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Future of US citrus may hinge on consumer acceptance of genetically modified food

6 days ago from Science Daily

A tiny insect, no bigger than the head of a pin, is threatening to topple the multibillion-dollar citrus industry in the US by infecting millions of acres of orchards with...

Future of US citrus may hinge on consumer acceptance of genetically modified food

6 days ago from Physorg

A tiny insect, no bigger than the head of a pin, is threatening to topple the multibillion-dollar citrus industry in the U.S. by infecting millions of acres of orchards with...

Fox renews 'Family Guy,' 'Bob's Burgers'

6 days ago from UPI

Fox has renewed both animated comedies "Family Guy" and "Bob's Burgers" for the 2019-2020 season.

Africa’s Black Panthers Emerge From a Century in the Shadows

6 days ago from NY Times Science

The last documented sighting of the animals on the continent was in Ethiopia in 1909. But now they’ve been spotted in Kenya.

'Unicorn' Tarantula Wears a Weird Horn on Its Back

6 days ago from Live Science

A new species of tarantula has something in common with the mythical unicorn — a prominent "horn."

New method uses fluorescence to identify disease-causing forms of proteins

6 days ago from Physorg

A new method uses fluorescence to detect potentially disease-causing forms of proteins as they unravel due to stress or mutations. A team of researchers from Penn State and the University...

Watch: Anna, Elsa return in first 'Frozen 2' teaser trailer

6 days ago from UPI

Anna and Elsa are embarking on a new journey in the first teaser trailer for Disney's upcoming animated sequel "Frozen 2."

Cryofixation and electron tomography reveals novel compartment in arbuscular mycorrhiza

6 days ago from Physorg

Agricultural productivity depends on supplying crops with adequate nutrients. To that end there is interest in using an ancient plant symbiosis with fungi to improve the ability of crops to...

Electrical activity early in fruit flies’ brain development could shed light on how neurons wire the brain

6 days ago from Science Blog

Neurons somehow know which of their neighbors to connect with and which to avoid in the crowded environment of the central nervous system. But how? Using fruit flies, neuroscientists from...

New clue in curious case of cassowary casque

6 days ago from Physorg

A team of Australian scientists has completed research that could help solve a 200-year-old mystery surrounding an iconic Australian bird.

Black panther: Rare animal caught on camera in Kenya

It's thought to be the first time the rare animal has been photographed in Africa in a century.

New 'mysterious' frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats

The new species were found after three years of extensive explorations in the Western Ghats.

World's oldest known wild bird has a new baby at 68

The oldest known wild bird in the world, who is at least 68 years old, has become a mother again at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.

Watch: Monkey returned safely to Florida zoo

6 days ago from UPI

A 1-pound monkey stolen from a Florida zoo has been recovered and returned to the facility in good health, police said.

Chimp communication gestures found to follow human linguistics rules

6 days ago from Physorg

A team of researchers with members from the U.K., Switzerland and Spain has found that chimpanzees use communication gestures in ways that follow human linguistic rules. In their paper published...

Chimp communication gestures found to follow human linguistics rules

6 days ago from Physorg

A team of researchers with members from the U.K., Switzerland and Spain has found that chimpanzees use communication gestures in ways that follow human linguistic rules. In their paper published...

Newly discovered turtle species is facing extinction

6 days ago from Physorg

For decades, it has been assumed that the Chinese Softshell Turtles from East Asia all belonged to one and the same species, Pelodiscus sinensis. Widely distributed all the way from...

It's fish on ice, as frozen zoos make a last-ditch attempt to prevent extinction

6 days ago from Physorg

Twenty-six of the forty-six fish species known to live in the Murray-Darling basin are listed as rare or threatened. Recent fish kills in the iconic river system are a grim...

Lake Malawi is home to unique fish species. Nearly 10% are endangered

6 days ago from Physorg

An estimated 9% of the 458 fish species assessed in Lake Malawi are at high risk of extinction. This is worrying, not least because the lake, and the fish species...

Lake Malawi is home to unique fish species. Nearly 10% are endangered

6 days ago from Physorg

An estimated 9% of the 458 fish species assessed in Lake Malawi are at high risk of extinction. This is worrying, not least because the lake, and the fish species...

New species of spider discovered with unusual social skills

6 days ago from Physorg

A researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, has discovered a new species of spider in Indonesia.

Ecosystem changes following loss of great white sharks

6 days ago from Science Daily

A new study has documented unexpected consequences following the decline of great white sharks from an area off South Africa. The study found that the disappearance of great whites has...

Newly discovered turtle species is facing extinction

6 days ago from Science Daily

A new species in the family of Softshell Turtles is described from Northern Vietnam and China by a Hungarian-Vietnamese-German team of researchers. The newly discovered reptile has a distinctly blotched...

New clue in curious case of cassowary casque

6 days ago from Science Daily

A team of Australian scientists has completed research that could help solve a 200-year-old mystery surrounding an iconic Australian bird.

New clue in curious case of cassowary casque

6 days ago from Science Daily

A team of Australian scientists has completed research that could help solve a 200-year-old mystery surrounding an iconic Australian bird.

New clue in curious case of cassowary casque

6 days ago from Science Daily

A team of Australian scientists has completed research that could help solve a 200-year-old mystery surrounding an iconic Australian bird.

New clue in curious case of cassowary casque

6 days ago from Science Daily

A team of Australian scientists has completed research that could help solve a 200-year-old mystery surrounding an iconic Australian bird.

Travel Tips: How to Be a Green Traveler

6 days ago from NY Times Science

You may live a sustainable lifestyle at home, but what about while on vacation? Here are some practical steps you can take to limit your impact on the environment.