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Watch: Snake takes a ride on moving car in Australia

1 week ago from UPI

An Australian family shared video of their unusual encounter with a snake that slithered out from under the hood of their car while they were driving.

Computer games for fish uncover why some prey lead and others follow

1 week ago from Physorg

For the first time, researchers have shed new light on the evolution of different social roles within animal groups by exploring how fish predators target and attack groups of virtual...

Of Mice and Microgravity: How Spacefaring Rodents Adapt to Life in Space (Video)

1 week ago from Space.com

Mice on Earth may like running in wheels, but mice in space apparently take advantage of the microgravity to run in circles by bouncing off the walls.

Tiger Woods' backup putter sells for nearly $89K at auction

1 week ago from UPI

Tiger Woods' backup putter from the 2000 season sold for $88,809.60 at an auction.

Watch: 'Unicorn' sheep purchased with two cases of beer

1 week ago from UPI

An Australian man said he used two cases of beer as a bartering tool to rescue a unique "unicorn" sheep from the slaughter.

Bacton sand martins return to cliff burrows after nets removed

The birds' nesting sites were blocked when netting was installed.

World's Rarest Giant Turtle Loses Last Known Female, All But Guaranteeing Extinction

1 week ago from Live Science

The world's last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle died one day after a failed artificial insemination in China.

Rare, endangered softshell turtle dies at China's Suzhou Zoo

1 week ago from UPI

A rare softshell turtle has moved closer to extinction after the last known female of its kind died over the weekend at a China zoo.

Study: Phenols in purple corn fight diabetes, obesity, inflammation in mouse cells

1 week ago from Physorg

Scientists at the University of Illinois have developed new hybrids of purple corn containing different combinations of phytochemicals that may fight obesity, inflammation and diabetes, a new study in mice...

Novel approach promises ready access to hard-to-study proteins

1 week ago from Science Blog

DNA and the genome, we know, provide the blueprint for life. But it is the proteins made according to the genome’s instructions that are the nuts and bolts of living...

Look: Animal control rescues baby owl from resident's porch

1 week ago from UPI

Animal control officers in New Jersey said an unusual call for an "owl on the porch" led to the rescue of an apparently abandoned great horned owl baby.

Some fire ant colonies are ruled by multiple queens

1 week ago from UPI

Researchers have discovered colonies of tropical fire ants, insects native to Florida and coastal Georgia, living under the rule of multiple queens.

Scientists use eBird data to propose optimal bird conservation plan

1 week ago from Physorg

A new paper published today in the journal Nature Communications shows a blueprint for conserving enough habitat to protect the populations of almost one-third of the warblers, orioles, tanagers, and...

Entomologists uncover Florida fire ant matriarchy

1 week ago from Physorg

In most colonies, ants work in service of a single reproductive queen, but that's not always the way ant societies function.

Could climate change cause infertility?

1 week ago from Physorg

The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light on how spermatogenesis in insects is...

Neurobiologists annotate critical neuronal proteins in lamprey genome

1 week ago from Physorg

The lamprey, an eel-like primitive vertebrate, is a popular organism for neurobiology studies because it has a relatively simple nervous system. It is of particular interest to those studying spinal...

Diet during development affects mating habits, insect study shows

1 week ago from Science Daily

An animal's choice of mating partner can be influenced by what it eats during its sexual development, a study of insects has shown.

Cell-type specific mechanism for formation and retrieval of cocaine-associated memories

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have revealed neuronal mechanisms underlying the formation and retrieval of cocaine use-associated memories. Their research sheds light on how drug addiction develops and reveals pathways that can be exploited...

Sharks more vulnerable than originally thought

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study reveals in excess of 2.5 million sharks are caught annually in the South West Indian Ocean - 73% more than officially reported. Experts say that similar underreporting...

Entomologists uncover Florida fire ant matriarchy

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found colonies of tropical fire ants, native to Florida and coastal Georgia, that thrive with multiple queens and in close proximity to single-queen colonies of the same species.

What happens in the bodies of ALS patients?

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have now discovered that interactions between RNA-binding proteins are more critical to ALS pathogenesis than previously thought.

Cell biology: The complexity of division by two

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified a novel protein that plays a crucial role in the formation of the mitotic spindle, which is essential for correct segregation of a full set of chromosomes...

Scientists use eBird data to propose optimal bird conservation plan

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new article shows a blueprint for conserving enough habitat to protect the populations of almost one-third of the warblers, orioles, tanagers, and other birds that migrate among the Americas...

The history of humanity in your face

1 week ago from Science Daily

The face you see in the mirror is the result of millions of years of evolution and reflects the most distinctive features that we use to identify and recognize each...

Scientists print first 3D heart using patient's biological materials

1 week ago from Science Daily

In a major medical breakthrough, researchers have 'printed' the world's first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient's own cells and biological materials.

RNA transport in neurons: Staufen2 detects its target transcripts in a complex manner

1 week ago from Science Daily

A team of scientists has discovered that the neuronal transport factor Staufen2 scans and binds to its target transcripts in a much more complex manner than previously thought. RNA is...

Grânulos de vidro ajudam robôs a entregar minúsculas quantidades de reagentes

1 week ago from C&EN

ChemBeads oferece dosagem em microgramas de reagentes sólidos para rastreio de reação de alta produtividade

Novel approach promises ready access to hard-to-study proteins

1 week ago from Physorg

DNA and the genome, we know, provide the blueprint for life. But it is the proteins made according to the genome's instructions that are the nuts and bolts of living...