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Wristband samplers show similar chemical exposure across three continents

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have deployed chemicals to individuals on three continents, they found that no two wristbands had identical chemical detections. But the same 14 chemicals were detected in more than 50...

These Otters Are Popular Pets in Asia. That May Be Their Undoing.

1 day ago from NY Times Science

Asian small-clawed otters are increasingly popular as novelty pets, particularly in Japan. Now international trade in the species may be banned.

NFL Draft 2019: Several teams trying to trade for Cardinals' No. 1 pick

1 day ago from UPI

Several teams have contacted the Arizona Cardinals regarding a possible trade for their No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Neonics hinder bees' ability to fend off deadly mites, study reveals

1 day ago from Physorg

A University of Guelph study is the first to uncover the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bees' ability to groom and rid themselves of deadly mites.

Neonics hinder bees' ability to fend off deadly mites

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study is the first to uncover the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bees' ability to groom and rid themselves of deadly mites.

Using their immunity, Ebola survivors play special role in Congo outbreak

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Dozens of survivors are providing care — and much-needed human contact — to some of the littlest victims of the second-worst Ebola epidemic on record.

Cubs' David Bote hits walk-off single; flies to Colorado for baby's birth

1 day ago from UPI

Chicago Cubs infielder David Bote beat the Arizona Diamondbacks with a walk-off single before bolting from Wrigley Field for the delivery of his third child.

Sand tiger sharks return to shipwrecks off N.C. coast

1 day ago from Science Daily

A study reveals shipwrecks off North Carolina's coast are important habitats for sand tiger sharks, whose population plummeted in the 1980 and 1990s. Photos taken months and even years apart...

Island lizards are expert sunbathers, and researchers find it's slowing their evolution

1 day ago from Science Daily

If you've ever spent some time in the Caribbean, you might have noticed that humans are not the only organisms soaking up the sun. Anoles -- diminutive little tree lizards...

Watch: Firefighters find 11-foot alligator in Miami neighborhood

1 day ago from UPI

Firefighter sin Florida said they stopped to help what appeared to be an unconscious person late at night and discovered it was actually an 11-foot alligator.

Trumps host 141st White House Easter Egg Roll

1 day ago from UPI

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted about 30,000 people at the White House Monday for 141st White House Easter Egg Roll.

How does wildlife fare after fires?

1 day ago from Physorg

Fire ecologists and wildlife specialists at La Trobe University have made key discoveries in how wildlife restores itself after bushfires, and what Australian conservationists can do to assist the process.

Mixing grass varieties may reduce insect infestations in lawns

1 day ago from Physorg

A simple change in the choice of grass varieties for many lawns in the United States could be a key tool for fending off fall armyworm infestations, according to new...

Island lizards are expert sunbathers, and researchers find it's slowing their evolution

1 day ago from Physorg

If you've ever spent some time in the Caribbean, you might have noticed that humans are not the only organisms soaking up the sun. Anoles—diminutive little tree lizards—spend much of...

Sand tiger sharks return to shipwrecks off N.C. coast

1 day ago from Physorg

Photos taken months, and in some cases years, apart by scuba divers show female sand tiger sharks returning to the same shipwrecks off the North Carolina coast, a new study...

How does wildlife fare after fires?

1 day ago from Science Daily

Fire ecologists and wildlife specialists have made key discoveries in how wildlife restores itself after bushfires, and what conservationists can do to assist the process.

DNA is managed like climbers' rope to help keep tangles at bay

1 day ago from Science Daily

Scientists have uncovered a process in cells that prevents DNA from becoming tangled, which resembles a method used to control climbers' ropes.

Mixing grass varieties may reduce insect infestations in lawns

1 day ago from Science Daily

A simple change in the choice of grass varieties for lawns of St. Augustinegrass could be a key tool for fending off fall armyworm infestations, according to new research. While...

Giant tortoise migration follows upredictable pattern

1 day ago from UPI

When researchers tracked the migration patterns of Galapagos giant tortoises, they found the reptiles' movements are weakly associated with climate conditions.

Artificial receptor distinguishes between male and female hormones

1 day ago from Physorg

Chemists at Tokyo Tech's Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science have designed and developed a capsule-shaped synthetic receptor that can distinguish between male and female steroid hormones. Namely, the receptor...

DNA managed like climbing rope to avoid knots

1 day ago from Physorg

A process that cells use to unravel knotted strands of DNA – resembling a method used to control climbing ropes – has been uncovered by scientists.

Marine Skin dives deeper for better monitoring

1 day ago from Physorg

A new and greatly improved version of an electronic tag, called Marine Skin, used for monitoring marine animals could revolutionize our ability to study sea life and its natural environment,...

Sustainable way to increase seed oil yield in crops

1 day ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a sustainable way to demonstrate a new genetic modification that can increase the yield of natural oil in seeds by up to 15% in laboratory conditions.

Mechanism of a protein upon infection of the 'Fasciola hepatica'

1 day ago from Science Daily

The study also validated ten reference genes in sheep that allow for studying how the immune system behaves when facing this disease.

Biomimetics: Artificial receptor distinguishes between male and female hormones

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have revealed that an artificial receptor preferentially binds male steroid hormones from a mixture of male and female hormones in water. Based on their findings, they...

'Longevity gene' responsible for more efficient DNA repair

1 day ago from Physorg

Explorers have dreamt for centuries of a Fountain of Youth, with healing waters that rejuvenate the old and extend life indefinitely.

Lilly recruits Avidity Biosciences to develop antibody-oligonucleotide conjugates

2 days ago from C&EN

Avidity's technology will help the duo get RNA therapies to immune cells

Immigration accounted for almost half of U.S. growth in 2018

2 days ago from UPI

People moving from other countries made up almost half of the U.S. population growth in 2018, according to estimates released recently by the U.S. census.