The week in Wildlife – in pictures
The best wildlife pictures from around the world, from golden frogs to homebound birdsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Eric Hilaire Tags: Wildlife Environment Animals World news Zoology Biology Science Conservation Source Type: news

Scientists to examine the possibility Covid-19 leaked from a Chinese lab
An international team led by Dr Peter Daszak, a British zoologist, will delve into all theories of the virus's origins including that it leaked from a lab in China (pictured, Wuhan Institute of Virology). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Why wait for it?' How to predict a pandemic
Strides are being made towards an open access atlas that could predict where dangerous animal-borne viruses will next appearHow do you predict where a deadly tropical disease such as Ebola, possibly the most virulent in the world, will appear next? Since it first emerged in a small town on the edge of a Congolese forest, it has broken out in seven other African countries, often thousands of miles apart.Sometimes it has spilled out of remote rainforest and then disappeared for years. Other times it has turned up in cities, baffling world bodies and governments that can only try to respond as fast as possible. But actually, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: John Vidal Tags: Infectious diseases Ebola Zika virus Coronavirus outbreak Microbiology Medical research Science World news Animals Farming Environment Climate change Source Type: news

A new species of spider
(Universit ä t Bayreuth) During a research stay in the highlands of Colombia conducted as part of her doctorate, Charlotte Hopfe, PhD student at the University of Bayreuth, has discovered and zoologically described a new species of spider. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Are aliens hiding in plain sight?
Several missions this year are seeking out life on the red planet. But would we recognise extraterrestrials if we found them?In July, three unmanned missions blasted off to Mars – from China (Tianwen-1), the US (Nasa ’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover) and the United Arab Emirates (Hope). The Chinese and American missions have lander craft that will seek signs of current or past life on Mars. Nasa is also planning to send itsEuropa Clipper probe to survey Jupiter ’s moon Europa, and the robotic landerDragonfly to Saturn ’s moon Titan. Both moons are widely thought to be promising hunting grounds for li...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Alien life Science Mars Space Biology Saturn Jupiter Astronomy Biochemistry and molecular biology Zoology Source Type: news

Book Excerpt from How Zoologists Organize Things
In Chapter 1,“An ABC of Early Classification,” author David Bainbridge explores the theological roots of zoology. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Reading Frames Source Type: news

Opinion: Zoology ’s Racism Problem
A new book explores the history of scientists ’ efforts to classify living things. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Reading Frames Source Type: news

The week in wildlife - in pictures
The pick of the world ’s best flora and fauna photos, including a ring-tailed lemur and a spiky sea cucumberContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Eric Hilaire Tags: Wildlife Environment Animals World news Zoology Science Biology Germany Japan Italy UK news Scotland Source Type: news

The week in wildlife - in pictures
The pick of the world ’s best flora and fauna photos, including a perky grasshopper and a sleepy turtleContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Eric Hilaire Tags: Wildlife Environment Animals World news Zoology Biology South Africa Thailand Germany Vietnam Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Fossils of 'big boned' marsupial shed light on wombat evolution
Mukupirna, meaning ‘big bones’, was probably five times the size of living wombatsFossils of a huge, hairy creature with shovel-shaped hands and unusual teeth could hold clues to the evolution of today ’s wombats, researchers say.They say the fossils belong to a new member of a group of marsupials called vombatiforms, and one of the earliest such creatures yet discovered.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis and Naaman Zhou Tags: Evolution Fossils Zoology Biology Science Australia news World news Source Type: news

