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Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running birds
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:46

A new model based on ground-running birds could predict locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs based on their speed and body size, according to a new study. ...

High blood pressure limits protection to vital organs and tissues in low-oxygen conditions
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:38

New research sheds light on the effects of high blood pressure by considering the way the body responds to a lack of oxygen. Latest Science News -- ...

Helping in spite of risk: Ants perform risk-averse sanitary care of infectious nest mates
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:47

Ants care for their sick nest mates in different ways, depending on their own immune status. When they themselves are susceptible to dangerous superin...

Resolvin D-1 limits kidney damage after heart attacks
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:32

A heart attack triggers an acute inflammatory response at the damaged portion of the heart's left ventricle. If the inflammation lingers, it can lead ...

Preventing the misdiagnosis of cellulitis
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:37

A new study finds early dermatology consultation for presumptive cellulitis can improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and reduce hospitalization. L...

Beluga whales dive deeper, longer to find food in Arctic
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:00

Beluga whales that spend summers feeding in the Arctic are diving deeper and longer to find food than in earlier years, when sea ice covered more of t...

Remarkable video shows how minke whale feeds
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:34

For the first time ever, scientists in Antarctica attached a camera to a minke whale and captured incredible evidence of how it feeds. The camera &nda...

Typhoid outbreak: Genetic cause of extensive drug-resistance found
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:36

The genetic cause behind a strain of typhoid's resistance to five classes of antibiotics has been uncovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Insti...

The starry sky shows nocturnal animals the way
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:33

Nocturnal animals can use the stars and the Milky Way to find their way during the darkest hours. Animals News -- ScienceDaily

In living color: Brightly-colored bacteria could be used to 'grow' paints and coatings
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:35

Researchers have unlocked the genetic code behind some of the brightest and most vibrant colors in nature. The article is the first study of the genet...

How newly discovered gene helps grow blood vessels
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:36

A new study found that a newly discovered gene helps grow blood vessels when it senses inadequate blood flow to tissues. Latest Science News -- Scie...

Biodiversity loss raises risk of 'extinction cascades'
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:43

New research shows that the loss of biodiversity can increase the risk of 'extinction cascades', where an initial species loss leads to a domino effec...

Pausing evolution makes bioproduction of chemicals affordable and efficient
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:51

Circumventing evolution in cell factories can pave the way for commercializing new biobased chemicals to large-scale. Latest Science News -- Science...

You are what you eat: Diet-specific adaptations in vampire bats
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:10

Vampire bats feed exclusively on blood, a mode of feeding unique amongst mammals. It has therefore been long suspected that vampire bats have highly s...

Punishing a wrongdoer more rewarding to brain than supporting a victim
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:47

Punishing a wrongdoer may be more rewarding to the brain than supporting a victim. That is one suggestion of new research which measured the brain act...

What makes circadian clocks tick?
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:48

Circadian clocks arose as an adaptation to dramatic swings in daylight hours and temperature caused by the Earth's rotation, but we still don't fully ...

Studying mitosis' structure to understand the inside of cancer cells
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:36

Cell division is an intricately choreographed ballet of proteins and molecules that divide the cell. During mitosis, microtubule-organizing centers as...

Why bees soared and slime flopped as inspirations for systems engineering
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:47

Honeybees gathering nectar inspired an algorithm that eased the burden of host servers handling unpredictable traffic by about 25 percent. Nature can ...

New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdom
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:41

Biomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from ...

Evolutionary origin of termite gut microbiome revealed
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:34

Researchers have shown that the bacterial communities in termite guts came about through both inheritance and transfer between colonies. Animals News...

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