Life & Non-humans

Data with Flippers? Studying the Ocean from a Seal’s POV

Scientist Lia Siegelman is using a surprising data source to study the ocean around Antarctica - one that has flippers and bears a passing...

Vaccination May Help Protect Bats from Deadly Disease

A new study shows that vaccination may reduce the impact of white-nose syndrome in bats, marking a milestone in the international fight against one of the...

Young frogs that were stressed as tadpoles move less on land, putting their survival...

New Oregon State University research shows that juvenile northern red-legged frogs that have experienced climate-related stress as tadpoles are less likely to move on...

Marine animals more vulnerable to global warming than those on land, study says

Ecosystems are in flux as rising temperatures affect where animals can live and how they behave. And a new study suggests that some species...

Spider venom is a dangerous cocktail

Over the past decades, the research of spider venom mainly focused on the neurotoxins it contains. This involved understanding the paralyzing and toxic effect...

Bats evolved diverse skull shapes due to echolocation, diet

Humans may be forgiven for overlooking bats. After all, many bat species are out and about when we're turning in. And generations of Dracula...

Chemical records in teeth confirm elusive Alaska lake seals are one of a kind

Hundreds of harbor seals live in Iliamna Lake, the largest body of freshwater in Alaska and one of the most productive systems for sockeye...

Bonobos and chimps both love meat

In an African forest where leopards and poisonous mamba dwell, a University of Oregon team once had to flee charging boar. But it was...

This Animal Bit onto ‘Science Cookies’ and Revealed Data

Much like the squirrels and chipmunks in deciduous climates, there is a cat-sized creature in tropical regions that practices scatter hoarding – burying the...

Squid skin inspires creation of next-generation space blanket

Drawing design inspiration from the skin of stealthy sea creatures, engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a next-generation, adaptive space blanket...

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