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When these flies want to sniff out food and mates, they wing it

6 days ago from Physorg

Fruit flies don't appear to use their tiny, translucent wings for optimal flight, as one might expect. The speedy appendages seem to be doing double duty, helping the insect sniff...

Songbirds can learn new tunes two different ways

6 days ago from UPI

Birds who learned through trial and error were better able to use their knowledge to solve new and different problems.

Look: 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina': Kiernan Shipka posts new promo photos

6 days ago from UPI

Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) undergoes a "dark baptism" in pictures for the Netflix series "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina."

Community-based conservation management has positive effect on wildlife

6 days ago from Physorg

Putting land management in the hands of local communities helps the wildlife within, according to new research by a Penn State scientist. A new study demonstrates the positive ecological impacts...

Clues to Your Health Are Hidden at 6.6 Million Spots in Your DNA

6 days ago from NY Times Science

With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.

A new method of transporting ions through cell membranes based on a single amino acid

6 days ago from Physorg

Researchers from A*STAR's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have successfully developed a unique family of pore-forming monopeptides based on a single amino acid. Other pore-forming peptides typically consist of...

New app for nature lovers helps create biodiversity network

6 days ago from Physorg

A new University of Alberta app is encouraging Albertans to get back to nature and talk about it.

When These Flies Want to Sniff Out Food and Mates, They Wing It

6 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Fruit flies don't appear to use their tiny, translucent wings for optimal flight, as one might expect. The speedy appendages seem to be doing double duty, helping the insect sniff...

Community-based conservation management has positive effect on wildlife

6 days ago from Science Daily

Putting land management in the hands of local communities helps the wildlife within, according to new research. A new study demonstrates the positive ecological impacts of a community-based wildlife conservation...

Researchers explore new 'smart' approach to metabolic engineering.

6 days ago from Physorg

Researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering have developed a new genetic "smart circuit" that could signal an important advance in the field of metabolic engineering. They outline...

Turning the tide on mussel conservation

6 days ago from Physorg

Echyridella menziesii and E. aucklandica are freshwater mussels, which live in soft-sediment habitats in New Zealand's rivers and lakes. Both species are known as kākahi throughout the lower North Island....

Young salmon may leap to 'oust the louse'

6 days ago from Physorg

A study by Simon Fraser University aquatic ecologists Emma Atkinson and John Reynolds reveals that young salmon may jump out of water to remove sea lice.

Major new vulnerability of childhood leukemia uncovered

6 days ago from Science Daily

A team of researchers has recently uncovered a major new vulnerability of mixed lineage leukemia. Their findings demonstrate that a protein called LEDGF/p75 is regulated by phosphorylation, a molecular modification...

How studying 'babysitting' in belugas can help protect an endangered population

What do baby belugas in the deep blue sea really need?

Five ways that natural nanotechnology could inspire human design

6 days ago from Physorg

Though nanotechnology is portrayed as a fairly recent human invention, nature is actually full of nanoscopic architectures. They underpin the essential functions of a variety of life forms, from bacteria...

Young salmon may leap to 'oust the louse'

6 days ago from Science Daily

A study by aquatic ecologists reveals that young salmon may jump out of water to remove sea lice.

Are they watching you? The tiny brains of bees and wasps can recognise faces

6 days ago from Physorg

Recognising faces is essential for how we interact in complex societies, and is often thought to be an ability that requires the sophistication of the large human brain.

Look: Lena Dunham posts baby name list made with ex Jack Antonoff

6 days ago from UPI

Lena Dunham released a Twitter a list of potential baby names she previously made with her ex-boyfriend Jack Antonoff.

Southern Research Taps Stacey Kelpke to Head Medical Device Technologies Initiative

6 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Stacey S. Kelpke, Ph.D., an experienced biomedical/bioengineering researcher, has been named program manager of Southern Research's medical device technologies initiative, AIMTech.

Strange brains offer a glimpse into the mind

6 days ago from Sciencenews.org

A close look at unusual brains offers a way to understand how the human mind is constructed, two new books argue.

Chimpanzee foods are more mechanically demanding than previously thought

6 days ago from Physorg

Chimpanzees are generally known as the ripe fruit specialist among the great apes, but also incorporate other food items such as leaves and seedpods into their diets. Savannah chimpanzees are...

In the animal kingdom, what does it mean to be promiscuous?

6 days ago from Sciencenews.org

A review of hundreds of scientific studies finds that the label “promiscuous” is applied to a surprisingly wide range of mating behaviors in animals.

Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets

6 days ago from Physorg

What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That's precisely why it's used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization's network.

Black male youth more fearful when visiting whiter neighborhoods

6 days ago from Physorg

Young black males feel less safe when they go to neighborhoods with a larger white population than occurs in areas they normally visit, a new study suggests.

Johnny Manziel plays better in second start; Montreal Alouettes still lose

1 week ago from UPI

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel showed a glimpse of his Heisman Trophy-winning days while at Texas A&M.

Tough life in the savannah? Chimpanzee foods are mechanically more demanding than previously thought

1 week ago from Science Daily

A study has analyzed the mechanical properties and the isotopic composition of plant foods eaten by chimpanzees living in the tropical rain forest and savannah woodland. They found that the...

Idris Elba teases fans amid James Bond casting rumors

1 week ago from UPI

Idris Elba took to Twitter Sunday to weigh in on revived rumors that he could be the next actor to play secret agent James Bond.

The killer whale crisis that a shot won't solve

A dramatic attempt to save one whale has so far, been successful. But B.C.'s southern resident killer whales face a series of critical threats.