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  • An AI technology to reveal the characteristics of animal behavior only from the trajectory
    on July 16, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Recording the movements of people and animals has become easy because of small GPS devices and video cameras. However, the reasons for such movements remain difficult to infer. Scientists have developed a flexible artificial intelligence technology to understand the movement of animals, ranging from roundworms in petri dishes to penguins in the Antarctic Ocean. This method may make it easier to understand animal movements as well as their underlying brain activities. […]

  • Field research in Turkmenistan's highest mountain reveals high biological diversity
    on July 16, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Well-known for its unique landscapes and rare wildlife, the Koytendag State Nature Reserve was yet to reveal the scale of its actual biodiversity when a series of international expeditions. […]

  • Flies may also spread disease among monkeys and apes
    on July 16, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    People the world over have a good sense that we do not want flies landing on our food. Research has justified that disgust, showing that flies associated with humans and their livestock spread a diversity of pathogens. Researchers have now shown that such fly associations also exist in highly mobile non-human primate groups as they move kilometers every day through the rainforest. […]

  • Effectiveness of using natural enemies to combat pests depends on surroundings
    on July 15, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    A new study of cabbage crops in New York -- a state industry worth close to $60 million in 2017, according to the USDA -- reports for the first time that the effectiveness of releasing natural enemies to combat pests depends on the landscape surrounding the field. […]

  • A legal framework for vector-borne diseases and land use
    on July 15, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Vector-borne diseases -- caused by parasites, viruses, and bacteria transmitted by insects and animals -- account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases on Earth. While many emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are preventable through informed protective measures, the way that humans alter our landscape -- such as for farming and urban growth -- is making this task more difficult. […]

  • Invasive parrots have varying impacts on European biodiversity, citizens and economy
    on July 15, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Non-native parrots can cause substantial agricultural damage and threaten native biodiversity. While substantial evidence of negative impact in Europe is currently lacking, there are numerous already established wild populations. A pan-European team of researchers, conservationists, wildlife managers and policy-makers worked together as part of an EU COST Action: ParrotNet, to conclude that measures to prevent parrots from invading new areas are paramount for limiting future harm. […]

  • Baby blue-tongues are born smart
    on July 15, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Young Australian eastern blue-tongue lizards are every bit as clever as adults, researchers have found. Life is hard for baby blue-tongues. […]

  • Bird with unusually long toes found fossilized in amber
    on July 11, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Researchers have discovered a bird foot from 99 million years ago preserved in amber that had a hyper-elongated third toe. The study suggests that this bird might have used its toes to hook food out of tree trunks. This is the first time such a foot structure has been observed in birds. […]

  • Ancient genomics pinpoint origin and rapid turnover of cattle in the Fertile Crescent
    on July 11, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Ancient DNA has revealed how the prehistory of the Near East's largest domestic animal, the cow, chimes with the emergence of the first complex economies, cities and the rise and fall of the world earliest human empires. […]

  • Severely disturbed habitats impacting health of Madagascar's lemurs
    on July 11, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    A new study finds that degraded rainforest habitats are impacting the health of at least one species of Madagascar's treasured lemurs. Researchers captured, measured and released 113 critically endangered diademed sifakas -- and then compared the health of the animals living in intact continuous rainforest versus those in fragmented habitats. In the two most degraded of all fragmented habitats, there were key differences -- adults were skinnier, and the growth of immatures was delayed. […]

  • Global farming trends threaten food security
    on July 11, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: the food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. Monocultures are increasing worldwide, taking up more land than ever. At the same time, many of the crops being grown rely on pollination by insects and other animals. This puts food security at increased risk. […]

  • Cells synchronize to release toxins in unison
    on July 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Observations of cellular life in a local marsh lead researchers to the discovery of a new type of intercellular communication. […]

  • New research helps predict locations of blue whales so ships can avoid them
    on July 10, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    A new model based on daily oceanographic data and the movements of tagged whales has opened the potential for stakeholders to see where in the ocean endangered blue whales are most likely to be so that ships can avoid hitting them. […]

  • Heat, salt, drought: This barley can withstand the challenges of climate change
    on July 10, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    A new line of barley achieves good crop yields even under poor environmental conditions. It has been bred by crossing a common variety of barley with various types of wild barley. The researchers then planted the new lines of barley in five very different locations around the world, observed the growth of the plants and analyzed their genetic make-up. […]

  • Unprecedented display of concern towards unknown monkey offers hope for endangered species
    on July 10, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    A wild group of endangered Barbary macaques have been observed, for the first time, 'consoling' and adopting an injured juvenile from a neighboring group. […]

  • Tracing the roots: Mapping a vegetable family tree for better food
    on July 8, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Scientists have challenged prior theories of the origins of three vegetables -- canola, rutabaga and Siberian kale -- by mapping the genetic family tree of these leafy greens. […]

  • Highway medians are a source of food for wildlife
    on July 8, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Vegetated highway medians are a proverbial buffet for small mammals, according to biologists. Animals such as weasels, mink, and chipmunks use the roadside bands of vegetation as habitat to find food. […]

  • Live fast and die young, or play the long game? Scientists map 121 animal life cycles
    on July 8, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Scientists have pinpointed the 'pace' and 'shape' of life as the two key elements in animal life cycles that affect how different species get by in the world. The findings have important implications for predicting which species will be the winners and losers from the global environment crisis. […]

  • Climate change and deforestation together push tropical species towards extinction
    on July 8, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Only 38 per cent of tropical forest is 'wildlife friendly' as a result of deforestation, increasing the likelihood that vulnerable species will go extinct, say scientists. […]

  • Grazing animals drove domestication of grain crops
    on July 8, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    During the Pleistocene, massive herds directed the ecology across much of the globe and caused evolutionary changes in plants. Studies of the ecology and growing habits of certain ancient crop relatives indicate that megafaunal herds were necessary for the dispersal of their seeds prior to human intervention. Understanding this process is providing insights into the early domestication of these plants. […]

 

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