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Scientists Synthesize First Artificial Human Prion

A team of scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has created the first artificial human prion. Thioflavin S positive amyloid plaques in...

Mongooses Reward Helpful Groupmates, New Research Finds

Dwarf mongooses (Helogale parvula) provide more grooming to those groupmates who contribute more to sentinel behavior — acting as a raised guard to look...

Study: Intense Iridescence Confuses Bumblebees

Although using flashy colors as camouflage may seem counterintuitive, iridescence obstructs the bumblebee’s ability to identify shape, according to a new study published in...

Giant Hammerhead Flatworms Invade France and Its Overseas Territories

An international team of researchers led by Dr. Jean-Lou Justine of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, has identified at least five species of...

Tapanuli Orangutan, Marsupial Lion and Mariana Snailfish among ESF’s Top Ten Species of 2017

A rare species of orangutan, a majestic tree, a beetle that looks like part of an ant, the world’s deepest-living fish, and the fossil...

Scientists Find Four Lineages of Green-Blooded Lizards in New Guinea

Several species of skinks (a type of lizard) from the island of New Guinea have lime-green colored blood — which in turn results in...

Marsarchaeota: Microbiologists Discover New Lineage of Archaea in Yellowstone

A group of Montana State University microbiologists has discovered a new archaeal lineage living in the extreme geothermal environments in Yellowstone National Park. The...

Study: Beavers Could Help Curb Soil Erosion, Clean Up Polluted Rivers

A new study, undertaken by a team of University of Exeter researchers using captive Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber), has demonstrated the significant impact the...

Researchers Discover New Species of Shrew in Philippines

An international team of biologists from the United States and Germany has discovered a new species of shrew living in a forested area on...

European Mistletoe is Unique among Multicellular Organisms, Biologists Say

The European mistletoe (Viscum album) is a plant steeped in ancient associations with druids and Northern European folklore and since the 18th century, has...

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