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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Feb. 14, 2019 — Researchers wanted to know how Magellanic penguin parents in South America balance the dietary demands of multiple chicks. They found that when a Magellanic penguin parent returns to its nest with ... read more

Mom's Reward: Female Galápagos Seabird Has a Shorter Lifespan Than Males

Feb. 12, 2019 — The male Nazca booby, a large seabird of the Galápagos Islands, often outlives the domineering female of the species, according to new research. Why? It's a story of rotating sex partners, the ... read more

Feb. 12, 2019 — A new to science species of tarantula with a peculiar horn-like protuberance sticking out of its back was recently identified in central Angola, a largely underexplored country located at the ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history of a disease that continues to kill more than ... read more

Scientists Use Machine Learning to ID Source of Salmonella

Feb. 11, 2019 — A team of scientists has developed a machine-learning approach that could lead to quicker identification of the animal source of certain Salmonella ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — A new program automatically detects regions of interest within images, alleviating a serious bottleneck in processing photos for wildlife ... read more

Aquaculture Does Little, If Anything, to Conserve Wild Fisheries

Feb. 11, 2019 — New research finds that aquaculture, or fish farming, does not help conserve wild ... read more

Rats in Augmented Reality Help Show How the Brain Determines Location

Feb. 11, 2019 — Before the age of GPS, humans had to orient themselves without on-screen arrows pointing down an exact street, but rather, by memorizing landmarks and using learned relationships among time, speed ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Humans have a ''disproportionately huge effect'' on the other species of vertebrates that share Earth's surface with us, causing more than 25 percent of the deaths among an ... read more

Skyglow Over Key Wildlife Areas

Feb. 11, 2019 — Light pollution affects the skies over most of the world's key wildlife areas, new research ... read more

You Are What You Eat: A Color-Changing Insect Modifies Diet to Become Distasteful

Feb. 11, 2019 — When young spotted lanternflies grow they become brightly red. Around this time, they also begin to feed almost exclusively on the tree of heaven, from which they suck bitter juices into their ... read more

Rating Riverside Corridors -- The 'Escape Routes' for Animals Under Climate Change

Feb. 8, 2019 — While riverside habitats are known to be important for species migrating under climate change, this is the first study to rank riparian areas as targets for restoration and conservation ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — New research shows that pelagic sea snakes quench their thirst by drinking freshwater that collects on the surface of the ocean after heavy ... read more

DNA Traces on Wild Flowers Reveal Insect Visitors

Feb. 8, 2019 — Researchers have discovered that insects leave tiny DNA traces on the flowers they visit. This newly developed eDNA method holds a vast potential for documenting unknown insect-plant interactions, ... read more

Seafood Mislabelling Persistent Throughout Supply Chain, Study Finds

Feb. 7, 2019 — Researchers examined 203 samples from 12 key targeted species collected from various importers, processing plants and retailers in Ontario. Of the samples, 141 were from retailers, 51 from importers ... read more

Bee Dispersal Ability May Influence Conservation Measures

Feb. 7, 2019 — The abilities of various bee species to disperse influences the pattern of their population's genetic structure, which, in turn, can constrain how they respond to environmental change, ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — The cleaner wrasse fish (Labroides dimidiatus), responds to its reflection and attempts to remove marks on its body during the mirror test -- a method considered the gold standard for determining ... read more

Why Asian Horses Don't Get Sick With the Flu

Feb. 7, 2019 — Avian influenza viruses infect horses in Mongolia but do not cause large outbreaks of disease because they failed to acquire key genetic changes to enable greater cross-species transmissibility, ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — The 'perching birds,' or passerines, are the most common birds in the world today -- they include sparrows, robins, and finches. They used to be very rare. Scientists have just discovered ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — A study reveals huge variations in the similarity and breadth of animal roles in nature across different parts of the ... read more

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