Goodbye 'extinction,' hello 'evanescence'? Validating a new paradigm
(University of Chicago Press Journals) Naturalist and zoologist Georges Cuvier established extinction as a distinct field of science in a series of publications beginning in 1799. He confirmed that fossil species were formerly living species no longer extant, confirming similar conclusions of classical Greek scholars. However, mechanisms thought to control the process remained controversial for two centuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Africa: What Zoologists Should Learn From a Zoonotic Pandemic
[The Conversation Africa] Zoology has an illustrious history; it has triggered paradigm shifts in thinking. One of the best known was Darwin's theory of evolution, based on his observations of the natural world. It became the cornerstone of current zoological research. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Allosaurus dinosaur suspected to be scavenging cannibal
Dinosaur-on-dinosaur dining habit revealed by scrutiny of fossil bones from Colorado siteAbout nine metres long, with grasping claws and a skull it used like a hatchet,Allosaurus was among the most fearsome dinosaurs of the Jurassic period. Now, it seems, the animal could also have been a cannibal.Fossil researchers have revealed that bite marks found in a cache of dinosaur bones from the Mygatt-Moore quarry, western Colorado, were made by dinosaur-on-dinosaur dining. And the marks on Allosaurus bones had potentially been made by dinosaurs of their own kind.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Dinosaurs Fossils Zoology Science Research publishing US news Scotland Academics UK news Source Type: news

Camper on Closed Disney World Island Is Charged With Trespassing
Richard J. McGuire told the police that Discovery Island, an 11-acre zoological park with aromatic trees and walk-through aviaries that closed in 1999, looked like a “tropical paradise.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Johnny Diaz Tags: Amusement and Theme Parks Trespassing Disney, Walt, World (Lake Buena Vista, Fla) Florida Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Richard J. McGuire Discovery Island Alabama Source Type: news

All Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered
One of the worst symptoms of any plague is uncertainty—who it will strike, when it will end, why it began. Merely understanding a pandemic does not stop it, but an informed public can help curb its impact and slow its spread. It can also provide a certain ease of mind in a decidedly uneasy time. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic from TIME’s readers, along with the best and most current answers science can provide. A note about our sourcing: While there are many, many studies underway investigating COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-19, the novel coronavirus that causes the illn...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Source Type: news

Scientists digitally reconstruct skulls of dinosaurs in fossilised eggs
Research onMassospondylus carinatusembryossheds new light on animals ’ developmentThe fossilised skulls of dinosaur embryos that died within their eggs about 200m years ago, have been digitally reconstructed by scientists, shedding new light on the animals ’ development, and how close they were to hatching.The rare clutch of seven eggs, some of which contain embryos, was discovered in South Africa in 1976, with the developing young found to be a species of dinosaur calledMassospondylus carinatus.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Dinosaurs Fossils Palaeontology Science Zoology Evolution Source Type: news

Your Pets Are Not Likely To Get or Transmit Coronavirus. Here ’s What The Experts Say
This weekend a tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. But it’s a leap to worry if your household feline can get or transmit the coronavirus, says Karen Terio, chief of the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine, which assisted in diagnosing the tiger. “A tiger is not a domestic cat, they are a completely different species of cats,” she says. “To date we have no evidence of the virus being transmitted from a pet to their owners. It’s much, much more likely that an owner could pote...
Source: TIME: Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer News Desk Source Type: news

Your Pets Are Not Likely to Get or Transmit Coronavirus. Here ’s What the Experts Say
This weekend a tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. But it’s a leap to worry if your household feline can get or transmit the coronavirus, says Karen Terio, chief of the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine, which assisted in diagnosing the tiger. “A tiger is not a domestic cat, they are a completely different species of cats,” she says. “To date we have no evidence of the virus being transmitted from a pet to their owners. It’s much, much more likely that an owner could pote...
Source: TIME: Science - April 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer News Desk Source Type: news

University of Innsbruck develops novel corona test
(University of Innsbruck) Michael Traugott and the spin-off company Sinsoma GmbH, together with the Departments of Zoology and Microbiology at the University of Innsbruck, are developing a new PCR system for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This new PCR method works with different analytical materials that are easier to obtain and allow high-throughput testing. First tests were successful. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Microelectronics for birds
(St. Petersburg State University) Ornithologists and physicists from St Petersburg University have conducted an interdisciplinary study together with colleagues from Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Biological Station Rybachy of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. They have created a micro device, weighing less than a gram, which enables them to disrupt locally the avian magnetic compass. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is factory farming to blame for coronavirus?
Scientists are tracing the path of Sars-CoV-2 from a wild animal host – but we need to look at the part played in the outbreak by industrial food productionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhere did the virus causing the current pandemic come from? How did it get to a food market in Wuhan, China, from where it is thought to have spilled over into humans? The answers to these questions are gradually being pieced together, and the story they tell makes for uncomfortable reading.Let ’s start at the beginning. As of 17 March, we know that the Sars-CoV-2 virus (a member of the corona...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news UK news Epidemics Genetics Zoology Source Type: news

