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Genes linked to sex ratio and male fertility in mice
Published: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:21:49 EDT
Description: Researchers find genes that help maintain the 50-50 balance between male and female offspring in mice -- and that have major implications for male infertility.  more...
Newly discovered virus infects bald eagles across America
Published: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:06:12 EDT
Description: Researchers have discovered a previously unknown virus infecting nearly a third of America's bald eagle population. Scientists found the virus while searching for the cause of Wisconsin River Eagle Syndrome, an enigmatic disease endemic to bald eagles near the Lower Wisconsin River. The newly identified bald eagle hepacivirus, or BeHV, may contribute to the fatal disease, which causes eagles to stumble and have seizures.  more...
Stranded whales detected from space
Published: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:11:14 EDT
Description: A new technique for analysing satellite images may help scientists detect and count stranded whales from space. Researchers tested a new detection method using Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite images of the biggest mass stranding of baleen whales yet recorded. It is hoped that in the future the technique will lead to real-time information as stranding events happen.  more...
First scientific description of elusive bird illuminates plight of Borneo's forests
Published: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:10:49 EDT
Description: Scientists surveying the birdlife of Borneo have discovered a startling surprise: an undescribed species of bird, which has been named the spectacled flowerpecker. While scientists and birdwatchers have previously glimpsed the small, gray bird in lowland forests around the island, the Smithsonian team is the first to capture and study it, resulting in its formal scientific description as a new species.  more...
Museums put ancient DNA to work for wildlife
Published: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:22:29 EDT
Description: Scientists who are trying to save species at the brink of extinction are finding help in an unexpected place. Researchers increasingly are embracing the power of ancient DNA from old museum specimens to answer questions about climate change, habitat loss and other stresses on surviving populations.  more...
Scientists discover new species of wasp-mimicking praying mantis
Published: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:52:35 EDT
Description: Biologists have described a new species of praying mantis that displays the first documented example of conspicuous mimicking of a wasp among praying mantises.  more...
Sexual selection alone could spark formation of new species
Published: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:12:49 EDT
Description: Because of imprinted preferences, strawberry poison frog females mate more with similar colored males, and less with differently colored males. Over time, the behavior could lead to two color types becoming separate species.  more...
Respiratory diseases linked with high blood pressure in lungs
Published: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:36:37 EDT
Description: Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. When tiny vessels in the lungs become narrowed or blocked, it becomes harder for blood to flow through and can cause the heart to weaken or fail.  more...
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain
Published: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:30:15 EDT
Description: A study has now found that a type of opsin known as neuropsin is expressed in the hair follicles of mice and synchronize the skin's circadian clock to the light-dark cycle, independent of the eyes or brain. Researchers now want to see if skin heals better if it's exposed to certain types of light.  more...
Warmer nights prompt forest birds to lay eggs earlier in spring
Published: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:46:16 EDT
Description: Rising night-time temperatures are causing woodland birds to build nests and lay eggs earlier in springtime, research shows.  more...
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