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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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06-15-2017
Love hormone causes parents to fight to protect their children
A love hormone called oxytocin prompts parents to fight back...
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06-14-2017
Ground spiders ambush prey with sticky milk
While most spiders sit and wait for insects to blunder...
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06-14-2017
Female elk learn to avoid hunters over time
As female elk get older, they also get wiser about...
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06-14-2017
Declining mercury levels in polar bears due to climate change?
A new study in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology...
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06-13-2017
Otter fossil suggests ancient mammals migrated across America
A jawbone fossil uncovered at a dig site in central...
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06-13-2017
Earth.com presents: Animal heroes
The Internet is full of stories about heroic dogs, cats,...
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06-13-2017
How listening to fish mating calls could help protect them
Scientists have discovered a new way to count fish by...
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06-13-2017
Travelers have strong feelings, little knowledge about bed bugs
Most U.S. travelers can’t identify bed bugs but they hate...
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06-12-2017
Genes determine the music of songbirds
Genes determine the music of songbirds. Genetics explains why songbirds...
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06-12-2017
Non-native plant and animal species target global hotspots
A recent study performed by an international team of researchers...
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06-12-2017
Bat colonies harbor coronavirus, study finds
Looking for a coronavirus? Check some bat colonies and you’re...
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06-10-2017
Accelerated sea ice creates serious challenges for polar bears
Thousands of square miles of sea ice melted prematurely off...
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