It might be a completely new species--a very tricky new species.
Learning skills that will be invaluable in later foxhood
In the future, the great Pixel Wolves Of The Sky will look down below on the mutated fish. The wolves will be hungry but also weirded out.
Cliff the beagle can sniff out a dangerous bacterium just by smelling patients--no stool sample or long lab analysis necessary.
Researchers discover an adorable (yet scary!) species of slow loris.
Find out how these arachnids avoid getting trapped in their goo.
Research on how the deadly fungus affects immune systems may help HIV research.
Following the shooting of a tagged Yellowstone grey wolf just outside the park's borders in Wyoming--the eighth such wolf shot this season--the state of Montana has banned wolf hunting in areas adjacent to the park. The NYTimes quotes a Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Park commissioner who cites the "time and money and effort" that goes into the tagging and research of these wolves, as well as a Yellowstone biologist who still seems to be smarting from the loss, saying this is a "moderate" decision that addresses "some of the issues as far as the science." [NYTimes]
Wyoming's anti-scientific laws have allowed the most famous wolf in Yellowstone to be shot. Shooting wolves isn't only senseless--it actively harms the environment.
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Aerial surveillance, radio tagging and ranger patrols aim to fight poaching in Asia and Africa.
The "spidernaut" Nefertiti has died. It was 10 months old. A "Johnson Jumper" spider, it was sent on board the International Space Station in July as part of an experiment; researchers watched to see if the spider would adapt its feeding behavior to weightlessness (it did). Nefertiti was returned to Earth after a 100-day stay, and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History then placed the spider in its insect zoo. The display opened to the public on November 29, but the spider died of natural causes yesterday morning. Rest in peace, spidernaut. [SPACE.com]
The elephant, Duchess, goes under the knife, with doctors using custom tools for the rare surgery.
By tracking the cows' diets, and thus their methane production, researchers can help slow global warming.
Scientists in the UK injected dogs with cells grown from the lining of their noses, which continually regenerates.