Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Pioneering new tech to recover 100% phosphorus and biocrude from manure and sludge

An engineer from Aarhus University has received EU funding for the launch of a new research project, which can have far-reaching and ground-breaking significance for…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Honorees of the prestigious 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists announced

The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences announced today the three Winners and six Finalists of the 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

New viruses discovered in endangered wild Pacific salmon populations

Three new viruses--including one from a group of viruses never before shown to infect fish--have been discovered in endangered Chinook and sockeye salmon populations. While…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Natural ways of cooling cities

Urban heat islands are a phenomenon where the temperature in a city is noticeably higher than in the surrounding rural area. When combined with the…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

WSU study to examine health benefits of outdoor preschools

SEATTLE, Wash. - As preschoolers across the nation head into classroom buildings for the start of the school year, more than 300 Seattle area children…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

New whale species discovered along the coast of Hokkaido

A new beaked whale species Berardius minimus, which has been long postulated by local whalers in Hokkaido, Japan, has been confirmed. In a collaboration between…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Corals take control of nitrogen recycling

Corals are shown to recycle their own waste ammonium using a surprising source of glucose--a finding that reveals more about the relationship between corals and…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Could recreating freshwater lakes help trial plastic alternatives?

In the first experiment of its kind, scientists are looking at new ways to test how plastics degrade in water - which could be used…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Two ERC Starting Grant for the University of Konstanz

Announced today, 3 September 2019, by the European Research Council (ERC), the prominent grant - which includes 1.5 million euros in funding over the next…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Slowed metabolism helps migrating geese soar

Researchers have shed new light on how some geese can fly high for long periods of time, according to a study published today in eLife…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Poverty as disease trap

No drug can cure a paradox. That basic truth is at the heart of a new Stanford-led study highlighting how poverty traps make it impossible…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Deer browsing is not stopping the densification of Eastern forests

Selective browsing by white-tailed deer has been blamed by many for changing the character and composition of forest understories in the eastern U.S.; however, its…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

New Middle-grade adventure series launches with a focus on rescuing endangered species

According to a recent U.N. release , one million animals and plants are threatened with extinction, perhaps in the next few decades. Our children and…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Toxic frogs with weak defenses persist in the gene pool alongside stronger competitors

Diversity is a hallmark of life and it shows up in unexpected places. A multi-national team of evolutionary biologists investigated how two types of poison…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Impact of climate change on global banana yields revealed

Climate change could negatively impact banana cultivation in some of the world's most important producing and exporting countries, a study has revealed. Bananas are recognised…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

The bigger picture behind marine pollution

Bentham Science has published a new book series, Marine Ecology: Current and Future Developments, which aims to bring fresh perspectives on the subject of marine…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Rethinking our resilience to wildfire

The 2017 wildfire season was the most extensive and expensive in U.S. history. Fires scorched 10 million acres in the western U.S. and federal fire-suppression…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Diversity of Inter-Species Interactions Affects Functioning of Ecological Communities

Mathematical modeling suggests that the diversity of interactions between species in an ecological community plays a greater role in maintaining community functioning than previously thought.…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Extreme mangrove corals found on the Great Barrier Reef

The first documented discovery of "extreme corals" in mangrove lagoons around Australia's Great Barrier Reef is yielding important information about how corals deal with environmental…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Burgundy wine grapes tell climate story, show warming accelerated in past 30 years

A newly published series of dates of grape harvest covering the past 664 years is the latest line of evidence confirming how unusual the climate…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Nuclear winter would threaten nearly everyone on Earth

If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern Hemisphere would be below freezing in the…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Using artificial intelligence to track birds’ dark-of-night migrations

On many evenings during spring and fall migration, tens of millions of birds take flight at sunset and pass over our heads, unseen in the…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Unusual mucous-like substance found buried within seafloor sediment

When Friederike Gründger and her team cracked open the long, heavy cylinders of black sediment drawn from the ocean floor, they were surprised to find…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Isotopes in poop show where secretive jaguars hunt

How do you follow a predator so elusive that its nickname is "shadow cat"? To track secretive jaguars in the forested mountains of Belize, the…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

New insights into genetic basis of bird migration

A gene newly associated with the migratory patterns of golden-winged and blue-winged warblers could lend insight into the longstanding question of how birds migrate across…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

