Ecology & Zoology
- Aggressive Moths More Resilient To Climate Change
More competitive animal species, with males that compete intensively for mates, might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to a paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Sexual selection can provide a buffer against climate chan ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2018 - 1:49pm
- Moving The Goal Posts On Bees: Now Their Microbiome Is At Risk
The mix of bacteria (microbiome) of bee bread, the long-term food supply stored within a hive for young bees, is now at risk, according to a new estimate. The scholars are blaming modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and gardeners could be makin ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2018 - 5:51am
- Dogs Can Detect Laurel Wilt Disease In Avocado Trees
If a study has 229 trials and there are only 12 false positives, that is a good result. ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 10 2018 - 2:05pm
- Monarch Butterflies: Carbon Dioxide Reduces Medicinal Properties Of Milkweed Plants That Protect Therm From Disease
Mounting levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide reduce the medicinal properties of milkweed plants that protect monarch butterflies from disease, according to a recent experiment. ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 10 2018 - 1:26pm
- Great Tits Have Same Impulse Control As Chimpanzees
Impulse control is associated with larger cognitively advanced animals like humans and other primates, but there are exceptions, like ravens. Now a recent study shows that the great tit, a common European songbird, has a tremendous capacity for self-contro ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2018 - 10:45am
- Like Shark Week? Thank The Cretaceous Mass Extinction Event
Ground sharks (Carcharhiniformes) are the most diverse shark group living today, with over 200 different species, and they are one of the major groups that survived the Cretaceous–Palaeogene mass extinction which is why we have the Tiger, Hammerhead, and B ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2018 - 11:18am
- Bahama Nuthatch Is Not Extinct
The Bahama Nuthatch, native to a small area of native pine forest on the island of Grand Bahama, was feared extinct after Hurricane Matthew in 2016, but researchers are pleased to announce that the little-known bird is still out there. But there may be onl ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2018 - 11:26am
- Dogs Are Not So Smart
Dog owners think dogs are exceptionally intelligent- a whole television show was made about a dog named Lassie who got humans out of all kinds of fantastic situations- while cat owners believe the same about their pets. But are dogs smarter than other anim ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 1 2018 - 9:46am
- The Decline in Insects
In my back yard I have three bluebird houses and a Koi pond which over the years have brought my family and I countless hours of calm, natural serenity. Over the last few years however I have noticed a few disturbing trends including the total absence of f ...
Blog Post - Scott Beers - Oct 29 2018 - 1:15pm
- Ticks Cause More Than Just Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is the most prevalent tick-borne disease and is caused by the bacterial spirochete Borrelia. Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended two-tier method, Garg et al., claim that 72 percent of individuals they examine ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 1 2018 - 10:09am