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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot bird, one of the world's most endangered, raising hopes of its continuing survival.

Search and rescue dogs do their jobs despite travel stress

When disaster strikes, you want the very best tools, functioning at their peak. In the case of catastrophic earthquakes, tornadoes, or even bombings in war zones, those tools are search and rescue dogs. But researchers have found that getting dogs to disaster sites can add to the animals' stress.

Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demand

After a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback.

New mutations related to hereditary neuroendocrine tumours

(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)) The presence of a germline mutation in the GOT2 gene found in a patient with metastasis gives rise to increased activity of the encoder enzyme. Furthermore, the authors describe extraordinarily rare mutations in two patients: one in the SDHC gene and another in the IDH1. Show More Summary

Taste and health affect consumer choices for milk and nondairy beverages

(Elsevier) To learn more about what affects consumer decisions regarding fluid milk purchases, researchers from North Carolina State University used surveys, conjoint analysis, and means-end-chain analysis to uncover the underlying values among dairy milk and nondairy beverage consumers. Show More Summary

Mixed outcomes for plants and animals in warmer 2080s climate

(University of York) More than three quarters of plants and animals in England are likely to be significantly affected by climate change by the end of the century, say researchers.

The way rivers function reflects their ecological status and is rarely explored

(University of the Basque Country ) A study conducted by a UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country research group within the framework of the European Globaqua project proposes going beyond the study of river ecosystems and incorporating...Show More Summary

Researchers improve method to identify aquatic species using environmental DNA

(University of Notre Dame) Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have improved their method of tracking species by using the biological material those organisms leave behind known as environmental DNA (eDNA).

Reintroduced Przewalski's horses have a different diet

The Przewalski's horse, also called Takhi or Mongolian wild horse, is the only remaining wild horse species. In 1969, wild horses were officially declared extinct. However, a few animals survived in captivity. In 1992, first captive bred wild horses were returned to the wild.

AI suggests recipe for a dish just by studying a photo of it

An algorithm trained on over one million online recipes can tell you what's in a dish and how to make it

Researchers improve method to identify aquatic species using environmental DNA

Determining which fish are living in various bodies of water can be a daunting task for scientists studying those populations. Identifying invasive or endangered species, for example, has often relied on the ability to catch them.

Lions and lambs—can you solve this classic game theory puzzle?

How many lions does it take to kill a lamb? The answer isn't as straightforward as you might think. Not, at least, according to game theory.

'Invasive' species have been around much longer than believed

The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Palaeoscience funded researchers based in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies and in the Evolutionary Studies Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand have used fossil pollen records to solve an ongoing debate regarding invasive plant species in eastern Lesotho.

Giant sunfish species eludes discovery for centuries

An elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of researchers led by a Murdoch University PhD student.

Nesting aids make agricultural fields attractive for bees

Wild bees are important pollinators of many crop plants – sometimes they are even more efficient than honeybees. Their numbers can be increased sustainably using simple means as a recent study has found.

Acidifying oceans favor sea vermin

Scientists predict that in the next twenty years, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere will rise from the roughly 404 ppm it is now to over 450 ppm—and as a result, ecosystems worldwide will change. Many impacts will be particularly felt in our planet’s oceans. As atmospheric CO2 levels rise, more of the gas dissolves into […]

Team deciphers secrets of undersea chemical reaction; can it reduce CO2 in the atmosphere?

Scientists speed up a natural process that occurs deep in the ocean, raising the possibility that humans could help the Earth cope with greenhouse gases Scientists at USC and Caltech have accelerated a normally slow, natural chemical reaction by a factor of 500, which could store and neutralize carbon in the deepest recesses of the […]

Effects of elevated CO2 on phytoplankton community biomass and species composition during a spring Phaeocystis spp. bloom in the western English Channel

A 21-year time series of phytoplankton community structure was analysed in relation to Phaeocystis spp. to elucidate its contribution to the annual carbon budget at station L4 in the western English Channel (WEC). Between 1993–2014 Phaeocystis spp. contributed ?4.6% of the annual phytoplankton carbon and during the March ? May spring bloom, the mean Phaeocystis […]

Online test reveals if humans instinctively understand apes

An online experiment to investigate whether humans can understand the meaning of ape gestures has been created by researchers at the University of St Andrews.

Growing organic rice for market niche not simple

A market niche for organic rice has a potential to yield premium prices for farmers, but it's more involved than simply planting the seed and forgetting it until harvest time.

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