More ‘heatwave’ summers will affect animals

More ‘heatwave’ summers will affect animals

On

More ‘heatwave’ summers will affect animals Heatwaves similar to those experienced in Europe in 2018 can have a very negative impact on animals. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that overheated birds have smaller offspring, and that those that…

Advertisements

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide

On

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide More and more rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe — triggering both wet and dry records, a new study shows. Yet there are big differences between regions: The central and Eastern…

‘Pest-controlling’ bats could help save rainforests

‘Pest-controlling’ bats could help save rainforests

On

‘Pest-controlling’ bats could help save rainforests A new study shows that several species of bats are giving Madagascar’s rice farmers a vital pest control service by feasting on plagues of insects. And this, a zoologist at the University of Cambridge believes, can…

Study links frequent red meat consumption to high levels of chemical associated with heart disease: Findings reveal tripling of blood levels of TMAO from red meat diet, but dietary effects can be reversed

On

Study links frequent red meat consumption to high levels of chemical associated with heart disease: Findings reveal tripling of blood levels of TMAO from red meat diet, but dietary effects can be reversed Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat…

Online game trains players how to sort waste correctly

On

Online game trains players how to sort waste correctly A simple online game can teach people to more accurately sort waste — with lasting results, a new UBC study has found. Study participants who played the game developed by UBC researchers received…

How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds? New study finds both positive and negative impacts possible

On

How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds? New study finds both positive and negative impacts possible Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it…

Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years

Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years

On

Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that humans are…

Smelling the forest not the trees: Why animals are better at sniffing complex smells

Smelling the forest not the trees: Why animals are better at sniffing complex smells

On

Smelling the forest not the trees: Why animals are better at sniffing complex smells Animals are much better at smelling a complex “soup” of odorants rather than a single pure ingredient, a new study by the University of Sussex has revealed. Complex…

Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays

Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays

On

Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays Iridescence is responsible for some of the most striking visual displays in the animal kingdom. Now, thanks to a new study of feathers from almost 100 modern bird species, scientists…

The fauna in the Antarctica is threatened by pathogens humans spread in polar latitudes: When the human species infects other living beings

On

The fauna in the Antarctica is threatened by pathogens humans spread in polar latitudes: When the human species infects other living beings The new study, which detected bacteria from humans in the genus Salmonella and Campylobacter in Antarctic and Subantarctic marine birds,…

The privacy risks of compiling mobility data: Merging different types of location-stamped data can make it easier to discern users’ identities, even when the data is anonymized

On

The privacy risks of compiling mobility data: Merging different types of location-stamped data can make it easier to discern users’ identities, even when the data is anonymized A new study by MIT researchers finds that the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized…

Damning evidence of dam’s impacts on rainforest birds: A 30-year old hydroelectric project in Thailand has caused rainforest bird communities to collapse

On

Damning evidence of dam’s impacts on rainforest birds: A 30-year old hydroelectric project in Thailand has caused rainforest bird communities to collapse A study by an international team of conservation scientists found that a dam built in Thailand 31 years ago has…

Interventions in dog populations could reduce rabies in rural China

On

Interventions in dog populations could reduce rabies in rural China Domestic dogs play a key role in the transmission and expansion of rabies in rural areas of China, according to a study published December 6 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by…

Natural compound 2HF treats leishmaniasis infections, study finds

Natural compound 2HF treats leishmaniasis infections, study finds

On

Natural compound 2HF treats leishmaniasis infections, study finds Current treatment options for the parasitic disease leishmaniasis are largely ineffective, expensive, and tend to be plagued by resistant parasites and side effects. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have showed that…

Flint, Michigan lead crisis should have buried the city in water bottles. So, why didn’t it? Study calls for dealing with waste before it burdens an emergency response

Flint, Michigan lead crisis should have buried the city in water bottles. So, why didn’t it? Study calls for dealing with waste before it burdens an emergency response

On

Flint, Michigan lead crisis should have buried the city in water bottles. So, why didn’t it? Study calls for dealing with waste before it burdens an emergency response One hundred thousand residents of Flint, Michigan could only use water from bottles or…