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    New trait-based approach to global change ecology moves from description to prediction

    It's not enough to understand what the effects of climate change are. Society needs ways to...

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    Heavy metal pollution can increase antibiotic resistance in rivers

    Scientists have shown that elevated heavy metal levels in rivers can lead to higher levels of...

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    Amazon deforestation threatens newly discovered fish species in Brazil

    Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History researcher Murilo Pastana and his colleagues have discovered and described...

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    Komodo National Park is home to some of the world's largest manta ray aggregations, study shows

    Through a collaborative effort including the public, scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation and Murdoch University...

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    Fighting white-nose syndrome in bats benefits agriculture, study shows

    For years, bats have gotten a bad rap as the creepy creatures lurking in the dark....

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    Unusually fast beaked whale has special deep-sea hunting strategy

    An international team of biologists has successfully used biologgers to reveal insights into the lifestyle and...

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    Algae reveal clues about climate changes over millions of years

    Organisms adjust their cell walls according to environmental conditions such as temperature. Some adaptations involve changes...

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    Cilia on coral reef polyps found to generate horizontal currents

    A large international team of researchers has found that cilia on coral reef polyps generate horizontal...

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    Not all is rosy for the pink pigeon, study finds

    The authors of a major study on the once critically endangered pink pigeon say boosting the...

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    Global food trade research upends assumptions about how biodiversity fares

    In this week's Nature Food, Michigan State University (MSU) researchers find that imports from high-income countries...

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    Changes in cholesterol production lead to tragic octopus death spiral

    For all their uncanny intelligence and seemingly supernatural abilities to change color and regenerate limbs, octopuses...

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    Peru 'pinger' trial deters dolphins but not whales

    A trial of underwater sound devices called pingers reduced the number of dolphins caught in fishing...

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    A tug of war between survival and fitness: How chameleons become even brighter without predators around

    Invasive species offer a rare research opportunity, as they often colonize new environments very different to...

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    Climate change increases risks of tree death

    Planting a tree seems like a generally good thing to do for the environment. Trees, after...

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    Museum discovers 150-year-old platypus and echidna specimens that proved some mammals lay eggs

    Jars of tiny platypus and echidna specimens, collected in the late 1800s by the scientist William...

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    Long-lost 'bum-breathing' turtle makes its return

    A revolutionary new DNA detection method has helped rediscover an iconic species of turtle last seen...

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    Most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached

    More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth...

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    DNA provides unique look at moa and climate change

    Ancient moa DNA has provided insights into how species react to climate change, a University of...

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    Soil microbes use different pathways to metabolize carbon

    Much of what scientists think about soil metabolism may be wrong. New evidence from Northern Arizona...

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    Nonlethal parasites reduce how much their wild hosts eat, leading to ecosystem effects

    A new study led by Washington University in St. Louis uses a mathematical model and a...

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    Shipping poses significant threat to the endangered whale shark

    Marine biologists from the Marine Biological Association (MBA) and the University of Southampton have led ground-breaking...

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    Tropical spider can hide underwater for 30 minutes

    A tropical spider species uses a "film" of air to hide underwater from predators for as...

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    Bolder marmoset monkeys learn faster than shy ones

    Individual traits seem to drive our learning success: for instance, conscientious individuals often show higher academic...

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    Landscapes with higher proportions of forest maintain more diverse pollinator communities

    About 75% of food crops and more than 80% of wild plants require pollination by insects....

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    These bats deter predators by buzzing like hornets

    In Batesian mimicry, a harmless species imitates a more dangerous one in an evolutionary "ruse" that...

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    What ancient pollen tells us about future climate change

    Around 56 million years ago, Earth's climate underwent a major climatic transition. A huge release of...

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    Global bird populations steadily declining

    Staggering declines in bird populations are taking place around the world. So concludes a study from...

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    Malaysia's 'mystery monkey' appears to be a hybrid between a proboscis monkey and a silvery langur

    An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests Malaysia's "mystery monkey" is a hybrid...

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    Counting bug splats on vehicle license plates shows numbers of flying insects has dropped significantly

    A team of researchers with the Buglife project, working with the Kent Wildlife Trust, has found...

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    Invasive species and climate change impact coastal estuaries

    Native species in California's estuaries are expected to experience greater declines as invasive species interact with...

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    Only 10 vaquita porpoises survive, but species may not be doomed

    The vaquita porpoise, the world's smallest marine mammal, is on the brink of extinction, with 10...

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    Understanding how sunscreens damage coral

    You can love something to death. That is one way of thinking about a new Stanford...

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    Resurrecting a 'lost' coral species

    With about one-third of the world's corals currently under threat of extinction due to climate change,...

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    Scientists reveal the neurocircuitry essential for animals to sense environmental cues of imminent danger

    Inborn defensive behaviors, such as flight, freeze and fight, are crucial for animals to survive in...

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    Baby corals are just as susceptible as adults to deadly reef disease, study finds

    Baby corals are just as susceptible as adults to a deadly disease that has been spreading...

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    Jaws hold crucial knowledge on the fate of sharks

    Jaws was the only word needed to give the iconic 1970's thriller about a great white...

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    Cold-survival strategies in animals: A spectrum, not either-or

    Animals have three main strategies to survive the freezing temperatures of winter: migrating, remaining in place...

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    Scientists announce comprehensive regional diagnostic of microbial ocean life using DNA testing

    Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI),...

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    Studying wealth inequality in animals can reveal clues about how their societies evolved

    Wealth inequality is a research topic typically reserved for humans. Now, research from the Max Planck...

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    Beetle iridescence a deceptive form of warning coloration, study finds

    A new study published today in Animal Behaviour shows for the first time that brilliant iridescence...

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    Catastrophe theory can shed new light on how drought affects plants

    Sometimes things are fine—until they're not. A boat capsizes. A bridge collapses. The stock market takes...

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    Indigenous peoples have shucked billions of oysters around the world sustainably

    A new global study of Indigenous oyster fisheries co-led by Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History...

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    Tired Australian magpies sing less, sing later and are less motivated

    Sleep deprived Australian magpies are tired and unmotivated, just like humans, according to new research from...

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    Bacteria make a beeline to escape tight spaces

    A newly published study by researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa revealed that bacteria...

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    Discovery about coral-algal symbiosis could help coral reefs recover after bleaching events

    Corals are keystone species for reef and marine ecosystems but coral bleaching due to climate change...

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    Scientists map living corals for the first time before and after marine heat wave: Winners and losers discovered

    As the world sees rising ocean temperatures, it will also see more cases of coral bleaching....

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    As climate shifts, species will need to relocate, and people may have to help them

    Climate change is already affecting plants and animals worldwide and is a growing threat to biodiversity,...

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    Studies find the seeds of a forest's renewal after wildfire, drought

    A forest's ability to regenerate after devastating wildfires, droughts or other disturbances depends largely on seed...

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    Study supports stronger conservation efforts in Southeast glacial refugia regions

    During the last ice age, glaciers covered vast portions of North America.

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    Exploring the murky history of the chase for the blue whale

    The blue whale is the largest animal that has ever existed, weighing as much as two...