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Nocturnal Animals Use Stars for Orientation

Nocturnal animals can use the stars and the Milky Way to find their way during the darkest hours, according to a new review article,...

Critically Endangered Dryas Monkeys Caught on Video

Using camera traps, primatologists from the Lukuru Foundation Tshuapa-Lomani-Lualaba (TL2) Project are the first to capture video footage of a previously unknown population of...

Guaico Culex Virus: Researchers Find Multicomponent Animal Virus

For the first time, researchers have identified a multicomponent RNA virus – one containing different segments of genetic material in separate particles, rather than...

1,075-Year-Old Bosnian Pine Among Europe’s Oldest Known Living Trees

According to a team of botanists and dendrochronologists from the University of Arizona, Stockholm University and the University of Mainz, a pine growing in...

Tasmanian Devils Rapidly Evolve to Overcome Facial Tumor Disease

An international group of researchers has discovered that two regions in the genomes of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) are changing in response to the...

Seven New Species of Night Frogs Discovered in India

Seven new species of the genus Nyctibatrachus (Night frogs) have been discovered in the Western Ghats global biodiversity hotspot in India. Seven new species of...

New Species of Drywood Termite Discovered in Colombia

A new species of drywood termite has been described from tropical dry forests of Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Proneotermes macondianus. Scale bars – 0.5 mm. Image...

Flowering Plants Originated Between 149 and 256 Million Years Ago, Researchers Say

Angiosperms (flowering plants) are neither as old as suggested by previous molecular studies, nor as young as a literal interpretation of their fossil record,...

Fifteen New Species of ‘Smiley-Faced’ Spiders Discovered

A team of spider experts and students from the University of Vermont has discovered and described 15 new species of the spider genus Spintharus...

Australian Magpies Dunk Their Food Before Eating, Find Ornithologists

Australian magpies ‘dunk’ their food in water before eating, a process that appears to be watched and ‘copied’ by their offspring, say University of...

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