Mantas, devil rays butchered for apothecary trade now identifiable
Since dried filters from the mouths of filter-feeding rays hit apothecary shop menus in Asia—the thought being that eating ground-up filters will cleanse one's liver—there's been no way to know which ...
Insect larvae turn pan-ready with home appliance Farm 432
GM silkworms bred to spin fluorescent
Parasitic wasps use calcium pump to block fruit fly immunity
Parasitic wasps switch off the immune systems of fruit flies by draining calcium from the flies' blood cells, a finding that offers new insight into how pathogens break through a host's defenses.
Nanosuits help small creatures survive a vacuum
Endangered lemurs' complete genomes sequenced, analyzed for conservation efforts
For the first time, the complete genomes of three separate populations of aye-ayes—a type of lemur—have been sequenced and analyzed in an effort to help guide conservation efforts. The results of the ...
Fruit flies medicate their larvae with alcohol
Researchers discover wasp larva disinfect their food before eating
Fruit flies use alcohol as a drug to kill parasites
Fruit flies infected with a blood-borne parasite consume alcohol to self-medicate, a behavior that greatly increases their survival rate, an Emory University study finds.
Supersoldier ants created in the lab by reactivating ancestral genes
The oldest crab larva yet found
A study of a recently discovered fossil published by LMU zoologists reveals the specimen to be the oldest known crab larva: The fossil is 150 million years old, but looks astonishingly modern.
Burying beetles hatch survival plan to source food, study shows
Young beetles pick up sensory signals from adult insects to increase their chances of being fed - and shorten the odds of being killed instead.
Discovery aims to fight destructive bee disease
University of Guelph researchers hope their new discovery will help combat a disease killing honeybee populations around the world.