Animals & Plants

Scientists prove insects also feel chronic pain for the first time

Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new study proves for the first time that insects also experience chronic pain...

Friend or foe? Fun facts about sharks

Sharks often get a bad rap, even though most species are harmless to humans, says Katherine Maslenikov, manager of the UW Fish Collection at...

Scientists discover the ancestor of the great white shark

The unique tooth structure of the great white shark gives new insights into its origin Mackerel sharks (Lamniformes) are a group consisting of some of...

Hundreds of sharks and rays tangled in plastic waste

Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world's oceans, new research shows. University of Exeter scientists scoured existing published...

Climbing the social ladder is a ruff business for dogs, study shows

Climbing the social ladder is a ruff business for dogs, new research shows. Top dogs in a pack are known to assert their dominance, but...

Scientists discover how plants breathe

Scientists have discovered how plants create networks of air channels - the lungs of the leaf - to transport carbon dioxide (CO2) to their...
Wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat

Wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat

We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a recent study has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds...

How in times of trouble animals also stand together

Faced with potential violence from rival factions, dwarf mongoose groupmates pull together and behave more co-operatively, according to recent study Conflict between rival groups is...

Dogs have evolved new muscles around the eyes to better communicate with humans, says...

Dogs have evolved new muscles around the eyes to better communicate with humans. New research comparing the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves suggests...

What drives Yellowstone’s massive elk migrations

Yellowstone’s migrating elk use climate cues, like melting snow and greening grasses, to decide when to migrate. Every spring, tens of thousands of elk follow...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

These two common foods linked to most heart disease, stroke, diabetes

It is known that a diet high in salt and processed meat can bring lots of harms to people’s health. In a recent study, researchers...