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Plants & Animals Sep 30, 2022

The night is full of animal life, but scientists know very little about it

Human disturbance is rapidly changing the nature of the nocturnal world. Intensive farming, suburban spread, artificially lit cities, and continuously busy road systems mean daytime species are becoming increasingly active ...

Environment Sep 30, 2022

Floods trap many in Florida as Ian heads to South Carolina

Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through inundated streets Thursday to save thousands of Floridians trapped amid flooded homes and shattered buildings left by Hurricane Ian, which crossed into the Atlantic Ocean and churned ...

Veterinary medicine Sep 30, 2022

Studying vampire bats to predict the next pandemic

In June, Virginia Tech Assistant Professor Luis Escobar led a team of students into the Andes Mountains and lowlands of Colombia to understand how vampire bats can help predict and prevent the next big epidemic. Escobar is ...

Evolution Sep 28, 2022

Dead fish breathes new life into the evolutionary origin of fins and limbs

A trove of fossils in China, unearthed in rock dating back some 436 million years, have revealed for the first time that the mysterious galeaspids, a jawless freshwater fish, possessed paired fins.

Plants & Animals Sep 27, 2022

Researchers reconstruct the genome of the common ancestor of all mammals

Every modern mammal, from a platypus to a blue whale, is descended from a common ancestor that lived about 180 million years ago. We don't know a great deal about this animal, but the organization of its genome has now been ...

Cell & Microbiology Sep 27, 2022

Ending a 50-year mystery, scientists reveal how bacteria can move

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers and their collaborators have solved a decades-old mystery about how E. coli and other bacteria are able to move.

Evolution Sep 22, 2022

Why do humans grow two sets of teeth? These marsupials are rewriting the story of dental evolution

You only get 52 teeth in your lifetime: 20 baby teeth, followed by 32 adult teeth.

Plants & Animals Sep 20, 2022

The first look at how rabies affects vampire bat social behavior

Vampire bats infected with the rabies virus aren't likely to act stereotypically "rabid," according to a new study—instead, infected male bats tended to withdraw socially, scaling back on the common habit of grooming each ...

Environment Sep 19, 2022

Brazil reports more Amazon fires so far this year than all of 2021

The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon so far this year has already surpassed that for all of 2021, according to official figures released Monday that triggered new alarm for the world's biggest rainforest.

Paleontology & Fossils Sep 16, 2022

A fossil baby helped scientists explain how mammals thrived after the dinosaur extinction

Sixty-two million years ago, a mother gave birth to a baby. Overcoming the shock of birth in a matter of minutes, the baby began to explore the world around it. The baby started to suckle from its mother, a natural instinct ...

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