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Jonge worm in marsbodemexperiment

Two young worms are the first offspring in a Mars soil experiment at Wageningen University & Research. Biologist Wieger Wamelink found them in a Mars soil simulant that he obtained from NASA. At the start he only added adult..

Continue reading 23 November 2017   6 jaar oud

A nature area close to De Hoge Veluwe National Park has become the first Dutch site to be added to NutNet: a global research cooperative that studies the impact of human activity on grassland ecosystems...

Continue reading 22 November 2017   6 jaar oud
Sawfish, zaagvis

Murdoch University researchers have identified an important nursery for a critically endangered species of sawfish and are calling for conservation efforts to be focused there...

Continue reading 21 November 2017   6 jaar oud
crested pigeon

Many animals will sound an alarm to alert other members of their group of impending danger. Now, researchers have shown that crested pigeons do this in a surprisingly non-vocal way. One of their main flight feathers produces a..

Continue reading 17 November 2017   6 jaar oud
Baboon, baviaan

An international team of scientists has revealed how canny baboons in Cape Town use a sit-and-wait tactic before raiding people’s homes for food. This has been shown by data gathered from bespoke baboon-tracking collars...

Continue reading 14 November 2017   6 jaar oud
City, urban

The recent uproar about seats on a British Airways flight crawling with bedbugs is only one of the unintended consequences that urbanization worldwide has on evolution, says a University of Toronto researcher whose new study takes..

Continue reading 10 November 2017   6 jaar oud

The saola, a primitive wild cattle endemic to the Annamite mountain range in Vietnam and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), is in immediate danger of extinction. The primary threat to its survival is intensive commercial..

Continue reading 08 November 2017   6 jaar oud
wolves, wolf

Following domestication, dogs should be more tolerant and cooperative with conspecifics and humans compared to wolves. This is at least often hypothesized. But looking at wolves and dogs in more naturalistic living conditions,..

Continue reading 03 November 2017   6 jaar oud

Whales and dolphins live in tightly-knit social groups. They have complex relationships, talk to each other and have even regional dialects: much like human societies...

Continue reading 31 October 2017   6 jaar oud
New Zealand Sea Lion

Getting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion. This was published by researchers from the University of Otago, Massey University and the University of Toronto in the..

Continue reading 29 October 2017   6 jaar oud