Butterfly numbers down by two thirds

Meadows adjacent to high-intensity agricultural areas are home to less than half the number of butterfly species than areas in nature preserves. The number...

A mating war in diving beetles has stopped the evolution of species

In nature, males eager attempts to mate with females can be so extreme that they will harm females. Such negative impact of mating interactions...

Biodiversity patterns in Antarctic Dry Valleys

'Surprisingly, we found that biotic, or living, interactions are crucial in shaping biodiversity patterns even in the extreme ecosystems of the Antarctic Dry Valleys.'

US indoor climate most similar to northeast African outdoors

Americans are most comfortable when their indoor climate is like the northeast African outdoors -- warm and relatively dry.

Supercomputer simulations shed light on how liquid drops combine

High performance computing has revealed in detail how liquid droplets combine, in a development with applications such as improving 3D printing technologies or the...

Coral reefs near equator less affected by ocean warming

Ocean warming is threatening coral reefs globally, with persistent thermal stress events degrading coral reefs worldwide, but a new study has found that corals...

How fluid viscosity affects earthquake intensity

Scientists have demonstrated that the viscosity of fluids present in faults has a direct effect on the intensity of earthquakes.

Local extinction of Southern California mountain lions possible within 50 years

Two isolated mountain lion populations in southern California's Santa Ana and Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of local extinction, perhaps as soon as...

The recent spread of coyotes across North America did not doom deer populations

Coyotes eat deer, but not enough to limit the deer population at a large scale. A new study of deer numbers across the eastern...

Wildlife tourism may negatively affect African elephants’ behavior

Increasing numbers of tourists are interested in observing wildlife such as African elephants, and income generated from tourism potentially aids in the protection of...

Latest news

Popular Articles

A helluva handover: What Donald Trump’s appointments reveal about his incoming administration

HOLED up in Trump Tower, the New York citadel he seems reluctant to leave, Donald Trump detected a tsunami of excitement in the national...

Conservative civil war brews over climate policies.

U.S. EPA boss Scott Pruitt is under fire from some conservatives who think he's playing it safe. Photo courtesy of @EPAScottPruitt via Twitter. Infighting over...

Global warming may explain Arctic's green ice

New York, March 31 (IANS) Global warming may be responsible for massive blooms of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea and more blooms in the...

Volcanic eruptions examiner

Volcanologists spent two weeks collecting samples from Yasur, a continuously erupting volcano on Tanna, an island in the remote South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu,...