Maggots may provide protein for future animal feed
Relying on proteins from fast-growing insects such as maggots presents many advantages, but we need a better knowledge of these protein sources before they can be turned into animal feed
Environmental hormones – tiny amounts, big effects
Empty nets and few species – environmental hormones are believed responsible for the diminishing numbers of fish. How damaging are these substances really, though? Studies that depict a complete picture ...
Genetic diversity approved for translocated bandicoots
Genetic diversity among translocated populations of golden bandicoots (Isoodon auratus) in the north-west has been assessed by WA researchers to determine their ongoing viability.
Hormone levels linked to survival of deer calves, study suggests
Levels of a key hormone in the blood may be important for the survival prospects of newborn animals, a study of wild deer suggests.
Cone snails have multiple venoms
(Phys.org) —Cone snails change "weapons" depending on whether they are hunting or defending themselves, University of Queensland researchers have discovered.
New database features 710,000 natural history records from Canadian Museum of Nature
The Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada's national museum of natural history, has launched a free scientific database featuring open access to more than 710,000 records of plants, animals, fossils, and minerals that are part ...
Why the bizarre ocean dandelion is like an ant colony on steroids
I was 12 when I first came across an ocean dandelion. I wish I had known then how strange these animals truly are. I was watching a documentary where researchers had collected a deep-sea dandelion using a ...
Biologists use sound to identify breeding grounds of endangered whales
Remote acoustic monitoring among endangered whales is the subject of a major article by two doctoral students in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences.
Pets and their therapeutic effects
A prestigious Veterinary Record journal has published a feature in which Professor Daniel Mills and Dr Sophie Hall discuss the therapeutic effects of companion animals.
"Frozen zoo" safeguards Kimberley reptile diversity
A team of researchers based at Newcastle University are working to create a Kimberley wildlife sperm bank.
Non-invasive technique to "light up" animal cells
A Florida State University scientist is part of a team of researchers that has developed a non-invasive way to "light up" animal cells, a development that could significantly advance cell-based therapies and pave the way ...
Assassin bug uses a 'slight of leg' to deceive and subdue physically superior prey
(Phys.org) —Macquarie University scientists have unveiled a deceptive luring tactic used by the nymphs of the Feather-legged Assassin bug, requires the bugs to be physically attacked by its ant-prey before ...
Study finds forest corridors help plants disperse their seeds
A forest in South Carolina, a supercomputer in Ohio and some glow-in-the-dark yarn have helped a team of field ecologists conclude that woodland corridors connecting patches of endangered plants not only ...
Cultural hitchhiking: How social behavior can affect genetic makeup in dolphins
A UNSW-led team of researchers studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools has shown that social behaviour can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild.