Data on blue whales off California helps protect their distant relatives

A research team has found a way to translate their knowledge of blue whales off California and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to...

Skin microbe diversity can vary with forest type and habitat in Brazilian frogs

The diversity of microbes on the skin of frog species in Brazil's Atlantic Forest can vary with habitat, according to a new study.

Think the tick threat grows with the grass? Not necessarily!

Scientists report on their quest to get to the bottom of a common assumption about the urban landscape: ticks like long grass. In 144...

Isolating blood-feeding and non-biting genes in mosquitoes

Researchers have taken the first step on a path that eventually could result in female mosquitoes that no longer bite and spread diseases. A...

Dengue mosquito is Queensland’s biggest threat for spreading Zika virus

Researchers have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus in...

Can Florida mosquitoes transmit new strains of painful chikungunya virus?

Researchers used a baseline comparison of infection and transmission rates of Florida mosquitoes to those from the Dominican Republic, a region associated with numerous...

Prioritized list of invasive alien species threatening the UK’s environment

More species urgently need to be considered for inclusion on the EU’s ‘List of Invasive Alien Species of Union Concern’, stresses a new study.

Genome of Fall Armyworm decoded: Moth pest is invading Africa

As part of an international consortium, researchers have sequenced one of the first genomes of a moth from the superfamily Noctuoidea: Spodoptera frugiperda, or...

Medicinal mushroom discovered in Thailand

A species of medicinal mushroom was recorded for the first time in Thailand. Scientists also report the first assessment of the optimum conditions needed...

Novel avian species: 10 new bird taxa in islands of Wallacea

A research team found five bird species and five subspecies new to science in three small island groups off Sulawesi, Indonesia. The islands are...

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