Retailer backs futurologist’s claim that devices conversing in canine will be available in, ruffly speaking, a decade Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah, as Dr Doolittle once sang – what a neat achievement that would be. Show More Summary
Genus Homo: Long endurance in modern Humans seems to have arisen in the genus Homo around 1 million years ago.Humans lost strength relative to chimpanzees due to a need for low energetic cost, repetitive motions.Different times whenShow More Summary
dailyotter: Vancouver Aquarium Takes in Tiny Sea Otter Pup! Vancouver Aquarium has taken in this sweet little guy and is caring for him day and night after he was found alone off the coast of Vancouver. The aquarium writes: A tiny male...Show More Summary
Accompanying the new PLOS ONE 10 Year Anniversary Collection: New Species, PLOS ONE Associate Editor Anna Simonin discusses the discovery of organisms around the world first described in PLOS ONE. Despite over 1.2 million
Jumping into the weekend like… a Risso’s dolphin in Monterey Bay! Delightful photo from Moss Landing by local photographer Joe Platko (IG: @hiimjoe88) Yes, we know—how is it a dolphin if it doesn’t have that classic “nose”?! The long...Show More Summary
There’s a list of fossils I’d really like you to go out and find. Good luck. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Optimization for self-production may explain key features of ribosomes, the protein production factories of the cell, reported researchers from Harvard Medical School in Nature on July 20.
Nothing says college breakfast of champions more than the salty, stale goodness of Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup. We’ve all been there…where Ramen is life…some of us might still be there…it’s okay friend. Which is why those visiting the California coast for summer vacation might be slightly confused on who dropped the Ramen in the ocean? […]
The Monterey Bay is doing its best impression of our sea nettle exhibit! This year has seen a return of the classic sea nettles blooms we experience outside of El Niño cycles. These sea nettles were filmed inside the Monterey harbor a few weeks ago, pushed in by the tides and currents.
It’s summer aka tufted puffin mating season, which means our puffins are strutting their stuff in their breeding plumage! Summer fashion for tufted puffins includes bright orange bill plates and feet, a white “mask” across the eyes, and of course, golden “tufts” of feathers on the head.
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) The Fusarium oxysporum fungus causes wilt in over 100 plant species including tomato, cotton, watermelon and banana, costing farmers billions of dollars in losses worldwide each year. The disease is difficult to control. Show More Summary
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) -Researchers have shown that a single nucleotide change in a gene that affects production of hepcidin--a peptide involved in inflammation, immunity, and control of iron levels--is associated with greater susceptibility to extrapulmonary tuberculosis.
Three new species of toads have been discovered living in Nevada's Great Basin in an expansive survey of the 190,000 square mile ancient lake bottom. Discoveries of new amphibians are extremely rare in the United States with only three...Show More Summary
Since 2012, genetic engineering has been revolutionised by CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing. The technology is based on an enzyme from a bacterial cell, whose work is to cut the information storing system of living beings, DNA, at one predefined location. It generates a gap within the DNA. Then, a new sequence – for example, a gene from another organism – can be included.
The lack of vitamin A in food is a major cause of health problems worldwide and can lead to blindness and even death. This is especially a problem in threshold or third-world countries, where children are likely to suffer from a lack of vitamin A or its precursor beta-carotene due to malnourishment. Show More Summary
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Grasshopper mice (genus Onychomys), rodents known for their remarkably loud call, produce audible vocalizations in the same way that humans speak and wolves howl, according to new research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Show More Summary
(Phys.org)—A large international team of researchers has conducted a genetic analysis and comparison of the world's biggest cats to learn more about their history. In their paper published on the open source site Science Advances, the team describes their work mapping the genome of the jaguar and comparing the results with other big cats.
Citizen science has revealed the spread of the invasive giant slug Limax maximus and its potential native predator in Japan, providing new insights into predator-prey dynamics between introduced prey and native predators.
Most studies investigating the effects of anthropogenic environmental stressors do so in conditions that are often optimal for their test subjects, ignoring natural stressors such as competition or predation. As such, the quantitative results from such studies may often underestimate the lethality of certain toxic compounds. Show More Summary