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Voles cut grass to watch flying predators

New research shows, a tiny rodent trims tall grasses so it can watch the skies for flying predators. Brandt's voles live in grassland in Inner Mongolia, China....

Rash-causing moth spreading due to warming, scientists find

A forest pest that bedevils Maine residents and tourists with hairs that cause an itchy rash appears to be spreading due to warming temperatures....

Pine needles tell the story of PFAS in North Carolina

The humble pine tree is more than just a common sight in North Carolina. It is a handy tool for monitoring the proliferation of...

Bees became extinct before they were discovered

Scientists studied stingless bees from East Africa. These were encased in tree resin and copal. The study has been published in the journal The Holocene....

Research uncovers insight for restoration of globally important kelp forests

Oregon State University scientists suggested restoration efforts for kelp forests may be most effective in areas where the bedrock seafloor is highly contoured. The study...

New findings on basking sharks blow assumptions out of the water

Scientists said if basking sharks were like Canadians, their migration habits might be easily explained. They head to south to avoid winter's chill and...

New research reveals cadmium’s route into chocolate

Researchers have chased the source of cacao's cadmium contamination for years. An array of distinct sampling methods and sites led to mixed results. University of Illinois...

New research shows that 85% of coral reef fish studied are overfished

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists have found concrete evidence that more than 85 percent of the grouper and...

New research bites holes into theories about Megalodons

A new study leaves large tooth marks in previous conclusions. The conclusion about the body shape of the Megalodon. Megalodon is one of the...

Two new species of invasive hammerhead flatworms found in Europe and Africa

Professor Jean-Lou Justine from ISYEB has reported the description of two new species of hammerhead flatworms. The study has been published in Open Access...

How bats, wolves and moths can shape our lives

University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, assistant professor Eyal Frank used natural experiments from ecology to estimate different pieces of the complex...

Number of Earth’s tree species estimated to be 14% higher than currently known

A new study involved more than 100 scientists from across the world. They have assembled 73,000 tree species on Earth and about 9,200 species...

Ancient trees deemed vital to forest survival

New study suggests that ancient trees possess far more than an awe-inspiring presence. They sustain the entire population of trees' ability to adapt to...

Crowding, climate change, and the case for social distancing among trees

According to new research, achieving historical conditions of forests are becoming increasingly hard to achieve in a changing world. According to Utah State University's...

Birds use the Earth’s magnetic field as a stop sign during migration

A new study shed shed light on how birds navigate back to their breeding site after flying across two continents. The study has been...