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Behavior experiments are useful tools to study brain function. Standard experiments to investigate behavior in popular lab animals such as fish, flies or mice however only incompletely mimic natural conditions. The understanding of behavior and brain...
– University of Vienna
Nature Methods Embargo expired on 21-Aug-2017 at 11:00 ET
Nectar, the high-energy ‘honey’ produced by flowers, might be a brilliant distraction technique to help protect a flower’s reproductive parts, according to new research.
Rather than merely providing a ‘come-on’ to bees and other insects to...
– University of Portsmouth
Biol. Lett. 13: 20170271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2017.0271
Epigenetics may explain how Darwin’s finches respond to rapid environmental changes.
– University of Utah
BMC Evolutionary Biology Embargo expired on 23-Aug-2017 at 20:00 ET
Portland, ME—Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) has confirmed today that the translocation of loon chicks from Maine to Massachusetts has resulted in at least one loon returning to its release lake. In its fifth year of a five-year initiative fu...
– Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)
An international team of scientists investigating the effects of six planned or potential Andean dams on the Amazon river system has found that major negative ecological impacts can be expected both above the dams and throughout the lowland floodplai...
– Wildlife Conservation Society
PLOS ONE, Aug-2017
Scientists always assumed it was a northern flying squirrel gliding through the canopies of Pacific coastal forests.
– Humboldt State University
Journal of Mammalogy
Baleen whales are amongst the largest animals to have ever lived and yet very little is known about their breeding habits. One researcher’s second look at previously found baleen whale fossils from Japan provides new evidence of a now long-gone bre...
PeerJ Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2017 at 07:00 ET
In April, a bobcat was hit by a car in Lansing, N.Y. and received treatment at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center to repair a severe front leg fracture and dislocated hip. After spending ten weeks recovering with a local licensed wildlife re...
– Cornell University
Iowa State University scientists are contributing to a multi-institutional effort to help corn stand up to stress brought on by drought and disease by using viruses and aphids to activate desirable traits. It’s speculative research that could yield...
– Iowa State University
A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis validates that the central core of the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the West Antarctic ice sheet melts.
– Indiana University
Chemical engineers at the University of Notre Dame have discovered a catalytic process that could help curb emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel-powered vehicles, a priority air pollutant that is a key ingredient in smog.
– University of Notre Dame
The study analyzed multiple species of Inga, a genus of tropical trees that produces defensive chemicals, and their various insect herbivores. The researchers found that closely-related plants evolved very different defensive traits. Additionally, th...
– University of Utah Embargo expired on 21-Aug-2017 at 15:00 ET
A new University of Utah-led study shows that targeted forest regeneration among the largest and closest forest fragments in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil can dramatically reduce extinction rates of bird spec...
– University of Utah
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Embargo expired on 21-Aug-2017 at 15:00 ET
In the megacities that are home to nearly 10 percent of the world’s 7.5 billion people, trees provide each city with more than $500 million each year in services that make urban environments cleaner, more affordable and more pleasant places to live...
– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
More targeted efforts are needed from both the public and private insurance sectors in order to encourage people to take action to reduce their risk of flood damage, according to a new study of three European countries.
– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Risk Analysis DOI:10.1111/risa.12881
As the global climate changes and temperatures continue to rise, heat stress is becoming a major limiting factor for pea cultivation. A new study indicates that pea plants with some specific traits – such as longer flowering time and higher pod num...
– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Crop Science, June 6, 2017 Embargo expired on 23-Aug-2017 at 09:00 ET
Scientific research and publishing over the past decade has experienced some substantial transformations—and not in a good way. With an increasing number of poor-quality scientific journals appearing in the marketplace, it is important to know how ...
– Society of Toxicology
In recent decades, change has defined our environment in the United States. But, says a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study, while those changes usually result in poor water quality, lakes have surprisingly stayed the same.
– University of Wisconsin-Madison
Global Change Biology Aug. 23 2017
New mapping methods developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can help urban planners minimize the environmental impacts of cities’ water and energy demands on surrounding stream ecologies.
– Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Imagine camping in the deep woods. You’d want a tent with mesh that prevents bugs – even those as small as gnats – from entering into your wildlife hangout. That’s the idea behind “Citrus Under Protective Screens,” or CUPS, which helps ke...
– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
A new study published today (August 23) in the Journal of Air and Waste Management Association builds upon recent heavy-duty natural gas vehicle methane emission measurements to model methane emissions from a future, much larger vehicle fleet. This s...
– West Virginia University
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have begun to unravel the molecular mechanisms behind how ants use their sense of smell to distinguish between colony members so they can work together in a complex, hierarchical society.
– University of California, Riverside
The ecological footprint of a city spreads far beyond its city limits, resulting in local and total extinction of hundreds of aquatic species in North America. Recent research quantifies the adverse effects while looking ahead to how cities can help....
– Northern Arizona University
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios. The biofuel cells generate 10 times more power per surface area than any existing wear...
– University of California San Diego
Energy & Environmental Science
UGA researchers pinpoint a mutation that triggered the development of the modern tomato from its tiny berry-sized ancestor
– University of Georgia
Saint Louis University scientist Kasey Fowler-Finn, Ph.D., and her research team will study treehoppers to learn how changing temperatures affect singing insects' ability to recognize the songs of potential mates.
– Saint Louis University Medical Center
Can a group of three single-celled, algae-like organisms produce high quantities of sugar just right for making biofuels? Laboratory results indicate that they can. Sandia National Laboratories is helping Bay Area-based HelioBioSys understand whether...
– Sandia National Laboratories
Charles R. Bentley, an intrepid University of Wisconsin-Madison glaciologist and geophysicist who was among the first scientists to measure the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the late 1950s, died Aug. 19 in Oakland, California. He was 87.
– University of Wisconsin-Madison
Texas potato growers may be few in number, but their spuds hit a market window that brings a premium each year at harvest. Now, a new potato scientist for Texas A&M AgriLife Research plans to pack even more value into the commodity through traditiona...Expert Available
– Texas A&M AgriLife
In the 13th episode of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Planet Lex podcast series, host Dean Daniel Rodriguez discusses these hot-button topics with Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law David Dana and Associate Professor of Law Nadav Shoked.
– Northwestern University
With funding from energy utilities, researchers from The University of Alabama are leading a study to understand the frequency and possible size of ancient floods along the Tennessee River.
– University of Alabama
GCOOS has received $450,000 for two new High Frequency Radar (HFR) sites near the mouth of the Mississippi River.
– Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)
– Clarkson University
– Florida State University