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Living on islands makes animals tamer

(Phys.org) —Most of us have seen pictures and probably YouTube videos of "tame" animals on the Galapagos Islands, the biological paradise that was Charles Darwin's major source of inspiration as he obse ...

Jan 10, 2014 4.8 / 5 (6) 1 | with audio podcast

Dramatic long-term shift in Pacific ecosystem

The Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) has enabled scientists to determine that a long-term shift in ...

Jan 09, 2014 3.6 / 5 (10) 3 | with audio podcast

Octopus got your tongue?

It's an unusual coupling: A linguist and a marine biologist are working together to investigate the human tongue. In their study, the USC Dornsife researchers are using two species of octopus and tiny worms ...

Jan 07, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Taking aim at deadly swine diseases

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are stepping up their efforts to help fight deadly swine viruses that are prevalent in other countries and pose a threat to the United States.

Dec 18, 2013 not rated yet 0