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Drone footage reveals social secrets of killer whales

Killer whales have complex social structures including close "friendships", according to a new study that used drones to film the animals. The findings show that...

More than 70% of world’s sharks died 19 million years ago

Researchers have discovered a massive die-off of sharks roughly 19 million years ago. It came at a period in history when there were more than...

Plants get a faster start to their day than we think

To describe something as slow and boring we say it's "like watching grass grow", but scientists studying the early morning activity of plants have...

Puppies are born ready to communicate with people, study shows

Dogs may have earned the title "man's best friend" because of how good they are at interacting with people. Those social skills may be present...

Scientists find best strawberries to grow in hot locations

It's strawberry season in many parts of the U.S, and supermarkets are teeming with these fresh heart-shaped treats. Although the bright red, juicy fruit can...

North American and Eurasian horses are genetically connected through Bering Land Bridge, shows study

A new study of ancient DNA from horse fossils found in North America and Eurasia shows that horse populations on the two continents remained...

This plant compound may help pancreatic cancer patients

In a new study from the Translational Genomics Research Institute, researchers found a compound derived from the thunder god vine is able to kill...

Scientists find you can pass COVID-19 to your cat

In a new study from the University of Glasgow, researchers found that people can pass COVID-19 on to their cats. They used in-depth genetic analyses...

Dogs can sniff out COVID-19 with impressive accuracy

In a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, researchers found that specially trained detection dogs can sniff out COVID-19-positive samples with 96% accuracy. They...

How do birds breathe so efficiently?

New findings offer potential to enhance flow engineering. Birds breathe with greater efficiency than humans because of the structure of their lungs --looped airways that...