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Simple sea anemones not so simple after all

The tube-dwelling anemone is an ancient sea creature that resembles a prehistoric flower. The animals live slow, long and predictable lifestyles and look fairly...

Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction

The American Bumblebee - a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario - is critically endangered, according to a new study led by York...

Infamous ‘death roll’ almost universal among crocodile species

The iconic "death roll" of alligators and crocodiles may be more common among species than previously believed, according to a new study published in Ethology,...

Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication

The Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil is something of a mystery. It was thought to be quite solitary, with little social structure that would...

Scientists restore some functions in a pig’s brain hours after death

Circulation and cellular activity were restored in a pig’s brain four hours after its death, a finding that challenges long-held assumptions about the timing...

Team finds mouse brain area that links sounds to rewards

University of Oregon scientists researching the basics of how sound processing contributes to behavior have identified a portion of the brain, at least in...

New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever

Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the...
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Study finds white sharks flee feeding areas when orcas present

New research from Monterey Bay Aquarium and partner institutions published today in Nature Scientific Reports challenges the notion that great white sharks are the most formidable...

Insect-inspired arm technology aims to improve drones

A drone delivery is great - on a perfect, sunny day. But what about when it's windy? Most drones are not able to withstand...

Pythons Eat Everything. Now Scientists Think They’re Targeting Everglades Wading Birds

Burmese pythons, the voracious invader of the Everglades blamed for wiping out small mammals, may now be feasting another marsh resident: wading birds. A new...

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