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Atrazine alters the sex ratio in Blanchard's cricket frogs
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:45

A study found that Blanchard's cricket frogs are highly sensitive to atrazine. When exposed, there were up to 55 percent fewer males than females comp...

Solar research: NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:46

Like most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument -- short for Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager -- lasted 15 minutes, with...

Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery and the Zambezi-Kazuma Landscape Conservation Project
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 03:34

Dr. Joseph Okori Oct 13 2017 read more

Gutters teem with inconspicuous life
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:35

Scientists have shown that Parisian street gutters are oases of microscopic life, home to microalgae, fungi, sponges, and mollusks. Grouped into commu...

Saving vaquita: Retrieving ghost nets as dramatic new operation gets underway
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:37

The vaquita is the world’s most critically endangered marine mammal, with fewer than 30 individuals remaining. It lives only in a small portion ...

Retrieving 'ghost nets' to help save the vaquita
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:36

The vaquita is the world’s most critically endangered marine mammal, with fewer than 30 individuals remaining. It lives only in a small portion ...

IFAW donors visit Bejing Raptor Rescue Center
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:34

Laurie Wilson Oct 11 2017 IFAW supporters Adrien & Gary Amadeo were tr...

Even modest oil exposure can harm coastal and marine birds
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:38

Many birds and other wildlife die following an oil spill, but there are also other potential long-terms effects of oil exposure on animals. Latest S...

Geologic evidence is the forerunner of ominous prospects for a warming earth
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:32

While strong seasonal hurricanes have devastated many of the Caribbean and Bahamian islands this year, geologic studies on several of these islands il...

White House Obliges Polluters by Repealing Clean Power Plan
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:38

Peter LaFontaine Oct 11 2017 read more

Bycatch responsible for decline of endangered New Zealand sea lion
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:31

Getting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion, according to new research. Latest Sci...

No dark side to using LED lights to supplement WiFi
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:31

Energy-saving Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) could help meet demand for wireless communications without affecting the quality of light or environmental ...

Mass extinctions led to low species diversity, dinosaur rule
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:37

Two of Earth's five mass extinction events -- times when more than half of the world's species died -- resulted in the survival of a low number of so-...

Humpback whale blow microbiome described
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:41

For the first time, scientists have identified an extensive conserved group of bacteria within healthy humpback whales' blow -- the moist breath that ...

Elephant calf rescued from tea garden drain in India
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:38

Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary Oct 10 2017 Wildlife Week, celebrated the first week ...

How the cone snail's deadly venom can help us build better medicines
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:44

By researching deadly cone snail venom, researchers hope to find solutions to tough medical problems and diseases. Animals News -- ScienceDaily

Sharing of science is most likely among male scientists
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:32

Even though science is becoming increasingly competitive, scientists are still very willing to share their work with colleagues. This is especially tr...

What soot-covered, hundred-year-old birds can tell us about saving the environment
  • Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:00

Birds in museum collections from Rust Belt cities around the turn of the century are covered with black soot from air pollution at the time. Scientist...

How honeybees read the waggle dance
  • Tue, 10 Oct 2017 02:34

Neurons that enable honeybees to sense the waggle dance -- a form of symbolic communication used by female bees to inform the hivemates about the loca...

Establishing a conservation breeding program to save the last saola
  • Tue, 10 Oct 2017 01:35

The saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), a primitive wild cattle endemic to the Annamite mountain range in Vietnam and Lao People’s Democratic Republic ...

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