps at the Kansas City Zoo made a run for it on Thursday, but they were soon corralled back into their quarters, using food as a lure.
titanic
The Titanic Disaster Was Not Completely Nature’s Fault, New Research Shows
Apr 11, 2014 15:45 PM E
Academics at the University of Sheffield have challenged this belief by saying that there are more icebergs in the ocean now than there were when the Titanic sank.
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