Life & Non-humans

Bacteria uses viral weapon against other bacteria

Bacterial cells use both a virus -- traditionally thought to be an enemy -- and a prehistoric viral protein to kill other bacteria that...

Fossil crab reveals a new branch in the tree of life

A new fossil from the dinosaur era challenges the understanding of evolution. In a paper published in Science Advances, an international team, including researchers from...

‘Catastrophic’ breeding failure at one of world’s largest emperor penguin colonies

Emperor penguins at the Halley Bay colony in the Weddell Sea have failed to raise chicks for the last three years, scientists have discovered. Researchers...

Helping heat-stressed dairy cows weather increasing temperatures

A warming world represents a growing threat to the dairy industry. With climate change pushing global temperatures higher, finding scientific solutions that protect the...

The buzz about bumble bees isn’t good

While many scientists are focused on the decline of honey bees, relatively few study bumble bees. The good news is that a new study...

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...

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