Blood ties fuel cooperation among species, not survival instinct
20 hours ago
Cooperative breeding, when adults in a group team up to care for offspring, is not a survival strategy for animals living in extreme environments. It is instead a natural result of monogamous relationships reinforcing stronger ...
Laws crucial to preserve biodiversity threatened
22 hours ago
The mounting threats posed to the global environment by harmful human activities cannot be averted without effective legislation controlling those activities. However, the environmental laws designed for this purpose are ...
Cooperative species can invade harsher environments
Feb 20, 2017
Through cooperation, animals are able to colonise harsher living environments that would otherwise be inaccessible, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden, together with researchers in England and USA. The ...
Crystal growth, earth science and tech demo research launching to orbiting laboratory
Feb 16, 2017
The tenth SpaceX cargo resupply launch to the International Space Station, targeted for launch Feb. 18, will deliver investigations that study human health, Earth science and weather patterns. Here are some highlights of ...
New metalloid oxide reducing bacteria found in manitoba's nopiming gold mine tailings
Feb 14, 2017
A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology has identified new toxic metalloid-reducing bacteria in highly polluted abandoned gold mine tailings in Manitoba's Nopiming Provincial Park. "These bacteria have ...
New species discovered in Antarctica
Feb 08, 2017
A team of Japanese scientists has discovered a new species of polychaete, a type of marine annelid worm, 9-meters deep underwater near Japan's Syowa Station in Antarctica, providing a good opportunity to study how animals ...
Bees give up searching for food when humans degrade their land
Feb 08, 2017
A new study into honey bees has revealed the significant effect human impact has on a bee's metabolism, and ultimately its survival.
French firm to design Shanghai wetland to clean factory water
Feb 07, 2017
French wastewater treatment company Suez said Tuesday it had been awarded a contract to design an artificial wetland to clean water from a petrochemical industrial zone outside Shanghai.
Ocean acidification can promote shell formation
Jan 27, 2017
Fact: More carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air also acidifies the oceans. It seemed to be the logical conclusion that shellfish and corals will suffer, because chalk formation becomes more difficult in more acidic seawater. But ...
EU body: Climate change poses increasingly severe risks
Jan 25, 2017
The European Environment Agency says the continent is facing rising sea levels and more extreme weather, such as more frequent and more intense heat waves, flooding, droughts and storms because of climate change.