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Environment 17 hours ago

Observing eco farmers could guide sustainable information technology innovation

Cutting-edge agricultural technology has advanced in recent years, introducing innovations from self-driving tractors and laser scarecrows to robotic bees that aid in pollination.

Plants & Animals May 05, 2021

Meet the freaky fanged frog from the Philippines

Researchers at the University of Kansas have described a new species of fanged frog discovered in the Philippines that's nearly indistinguishable from a species on a neighboring island except for its unique mating call and ...

Plants & Animals May 05, 2021

New species of pelomedusoid turtle found in Madagascar

A team of researchers from Universität Freiburg, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Université d'Antananarivo and Stony Brook University has discovered a new species of pelomedusoid turtle in Madagascar. In their paper ...

Ecology May 04, 2021

Many Australian frogs don't tolerate human impacts on the environment

A UNSW and Australian Museum study using data from a citizen science project finds 70 percent are vulnerable to housing, agriculture, roads and recreation.

Evolution May 04, 2021

How habitat and reproduction influence the diversity and evolution of frogs

Scientists from the Natural History Museum have led a new study reconstructing the evolution of the frog skull, to understand how habitat and reproduction influence the diversity and evolution of frogs.

Environment May 03, 2021

Human behavior must be factored into climate change analyses

A new Cornell University-led study examines how temperature affects fishing behavior and catches among inland fisher households in Cambodia, with important implications for understanding climate change.

Plants & Animals May 03, 2021

On the brink: Brazil's coastal rainforest

Together with Brazilian colleagues, Senckenberg scientist Raffael Ernst investigated the impact of current land use on the bird and amphibian fauna of the Atlantic rainforest in southeastern Brazil. In their study, published ...

Plants & Animals Apr 29, 2021

New pumpkin toadlet species found in Brazil

A team of researchers from Universidade Estadual Paulista, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul and Projeto Dacnis, São Francisco Xavier and Ubatuba has discovered a new species of pumpkin toadlet. In their paper published ...

Environment Apr 28, 2021

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

Agriculture has not been a central part of U.S. climate policy in the past, even though climate change is altering weather patterns that farmers rely on. Now, however, President Biden has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

Cell & Microbiology Apr 28, 2021

Testing the 'two-hit' model for developmental defects

A mutation that deletes a large segment of human chromosome 16 and is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders doesn't work alone. A new functional assay demonstrates how the deletion could be sensitizing the genome such ...

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