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Pandas Helped by Human Fertility Techniques

Pandas Helped by Human Fertility Techniques

Earlier this month, a zoo in China reported a rare birth of panda triplets. Pandas are notoriously difficult to reproduce in captivity; therefore, this success excited people worldwide, particularly those working in other zoos that have them on expensive loans from China. One such example are the experts at the Edinburgh Zoo.They finally had the […]

Mega Colossus Penguins as Tall as People Once Lived in Antarctica

Mega Colossus Penguins as Tall as People Once Lived in Antarctica

Archaeologists in Argentina have exhumed fossils which reveal that Antarctica was once home to extinct mega Colossus penguins that were as tall as people. They were believed to weigh around 250 pounds and stood around 6 feet 7 inches tall. These Colossus penguins would have been the biggest species ever to waddle over the Earth. […]

Today in Science: GLV Daily Digest for August 21, 2014

Today in Science: GLV Daily Digest for August 21, 2014

Today in science, compelling evidence indicates that seals and sea lions spread tuberculosis to South America long before the Europeans did. A freeloading “social parasite” ant species evolved from its own host, lending support to a model of speciation that has been the subject of a great deal of debate. Cities provide new opportunities for […]

Today in Science: GLV Daily Digest for August 20, 2014

Today in Science: GLV Daily Digest for August 20, 2014

Today in science, a new technique that could lead to the creation of cyborg moths has been developed, with projected uses for these machine-moth chimeras including surveillance of disaster scenes.  Over the course of their long evolutionary history, crocodilians have colonized the seas and evolved marine species on multiple occasions, and global warming appears to […]

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 […]

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