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Biologist advocates ecological approach to improving human health

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:43:41 EDT ~ Chronic diseases like cancer, autoimmune disorders and obesity may ultimately vanquish the efforts of medical intervention unless people change their diet, a biologist argues in a paper published this week. Find out more...

Currents propel the spreading of invasive jellyfish

Fri, 25 May 2018 12:32:04 EDT ~ Twelve years ago, the comb jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi, originating from the North American East Coast, appeared in northern European waters. Based on the first comprehensive data collection on the occurrence of this invasive jellyfish in Europe, scientists have now shown that ocean currents play a key role for this successful invasion. Find out more...

Opportunity to restore abundance to Hawaiian reef fisheries

Thu, 24 May 2018 14:16:39 EDT ~ A new study has identified areas in the Hawaiian Islands that would provide the greatest increase in coastal fishery stocks, if effectively managed. Find out more...

Streams may emit more carbon dioxide in a warmer climate

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:58:39 EDT ~ Streams and rivers could pump carbon dioxide into the air at increasing rates if they continue to warm, potentially compounding the effects of global warming, a new worldwide analysis has shown. Find out more...

Amazonian 'lookout' birds help other species live in dangerous neighborhoods

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:00:44 EDT ~ Usually, birds of a feather flock together -- but in the Amazon, some flocks feature dozens of species of all shapes and colors. A new study singles out one reason why these unusually diverse flocks exist: lookout species that call in alarm when they spot dangerous predators. Find out more...

How coyotes conquered the continent

Tue, 22 May 2018 11:46:26 EDT ~ Using museum specimens and fossil records, researchers have produced a comprehensive (and unprecedented) range history of coyotes that can help reveal the ecology of predation as well as evolution through hybridization. Find out more...

Giant invasive flatworms found in France and overseas French territories

Tue, 22 May 2018 08:21:34 EDT ~ One of the consequences of globalization is the introduction of invasive species. Giant hammerhead flatworms, or land planarians, up to 40 cm (over 1 foot) in length, are reported from France and overseas French territories. Find out more...

Are humans causing cancer in wild animals?

Mon, 21 May 2018 14:38:53 EDT ~ As humans, we know that some of our activities can cause cancer to develop in our bodies. Smoking, poor diets, pollution, chemicals used as additives in food and personal hygiene products, and even too much sun can contribute to an increased risk of cancer. But, are human activities also causing cancer in wild animals? Researchers think so and are urgently calling for research into this topic. Find out more...

Optimum shade for cocoa

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:27:49 EDT ~ As chocolate becomes ever more popular, demand for cocoa keeps rising. For production to keep up, agricultural practices have to become more sustainable. Researchers tested what shade trees can contribute to solving this problem. Find out more...

Giraffes surprise biologists yet again

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:27:31 EDT ~ New research has highlighted how little we know about giraffe behavior and ecology. Find out more...