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Animals News -- ScienceDaily Updated Wed, 11 Dec 2019 16:39:21 EST
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Mountain goats' air conditioning is failing, study says
Published: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:56:47 EST
Description: A new study says Glacier National Park's iconic mountain goats are in dire need of 'air conditioning.'  more...
A new early whale, Aegicetus gehennae, and the evolution of modern whale locomotion
Published: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:56:28 EST
Description: A newly discovered fossil whale represents a new species and an important step in the evolution of whale locomotion.  more...
Deciphering the equations of life
Published: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:56:40 EST
Description: Research has resulted in a set of equations that describes and predicts commonalities across life despite its enormous diversity. The new theory allows predictions for organisms that might not be well understood by science.  more...
Study sheds light on 'overlooked' bee species
Published: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:56:33 EST
Description: The UK's first citizen science project focusing on solitary, ground-nesting bees has revealed that they nest in a far broader range of habitats than previously thought.  more...
Illumination drives bats out of caves
Published: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:03:22 EST
Description: Researchers have investigated how the illumination of bat caves affects the animals' behavior and whether the color of light makes a difference on their flight. Although red light irritates the small mammals somewhat less than white light, from the researchers' point of view neither the entrance nor the interior of bat caves should be illuminated if bats are present.  more...
Why polar bears at sea have higher pollution levels than those staying on land
Published: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:35:39 EST
Description: As the climate changes, myriad animal populations are being impacted. In particular, Arctic sea-ice is in decline, causing polar bears in the Barents Sea region to alter their feeding and hunting habits. Bears that follow sea-ice to offshore areas have higher pollutant levels than those staying on land -- but why? A new study reports the likely reasons.  more...
'Invisible,' restricted horse racing therapy may leave a trail
Published: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:19:28 EST
Description: Shockwave therapy is used in both horses and humans to speed healing, but it can also mask pain. For the first time veterinarians have identified several biomarkers of the treatment, the use of which is restricted in horse racing.  more...
Spying on hippos with drones to help conservation efforts
Published: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:17:17 EST
Description: A new study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species' population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.  more...
Killer whale grandmothers boost survival of calves
Published: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:13:39 EST
Description: New research finds that killer whale grandmothers who were no longer able to reproduce had the biggest beneficial impact on the survival chances of their grand-offspring. This may be because grandmothers without calves of their own are free to focus time and resources on the latest generation, the researchers suggest.  more...
Scientists at the California Academy of Sciences describe 71 new species in 2019
Published: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:58:18 EST
Description: From geckos to goblin spiders, flowering plants, and Mediterranean ants -- spanning five continents and three oceans -- these 71 new species described by Academy scientists grow Earth's tree of life.  more...
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