SA zoo closing indefinitely, furloughing workers
The San Antonio Zoo has closed indefinitely and furloughed its staff due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Zoo leaders said that under current circumstances, keeping the park open is not generating enough revenue to fund a full staff. “The San Antonio Zoological Society is devastated that due to circumstances beyond our control we have been forced to furlough a majority of our staff today,” CEO Ti m Morrow said, noting that, unlike most zoos in the country, San Antonio's depends entirely… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

SA zoo closing indefinitely, furloughing workers
The San Antonio Zoo has closed indefinitely and furloughed its staff due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Zoo leaders said that under current circumstances, keeping the park open is not generating enough revenue to fund a full staff. “The San Antonio Zoological Society is devastated that due to circumstances beyond our control we have been forced to furlough a majority of our staff today,” CEO Ti m Morrow said, noting that, unlike most zoos in the country, San Antonio's depends entirely… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Like a moth to a flame, we ’re drawn to metaphors to explain ourselves | Kenan Malik
We think we ’re learning more about the brain, but are we just replacing one story with another?The selfish gene. The Big Bang. The greenhouse effect. Metaphors are at the heart of scientific thinking. They provide the means for both scientists and non-scientists to understand, think through and talk about abstract ideas in terms of more familiar objects or phenomena.But if metaphors can illuminate, they can also constrain. In his new book,TheIdea of the Brain, zoologist and historian Matthew Cobb tells the story of how scientists and philosophers have tried to understand the brain and how it works. In every age, Cob...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kenan Malik Tags: Neuroscience Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Language Source Type: news

Covid-19: Lack of research capacity risks future pandemics
(Zoological Society of London) The UK should invest in better understanding of diseases in wildlife populations, and the routes to these becoming human diseases to drastically reduce the risk of future -- possibly even worse -- global pandemics like COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anatomical details of rare electric fish revealed by an advanced imaging technique
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Thanks to the use of high-resolution microcomputed tomography, a cross-border research collaboration was able to study the only three known specimens of Tembeassu marauna, held at the University of S ã o Paulo's Zoology Museum. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Second of its kind 'sharpshooter' leafhopper from Brazil 'strikes' with its colouration
(Pensoft Publishers) When, in 2014, Brazilian researchers stumbled across a red-eyed leafhopper feeding inside bromeliads, growing in the restingas of southeastern Brazil, they were certain it was a one-of-a-kind discovery. Several years later, however, fieldwork in a mountainous area in the region ended up with the description of the second known case of a bromelicolous leafhopper, recently published in the open-access journal Zoologia. Thanks to its striking colouration, the new sharpshooter appeared even more spectacular. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How Bristol drones could help save our most endangered species
The University of Bristol and the Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) are pioneering a new approach to wildlife conservation, involving machine-learning and drone technology, which could impact wildlife conservation projects worldwide. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Current students, Grants and Awards, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engine Source Type: news

How drones could help save our most endangered species
(University of Bristol) The University of Bristol and the Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) are pioneering a new approach to wildlife conservation, involving machine-learning and drone technology, which could impact wildlife conservation projects worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Overuse of herbicides costing UK economy £ 400 million per year
(Zoological Society of London) Scientists from international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) have for the first time put an economic figure on the herbicidal resistance of a major agricultural weed that is decimating winter-wheat farms across the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The week in wildlife - in pictures
The pick of the best flora and fauna photos from around the world, from an illuminated giraffe to an elusive southern elephant sealContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Compiled by Eric Hilaire Tags: Wildlife Environment Animals World news Zoology Biology Science UK news Conservation Marine life Birds Endangered species Source Type: news

