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Deadly Red Tide Bloom Heading Toward Coast of Florida

Deadly Red Tide Bloom Heading Toward Coast of Florida

In the southwest of Florida, an enormous deadly red tide algae bloom from the Gulf of Mexico is heading toward the state. Scientists have tracked it to around 45 miles off the Hernando County coastline. It is being closely monitored as it moves in the water to see where it is going to hit, exactly. […]

Fear Odors From Mother Shown to Transfer Fear to Offspring

Fear Odors From Mother Shown to Transfer Fear to Offspring

Fear that was associated with the smell of peppermint was shown to be transferred to offspring in a study recently reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. While fear has been shown to be transmitted across generations in clinical situations, the authors of this report wanted to identify a mechanism for […]

Prairie Dog Social Networking

Prairie Dog Social Networking

Social networking for prairie dogs is not exactly what it sounds like. Prairie dogs are not jumping onto Facebook or twitter to connect with friends and families in other areas of the country. These social networks are groups of the animals within a colony, and how they interact with each other. Researchers from North Carolina […]

Scientists State Earth Is in Middle of Sixth Mass Extinction

Scientists State Earth Is in Middle of Sixth Mass Extinction

Scientists state that the Earth is in the middle of its sixth mass extinction. It was only tens of thousands of years ago that the Earth was going through the Pleistocene era and that was when the planet sustained large, impressive animals such as giant birds, tortoises, mammoths and saber-toothed cats. There were even huge […]

Bats Shown to Use Polarized Light For Orientation

Bats Shown to Use Polarized Light For Orientation

 Bats were shown to use the pattern of polarized light in the sky for orientation and navigation in a recent study. The study showed that, at sunset, which is when bats are especially happy to fly around, they calibrate their internal “magnetic compass” using polarized light. By resetting this internal compass, they can adjust their […]

Insulin Receptor Gene Found to Be Necessary for Worms to Learn

Insulin Receptor Gene Found to Be Necessary for Worms to Learn

 A newly discovered insulin receptor gene was found to be necessary for worms to learn a taste avoidance task. In a recently reported study, worms learned to expect food when placed in an unpleasant taste situation while other worms learned they would not get food and would starve under this same unpleasant condition. Those that […]

Where Did Domesticated Dogs Come From?

Where Did Domesticated Dogs Come From?

Back in time 18,800 to 32,000 years ago, European hunter-gatherers came in contact with a group of wolves as they set out to scavenge for food. According to scientists in a recent study published in the journal Science, this is where the first group of wolves became domesticated and eventually came to the home as […]

Do Dogs Have Super Powers?

Do Dogs Have Super Powers?

Dogs have an extraordinarily keen sense of the world around them. They can sense human pain and suffering, happiness and sickness, as well as change in weather. Does a dog’s unique ability imply that they have some sort of supernatural power? Dogs can pick up on human emotion and tone of voice, according to a […]

Dogs Have Human Feelings of Jealousy

Dogs Have Human Feelings of Jealousy

Dogs, a favorite pet of many Americans, can have the human feelings of jealousy. There are many instances where a dog will cuddle closer or even nudge an owner while he’s interacting with another person or animal. There is much more to them than just a wagging tail and incessant barking. A study recently published […]

Dogs May Get Jealous Similar to Humans

Dogs May Get Jealous Similar to Humans

A new research study is lending support to the idea that dogs may get jealous similar to the way that humans do. The report has been printed up in the most recent edition of the scientific journal PLOS ONE. The inkling for such investigation came when a University of California psychology professor happened to notice […]

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