The double-edged sword of wildlife-friendly yards
32 minutes ago
Hundreds of millions of birds are killed in collisions with windows each year in the U.S. alone, and although high-rise buildings tend to be the biggest individual culprits, the vast number of suburban homes across the continent ...
Ivory Coast banana growers on the comeback trail
52 minutes ago
Two years after devastating floods, banana planters in Ivory Coast have staged a comeback, eyeing an increase in production and new markets for the popular fruit.
Common pesticide appears to reduce live bee sperm
1 hour ago
A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why the bees are dwindling.
First evidence of ocean acidification's impact on reproductive behavior in wild fish
8 hours ago
Ocean acidification could have a major impact on the reproductive behaviour of fish living in affected waters, a new study shows.
Every grain of rice: Ancient rice DNA data provides new view of domestication history
10 hours ago
Rice, or Oryza sativa as its scientifically known, feeds more than a third of the globe. Yet the majority of rice crops that supply 90 percent of the world come from just two domesticated varieties, japonica and indica.
Protect wolves or hunt them? Western states are in the crosshairs
11 hours ago
Sheep rancher Dave Dashiell got to his feet and wiped the blood from his hands. A newborn lamb he had just delivered from a struggling ewe took one breath, then another. He laid the lamb down gently in front of its mother. ...
Real-time imaging of fish gut ties bacterial competition to gut movements
13 hours ago
In recent years, numerous diseases have been tied to variations in gut microbiota. The rapidly growing probiotics industry targets gut and intestinal health by developing products built mostly around enzyme cultures and bacteria. ...
Count seals in Antarctica from the comfort of your couch
14 hours ago
Scientists are asking the public to look through thousands of satellite images of Antarctica to assist in the first-ever, comprehensive count of Weddell seals. Counting seals will help scientists better protect and conserve ...
Researcher discovers unique anatomical characteristic in barnacle study
15 hours ago
When it comes to long distance relationships, it seems the barnacle has it all figured out. That's because if they fancy a mate who is far away, the male can simply make his penis longer to meet the need.
Luc Hoffman, Swiss ornithologist and naturalist, dead at 93
15 hours ago
A wildlife groups says Dr. Luc Hoffmann, a Swiss ornithologist and naturalist with a passion for wetlands who helped create the World Wildlife Fund for Nature and many other conservation groups, has died at 93.