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December 10, 2020

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A Gene from Ancient Bacteria Helps Ticks Spread Lyme Disease

One reason ticks spread Lyme disease so well goes back to a unique evolutionary event. Researchers discovered that an antibacterial enzyme in ticks, Dae2, protects them from bacteria found on human ...

Honey Bees Fend Off Giant Hornets With Animal Feces

Researchers discovered honeybees in Vietnam collect and apply animal dung around hive entrances to deter deadly nest raids by giant hornets. This finding is the first to document the use of tools by ...

First-Known Fossil Iguana Burrow Found in the Bahamas

The fossilized burrow dates back to the Late Pleistocene Epoch, about 115,000 years ago, and is located on the island of San Salvador -- best known as the likely spot where Christopher Columbus made ...
Humans have taken spiders into space more than once to study the importance of gravity to their web-building. What originally began as a somewhat unsuccessful PR experiment ...
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Ferrets, Cats and Civets Most Susceptible to Coronavirus Infection After Humans

An analysis of ten different species finds that humans -- followed by ferrets and, to a lesser extent cats, civets and dogs -- are the most susceptible animals to SARS-CoV-2 ...

The Use of Wild Mammals in Traditional Medicine

Investigators identified 565 mammalian species that have been used to source products used in traditional medicine around the world, especially in Asia, Africa, and Latin ...

Satellite Tag Tracks Activity Levels of Highly Migratory Species Across the Vast Ocean

Scientists have released a new activity data product application for marine animal tracking. The technology is designed to remotely track and transmit data gathered on an animal's activity ...

Oral Drug Blocks SARS-CoV-2 Transmission, Researchers Find

Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection with a new antiviral drug, MK-4482/EIDD-2801 or Molnupiravir, completely suppresses virus transmission within 24 hours, researchers have ...

What Makes Certain Groups More Vulnerable to COVID-19?

What makes the elderly and people with underlying conditions more vulnerable to COVID-19? According to a new study, clues can be found in the proteins involved in initiating infection, as the virus ...

Incredible Vision in Ancient Marine Creatures Drove an Evolutionary Arms Race

Ancient deep sea creatures called radiodonts had incredible vision that likely drove an evolutionary arms race according to new ...

False Widow Spiders Bite Can Transmit Harmful Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

A team of zoologists and microbiologists have published a new study showing that common house spiders carry bacteria susceptible to infect people, with the Noble False Widow spiders also carrying ...

Pets, Touch and COVID-19: Why Our Furry Friends Are Lifesavers

A new study points to the lifesaving role that pets have played in 2020 and why governments need to sit up and take ...

Flashy Lizards Are More Attractive to Mates and to Predators

In the lizard world, flashy colors attract the interest of females looking for mates. But they can make colorful males desirable to other eyes, too -- as lunch, according to new ...

Black Bear Gut Biome Surprisingly Simple

In recent decades, researchers have found that most mammals' guts are surprisingly complex environments - home to a variety of microbial ecosystems that can profoundly affect an animal's ...

Experimental Vaccine for Deadly Tickborne Virus Effective in Cynomolgus Macaques

An experimental vaccine developed in Europe to prevent infection by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) has protected cynomolgus macaques in a new collaborative study. The study comes about ...

Researchers Find How Stress and the Circadian Clock Affect Sleep

Researchers have found a new neural pathway that links the circadian clock, stress, and wakefulness in mammals. They identified a neuron that becomes excessively active when the mammal is under ...

Jaguars Robust to Climate Extremes but Lack of Food Threatens Species

Researchers lead a world-first investigation into the chances of wild jaguars surviving climate extremes with six scenarios modelling the behavior, mating, births of cubs, competition, illegal ...

Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Protect Species

Demystifying traditional Chinese medicine for conservationists could be the key to better protecting endangered species like pangolins, tigers and rhino, according to researchers. Efforts to shift ...

Effect of Odor on Helpfulness in Rats

Despite their reputation, rats are surprisingly sociable and regularly help each other out. Researchers have shown that a rat just has to smell another rat that is engaged in helpful behavior to ...

Ancient Blanket Made With 11,500 Turkey Feathers

New research sheds light on the production of an 800-year-old turkey feather blanket and explores the economic and cultural aspects of raising turkeys to supply feathers in the ancient ...

Scientists have discovered that young alligators have the ability to regrow their tails up to three-quarters of a foot -- about 18 percent of their total body length. The researchers speculate that ...

A New Species of Rare Phylum Loricifera Discovered in the Deep-Sea Surrounding Japan

The Loricifera is a microscopic, sediment-dwelling marine invertebrate, with a head covered in over 200 spines and an abdomen with a protective shell - known as a lorica. Since it was first ...

How Dolphins Avoid 'the Bends'

New evidence indicates that dolphins are able to consciously slow down their heart rates when preparing to dive, and can even adjust their heart rates according to the length of their intended dive. ...

T. Rex Had Huge Growth Spurts, but Other Dinos Grew Slow and Steady

By cutting into dinosaur bones and analyzing the growth lines, a team of researchers discovered that T. rex and its closest relatives got big thanks to a huge growth spurt in adolescence, while its ...

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