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Researchers reveal that intensification of major oyster disease was due to evolving parasite, not just drought as previously thought.

New beetle-dwelling roundworm species discovered in Japan

A new species of nematode (roundworm), named Cryptaphelenchus abietis, was isolated from bark beetles from a dead log collected in Nagano, Japan. The females...

Dorsal navigation found in a flying insect

Sweat bees navigate through dark tropical forests guided by canopy patterns.

New beetle species discovered and named after iconic sci-fi heroines

Entomologists have discovered more than three dozen species of ambrosia beetles -- beetles that eat ambrosia fungus -- previously unknown to science.

Snails carrying the world’s smallest computer help solve mass extinction survivor mystery

More than 50 species of tree snail in the South Pacific Society Islands were wiped out following the introduction of an alien predatory snail...

Florida python hunters may have a new tool

Researchers have published a first- of-its-kind study that shows that near-infrared (NIR) spectrum cameras can help python hunters more effectively track down these invasive...

How the amphibians got their vertebrae

A group of ancient amphibians called temnospondyls evolved stiffer spinal columns to adapt to aquatic life, contrary to previous hypotheses, according to a new...

Infrared imaging leaves invasive pythons nowhere to hide

Researchers report that a near infrared camera helped people detect Burmese pythons at distances up to 1.3 times farther away than was possible using...

Sea snakes show their sensitive side to court potential mates

Decades of research has revealed the remarkable morphological adaptations of sea snakes to aquatic life, which include paddle-shaped tails, salt-excreting glands, and the ability...

Underwater ancient cypress forest offers clues to the past

Marine geologists and paleoclimatologists new research findings uncover new information about the underwater ancient cypress forest and the Gulf Coast's past.

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