Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness
Photos of 10 dead sparrows on a Chinese pavement which went viral on social media and drew a swift official response show how hard covering up a bird flu outbreak would be in the Internet age.
Fire survivors: How do forest management strategies used to combat wildfires impact tree growth?
In an effort to combat destructive wildfires, forestry management professionals began using techniques such as thinning or methodically setting fire to dead branches and twigs that could set off a big blaze.
Researcher helps construct Lepidoptera family tree of life
A new international study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher describes one of the most comprehensive analyses of Lepidoptera evolutionary relationships to date, and could have broad implications in the fields ...
The tulip tree reveals mitochondrial genome of ancestral flowering plant
The extraordinary level of conservation of the tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) mitochondrial genome has redefined our interpretation of evolution of the angiosperms (flowering plants), finds research in bio ...
Self-medication in animals much more widespread than believed
It's been known for decades that animals such as chimpanzees seek out medicinal herbs to treat their diseases. But in recent years, the list of animal pharmacists has grown much longer, and it now appears that the practice ...
New research challenges assumptions about effects of global warming on mountain tree line
For years, many scientists believed that forest tree lines on mountains everywhere would shift to higher elevations as the planet's temperature increased due to global warming.
Brazilian team finds new porcupine species
A new species of tree-dwelling porcupine has been discovered in Brazil's Northeastern Atlantic Forest, one of the world's most threatened habitats, researchers said.
Northern hemisphere summers warmest in 600 years (Update)
Harvard researchers are adding statistical nuance to our understanding of how modern and historical temperatures compare.
Without birds, will Guam's forests look like Swiss cheese?
Ecologists and students from Rice University and the University of Guam will begin an ambitious four-year study this summer to examine how the loss of birds on Guam may be thinning the island's forests as ...