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Larvaceans provide a pathway for transporting microplastics into deep-sea food webs
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:37

A new article shows that filter-feeding animals called giant larvaceans can collect and consume microplastic particles, potentially carrying microplas...

Rhino horn auction all about profit, not protection nor conservation
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:35

Dr. Joseph Okori Aug 16 2017 On Monday, the first ever legal online auctio...

Fizzy soda water could be key to clean manufacture of flat wonder material: Graphene
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:35

As graphene's popularity grows as an advanced 'wonder' material, the speed and quality at which it can be manufactured will be paramount. With that in...

Problems with DNA replication can cause epigenetic changes that may be inherited for several generations
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:38

Scientists reveal that a fault in the process that copies DNA during cell division can cause epigenetic changes that may be inherited for up-to five g...

South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:33

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Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:45

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Neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finches
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:33

Researchers describe neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finches in a new article. Animals News -- ScienceDaily

Evidence does not support the use of gabapentinoids for chronic low back pain
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:36

Existing evidence on the use of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain (CLBP) is limited, and demonstrates significant risk of adverse effects with n...

Human intrusion on fruit bat habitats raises exposure risk to Hendra virus in Australia
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:39

There is a rising risk of human and domestic animal exposure to deadly Hendra virus (HeV) carried by fruit bats in Eastern Australia due to human intr...

The key to drought-tolerant crops may be in the leaves
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:37

Scientists are exploring how to generate plants that are more drought-resistant as the water supplies decline in major agricultural states. Latest S...

Frogs that adapt to pesticides are more vulnerable to parasites
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:33

Amphibians can evolve increased tolerance to pesticides, but the adaptation can make them more susceptible to parasites, according to a team of scient...

Environmental Specimen Bank: Time capsule for the future
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:34

The Environmental Specimen Bank is an archive of environmental samples from the Norwegian nature. All data are saved in a database, which contains inf...

Understanding antibiotic resistance
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:34

Researchers have uncovered new insights into how bacteria respond to stress. When deprived of nutrients, strains of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumo...

Five rhino calves rescued in one day from Assam floods
  • Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:34

Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary Aug 14 2017 As a second round of devastating floods h...

Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work
  • Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:34

Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an 'evolutionary hangover' managed to escape th...

Varroa mites -- bees' archenemies -- have genetic holes in their armor
  • Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:08

Seemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honeybee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD. Scientists have...

Granulins are brain treasure, not trash
  • Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:41

Using new tools, researchers can see granulins inside cells within lysosomes, and propose that granulins have important jobs in the lysosome that are ...

Probiotics help poplar trees clean up contaminated groundwater
  • Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:42

Researchers have conducted the first large-scale experiment on a Superfund site using poplar trees fortified with a probiotic -- or natural microbe --...

Fundamentals of water repellency revealed
  • Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:33

The frictional mechanism that resists the motion of drops on inclined surfaces and when affected by wind drag has now been revealed by a team of resea...

New SQUID-based detector opens up new fields of study with new level of sensitivity
  • Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:33

Investigators have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that offers ultra-low noise detection of small amounts of energy for a number of appl...

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