The one that got away - higher temperatures change predator-prey relations
Temperature rises can drastically alter relationships between predator and prey, including the success of invasive species, new research from the University of Sydney has shown.
Mother knows best: finches choose chicks' gender
Female parrot finches can match their offspring's gender to prevailing living conditions, producing more sons in lean times, scientists in Australia said Wednesday.
Superfast evolution in sea stars
(Phys.org) -- How quickly can new species arise? In as little as 6,000 years, according to a study of Australian sea stars.
Alaskan researchers find evidence of genetic change in salmon in response to warming climate
Romancing the firefly: New insights into what goes on when the lights go off
The twinkling of fireflies heralds summer romance for these magical insects. While courting on-the-wing, male fireflies attract females' attention with bioluminescent flashes.
Researchers solve mystery of long elephant pregnancy
Mother goats do not forget kids, recognize their voices a year after weaning
Mother goats do not forget the sound of their kids' voices, even a year after they have been weaned and separated, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.
New report puts real numbers behind history of oyster reefs
In an effort to advance the field of coastal restoration, The Nature Conservancy and a team of scientists from more than a dozen management agencies and research institutions led by the University of Cambridge conducted an ...
Variations in sex steroid gene expression can predict aggressive behaviors
An Indiana University biologist has shown that natural variation in measures of the brain's ability to process steroid hormones predicts functional variation in aggressive behavior.
Not a one-way street: Evolution shapes environment of Connecticut lakes
Environmental change is the selective force that preserves adaptive traits in organisms and is a primary driver of evolution. However, it is less well known that evolutionary change in organisms also trigger ...
Mini-mammoths lived on Crete: scientists (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- The smallest mammoth known to have ever lived has been identified by Natural History Museum scientists, and is reported in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B today.
Scientists show how social interaction and teamwork lead to human intelligence
Scientists have discovered proof that the evolution of intelligence and larger brain sizes can be driven by cooperation and teamwork, shedding new light on the origins of what it means to be human. The study appears online ...
Ecologists explore new explanation for plant productivity
(Phys.org) -- Current ecological thought suggests the more diverse a plant community is, the more productive it is. But scientists dont fully understand why this is so.
Study shows adaptive capacity of reef corals to climate change may be widespread
A new study by scientists at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science suggests that many species of reef-building corals may be able to adapt to warming waters by relying ...