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December 14, 2020

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Carrots Are Healthy, but Active Enzyme Unlocks Full Benefits

Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. But to get the full health benefits of this superfood, you need an active enzyme to produce this ...

Evolution of Tropical Biodiversity Hotspots: Look to Harsh Species-Poor Areas

Researchers argue that tropical species form faster in harsh species-poor areas but accumulate in climatically moderate areas to form hotspots of ...

Robots Could Replace Real Therapy Dogs

Robotic animals could be the 'pawfect' replacement for our real-life furry friends, a new study has ...

Academy Scientists Describe 213 Species in 2020

Despite challenges posed by the pandemic, researchers have described 213 new-to-science species from five continents and three ...
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DeepLabCut-Live! Real-Time Marker-Less Motion Capture for Animals

Behavioral scientists introduce DeepLabCut-Live!, a deep-learning tool that can enable real-time feedback studies on animal movement and posture. The software features 'maker-less' ...

With the help of newly discovered skulls and skeletons that were unearthed in North America, Brazil, Argentina, and Madagascar in recent years, researchers have demonstrated that a group of ...

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 Tracking Finds Turtle Foraging Areas in Australia's North-West

Marine scientists have mapped previously unknown foraging grounds and migratory routes of Western Australia's green turtles to support conservation of the iconic threatened ...

Beavers May Help Amphibians Threatened by Climate Change

A study of pond sites in the Cascades found greater amphibian diversity in sites with beaver damns. Red-legged frogs and northwestern salamanders, which develop more slowly, were detected almost ...

Smellicopter: An Obstacle-Avoiding Drone That Uses a Live Moth Antenna to Seek out Smells

A team has developed Smellicopter: an autonomous drone that uses a live antenna from a moth to navigate toward smells. Smellicopter can also sense and avoid obstacles as it travels through the ...

Remote Hawaiian Island Harbors Last Land Snails of Their Kind

The island of Nihoa, a slice of jagged rock that juts out of the Pacific Ocean, is the sole refuge for a rediscovered species of native Hawaiian land snail previously presumed to be ...

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 ...

Biological Diversity Evokes Happiness

A high biodiversity in our vicinity is as important for life satisfaction as our income, scientists found. All across Europe, the individual enjoyment of life correlates with the number of ...

Scientists Took a Rare Chance to Prove We Can Quantify Biodiversity by 'Testing the Water'

While extraction of DNA from water samples provides a convenient and non-invasive way to study aquatic biodiversity, reliable evidence that this approach is accurate enough to estimate the number of ...

How Bean Plants Fend Off Famished Foes

Scientists have discovered that cowpeas -- a type of bean plant -- harbor receptors on the surface of their cells that can detect a compound in caterpillar saliva and initiate anti-herbivore ...

3D Protein Modeling Suggests Why COVID-19 Infects Some Animals, but Not Others

Some animals are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection than others, and new research suggests this may be due to distinctive structural features of a protein found on the surface of animal ...

Flightless Bird Species at Risk of Extinction

Bird species that have lost the ability to fly through evolution have become extinct more often than birds that have retained their ability to fly, according to new ...

Scientists Predict 'Optimal' Stress Levels

Scientists have created an evolutionary model to predict how animals should react in stressful ...

What's Killing Killer Whales?

Pathology reports on more than 50 killer whales stranded over nearly a decade in the northeast Pacific and Hawaii show that orcas face a variety of mortal threats -- many stemming from human ...

Roly Polies Transfer Environmental Toxins to Threatened Fish Populations in California

New research finds steelhead trout in a stream on the California coast accumulate mercury in their bodies when the fish eat roly polies and similar terrestrial bugs that fall into local waterways. ...

Amphibian Die-Offs Worsened Malaria Outbreaks in Central America

The global collapse of frogs and other amphibians due to the amphibian chytrid fungus exacerbated malaria outbreaks in Costa Rica and Panama during the 1990s and 2000s, according to new research. The ...

Researchers have discovered a brain molecule that functions as a 'thermometer' for the presence of others in an animal's environment. Zebrafish 'feel' the presence of others ...

Octogenarian Snapper Found Off Australia Becomes Oldest Tropical Reef Fish by Two Decades

An 81-year-old midnight snapper caught off the coast of Western Australia has taken the title of the oldest tropical reef fish recorded anywhere in the world. The octogenarian fish was found at the ...

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 ...

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