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Why solitary reptiles lay eggs in communal nests

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Reptiles are not known to be the most social of creatures. But when it comes to laying eggs, female reptiles can be remarkably communal, often laying their eggs in the...

Prairie voles model parent-offspring bonds

8 years ago from UPI

ATLANTA, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. primate researchers say they've used prairie voles as models in understanding early life parent-offspring nurturing impacts on later life relationships.

Ancient wall found in Jerusalem

A 3,700-year-old wall has been discovered in east Jerusalem, the region's earliest fortifications, Israeli archaeologists say.

Changes In California's Bird Communities Due To Climate Change, Study Finds

8 years ago from Science Daily

As much as half of California could be occupied by new bird communities by 2070, according to a new study.

Forging a future for South African science

8 years ago from News @ Nature

The country's science minister talks about her priorities in lean times.

Geologist solves an Asian glacial mystery

8 years ago from UPI

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. geologist says he has determined how a group of glaciers advanced in the Southeast Himalayas 9,000 years ago, despite hotter Central...

US dinosaur had Chinese cousin

Scientists in China have identified a fossil as the first Asian example of a brachiosaurid dinosaur common in the Americas.

Cradle And Birthday Of The Dog Identified: East Asia 16,000 years ago

8 years ago from Science Daily

Previous studies have indicated that East Asia is where the wolf was tamed and became the dog. It was not possible to be more precise than that. But now researchers...

A Lost Picasso? Alloy Composition Profiles Could Help Identify, Date And Authenticate Bronzes

8 years ago from Science Daily

How do you tell when, where and how a Picasso or a Matisse sculpture was cast? Could bronze sculptures have their very own DNA? Researchers have completed the first comprehensive...

Scientists Uncover Solar Cycle, Stratosphere, and Ocean Connections

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Subtle connections between the 11-year solar cycle, the stratosphere, and the tropical Pacific Ocean work in sync to generate periodic weather patterns that affect much of the globe, according to...

Milk Drinking Started Around 7,500 Years Ago In Central Europe

8 years ago from Science Daily

The ability to digest the milk sugar lactose first evolved in dairy farming communities in central Europe, not in more northern groups as was previously thought, finds a new study....

Underwater Expedition Delivers Key Findings In Search For Evidence Of Early Americans

8 years ago from Science Daily

In an expedition for submerged evidence of early Americans off Florida's Gulf Coast, archaeologists traced two ancient river systems in what they believe is the most extensive delineation of submerged...

Ancient Egyptian stone fragment found

8 years ago from UPI

JERUSALEM, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An ancient stone fragment with archaic Egyptian signs found at a dig near Lake Kinneret is the first of its kind to be found...

Moon Rock Turns Out to be Fake

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- The Dutch national Rijksmuseum made an embarrassing announcement last week that one of its most loved possessions, a moon rock, is a fake -- just an old piece...

Diggers unearth giant hippo

8 years ago from Science Alert

Archaeologists have found a new set of bones from a giant, hippo-like animal that once lived in Australia.

Strange jellies of the icy depths

Details emerge of the strange jelly-like animals that inhabit the deep oceans of the Arctic.

Blaze threatens historic science hub

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Mount Wilson opened the heavens and then became a modern hub for communications on Earth. Now it is threatened by a force of nature that humans may be powerless to...

Lost sounds of the past brought to life (w/ Video, Audio)

8 years ago from Physorg

Salpinx, barbiton, aulos, syrinx. Never heard them? Never heard of them? Neither had anyone else, for centuries. Until now.

Scientist at Work: Asbury H. Sallenger Jr.: The Geologist’s Tale: A Storm, a Survivor and a Vanishing Island

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Asbury H. Sallenger Jr.'s book tells a true story of coastal fragility, with some romance too.

Wolf hunts are on as judge eyes request to stop

8 years ago from AP Science

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Gray wolf hunting will begin in the Northern Rockies as a federal judge considers an injunction request by environmental and animal welfare...

Award for turning wool into gold

8 years ago from Physorg

A Victoria University (New Zealand) scientist has won a prestigious innovation award for turning pure New Zealand Merino wool into gold.

Termites eavesdrop on competitors to survive

8 years ago from Biology News Net

The drywood termite, Cryptotermes secundus, eavesdrops on its more aggressive subterranean competitor, Coptotermes acinaciformis, to avoid contact with it, according to scientists from CSIRO Entomology and the University of New...

100 million women in the prime of their lives have endometriosis

8 years ago from Physorg

The World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) are proud to announce the first ever prospective study to assess the hidden cost...

Analysis Of Copernicus Putative Remains Support Identity

8 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have published results from the analysis of the putative remains of Copernicus. A DNA-analysis of shed hairs found in a book from Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala University, was one interesting...

For kidnap victims, recovery can come slowly, if at all

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

Mental health experts say Jaycee Lee Dugard and her daughters face tremendous challenges in moving on to any semblance of a normal existence. Comparable cases are rare, and victims haven't...

Newt Cuts Itself to Use Ribs as "Concealed Weapons"

8 years ago from National Geographic

Like the X-men's Wolverine extending his claws, the Spanish ribbed newt slashes through itself with its sharp rib bones to create defensive spines, a new study says.

Scientists work to repopulate Colombia's skies with condors

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

Andean condors were once hunted to near extinction. Now teams feed and track the giant carrion-eaters, brought from U.S. zoos, and have increased their numbers tenfold. Tourism also benefits. In ancient times, they...

Digging up Britain

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

We visit sites from Orkney to the wilds of Dartmoor, turning up Roman treasures, bronze-age homes and a figurine that hasn't been seen for 5,000 years