News tagged with zoology

What it is to be a queen bee?

Queen sweat bees 'choose' the role of their daughters, according to a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology. The amount of food provided for the developing larvae ...

dateDec 09, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Anxious mice make lousy dads: study

Normally, male California mice are surprisingly doting fathers, but new research published in the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology suggests that high anxiety can turn these good dads bad.

dateJun 13, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Cormorants cannot capture the benefits of global warming

(Phys.org)—Even though cormorants seem ideally placed to benefit from global warming, by expanding their breeding range into the far north, the darkness of the polar night is likely to keep them firmly in their place, according ...

dateFeb 05, 2013 in Ecology
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DNA confirms existence of NZ bird thought extinct

(PhysOrg.com) -- An examination of ancient and modern DNA by the University of Otago has confirmed that the New Zealand storm-petrel, once thought to be extinct, is a bird which continues to fly our southern ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in Evolution
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