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MicroCT Reveals Detailed Head Morphology of Arthropod, Leanchoilia illecebrosa

Javier Ortega-Hernández and Yu Liu, Professor of Paleobiology, Yunnan University, China have collaborated for years in the study of Chengjiang arthropods and their evolutionary...

Scientists Decode How the Brain Senses Smell

Scientists have further decoded how mammalian brains perceive odors and distinguish one smell from thousands of others. In experiments in mice, NYU Grossman School of...

Digitise your dog into a computer game

The software could be used for a wide range of purposes, from helping vets diagnose lameness and monitoring recovery of their canine patients, to...

New species extinction target proposed for global nature rescue plan

The upcoming future strategy for conserving biodiversity must include a prominent target to lower extinction rates, according to group including UCL scientists. Biodiversity loss has...

As rare animals disappear, scientist faces ‘ecological grief’

Five years before the novel coronavirus ran rampant around the world, saiga antelopes from the steppes of Eurasia experienced their own epidemic. Millions of these...

Protected areas worldwide at risk of invasive species

The research, led by the Chinese Academy of Science and published in Nature Communications, show that for most protected areas, there is an invasive...

Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history

A ZSL study published in Nature Communications (Tuesday 26 May) maps the evolutionary history of the world's terrestrial vertebrates - amphibians, birds, mammals and...

A new Critically Endangered frog named after “the man from the...

A new species proposed to be classified as Critically Endangered of miniaturised stump-toed frog of the genus Stumpffia, found in Madagascar, is named Stumpffia...

Study examines downstream effects of climate change on alpine butterfly populations

The long-term effects of climate change suggests that the butterfly effect is at work on butterflies in the alpine regions of North America, according...

A next-generation optogenetic system for non-invasive stimulation of neurons

Optogenetics has revolutionized neurobiology, allowing researchers to use light to activate or deactivate neurons that are genetically modified to express a light-sensitive channel. This...

The new intensive farming increase the risk of animal pathogens transferring...

An international team of researchers led by the Universities of Bath and Sheffield, investigated the evolution of Campylobacter jejuni, a bacterium carried by cattle...

The loss of natural enemies could make it difficult to adapt...

What effect does species extinction have on the evolution of the surviving species? Evolutionary biologists from the University of Zurich have investigated this question...

A new route of infection for bacterium transmission from horses to...

The researchers’ work has made it possible to detail for the first time the spreading of the bacterium through lymph vessels and not just...

Researchers have decoded for the first time the genome of Scaly-foot...

Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have decoded for the first time the genome of Scaly-foot Snail, a rare...

Mata Mata Turtle: A New Species Discovered

Together with an international team, Senckenberg scientist Uwe Fritz described a new species of mata mata turtle based on genetic analyses. Until now, it...

Warming climate undoes decades of knowledge of marine protected areas

Climate change and warming seas are transforming tropical coral reefs and undoing decades of knowledge about how to protect these delicate and vital ecosystems. Many...

Road traffic noise causes bat activity to decrease by two thirds,...

A new study has shown that road traffic noise causes bat activity to decrease by about two thirds and suggests that the negative effects...

Scientists discover bent-toed gecko species in Cambodia

A new species of bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus phnomchiensis) has been described from Cambodia's Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary by Wild Earth Allies Biologist Thy Neang...

Conservation in a time of pandemic

Wildlife conservation is a type of work without end. It’s ongoing. It revolves around time — while racing against it. Pausing amid a global...

Bristol leads archaeologists on 5,000-year-old egg hunt

An international team of specialists, led by the University of Bristol, is closer to cracking a 5,000-year-old mystery surrounding the ancient trade and production...

Invasive species with charisma have it easier

An international team of scientists, led by the Biology Center of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and...

Scientists develop “backpack” computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats

To truly understand an animal species is to observe its behavior and social networks in the wild. With new technology described today (April 2)...

Animals keep viruses in the sea in balance

A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food. Sponges are particularly efficient. That was written...

Bats depend on conspecifics when hunting above farmland

Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) show in a paper published in the journal “Oikos” that bats forage on...

Scientists investigate why females live longer than males

An international team of scientists studying lifespans of wild mammals have found that, just like humans, females tend to live significantly longer than their...

Ancestor of all animals identified in Australian fossils

A team led by UC Riverside geologists has discovered the first ancestor on the family tree that contains most familiar animals today, including humans. The...

New Genetic Editing Powers Discovered in Squid

Revealing yet another super-power in the skillful squid, scientists have discovered that squid massively edit their own genetic instructions not only within the nucleus...

Reanalysis of global amphibian crisis study finds important flaws

Though biodiversity is in crisis globally, amphibians in particular face a variety of threats. One such threat comes from pathogens like the amphibian chytrid...

A New Twist Added to Decades of Sea Otter Research

A parasite known only to be hosted in North America by the Virginia opossum is infecting sea otters along the West Coast. A study...

Improving success of giraffe translocations

Giraffes that are being translocated for conservation purposes should be moved in groups that contain at least 30 females and three males to ensure...

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