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Single for Valentine's? Why not feed a cockroach named after your ex to a meerkat?

Texas's El Paso Zoo is running a promotion called Quit Bugging Me that allows people to name cockroaches after ex-spouses, former friends or anyone else on their nope list, and...

South Africa's rhino poaching sees 'significant' decline, minister says

1 day ago from Physorg

South Africa has made "significant progress" in decreasing rhino poaching, the environmental affairs ministry said Wednesday.

Newly isolated human gut bacterium reveals possible connection to depression

1 day ago from Science Blog

Research team studies the compelling connection between one of NIH‘s “most wanted” bacteria and mental health. Researchers have established a correlation between depression and a group of neurotransmitter-producing bacteria found in the...

From fear of spiders to fascination

1 day ago from Physorg

It's early in the morning. The buzzer goes off, you switch on the light and immediately panic: a large spider sits on your bedroom wall!

Study suggests female reproductive tract may have evolved to favor faster swimming sperm

1 day ago from Physorg

A trio of researchers with Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine has found evidence that the female reproductive tract may have evolved to favor faster-swimming sperm. In their paper published...

Biologist's research could lead to more resilient crops

1 day ago from Physorg

UCLA biologist Steve Jacobsen's research has the potential to have a significant impact on the improvement of crops.

Researchers push forward frontiers of vaccine science

1 day ago from Science Blog

Using sophisticated gene sequencing and computing techniques, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the San Diego Supercomputer Center have achieved a first-of-its-kind glimpse into how the body’s immune system...

Climate change could increase foodborne illness by energizing flies

1 day ago from Sciencenews.org

Warmer, more lively house flies could spread more Campylobacter bacteria by landing on more food.

Rare black leopard caught on camera

Images of a rare African black leopard have been captured in Kenya, the first verifiable record of the animal for nearly 100 years, researchers have said.

Machine learning unlocks plants' secrets

1 day ago from Physorg

Plants are master chemists, and Michigan State University researchers have unlocked their secret of producing specialized metabolites.

Trees remember heatwaves

1 day ago from Physorg

An Aussie eucalypt can 'remember' past exposure to extreme heat, which makes the tree and its offspring better able to cope with future heatwaves, according to new research from Macquarie...

Native turtles face extinction in South Australia, according to report

1 day ago from Physorg

Western Sydney University has contributed to new Australian research into native turtle populations in the Murray River and some of its associated waterways. The study finds that species are in...

Ginnifer Goodwin to co-star in 'Why Women Kill'

1 day ago from UPI

Ginnifer Goodwin has signed on to co-star with Lucy Liu in CBS All Access' dark comedy "Why Women Kill."

How Do Emperor Penguin Dads Stop Their Eggs From Freezing?

1 day ago from Live Science

These penguin dads are basically walking hot-water bottles.

Stress in crops points to surprising benefits

1 day ago from Physorg

Stress is known as the "killer disease" and in humans it can lead to an increased risk of terminal issues such as heart attack or stroke. But now research conducted...

NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars trade up for Haskins, Dolphins draft Murray

1 day ago from UPI

The 2019 NFL Draft is a few months away and the Arizona Cardinals are on the clock. UPI has you prepared with a mock draft, predicting every the first round.

endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to equine metabolic syndrome, study shows

1 day ago from Science Daily

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in a horse's environment may play a role in the development of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), according to new research.

Johnny Cueto announces death of horse 'Popeye' with Instagram photo

1 day ago from UPI

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto memorialized his horse Popeye by posting a photo of the animal on Instagram, after it died.

Elusive 'black panther' alive and well in Kenya, study shows

1 day ago from Physorg

Whispers of sightings of the elusive black leopard have long swirled around central Kenya, and scientists have now confirmed its presence there with a series of rare images taken by...

More scrutiny needed for less-deadly foodborne bacteria

1 day ago from Science Daily

Employing advanced genetic-tracing techniques and sharing the data produced in real time could limit the spread of bacteria -- Bacillus cereus -- which cause foodborne illness, according to researchers who...

Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction

1 day ago from Science Daily

Marine scientists have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records - some dating back to the 8th Century AD.

MRI and computer modeling reveals how wrist bones move

1 day ago from Science Daily

We use our wrists constantly, but how do they work? Researchers have now demonstrated a longtime assumption about individuals' right and left wrists, while also finding differences between wrists of...

African black leopard captured in rare photos

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

Will Burrard-Lucas​ snapped these stunning photos of the wild leopard during a safari in Kenya

More scrutiny needed for less-deadly foodborne bacteria

1 day ago from Physorg

Employing advanced genetic-tracing techniques and sharing the data produced in real time could limit the spread of bacteria—Bacillus cereus—which cause foodborne illness, according to researchers who implemented whole-genome sequencing of...

New footage released of rare giant pangolins in Africa

1 day ago from Physorg

Researchers from a British Zoo on Wednesday released rare footage revealing the secret lives of giant pangolins, considered one of the world's most trafficked mammals.

New insights into development of the human immune system

1 day ago from Science Daily

Scientists identify fierce competition between the human immune system and bacterial pathogens.

Newly isolated human gut bacterium reveals possible connection to depression

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have established a correlation between depression and a group of neurotransmitter-producing bacteria found in the human gut.

In the squirrel world, prime real estate is determined by previous owner, study reveals

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers found that if a squirrel inherits territory from a male rather than a female, it will have about 1,300 more cones in its midden. This stored energy will keep...