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Chimp females who leave home postpone parenthood

Female chimps that lack supportive friends and family wait longer to start having babies, researchers find. An analysis of more than 50 years’ worth of daily records for female…

Mathematician's study of 'swarmalators' could direct future science

How does the Japanese tree frog figure into the latest work of noted mathematician Steven Strogatz? As it turns out, quite prominently. “We had read about these funny frogs…

Drones could help crop management take off, research shows

JACKSON, Tenn. – Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, could help farmers determine if their crop is growing satisfactorily, according to a recent study conducted by University…

eDNA tool detects invasive clams before they become a nuisance

When seeking a cure for a disease, early detection is often the key. The same is true for eliminating invasive species. Identifying their presence in a lake before they are…

A sub-desert savanna spread across Madrid 14 million years ago

The Central Iberian Peninsula was characterised by a very arid savanna during the middle Miocene, according to a study led by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) that compares the…

Interstellar space probes: Where's the brakes?

With a miniaturised space probe capable of being accelerated to a quarter of the speed of light, we could reach Alpha Centauri, our nearest star, in 20 to 50 years…

A photosynthetic organism's 'Water World'

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have traced the paths of three water channels in an ancient photosynthetic organism to provide the first comprehensive, experimental study of how that…

Unlocking the secrets of Ebola

Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. The results come from scientists…

Bryozoans: Fossil fills missing evolutionary link

Lurking in oceans, rivers and lakes around the world are tiny, ancient animals known to few people. Bryozoans, tiny marine creatures that live in colonies, are “living fossils&#8221…

Potential cell receptors to reduce antibiotic resistance identified

The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with compromised immune systems…

Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability

Scientists typically make every effort to keep all factors but one constant when doing an experiment. Global-change scientists might move a coral from a reef to an aquarium whose…

In bee decline, fungicides emerge as improbable villain

When a Cornell-led team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes in land use…

Greener livestock supply chains offer quick wins in climate battle

Greener livestock supply chains offer quick wins in climate battle

A herd of ankole longhorn cows grazing near Rusumo, Tanzania. 14 November 2017, Bonn, Germany – The agricultural sectors are where efforts to end hunger and prevent planetary overheating can…

World’s longest sauropod dinosaur trackway brought to light

In 2009, the world’s largest dinosaur tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne, in the Jura Mountains. Since then, a series of excavations at the site…

Papal gift helps hungry families in South Sudan

Papal gift helps hungry families in South Sudan

Vegetables growing in Yei in South Sudan. 13 November 2017, Yei SOUTH SUDAN – Hungry families in South Sudan will be able to make ends meet thanks to vegetable-growing…