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Earth Sciences May 13, 2022

Satellite images reveal dramatic loss of global wetlands over past two decades

An analysis of more than a million satellite images has revealed that 4,000 square kilometers of tidal wetlands have been lost globally over twenty years.

Plants & Animals May 11, 2022

Museum discovers 150-year-old platypus and echidna specimens that proved some mammals lay eggs

Jars of tiny platypus and echidna specimens, collected in the late 1800s by the scientist William Caldwell, have been discovered in the stores of Cambridge's University Museum of Zoology.

Plants & Animals May 01, 2022

Later, gator? One-fifth of all reptile species could go extinct, new study says

Reptiles are in trouble: In fact, over 21% of reptile species are threatened with extinction worldwide, according to a first-of-its-kind global assessment of more than 10,000 species.

Plants & Animals Apr 26, 2022

Rock lizards help transfer mite‐transmitted infections

April in Siberia is a month when mites awaken and find their first victims. Traditional reservoirs of mite‐transmitted infections are rodents and wild animals: rabbits, foxes, squirrels, and others. A Russian Science Foundation-supported ...

Ecology Apr 19, 2022

A new soil amoeba species discovered in the 'Siberian jungle'

Scientists from St Petersburg University, together with colleagues from Tomsk and Novosibirsk, have discovered a new species of soil amoeba Leptomyxa silvatica n. sp. in Chernevaya taiga located in the south of Western Siberia.

Molecular & Computational biology Apr 13, 2022

Mutations across animal kingdom shed new light on aging

The first study to compare the accumulation of mutations across many animal species has shed new light on decades-old questions about the role of these genetic changes in aging and cancer. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger ...

Evolution Apr 06, 2022

Good parenting evolved multiple times in moss animals

The spindly filaments and coral-like colonies of the ancient phylum of marine animals known as bryozoans likely aren't the first thing that come to mind when you envision safe and protective child care.

Veterinary medicine Apr 06, 2022

Zoos hiding birds as avian flu spreads in North America

Zoos across North America are moving their birds indoors and away from people and wildlife as they try to protect them from the highly contagious and potentially deadly avian influenza.

Evolution Apr 05, 2022

Exploring recent changes in bird morphology—probably due to global warming

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have found changes in the morphology of many birds in Israel over the past 70 years, which they interpret to be a response to climate change. The body mass of some species decreased, while ...

Plants & Animals Apr 05, 2022

Blood-sucking leeches can help scientists map biodiversity

Scientists looking to measure the biodiversity of wild animals have added a surprising tool to their arsenal—blood-sucking leeches.

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