Animals & Plants

Bird poop cools the Arctic atmosphere

Who knew? Bird poop cools the Arctic atmosphere

It turns out bird poop helps cool the Arctic. That's according to new research from Colorado State University atmospheric scientists, who are working to better...
Nile crocodiles

Human-eater Nile crocodiles may be Florida’s new invasive species

Spotting native alligators and crocodiles in Florida is common, but anyone who sees a large reptile may want to take a second look. Human-eaters that...
Competitive males are a blessing and a curse

Competitive males are a blessing and a curse, study reveals

Showy ornaments used by the male of the species in competition for mates, such as the long tail of a peacock or shaggy mane...
Pimm Ocampo Birds

Remote sensing data shows hundreds more species at risk of extinction

A new Duke University-led study finds that more than 200 bird species in 6 rapidly developing regions are at risk of extinction despite not...
Brazilian free-tailed bat

Scientists find the fastest flying mammal

When most people think of animals moving at high speed, they envision cheetahs or swiftly diving raptors. They can now add the Brazilian free-tailed...
Why do seabirds eat plastic

Why do seabirds eat plastic? The answer stinks

If it smells like food, and looks like food, it must be food, right? Not in the case of ocean-faring birds that are sometimes found...
Mobs are, sometimes, good

Mobs are, sometimes, good

Submitting to mob mentality is always a risky endeavor, for humans or hyenas. A new Michigan State University study focusing on the latter, though,...
Tracing the ivory trail

Tracing the ivory trail

More than 90% of ivory in large seized shipments came from elephants that died less than three years before, according to a new University...
Gombe Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee males court friends in high places

In the world of chimpanzees, being the alpha male definitely has its benefits and, as with humans, it's good to have powerful friends. A new...
zoos bear

Most mammals have a great life expectancy in zoos, says research

How long do animals live? Although the question seems trivial, it is not easy to answer - especially in the case of free-ranging animals,...

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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...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

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...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

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High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...