Key to survival for endangered smalltooth sawfish
What may be the last habitat of one of the world's most bizarre fish has been highlighted by a researcher at the University of St Andrews.
How ancient species survived or died off in their old Kentucky home
"The answers to extinction, survival and evolution are right here in the dirt," says University of Cincinnati Quaternary science researcher Ken Tankersley, associate professor of anthropology and geology. ...
Wild voles' fight against infection could help explain varied immunity
The different ways that animals and humans respond to infectious disease could be explained by analysis of the biology and environment of the genetically diverse, wild vole, say researchers at the University ...
Infectious ants become antisocial
Looking after yourself, and trying not to infect others, is a good strategy to prevent disease from spreading - not only if you are a considerate co-worker, but also if you are an ant, meerkat or other social animal, as revealed ...
Hippo dung provides important nutrients to river fish and aquatic insects
The common hippopotamus can spend up to 16 hours a day immersed in rivers and lakes. Lumbering out of the water at night, these herbivores graze on tropical grasses and consume 80 to 100 pounds in one meal.
Seeing the unseen: PET/CT scans reveal worms' hidden life
What are lugworms and other small animals doing in the seabed? Until now scientists have not been able to study these animals without disturbing them, but thanks to modern PET/CT scans, now we can study their ...
Animals enliven human language
When Debra Hawhee reads Mother Goose and Aesop's Fables to her 5-year-old daughter, she hears in them the usual social lessons—and an additional layer of meaning besides.
Vietnam customs make massive seizure of rhino horns, elephant tusks
Vietnamese customs have seized elephant tusks and rhino horns worth millions of dollars on the black market from a flight arriving from France, officials said Friday.
California goose with arrow piercing neck dies after surgery
An Egyptian goose that lived for at least a week with an arrow piercing its neck as it evaded capture by animal control workers in Southern California died after it was wrangled and taken to surgery.
Use of insects in animal feed seen as favorable by farmers, sector and consumers
The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products are generally favorable, recent scientific research shown.