Animals & Plants

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...
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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,...
Young birds less honest when competing against siblings

Young birds less honest when competing against siblings

Chicks that are competing with siblings or whose parents are likely to die or switch partners tend to be less honest when begging for...
Drones can speed up and scale up plant research

Drones can speed up and scale up plant research

Long-term, broad-scale ecological data are critical to plant research, but often impossible to collect on foot. Traditional data-collection methods can be time consuming or dangerous,...
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Plants cheat too: A new species of fungus-parasitizing orchid

Plants usually produce their own nutrients by using sun energy, but not all of them! A new 'cheater' species of orchid from Japan, lives...
Cave painting Higgs Bison

Ice Age cave art reveals new European bison species (Higgs Bison)

In a recent ancient DNA research, scientists find that Ice Age cave artists recorded a previously unknown hybrid species of bison and cattle in...
shepherdia buffaloberry

Buffaloberry may be the next super fruit, says study

Shepherdia, commonly called buffaloberry or bullberry, is a type of red berry with a sour taste. In a recent study conducted by The Ohio State...

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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...

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...

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

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
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...