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Plants & Animals Sep 20, 2023

Gray wolf personality research uses puzzle boxes, rain sticks

Researchers using puzzle boxes, rain sticks and papier-mâché balls are studying captive gray wolves at the Oakland Zoo and the California Wolf Center to evaluate personality and problem-solving skills of the endangered ...

Ecology Sep 20, 2023

Contaminants of emerging concern impact fish health in Minnesota waters

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa discovered fish from 18 out of 19 testing sites in northern Minnesota contained contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) such ...

Earth Sciences Sep 20, 2023

New research brings greater understanding of Asian winter monsoon

Scientists have discovered a new technique that will shed light on the phenomena of winter monsoons—the heavy autumn and winter rainfalls which can cause floods and landslides across southeast Asia.

Other Sep 16, 2023

Dead spider claws and 'anal-print' toilets: 2023's Ig Nobels

Reanimating dead spiders to use them as robot claws, licking rocks, backwards talking and a toilet that scans "anal-prints": this year's Ig Nobel prizes again put a spotlight on the quirky side of science.

Plants & Animals Sep 13, 2023

Wolves and dogs appear to remember where people hid food

In a study involving several wolves and dogs, both animals performed better at finding hidden food if they had observed the food being hidden by a person—suggesting that they remembered where the food was, and did not rely ...

Astronomy Sep 5, 2023

It's going to take more than early dark energy to resolve the Hubble tension

Our best understanding of the universe is rooted in a cosmological model known as LCDM. The CDM stands for cold dark matter, where most of the matter in the universe isn't stars and planets, but a strange form of matter that ...

Ecology Sep 4, 2023

EU chief warns wolf packs 'real danger' in Europe

Brussels launched a review Monday of laws protecting wolves from hunters and farmers, as EU chief Ursula von der Leyen argued that packs threaten livestock and perhaps even people.

Evolution Aug 31, 2023

Mutation rates in whales found to be much higher than previously reported

An international team of marine scientists, led by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and the Center for Coastal Studies in the U.S., has studied the DNA of family groups from four different whale species to estimate ...

Plants & Animals Aug 29, 2023

Broken by bison, aspen saplings having a tough time in northern Yellowstone

In northern Yellowstone National Park, saplings of quaking aspen, an ecologically important tree in the American West, are being broken by a historically large bison herd, affecting the comeback of aspen from decades of over-browsing ...

Ecology Aug 23, 2023

How a lone 'immigrant' wolf revived a forest ecosystem

In 1997, a lone wolf crossed an ice bridge that briefly connected Canada with the remote Isle Royale, which lies off the coast of Michigan in Lake Superior and is renowned for its rich biodiversity.

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