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05-21-2022
Light pollution disorients monarch butterflies
A new study led by the University of Cincinnati has found that nighttime light pollution can interfere with the extraordinary navigational abilities of monarch butterflies, which often travel from Canada to Mexico during multigenerational migrations. Since artificial nightlights interfere with butterflies’ circadian rhythms, the animals often become disoriented and fly when they should be resting. Scientists have long known that light pollution can significantly disrupt normal circadian rhythms and sleep-wake cycles of both wildlife and humans. For instance, previous studies have shown that city lights interfere with...
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11-05-2017
Journalist sheds light on horrors of illegal ape trade
Infants stolen from their mothers. Apes drugged and beaten until...
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11-04-2017
Horses can read the posture of humans
Whether through the adorable head tilt of a puppy, or...
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11-04-2017
Cities are driving the evolution of some species
According to new research, there are now mosquitos in London’s...
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11-02-2017
Colossal flesh-eating predator was one of the largest to fly
Imagine a flesh-eating bird with the wingspan of a small...
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11-02-2017
Newly identified orangutan species is on the brink of extinction
Scientists have identified a new species of great ape in...
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11-02-2017
Laos elephant population drops by half over the last 30 years
In the nation of Laos, the Asian elephant population has...
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11-01-2017
Corals may be able to adapt to climate change under one condition
As we’ve reported, climate change has wreaked havoc on coral...
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11-01-2017
Forest edges leave species around the world at risk
The edges of forests – where the woods meet human...
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11-01-2017
Songbirds use a very sophisticated strategy to learn new songs
A songbird learns a new song much in the same...
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10-31-2017
For flies, smelling like food will get you a girlfriend
Food odors can act as a potent aphrodisiac for the...
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10-31-2017
Lemurs’ odd diet may explain bizarre behavior
Found only on the island of Madagascar off the coast...
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10-30-2017
Environmental clues guide the movement of small animals
Scientists from the University of Leicester are sharing a new...
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