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Tags results for 'animals'

Wildlife 'thrived' in 2013 after hot summer

Posted in Science on 28th Dec, 2013 04:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The trust's Matthew Oates said 2013 was "one of the most remarkable wildlife years in living memory".

Poorly camouflaged insects can kick off a cascade of ecological impacts

Posted in Science on 29th Dec, 2013 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
The new findings illustrate the ability of rapid evolution to cause a cascade of ecological impacts.

More than three quarters of large carnivores now in decline

Posted in Science on 11th Jan, 2014 05:33 AM
by AlexMuller
A majority now occupy less than half their former ranges.

SHY Hypothesis Explains That Sleep Is the Price We Pay for Learning

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Why do animals ranging from fruit flies to humans all need to sleep?

DNA Studies Topple the Ladder of Complexity

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists saw signs of increasing complexity in evolution, but new DNA studies are ruining that idea. Amoebas have big genomes; evolution stumbles forward like a drunk.

Caring for animals may correlate with positive traits in young adults

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 09:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Young adults who care for an animal may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities.

'No target' in UK animal tests plan

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
The UK government has launched its delivery plan to replace, refine and reduce the use of animals in research - known as "the 3Rs".

Theory on origin of animals challenged:

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2014 03:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Studies show that animals can live and grow even with very limited oxygen supplies.

Cat Bites Are Linked To Depression

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Feb, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found an unusual link between cat bites and depression. More than 41% of those who went to hospitals with cat bites were also treated for depression at some point.

Chris Austin explains how robots could soon replace animals in toxicology testing

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2014 02:57 AM
by AlexMuller
A new method for toxicity testing, employing robots, could one day make the need for lab animals obsolete.

Great white shark's epic ocean trek

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A great white shark called Lydia is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.

Breakthroughs Might Mean the End of Animal Testing

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Cutting back on animal testing isn’t just good ethics, it’s good science.

Apes Can Do Basic Math Using Symbols

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:31 AM
by AlexMuller
It has been long thought that one of the characteristics that makes humans unique is our ability to learn and manipulate symbols for communication.

Drones Could Help Reduce Poaching in Kenya by 96 Per Cent

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2014 12:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Drones will soon fill the skies above Kenya's 52 national parks and reserves, after a successful pilot program showed that they're very effective at stopping poachers.

Animal research 'pledge on openness' agreed

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2014 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
UK animal researchers have signed a pledge to be transparent about the nature of their experiments.

Brains evolved multiple times and converged on similar designs

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2014 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
New findings suggest that brains and nervous systems originated multiple times from scratch.

Study: Species disappearing far faster than before

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2014 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene.

See For Yourself How Many Animals Are Close To Extinction

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Mass extinctions have happened before in Earth's history, for example when an enormous meteorite slammed into our planet and (likely) wiped out the dinosaurs.

Biologist warn of early stages of a sixth mass extinction event

Posted in Science on 26th Jul, 2014 05:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Biodiversity may be reaching a tipping point:

Mammals Were Meant for the Night Life

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Experts have recently revealed fossil evidence that indicates that the earliest of mammal ancestors may have started out as nocturnal creatures.

Bees, birds may suffer from pesticides

Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Research is posing serious questions about whether neonicotinoids, the most common insecticides in the world, are affecting birds and bees more than previously thought.

PenguinBot Infiltrates Penguin Colony:

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
One of the ways study animals behaviors is to watch them in their natural environment. But even the most passive act of observation can change the way an animal behaves.

The origins of multicellular life

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The biological world around us is dominated by multicellular plants and animals. All of these intricate forms have evolved from far simpler, single celled ancestors.

Birds do it, bees do it. Many animals 'self medicate'

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2014 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Some animals are creating their own pharmacies from ingredients that commonly occur in nature.

Earth faces sixth great extinction

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
41% of all amphibians on the planet now face extinction while 26% of mammal species and 13% of birds are similarly threatened.

Ancient fossil may rewrite fish family tree

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2015 08:47 PM
by AlexMuller
These findings as a whole could correct the misconception that cartilaginous fish are more primitive than bony fish.

Why Don't Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We Do)?

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2015 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Research suggest an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human.

On the brink of a mass extinction?

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2015 05:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's animal and plant species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than they did before humans came along.

Conservation parks are growing, so why are species still declining?

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2015 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Nearly 15% of Earth’s land surface is protected in parks and reserves. By 2020, we should reach the agreed global target of 17%.

Earth 'entering new extinction phase' says US study

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2015 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.

Why we're smarter than chickens

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2015 07:25 PM
by AlexMuller
A single molecular event in our cells could hold the key to how we evolved to become the smartest animal on the planet, scientists report.

'Tree of life' for 2.3 million species released

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2015 12:38 AM
by AlexMuller
A collaborative effort among eleven institutions, the tree depicts the relationships among living things as they diverged from one another over time.

Disappearing species may leave no trace in the fossil record

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2016 07:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Now is unlike anything that's happened, not just in the numbers of species going extinct, but also in the way it's happening: It’s being driven by one species.

Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2016 02:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to the results of a new study.

Life forms 'went large' a billion years ago

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2016 11:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Life was already organising itself into large communities of cells more than a billion years ago, according to evidence from China.

Earth’s biodiversity could be much greater than we thought

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2016 03:08 PM
by AlexMuller
We might have managed to recognize only 2% of Earth’s biodiversity.

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a warmer Earth

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2016 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Early life forms on Earth are likely to have mutated and evolved at much higher rates than they do today.

Scientists warn of 'unsafe' decline in biodiversity

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2016 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Ecosystems depend on the biological diversity within them to function.

Stopping deforestation will not end tropical species losses

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2016 10:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Species in tropical forests will still go extinct even if deforestation is stopped immediately, unless efforts are made to restore damaged areas.

Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The spread of non-native species threatens livelihoods and biodiversity, but the issue is worsened by global trade, travel and climate change.

Biodiversity conservation saves species, but could be smarter

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2017 07:30 AM
by Alex Muller
Billions of dollars spent on habitat and species conservation have resulted in substantial reductions in biodiversity loss.

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