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September 29, 2020

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Marine Biodiversity Reshuffles Under Warmer and Sea Ice-Free Pacific Arctic

Climate warming will alter marine community compositions as species are expected to shift poleward, significantly impacting the Arctic marine ...

Scientists Explaining How Diverse Species Coexist in Microbial Communities

Researchers use mathematical modeling to explore how species diversity in a bacterial community is affected when the nutrients the microbes depend upon are only seasonally ...

Paleontology: The Oldest Known Sperm Cells

An international team of paleontologists has discovered giant sperm cells in a 100-million year-old female ostracod preserved in a sample of amber. Clearly, the tiny crustacean had mated shortly ...

Dams Exacerbate the Consequences of Climate Change on River Fish

A potential response of river fish to environmental changes is to colonize new habitats. But what happens when dams and weirs restrict their movement? And are native and alien species similarly ...
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New Fossil Ape Discovered in India

A 13-million-year-old fossil unearthed in northern India comes from a newly discovered ape, the earliest known ancestor of the modern-day gibbon. The discovery fills a major void in the ape fossil ...

Lost Frogs Rediscovered With Environmental DNA

Scientists have detected signs of a frog listed extinct and not seen since 1968, using an innovative technique to locate declining and missing species in two regions of ...

Protected Areas Can 'Double' Imperilled Species Populations

Many endangered mammal species are dependent on protected areas, and would likely vanish without them. Despite the success of protected areas, their popularity as a go-to conservation tool has ...

New Species of Freshwater Crustacea Found in the Hottest Place on Earth

A new species of freshwater Crustacea has been discovered during an expedition of the desert Lut, known as the hottest place on ...

Common Species Mirror Rare Animals' Response to Global Change

A study of more than 2,000 species reveals animal populations around the world - from the very common to endangered species - are going up and down as global change alters land, sea and freshwater ...

Neglected for Over a Century, Black Sea Spider Crab Re-Described

Even though recognized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Macropodia czernjawskii spider crab was ignored by scientists (even by its namesake, 19th-century biologist Vladimir Czernyavsky) in the regional ...

Songbirds Reduce Reproduction to Help Survive Drought

New research suggests tropical songbirds in both the Old and New Worlds reduce reproduction during severe droughts, and this - somewhat surprisingly -- may actually increase their survival ...

Life in a Nutshell: New Species Found in the Carapace of Late Cretaceous Marine Turtle

Scientists have identified a new ichnospecies from the shell of an extinct marine turtle fossil, the first known species coexisting on living marine ...

New Species of Cretaceous Brittle Star Named in Honor of Nightwish Vocalist

Palaeontologists have discovered a previously unknown species of brittle star that lived in the shallow, warm sea which covered parts of the present-day Netherlands at the end of the Dinosaur Era. ...

Australia's Wish List of Exotic Pets

Unsustainable trade of species is the major pathway for the introduction of invasive alien species at distant localities at higher frequencies. It is also a major driver of over-exploitation of wild ...

Native Hawaiian Tiger Cowries Eat Alien Invasive Species

Researchers have discovered the Hawaiian tiger cowrie is a voracious predator of sponges. Among preferred sponge prey is the invasive Orange Keyhole sponge (Mycale ...

Where Lions Operate, Grazers Congregate ... Provided Food Is Great

Meals are typically family affairs for zebras, gazelles, cape buffalo and other grazing species in the African Serengeti, but in one of the first studies of its kind, ecologists have found grazing ...

Snowshoe Hare Carcasses Feed More Then the Usual Suspects

What do lynx, flying squirrels, ravens, and wolverines have in common? They will all scavenge from snowshoe hare carcasses under the right conditions, according to ecologists. And they're not ...

Strianassa Lerayi Anker, New Shrimp Species from Panama's Coiba National Park

Last year's expedition, part of the project to compare microbiomes of animals in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, resulted in the discovery of several new animal genera including a new species ...

New Species of Dinosaur Discovered on Isle of Wight

A new study by palaeontologists suggests four bones recently found on the Isle of Wight belong to new species of theropod dinosaur, the group that includes Tyrannosaurus rex and modern-day ...

How Boundaries Become Bridges in Evolution

The mechanisms that make organisms locally fit and those responsible for change are distinct and occur sequentially in ...

New Study Confirms the Power of Deinosuchus and Its 'Teeth the Size of Bananas'

A new study, revisiting fossil specimens from the enormous crocodylian, Deinosuchus, has confirmed that the beast had teeth 'the size of bananas,' capable to take down even the very largest ...

Updating Turing's Model of Pattern Formation

New research revisits the Turing instability mechanism; proving mathematically how the instabilities which give rise to patterns can occur through simple reactions, and in widely varied environmental ...

New Guinea Has the World's Richest Island Flora

New Guinea is the most floristically diverse island in the world, an international collaboration has shown. The study presents a list of almost 14,000 plant species, compiled from online catalogues ...

Are Vultures Spreaders of Microbes That Put Human Health at Risk?

A new analysis examines whether bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that are present in wild vultures cause disease in the birds, and whether vultures play a role in spreading or preventing ...

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