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
- Microgaster Godzilla: New Species Of Wasp Dives Underwater To Attack A Caterpillar Host (Video)
Only a few species, less than 0.1 percent, of parasitoid wasps enter water at all but now one in the family Braconidae, subfamily Microgastrinae, has been found to not only enter water but actually dive in order to attack and pull out caterpillar hosts, so ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 4 2020 - 11:26am
- Why Dolphins Don't Get "The Bends"?
In humans, if we spend time beneath the ocean and then travel to the surface, we can suffer decompression sickness, known as "the bends"- when the nitrogen in compressed air that dissolved into our blood during a dive does not have time to clear ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 24 2020 - 5:16pm
- Alternative Medicine Is Ruining The Future Of 155 Threatened Species- Yet Helps No One
A new meta-analysis finds what scientists outside the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health have long known- alternatives to medicine, now called Integrative Medicine after failing as Complementary ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 13 2020 - 6:01am
- How Fast Can Dogs Learn New Words? The Answer
Most dog owners will say that dogs understand tone, and interpret that rather than words, and that most dogs do not learn words (i.e. names of objects), unless extensively trained, but a new analysis shows that is not always the case. Some dogs have some e ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 26 2021 - 8:58am