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New AI toolkit is the ‘scientist that never sleeps’

Researchers have developed a new AI-driven platform that can analyze how pathogens infect our cells with the precision of a trained biologist.

Urbanization may hold key to tiger survival

A new study says the future of tigers in Asia is linked to the path of demographic transition -- for humans.

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New test to detect disease and infection

Researchers have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to...

Gut microbes from healthy infants block milk allergy development in mice

New research suggests that the gut microbiome may help prevent the development of cow's milk...

Annual, biological rhythms govern milk production in dairy cows

The amount and composition of milk produced by dairy cows appears to be more regulated...

Organic food worse for the climate?

Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the...

Whether herbivores increase or decrease plant diversity depends on what’s on the menu

Cows eat grass. It seems simple enough. But just which kind of grass cows and...

Scientists study puncture performance of cactus spines

Beware the jumping cholla, Cylindropuntia fulgida. This shrubby, branching cactus will -- if provoked by...

Oldest evidence of dairying on the East Asian Steppe

Although dairy pastoralism once made Mongolian steppe herders successful enough to conquer most of Asia...

Major corridor of Silk Road already home to high-mountain herders over 4,000 years ago

Using ancient proteins and DNA recovered from tiny pieces of animal bone, archaeologists at the...

Hidden costs of disease to greater Yellowstone elk

For decades researchers have known that a bacterial disease in elk, bison and cattle in...

Birds

Parents don’t pick favorites, at least if you’re a Magellanic penguin

Researchers wanted to know how Magellanic penguin parents in South America balance the dietary demands of multiple chicks. They found that when a Magellanic...

Natural selection and spatial memory link shown in mountain chickadee research

Chickadees with better learning and memory skills, needed to find numerous food caches, are more likely to survive their first winter, a long-term study...

Earliest known seed-eating perching bird discovered in Fossil Lake, Wyoming

The 'perching birds,' or passerines, are the most common birds in the world today -- they include sparrows, robins, and finches. They used to...

New way to help increase conservation impact

A study reveals huge variations in the similarity and breadth of animal roles in nature across different parts of the world.

Sharp bends make rivers wander

Left to their own devices and given enough time, rivers wander, eroding their banks and leaving their old channels behind. It's a behavior that...

Species ‘hotspots’ created by immigrant influx or evolutionary speed depending on...

New research reveals that biodiversity 'hotspots' in the tropics produced new species at faster rates over the last 25 million years, but those in...