A face for Lucy’s ancestor

The 3.8 million-year-old fossil cranium represents a time interval between 4.1 and 3.6 million years ago, when A. anamensis gave rise to A. afarensis .…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

UCI-led study: Plankton are more resilient to nutrient stress than previously thought

Irvine, Calif. - An international team of Earth system scientists and oceanographers has created the first high-resolution global map of surface ocean phosphate, a key…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Grassland biodiversity is blowing in the wind

Temperate grasslands are the most endangered but least protected ecosystems on Earth. Grassland restorations are crucial for recovering this important but highly degraded ecosystem. Restored…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Climate change, human activity lead to nearshore coral growth decline

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill compares the growth rates between nearshore and offshore corals in the Belize Mesoamerican Barrier…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Ancient die-off greater than the dinosaur extinction

Clues from Canadian rocks formed billions of year ago reveal a previously unknown loss of life even greater than that of the mass extinction of…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists call for infiltration to be better incorporated into land surface models

Soil scientists can't possibly be everywhere at once to study every bit of soil across the planet. Plus, soils are constantly changing. Conditions like weather…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. In a new study,…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Arctic permafrost melting will aggravate the greenhouse effect

Scientists from Russia and the United States studied the composition of the deep layers of permafrost in Eastern Siberia to better understand the hazards of…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

How bees live with bacteria

An apple plantation in spring. The trees are in full bloom. But to ensure that they also yield in autumn, workers have to do a…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

HKBU biologists discover and name new fireworm species in Hong Kong waters

A group of biologists from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered a new fireworm species in Hong Kong waters and named it Chloeia bimaculata…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

$3.3M NIH grant to support health in Detroit

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Faculty from Michigan State University received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an experiment to improve…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Crows consciously control their calls

Crows can voluntarily control the release and onset of their calls, suggesting that songbird vocalizations are under cognitive control, according to a study published August…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Dangerous wild grass will be used in batteries

Hogweed, which has grown over vast territories of Russia, can be useful as a material for batteries. Scientists from NUST MISIS have investigated the possibilities…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Study finds big increase in ocean carbon dioxide absorption along West Antarctic Peninsula

Climate change is altering the ability of the Southern Ocean off the West Antarctic Peninsula to absorb carbon dioxide, according to a Rutgers-led study, and…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Honeybee brain development may enhance waggle dance communication

Changes in a vibration-sensitive neuron may equip forager honeybees for waggle dance communication, according to research recently published in eNeuro . Forager honeybees share information…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Japanese trees synchronize allergic pollen release over immense distances

Tokyo, Japan - Complaints of allergic rhinitis (hayfever) are common worldwide, affecting around 17% of the Japanese population in spring and summer (around 20 million…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Strawberries: The tasty fruit with a tainted environmental legacy and an uncertain future

Are the glory days of California's strawberry industry gone for good? That's the conclusion of Julie Guthman, author of the new book, Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals,…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

To stop mosquito-transmitted illnesses, pay attention to how humans behave: study

Targeting the mosquito population within a defined area is the primary way scientists and public health officials mitigate the spread of diseases caused by viruses…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Technique combats widespread passion fruit disease

Passion fruit woodiness caused by cowpea aphid-borne mosaic virus (CABMV), the disease that most affects passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) grown in Brazil, can be combated…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Wild ground-nesting bees might be exposed to lethal levels of neonics in soil

In a first-ever study investigating the risk of neonicotinoid insecticides to ground-nesting bees, University of Guelph researchers have discovered at least one species is being…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

How the herring adapted to the light environment in the Baltic Sea

The evolutionary process that occurs when a species colonizes a new environment provides an opportunity to explore the mechanisms underlying genetic adaptation, which is essential…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Monster tumbleweed: Invasive new species is here to stay

A new species of gigantic tumbleweed once predicted to go extinct is not only here to stay -- it's likely to expand its territory. The…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Urban living leads to high cholesterol…in crows

Animals that do well in urban areas tend to be the ones that learn to make use of resources such as the food humans throw…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Cleaning pollutants from water with pollen and spores — without the ‘achoo!’ (video)

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2019 -- In addition to their role in plant fertilization and reproduction, pollens and spores have another, hidden talent: With a…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Flame retardants — from plants

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2019 -- Flame retardants are present in thousands of everyday items, from clothing to furniture to electronics. Although these substances can…