New frog species discovered

An international team of researchers have identified and described two new frog species.

‘Intensive’ beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases

More 'intensive' beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, new research suggests.

Avian malaria behind drastic decline of London’s iconic sparrow?

London's house sparrows (Passer domesticus) have plummeted by 71% since 1995, with new research suggesting avian malaria could be to blame.

Smells like love…to sea lampreys

Some people are drawn to cologne; others are attracted to perfume. When it comes to sea lampreys, however, spermine smells like love. Spermine, an...

Bonobo diet of aquatic greens may hold clues to human evolution

Observations of bonobos in the Congo basin foraging in swamps for aquatic herbs rich in iodine, a critical nutrient for brain development and higher...

Corals in Singapore likely to survive sea-level rise

Marine scientists found that coral species in Singapore's sedimented and turbid waters are unlikely to be impacted by accelerating sea-level rise.

Former war refugee maps habitat for West African bird

A former war refugee has projected the geographic distribution of a West African bird through 2050.

Playing ‘tag’: Tracking movement of young oysters

A new publication investigates the use of a fluorescent dye to track movements of young oysters. The publication provides new knowledge on methods for...

Heat kills invasive jumping worm cocoons, could help limit spread

New research shows that temperatures of about 100 degrees Fahrenheit kill the cocoons of invasive jumping worms. That's good news for ecologists and horticulturalists...

Human migration in Oceania recreated through paper mulberry genetics

The migration and interaction routes of prehistoric humans throughout the islands of Oceania can be retraced using genetic differences between paper mulberry plants, a...

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