Ecology & Zoology

The Insect Apocalypse That Never Was

In recent years, the notion of an insect apocalypse has become a hot topic in the conservation science community and has captured the public’s attention. Scientists who warn that this catastrophe is unfolding assert that arthropods – a large category of i ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 12 2020 - 6:01am

Controversial Jena Biodiversity Experiment Put To The Test

One problem with studies that create an outcome and then find data to support it is they don't have real world application. International Agency for Research on Cancer epidemiologists, for example, have been caught creating a desired warning label for ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 26 2020 - 8:13am

New Species In The Same Group As Lobsters Found Living In The Hottest Place On Earth

When you think of shrimp, lobster, or crabs, you don't think of the hottest place on Earth, but a new freshwater Crustacea has been discovered during an expedition of the desert Lut, which is the record-holder for temperature on land. The Lut desert, ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 4 2020 - 11:41am

Another Argument For Eradication Of Aedes Aegypti: The Viruses They Spread Are Linked To Stroke

A new study shows there is even more reason to worry about the Zika and chikungunya viruses and the pests that spread them; increased risk of neurological diseases like stroke. ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 21 2020 - 12:03pm

Domesticated Wolves Suffer Separation Anxiety From Humans Similar To Dogs

It's no secret how dogs came to evolve. A wolf trusted a human, a human fed a wolf, and this happened enough times that hostile animals were killed off and friendlier ones were not and those traits were passed down. A new study finds it does not take ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 14 2020 - 10:33am

Dog Personality Traits Age Differently Just Like People

Every dog owner knows that personality changes over time, but these changes occur unevenly during the dogs' life, and each trait follows a distinct age trajectory, according to a new study.  Human personality is characterized by a peculiar dualism: it ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 15 2020 - 5:31am