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Plants & Animals May 26, 2021

Two tigers gunned down in China's latest escaped-cat blunder

Two escaped tigers killed their keeper in China and were shot dead, state media reported, in the latest incident underlining the country's chaotic handling of dangerous animals.

Plants & Animals May 21, 2021

Mouse plague: Bromadiolone will obliterate mice—and eagles, snakes and owls, too

It's the smell that hits you first. The scent of urine and decomposing bodies. Then you notice other signs: scuttles and squeaks, small dead bodies leaking blood, tails sticking out of hubcaps.

Ecology May 19, 2021

Insect and animal invasions can teach us about COVID-19

Invasions by alien insect and animal species have much in common with outbreaks of infectious diseases and could tell us a great deal about how pandemics spread, according to a research paper published today.

Plants & Animals May 13, 2021

Largest-ever study of artificial insemination in sharks—and the occasional 'virgin birth'

It's a tough time to be a shark. Pollution, industrialized fishing, and climate change threaten marine life, and the populations of many top ocean predators have declined in recent years. In addition to studying sharks in ...

Plants & Animals May 12, 2021

Seamless in Sumatra: Joined-up thinking benefits tigers, climate and communities

Imagine a project that protects an apex predator, improves people's lives and promotes planetary health. It may sound like the stuff of fantasy, but this is no fairy tale. It is precisely what Fauna & Flora International ...

Other May 12, 2021

Ancestors may have created 'iconic' sounds as bridge to first languages

The 'missing link' that helped our ancestors to begin communicating with each other through language may have been iconic sounds, rather than charades-like gestures—giving rise to the unique human power to coin new words ...

Plants & Animals May 06, 2021

New study tracks large sharks during hurricanes

A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science tracked large sharks in Miami and The Bahamas to understand how these migratory animals respond to major storms, ...

Paleontology & Fossils May 03, 2021

Newly identified saber-toothed cat is one of largest in history

A giant saber-toothed cat lived in North America between 5 million and 9 million years ago, weighing up to 900 pounds and hunting prey that likely weighed 1,000 to 2,000 pounds, scientists reported today in a new study.

Earth Sciences Apr 29, 2021

Flies grow bigger up north: Insect size a promising new proxy for palaeoclimate

Scientists use many proxies to reconstruct Earth's ancient climates. Pollen, diatoms, geochemical isotopes and fossils, for example, all contribute to piecing together past-climate puzzles. The ubiquity and wide geographic ...

Astronomy Apr 24, 2021

A breakthrough astrophysics code rapidly models stellar collisions

A breakthrough astrophysics code, named Octo-Tiger, simulates the evolution of self-gravitating and rotating systems of arbitrary geometry using adaptive mesh refinement and a new method to parallelize the code to achieve ...

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