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July 1, 2023

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European Bird Communities Move to Cooler Areas, but Mountain Ranges and Coastlines 'Control the Traffic'

A recent study shows that European bird communities have shifted northeastward in the past 30 years. These shifts are faced with obstacles such as mountain ranges and coastlines. Overall, bird communities are moving towards cooler areas but not fast ...

Humans' Ancestors Survived the Asteroid Impact That Killed the Dinosaurs

A Cretaceous origin for placental mammals, the group that includes humans, dogs and bats, has been revealed by in-depth analysis of the fossil record, showing they co-existed with dinosaurs for a short time before the dinosaurs went ...

Conservation Policies Risk Damaging Global Biodiversity, Researchers Argue

Rewilding, organic farming and the 'nature friendly farming' measures included in some government conservation policies risk worsening the global biodiversity crisis by reducing how much food is produced in a region, driving up food imports and increasing environmental damage ...

The Speed of Life: A Zoo of Cells to Study Developmental Time

Researchers have used an unprecedented stem cell zoo to compare six different mammalian species and their developmental ...

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Researchers Successfully Induce Primate Oocytes in the Lab

The many types of cells in the human body are produced through the process of differentiation, in which stem cells are converted to more specialized types. Currently, it is challenging for ...

How a Drought Affects Trees Depends on What's Been Holding Them Back

Droughts can be good for trees. Certain trees, that is. Contrary to expectation, sometimes a record-breaking drought can increase tree growth. Why and where this happens is the subject of a new ...

Fossils of a Saber-Toothed Top Predator Reveal a Scramble for Dominance Leading Up to 'the Great Dying'

A tiger-sized saber-toothed creature called Inostrancevia has previously only been found in Russia. But scientists have discovered its fossils in South Africa, suggesting that it migrated 7,000 miles ...

Out of the Frying Pan: Coyotes, Bobcats Move Into Human-Inhabited Areas to Avoid Apex Predators -- Only to Be Killed by People

Conservationists have argued that the presence of wolves and other apex predators, so named because they have no known predators aside from people, can help keep smaller predator species in check. ...

Assessing Emotions in Wild Animals

A new study examines indicators of mental wellbeing in wild animals to improve conservation ...

Global Warming Puts Whales in the Southern Ocean on a Diet

In the autumn, when right whales swim towards the coasts of South Africa, they ought to be fat and stuffed full. But in recent years, they have become thinner because their food is disappearing with ...

Hammerhead Sharks Hold Their Breath on Deep Water Hunts to Stay Warm

Scalloped hammerhead sharks hold their breath to keep their bodies warm during deep dives into cold water where they hunt prey such as deep sea squids. This discovery provides important new insights ...

Invading Insect Could Transform Antarctic Soils

A tiny flightless midge which has colonized Antarctica's Signy Island is driving fundamental changes to the island's soil ecosystem, a study ...

African Rhinos Share Retroviruses Not Found in Asian Rhinos or Other Related Species

Rhinoceros belong to a mammalian order called odd-toed ungulates that also include horses and tapirs. They are found in Africa and Asia. Until recently, evidence suggested that throughout their ...

Kangaroo Island Ants 'Play Dead' to Avoid Predators

They're well known for their industrious work, but now a species of ant on Kangaroo Island is also showing that it is skilled at 'playing dead', a behavior that researchers believe is ...

'Zero Plant Extinction' Is Possible, Says Plant Ecologist

Like animals, many plant species are struggling to adapt to a human-dominated planet. However, plants are often overlooked in conservation efforts, even though they are cheaper and easier to protect ...


New Research Redefines Mammalian Tree of Life

Scientists from around the globe are using the largest mammalian genomic dataset in history to determine the evolutionary history of the human genome in the context of mammalian evolutionary history. ...

The Reasons Why Insect Numbers Are Decreasing

Researchers are investigating the causes and consequences of the worldwide insect decline as well as considering potential ...

One Famous Dog and a Powerful New Approach for Understanding Biology and Evolutionary History

Ever since scientists first read the complete genetic codes of creatures like fruit flies and humans more than two decades ago, the field of genomics has promised major leaps forward in understanding ...

Elephant Ecosystems in Decline

Global space for Asian elephant habitats has been in rapid decline since the 1700s, a new report reveals. More than 3 million square kilometers of the Asian elephant's historic habitat range has ...

Researchers Explore Techniques to Successfully Reintroduce Captive Birds Into the Wild

Studies show that some species may require breeding in captivity within the next 200 years to avoid extinction. This reality places heavy importance on the reintroduction practices used to ...

Prehistoric Scat Reveals 'Waves' of Extinction in Colombia

Fungal spores found in dung have revealed that large animals went extinct in two 'waves' in the Colombian ...

African Penguins: Climate Refugees from a Distant Past?

Imagine the view from the western coastline of southern Africa during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) over twenty thousand years ago: in the distance you would see at least fifteen large islands -- ...

The Diversity of Present Tree Species Is Shaped by Climate Change in the Last 21,000 Years

A new global survey of 1000 forest areas shows how climate change since the peak of the last ice age has had a major impact on the diversity and distribution of tree species we see today. The results ...

Less Ice, Fewer Calling Seals

For several years, a team of researchers used underwater microphones to listen for seals at the edge of the Antarctic. Their initial findings indicate that sea-ice retreat has had significant effects ...

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