Observed population of endangered osprey increases sevenfold
In the last five years, the number of observed osprey – fish-eating birds of prey – in the Cayuga Lake basin have increased sevenfold, including a new nest this year near Game Farm Road on university ...
'Bone-house wasp' uses dead ants to protect their nest
A new species of spider wasp, the 'Bone-house Wasp,' may use chemical cues from dead ants as a nest protection strategy, according to a recent study published July 2, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ON ...
Viewers frustrated as baby eagle dies on webcam
Maine wildlife officials are defending their decision not to intervene before an eaglet featured on a wildlife webcam died.
Google shows off Android Auto, wearables (Update)
Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco.
Google to show off smart home gadgets, wearables
Google is expected to reveal an Android update, smart home devices and other innovations at its two-day developer conference, beginning Wednesday in San Francisco.
Google's Nest to buy Dropcam for $555 mn
Google's Nest Labs said Friday it was buying video monitoring startup Dropcam for a reported $555 million in cash.
Sales of Nest smoke detector resume at lower price (Update)
Google's Nest Labs is resuming sales and lowering the price of a high-tech smoke detector that was pulled from the market after malfunctioning.
Recreational fishing poses threat to shore-nesting birds
(Phys.org) —Fish waste left on beaches by recreational fishers could harm shore-nesting birds by attracting native crows that eat the birds' eggs, a UNSW-led study shows.
Nest recalling 440K smoke alarms for safety risk
Government regulators on Wednesday said that they have approved Nest Labs' plans to fix a feature in its smoke alarms that could prevent them from sounding immediately.
With 'self-fumigation,' Darwin's finches combat deadly parasitic flies
When University of Utah biologists set out cotton balls treated with a mild pesticide, wild finches in the Galapagos Islands used the cotton to help build their nests, killing parasitic fly maggots to protect ...
Warming up to the future with Nest thermostat
During cold spells, Andy Law likes to keep his San Jose, Calif., house warm and toasty, which used to be a problem whenever the 29-year-old Yahoo mobile app designer traveled out of town.
Hackathon team's GoogolPlex gives Siri extra powers
Rare leafcutter bee fossils reveal Ice Age environment at the La Brea Tar Pits
The La Brea Tar Pits, the world's richest and most important Ice Age fossil locality, is most celebrated for it collection of saber-toothed cats and mammoths. The site's lesser known, but equally vast insect ...
Longer catch-and-release time leaves largemouth bass nests more vulnerable to predators
During spawning season, a largemouth bass male attentively guards its nest. Recent research at the University of Illinois found that catch-and-release angling could give bass predators the perfect opportunity ...