Snake tales: Scientists use high-tech methods to interpret tail signals from squirrel prey to rattlesnake predators
If you were to judge from now-clichéd chase scenes in wildlife documentaries, you might think that predator-prey interactions are simple and predictable: A predator sees, chases, kills and then eats its ...
Review: Newest Apple Mountain Lion OS adds nifty features
Macintosh users have been waiting for a year to get their hands on Apple's newest big cat - the operating system called Mountain Lion, or the more boring Mac OS 10.8.
Apple profit jumps to $8.8 bn, but below forecasts
Apple on Tuesday reported a rise in its quarterly profit to $8.8 billion on hot iPad sales but missed lofty Wall Street expectations due, in part, to iPhone lovers waiting for a rumored new model.
Increase in Lyme disease mirrors drop in red fox numbers: study
A continued increase of Lyme disease in the United States, once linked to a recovering deer population, may instead be explained by a decline of the red fox, UC Santa Cruz researchers suggest in a new study.
Apple brings iPad features to the Mac
Apple released a preview version of its new Macintosh operating system on Thursday, bringing some features of the iPad to the personal computer.
Wild cats roam the Tucson Mountains
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, mountain lions and bobcats have been photographed as part of an in-depth monitoring study in the Tucson Mountains, a small island of habitat facing increasing segregation ...
Mountain Lion! Stand or Run?
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new UC Davis study of 110 years of mountain-lion attacks on people suggests the conventional wisdom of standing your ground may not always be the right course.
Freeways as fences, trapping the mountain lions of Los Angeles
That mountain lions have managed to survive at all in the Santa Monica Mountains of California—in the vicinity of the megacity of Los Angeles—is a testament to the resilience of wildlife, but researchers ...
Humans responsible for 62% of cougar deaths in re-established populations
The reintroduction of mountain lions across the mid-western United States has made species management an urgent area of research for conservationists. A report in the Wildlife Society Bulletin explores the fatal cost of human ...
Puma tracking reveals impact of habitat fragmentation
(Phys.org) —In the first published results of more than three years of tracking mountain lions in the Santa Cruz Mountains, UC Santa Cruz researchers document how human development affects the predators' ...
Edward C. Baig: Windows 8 likely to change computing's future
Radical changes, possibly the biggest to ever hit Windows PCs, are going to dramatically alter the status quo of computing a week from Friday.
New study shows mountain lions dispersing from Nevada to California
Using data collected over the course of seven years, the study looked at DNA in tissue samples collected from 739 mountain lions. In the first-of-its-kind study at this scale, the authors used only the gathered ...
Urban coyotes could be setting the stage for larger carnivores to move into cities
About five miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, scientists have located the smallest known coyote territory ever observed. For at least six years, a coyote community has maintained its existence within about a ...
Wildlife forensics team reveals mountain lions' struggle to survive near L.A.
The news is out that there's a mountain lion living in Griffith Park these days, but what you may not know is why he branched out from his home in the west Santa Monica Mountains. Competition there is fierce—and, ...