Ecology & Zoology

Politics Is Quacked: How To Win Friends And Influence Ducklings

Courtesy of Guiomar Liste By: Nala Rogers, Inside Science (Inside Science)-- When ducklings head out to bathe in a pool, they usually follow the same individual, new research has found. But do they visit the pool that’s best for everyone, or just the one ...

Article - Inside Science - Oct 28 2014 - 4:40pm

The Vampire Deer Of Afghanistan

More than 60 years after the last confirmed sighting, a strange deer with vampire-like fangs is roaming the rugged forested slopes of northeast Afghanistan, according to a research team which confirmed the species presence during recent surveys. ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 31 2014 - 10:08am

Pollen Makes Honey Bees More Resistant To Pesticides

Natural pollen makes honey bees significantly more resistant to pesticides than an artificial diet and pesticide exposure causes changes in gene expression related to diet and nutrition, according to a new study. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 3 2014 - 10:53am

Bat Influenza Unlikely To Get You Sick If You Get Bit

If you see a bat zooming toward you this evening, cover your hair. But if you do get bit, you will probably not the flu. Halloween bats can be a little scary knowing they are not going to spread most viruses. A research project finds that influenza viruses ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 4 2014 - 11:02am

Coffee Tree Gets Its Genome Sequenced

A reference genome for coffee trees has been sequenced for the first time. It improves understanding of the organization of the genome, which is academic, but it also offers new possibilities for selection or improvement of coffee tree varieties.  The rese ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 7 2014 - 8:00am

The Inhabitants Of Your Bird Feeder In 2075 Could Be Much Different

In World War II, did people with bird feeders have substantially different chirping friends than we see today? Probably not, but a group of researchers warns than 2075 might look a lot less like then, or even 1975, or today. The distribution of birds in th ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 7 2014 - 12:54pm

Tree Disease Helps Forests

When it comes to human life, we never think about culling the herd, instead the goal is to keep as many people alive and healthy as possible. But in nature, that isn't the best approach. Some plant diseases attack trees and crops and can hurt lumber ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 12 2014 - 6:20pm

It's Time To Revise How We Classify Life On Earth

When is a cat not a cat? Biodiversity Heritage Library (adapted), CC BY By Ben Holt, Imperial College London and Knud Andreas Jønsson, Imperial College London ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 12 2014 - 6:00pm

Pretty Kitty: 'Friendly' Genes In Felines Mapped In Study

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Article - The Conversation - Nov 13 2014 - 6:34pm

FrankenTrees- Three New Dogwoods Created

Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) and various genetically modified relatives are the most popular and economically significant members of the genus Cornus in the nursery and landscape industries. These deciduous trees are hi ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 17 2014 - 2:00pm