Biologists revisit Janzen's theory of microbe-macrobe competition with new variable
Lymphatic fluid used for first time to detect bovine paratuberculosis
Paratuberculosis, also known as Johne's disease, is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). In Austria, there is a legal obligation to report the disease. Paratuberculosis ...
Dogs can be pessimists too
Dogs generally seem to be cheerful, happy-go-lucky characters, so you might expect that most would have an optimistic outlook on life.
Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016
Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations agreed Tuesday to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered animals are left and improve policies to protect them.
Man-made evolution is happening, and it's time to control it
Planting pesticide-free cotton as a refuge for the pert pink bollworm caterpillar has slowed bollworms in neighboring cotton fields from developing resistance to pesticides because they breed with the pesticide-free ...
In India's human dominated landscapes, the number one prey for leopards is man's best friend: study
A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals that in India's human dominated agricultural landscapes, where leopards prowl at night, it's not livestock that's primarily on the menu – it ...
Local fauna species unique to specific locations
Animals in the south-west which have a limited ability to travel show a high degree of local endemism, according to a review of genetic data for fauna in the region.
Research team probes climate's impact on groundwater quality
Climate change and increasing food production demands both influence groundwater quality. To better understand the links between climate, agriculture and groundwater, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers ...
Leave that iguana in the jungle, expert tells Costa Rica
Thousands of parrots, monkeys, iguanas, toucans, turtles and other rainforest animals are kept as exotic pets in Costa Rica, a practice putting some species at risk, according to experts.
Oldest representative of a weird arthropod group
Biologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have assigned a number of 435-million-year-old fossils to a new genus of predatory arthropods. These animals lived in shallow marine habitats ...
Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life
The sweet and salty aroma of sunscreen and seawater signals a relaxing trip to the shore. But scientists are now reporting that the idyllic beach vacation comes with an environmental hitch. When certain sunblock ...
Butterflies switch lifestyles using hormones
Many habitats on Earth change dramatically with the seasons, profoundly affecting food availability, predation pressure and reproductive opportunities for animals living in these seasonal habitats. To survive ...
Four chameleon species discovered in Mozambique's 'sky islands'
Expeditions to northern Mozambique's remote mountains have uncovered a wealth of new species, including four pygmy chameleons.
Ultra-rare crocs survive in Philippine 'Noah's Ark'
A chorus of chirps filled the room as one of the Philippines' top crocodile breeders checked on his wards in an overcrowded 'Noah's Ark' for one of the world's most endangered animals.