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Magellanic penguin chick
Magellanic Penguins Of Argentina Threatened By Climate Change: Scientists Predict We Will Soon See 'Years Where Almost No Chicks Survive'
Jan 29, 2014 16:06 PM E
Climate change is decimating the population of penguin chicks from the world's largest colony of Magellanic penguins, not just indirectly by making their food resources scarcer, but directly from rainstorms and heat.
A Fly Uses a Bee's Body to Hatch its Eggs
One Stab Of The Apocephalus Borealis Fly Creates 'Zombie Bees' Out Of East Coast Honey Bees
Jan 29, 2014 15:12 PM E
The Apocephalus Borealis fly, that has plagued bumble bees in the past, is now turning honey bees into crazy "Zombie Bees" and then killing them,
axolotl
The Axolotl, Mexico's 'Water Monster,' May Have Disappeared From Its Only Natural Habitat
Jan 29, 2014 13:28 PM E
The axolotl, Mexico's "water monster," may have gone extinct in the wild. The salamander-like creature only exists in Lake Xochimilco, outside of Mexico City. Pollution and invasive predators have threatened the axolotl for decades, and a recent survey of the lake turned up not one axolotl.
super leech
'Super Leech' Is Capable Of Surviving -130 Degree Temperatures For 32 Months, Could Advance Cryopreservation Research
Jan 28, 2014 18:27 PM E
Researchers in Japan have found that the "super leech" Ozobranchus jantseanus is capable of withstanding incredibly cold temperatures. The super leech, a parasite that clings to turtles in frigid waters, can survive submersion in minus-320-degree-Fahrenheit liquid nitrogen for over a 24 hours and in minus 130 degree temperatures for as much as 32 months.
spiracle
First Land Animals Evolved From Gogonasus, An Ancient Fish That Breathed Air Through Its Head
Jan 28, 2014 14:48 PM E
The ancient fish gogonasus breathed air through a hole in its head called a spiracle, according to a study published in Nature Communications. With the ability to breathe air, the fish eventually evolved into the earliest land animals, or tetrapods. According to study co-author John Lang, "We never knew what they were for so the evidence from ...
flies humans motion
Scientists Make Houseflies Run On Tiny Treadmills, Discover That Flies And Humans Perceive Motion The Same Way [VIDEO]
Jan 27, 2014 18:59 PM E
Stanford University scientists who placed flies on tiny treadmills and showed them videos found that the insect perceives motion in the same way as humans. Despite last sharing a common ancestor 500 million years ago, humans and flies both perceive motion by taking into account an object's brightness, speed and direction.
Indonesian Government Investigating 'Zoo Of Death' After African Lion Found Hanging In Surabaya Zoo Cage
Jan 27, 2014 16:39 PM E
Known as the "Zoo of Death," the Surabaya Zoo recently reported the hanging death of a young lion. The Indonesian government has handed over control of the country's largest zoo and commenced an investigation to determine why the animals die at an alarming rate.
The Grand Canyon is 6 million years old, study suggests
How Old Is The Grand Canyon? Younger Than We Thought, New Research Suggests
Jan 27, 2014 11:24 AM E
The Grand Canyon is not as old as some scientists believe, according to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Led by Karl Karlstrom of the University of New Mexico, the study found that parts of the Grand Canyon are tens of millions of years old, but that the Grand Canyon only linked together to form about six million years ago.
Fruit fly
Brother Fruit Flies Forgo Fighting, Cooperate With Each Other When Searching For A Mate
Jan 26, 2014 14:36 PM E
Researchers at Oxford University found that fruit fly brothers cooperate more than groups of unrelated males when seeking a mate. The result was longer lifespans for male and female fruit flies.
lionfish
Lionfish Continue To Plague Caribbean Ecosystems, But Threat Can Be Controlled
Jan 25, 2014 13:58 PM E
Lionfish ravaging the Caribbean don't need to be eradicated for native fish populations to recover, according to new research. The invasive fish simply needs to be controlled, in order to create safe havens for native fish populations to recover. Lionfish have no natural predators in the Atlantic Ocean, so the only way to kill them is using scuba divers.
polar bear
Polar Bears Forced To Hunt On Land For New Prey As Arctic Ice Shrinks
Jan 24, 2014 17:39 PM E
Polar bears in the Hudson Bay are increasingly eating land-based foods as Arctic ice shrinks. Traditionally relying on a diet of blubbery seals, polar bears are unable to hunt the animals as frequently, as they're forced to spend more time on land and less on sea ice. By consuming animals like snow geese and vegetables like mushrooms, polar be...
Always in a Hurry: So Much to See
Mantis Shrimp Eyes See Through A One-Stop Process: Crustacean's Photoreceptors Don't Send Visual Info To Brain
Jan 24, 2014 15:09 PM E
The mantis shrimp is a big crustacean is a big hurry: It may see faster, and punch faster, than any other creature on the planet.
Bat vs. Frog
How One Frog's Mating Call Could Land Him A Female, Or Attract Predators
Jan 24, 2014 13:00 PM E
You thought the bar scene was tough? For frogs, finding a date can be a matter of life and death, new research on tĂșngara frogs has found.
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