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Biology March 26 2020

Florida frog skull survey shows spikes, say scientists

In a new study released by the Florida Museum of Natural History on Monday, scientists report spiky skulls evolved at least 25 separate times in different kinds of frogs. The survey was reportedly to be published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Lead author Daniel Paluh, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, said, "Superficially, frogs may look similar,...
Biology October 05 2019

Voracious fish defend coral reefs against warming, say scientists

In findings published on Wednesday in Science Advances, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) and University of South Carolina Beaufort, both in the United States, reported warming seas appear to decrease the efficacy of the chemical compounds that corals release into the water to defend themselves from bacteria and encroaching seaweed, but these losses may be mitigated if there...
Earth Science September 12 2019

Scientists describe how 'upside-down rivers' of warm water break Antarctica's ice shelf

In findings published Wednesday in Science Advances, researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder) in Colorado and the College of Wooster in Ohio reported a new mechanism by which warm ocean currents erode the ice shelves along the coast of Antarctica, contributing to the planet's rising oceans.


"Warm water circulation is attacking the undersides of these...
Biology April 11 2019

New studies may bring slug-made glues closer to use in medicine

In two studies presented on Monday at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Orlando, Florida in the United States, scientists have disclosed new steps toward using natural adhesives made by the dusky Arion slug (Arion subfuscus) in medical applications such as in closing skin wounds and reducing scarring.

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station
Astronomy March 05 2019
On Sunday, the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station in...

Zebra stripes may 'dazzle' pathogen-packing horse flies, say scientists

Zebra stripes may 'dazzle' pathogen-packing horse flies, say scientists
Biology February 23 2019
In findings published on Wednesday in PLoS One, scientists from the University of Bristol and UC Davis...

Scientists report correlation between locations of Easter Island statues and water resources

Scientists report correlation between locations of Easter Island statues and water resources
Earth Science January 12 2019
A United-States-based team of scientists released findings on Thursday about the large statues that dot...