Backyard feeders invite aggressive bird breeds, study finds
Backyard bird feeders may ruffle some feathers, attracting aggressive breeds like house sparrows and doves while discouraging native species that eat insects and nectar, researchers said Monday.
Towards the ultimate model of water
Researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), IBM and the University of Edinburgh have developed the first conceptually simple but broadly applicable model for water.
How to reset a diseased cell
In proof-of-concept experiments, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine demonstrate the ability to tune medically relevant cell behaviors by manipulating a key hub in cell communication networks. ...
Ocean fronts improve climate and fishery production, study finds
A recent study by the University of Georgia found that ocean fronts—separate regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water—act to increase production in the ocean.
New evidence that global warming will hurt US wheat production
Ice cores store atmospheric bubbles from a million years ago
Tortoise approach works best—even for evolution
When it comes to winning evolutionary fitness races, the tortoise once again prevails over the hare.
Study reveals evolutionary history of hawkmoths' sonar jamming defense
In the 65-million-year-old arms race between bats and moths, some moth species rub their genitals to jam the calls of bats. Radar jamming is commonly used in human warfare, allowing pilots to render themselves ...
Study shows bats adjust the gape of their mouth to zoom field of view of biosonar
Historical land use important factor for carbon cycling in northern lakes
The historical past is important when we seek to understand environmental conditions as they are today and predict how these might change in the future. This is according to researchers from Umeå University, ...
Ecosystem management that ignores 'taboo tradeoffs' is likely to fail
Research published today recommends a new approach to the difficult tradeoffs that environmental managers face when choosing between environmental sustainability and profitability. The findings could help ...