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Animals News -- ScienceDaily Updated Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:09:09 EDT
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Zebrafish's near 360 degree UV-vision knocks stripes off Google Street View
Published: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:11:06 EDT
Description: A zebrafish view of the world has been forensically analyzed by researchers to reveal that how they see their surroundings changes hugely depending on what direction they are looking.  more...
Fish's use of electricity might shed light on human illnesses
Published: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:10:54 EDT
Description: African weakly electric fish, commonly called baby whales, use incredibly brief electrical pulses to sense the world around them and communicate with other members of their species. Part of that electrical mechanism exists in humans -- and by studying these fish, scientists may unlock clues about conditions like epilepsy.  more...
A mechanism behind choosing alcohol over healthy rewards is found
Published: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:10:32 EDT
Description: Changes in a brain signalling system contribute to the development of alcohol addiction-like behaviors in rats, according to a new study. The findings indicate a similar mechanism in humans.  more...
How do horses read human emotional cues?
Published: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:14:03 EDT
Description: Scientists demonstrated for the first time that horses integrate human facial expressions and voice tones to perceive human emotion, regardless of whether the person is familiar or not.  more...
Garden seed diet for threatened turtle doves has negative impact
Published: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:13:31 EDT
Description: New research into Britain's fastest declining bird species has found that young turtle doves raised on a diet of seeds foraged from non-cultivated arable plants rather than food provided in people's gardens are more likely to survive after fledging. Ecologists investigated the dietary habits of European turtle doves using DNA analysis of faecal samples and found significant associations between the body condition and the source of the bird's diet.  more...
Neonics are being ingested by free-ranging animals
Published: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:24:17 EDT
Description: University of Guelph researchers found residues of the insecticides in the livers of wild turkeys, providing evidence that this common agrochemical is being ingested by free-ranging animals.  more...
Scientists find evidence of 27 new viruses in bees
Published: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:24:15 EDT
Description: An international team of researchers has discovered evidence of 27 previously unknown viruses in bees. The finding could help scientists design strategies to prevent the spread of viral pathogens among these important pollinators.  more...
The sounds of climate change
Published: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:02:03 EDT
Description: Researchers describe a way to quickly sift through thousands of hours of field recordings to estimate when songbirds arrive at their Arctic breeding grounds. Their research could be applied to any dataset of animal vocalizations to understand how migratory animals are responding to climate change.  more...
Gene-edited pigs are resistant to billion-dollar virus
Published: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:01:39 EDT
Description: Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code. Tests with the virus -- called Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, or PRRS -- found the pigs do not become infected at all. The animals show no signs that the change in their DNA has had any other impact on their health or wellbeing.  more...
T. Rex couldn't stick out its tongue
Published: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:01:29 EDT
Description: Dinosaurs are often depicted as fierce creatures, baring their teeth, with tongues wildly stretching from their mouths like giant, deranged lizards. But new research reveals a major problem with this classic image: Dinosaurs couldn't stick out their tongues like lizards. Instead, their tongues were probably rooted to the bottoms of their mouths in a manner akin to alligators.  more...
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