Animals & Plants

Panda love spreads to benefit the planet

Panda love spreads to benefit the planet

Loving pandas isn't just a feel-good activity. Recent Michigan State University (MSU) work shows China's decades of defending panda turf have been good not just...
Algae

Algae: The final frontier

Algae dominate the oceans that cover nearly three-quarters of our planet, and produce half of the oxygen that we breathe. And yet fewer than 10...
Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian alive

Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian alive

Researchers have determined that the fossils of an extinct species from the Triassic Period are the long-missing link that connects Kermit the Frog's amphibian...
New tool helps pick puppies most suited to guide dog training

New tool helps pick puppies most suited to guide dog training

Animal behavior experts at the University of Nottingham have developed a new tool which can be used to predict a young dog's likelihood of...
Emperor Penguin is in Serious Danger Due to Climate Change

Emperor Penguin is in Serious Danger Due to Climate Change

Emperor penguins colonies that exist today will face devastating declines by the end of this century If projections for melting Antarctic sea ice through 2100...
How can you tell deep-sea octopuses apart

How can you tell deep-sea octopuses apart?

It's usually pretty easy for dedicated scientists with years of experience to tell two species of their favorite organism apart, be it squirrels or...
How the Galapagos Cormorant Lost Its Ability to Fly?

How the Galapagos Cormorant Lost Its Ability to Fly?

The flightless cormorant is one of a diverse array of animals that live on the Galapagos Islands, which piqued Charles Darwin's scientific curiosity in...
Scientists discover how some pigs cope in cold climates

Scientists discover how some pigs cope in cold climates

A new paper in the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology revealed that pig breeds such as Tibetan pigs and Min pigs use a unique method to...
New Glassfrog Species Carries Its Heart on Its Skin

New Glassfrog Species Carries Its Heart on Its Skin

In the Neotropics, there is a whole group of so-called glassfrogs that amaze with their transparent skin covering their bellies and showing their organs...
How do blind cavefish find their way

How do blind cavefish find their way?

The answer could be in their bones. Imagine living in perpetual darkness in an alien world where you have to find food quickly by touch...

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