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05-24-2022
Pheromones could help control deadly palm weevils
Invasive, long-nosed beetles known as palm weevils are destroying palm trees across California. In San Diego County alone, palm weevils have killed more than 20,000 palm trees since they were first detected in 2016. Now, scientists at UC Riverside are testing the effectiveness of a pheromone to attract and kill weevils. By seducing the beetles with the chemicals, experts may be able to save palm trees without harming bees. According to study co-author Mark Hoddle, the weevils’ ability to produce very large populations is currently unchecked as...
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05-18-2022
Autonomous vehicles will help monitor ocean health
Monitoring marine biodiversity and ocean health usually involves teams of...
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05-18-2022
Headbutting animals can suffer from traumatic brain injuries
A recent study published in Acta Neuropathologica has found evidence...
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05-18-2022
Yawning may have evolved to increase group vigilance
Although yawning is a shared trait across multiple species, its...
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05-18-2022
California condors are threatened by organic contaminants
A new study led by San Diego State University (SDSU)...
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05-18-2022
Chimpanzees use surprisingly complex vocal sequences
As the only species on earth known to use language,...
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05-17-2022
Dogs can accurately detect coronavirus on human skin
In a new study from the University of Helsinki, experts...
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05-17-2022
Stinging cells shed light on the early evolution of animals
Cnidocytes are specialized stinging cells that shoot a venomous "harpoon"...
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05-17-2022
Hamsters reveal new clues about social behavior in mammals
A new study led by Georgia State University (GSU) has...
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05-17-2022
Climate change disrupts communication among animals
A recent study led by the University of Hull highlights...
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05-16-2022
Learning more about injured birds could improve their welfare
The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) runs a bird...
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05-16-2022
Animals move their eyes and bodies separately to save energy
Researchers at Penn State recently published a paper which suggests...
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05-16-2022
Deforestation threatens two new fish species with extinction
A new study highlights the excitement and tragedy of discovering...
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