Male sex organ distinguishes 30 millipede species
The unique shapes of male sex organs have helped describe thirty new millipede species from the Great Western Woodlands in the Goldfields, the largest area of relatively undisturbed Mediterranean climate ...
Love at first smell: Can birds choose mates by their odors?
Mate choice is often the most important decision in the lives of humans and animals. Scientists at the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology at the Vetmeduni Vienna have found the first evidence that birds ...
Deep sea fish eyesight similar to human vision
A deep sea fish that is one of the most common vetebrates on the planet has eyesight comparable to a middle-aged human, research suggests.
The influence of the Isthmus of Panama in the evolution of freshwater shrimps in America
The evolution of freshwater shrimps species living in both sides of Central America, isolated by the closure of Isthmus of Panama (3 million years ago) were studied by molecular tools. Despite the small likelihood of species ...
Dogs hear our words and how we say them
When people hear another person talking to them, they respond not only to what is being said—those consonants and vowels strung together into words and sentences—but also to other features of that speech—the ...
Amazonian shrimps: An underwater world still unknown
A study reveals how little we know about the Amazonian diversity. Aiming to resolve a scientific debate about the validity of two species of freshwater shrimp described in the first half of the last century, ...
Factors that drive sexual traits
Many male animals have multiple displays and behaviours to attract females; and often the larger or greater the better.
Study reveals tiger shark movements around Maui and Oahu
UH Mānoa researchers are using tracking devices to gain new insights into tiger shark movements in coastal waters around Maui and O'ahu. The ongoing study reveals their coastal habitat preferences
Female termites found to clone themselves via asexual reproduction
Can penguins tell us how far the Cretaceous diving bird Hesperornis wandered?
Don't mess with Hesperornis. It was a flightless, aquatic Cretaceous bird that measured up to six feet long, had a beak lined with sharp teeth, and was partially responsible for the downfall of at least one ...
Porpoise massacre: seals fingered in whodunnit
It seemed like an open-and-shut case—a beach mystery that a 10-year-old detective with an ice cream and some time on his hands could figure out.
Female color perception affects evolution of male plumage in birds
The expression of a gene involved in female birds' color vision is linked to the evolution of colorful plumage in males, reports a new study from the University of Chicago. The findings, published Nov. 26 ...
Rare albino dolphin captured in Japan's 'Cove'
A rare albino dolphin has been captured by Japanese fishermen, according to a campaign group staging a protest against the sale or slaughter of the creatures.
Nasal immunity is an ancient adaptation of the mucosal immune system of vertebrates
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of New Mexico recently discovered an olfactory immune system in fish previously thought to be associated with terrestrial vertebrates only. The results could provide ...