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Wildlife recording is good for people, as well as for science

Science is not the only beneficiary of nature-based "citizen science" projects—taking part also boosts the well-being of participants and their connection to nature, according to research published today (February 9) in ...

The ants go marching … methodically

When strolling through an unfamiliar grocery store, you may find yourself methodically walking down each aisle to ensure you find everything you need without crossing the same path twice. At times, you'll stray from this ...

Owl who escaped from zoo is NYC's latest avian celebrity

An owl who escaped from the Central Park Zoo after someone damaged his cage has become New York City's latest avian celebrity, attracting gawkers as he surveys the park from one tall tree or another but stoking fears that ...

Researchers decode 95.6% of the genome of Nicotiana benthamiana

The plant Nicotiana benthamiana, from the Solanaceae family, is one of the most widely used experimental models in plant science. In 2020, a research group at Nagoya University in Japan reported that N. benthamiana could ...

New evolutionary insights from stepping outside the lab

Most of his career, Justin Crocker, EMBL Heidelberg Group Leader, has been working at the interface of development and evolution. In two new studies led by Crocker, scientists have shown how using non-standard laboratory ...

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The surprising benefits of group exercise for anxious dogs

Humans weren't the only beings doing it tough with mental health issues during the pandemic. Our pets suffered too—particularly dogs, who are known to pick up on and share our own anxiety and stress. In 2022 owners reported ...

New research tool tackles deadly mosquito-borne diseases

For most people living in Canada, mosquitoes are nothing more than a summertime nuisance, intruding on nights at the cottage and evenings around the campfire. But for millions of people around the world, particularly in the ...

WHO urges vigilance but no alarm over bird flu

The World Health Organization called Wednesday for vigilance after the recent detection of bird flu in mammals, but tried to calm fears that large-scale human outbreaks could be looming.

Uganda wildlife numbers soar due to enhanced protection

Uganda's wildlife population has boomed over the past four decades, the wildlife minister said Wednesday, but warned more must be done to save declining species including lions and endangered chimpanzees.