Dinosaurs had feathers ruffled by parasites, study finds
Ancient pieces of amber found to contain dinosaur feathers riddled with louse-like insectsDinosaurs may have been fearsome and intimidating creatures that dominated the prehistoric earth – but it did not stop them having their feathers ruffled by parasites, researchers have found.Scientists have discovered ancient pieces of amber, dating from about 99m years ago, that contain dinosaur feathers riddled with louse-like insects. One of the feathers even shows signs of having been nibbled.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Dinosaurs Evolution Biology Fossils Science Zoology UK news Insects Animals World news Wildlife Environment Source Type: news

The week in wildlife – in pictures
The pick of the best flora and fauna photos from around the world, including a giant tortoise and a painted storkContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Compiled by Eric Hilaire Tags: Wildlife Environment Animals World news Zoology Biology Science Source Type: news

The week in wildlife – in pictures
The pick of the best flora and fauna photos from around the world, including foraging sparrows and a swimming beaverContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Compiled by Eric Hilaire Tags: Wildlife Environment Animals World news Zoology Biology Science Source Type: news

The week in wildlife – in pictures
The pick of this week ’s best flora and fauna photos from around the world, including a tired tiger and sea goldiesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Compiled by Eric Hilaire Tags: Wildlife Environment Animals World news Zoology Biology Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vulturine guineafowl's complex societies overturn scientific assumptions
For the first time, researchers have found that some birds form multilevel societies, which zoologists had thought was something that only mammals did. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Meet The Mysterious Blob At The Paris Zoo
NPR's Scott Simon asks Audrey Dussutour of the French National Center for Scientific Research about a blob on display at the Paris Zoological Park. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The week in wildlife – in pictures
A plucky otter, a mysterious blob and a Florida panther on the prowlContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Compiled by Eric Hilaire Tags: Wildlife Environment Animals World news Zoology Biology Science Source Type: news

Precious escargot: the mission to return tiny snails to Pacific islands
British zoologists part of global project to release 15,000 endangered creatures vital to French PolynesiaThey are some of the smallest animals on our planet, measuring from 1cm to 2cm in length. But the recent return of thousands of tiny tropical tree snails toFrench Polynesia represents one of the biggest reintroduction programmes ever attempted by conservationists.More than 15,000 partula snails – bred by a total of 16 key international conservation organisations, including theZoological Society of London(ZSL), and Edinburgh, Chester and Amsterdam zoos – have been shipped out to Polynesia over the past five ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie science editor Tags: Conservation Wildlife Environment South Pacific Biodiversity Biology World news UK news Source Type: news

The week in wildlife – in pictures
An award-winning seal in a seaweed garden, a hippo in drought-hit Botswana and a sableContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Compiled by Eric Hilaire Tags: Wildlife Environment Animals World news Zoology Biology Science Source Type: news

Human-sized penguin fossil discovered in New Zealand
New species said to have been four times heavier than emperor penguinA giant penguin that stood as tall as a person has been identified from fossil leg bones discovered by an amateur palaeontologist on New Zealand ’s South Island.At 1.6 metres and 80kg (12st), the new species,Crossvallia waiparensis, was four times as heavy and 40cm taller than the emperor penguin, the largest living penguin.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Extinct wildlife Archaeology New Zealand Museums Science Zoology Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Bears on the Moon, Musk Vs. Bezos, and How Venus Became Hell in Space
A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 10. There are now bears on the moon. No, really. They’re tiny bears—barely half a millimeter in length—but they’re there. And oh yeah, they may be alive. The bears in question are actually tardigrades—a little like worms, a little like insects, with a fat, segmented body, and eight legs ending in tiny claws. Discovered in 1773 by a German zoologist who nicknamed them kleiner Wasserbär, or “little water bear,” they are found pretty much everywhere on Earth because they can live pretty much an...
Source: TIME: Science - August 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Space Source Type: news

Tardigrades may have survived spacecraft crashing on moon
Scientists believe the Beresheet ’s unusual cargo may be alive and well on the moonThe odds of finding life on the moon have suddenly rocketed skywards. But rather than elusive alien moonlings, the beings in question came from Earth and were spilled across the landscape when a spacecraft crashed into the surface.The Israeli Beresheet probe was meant to be thefirst private lander to touch down on the moon. And all was going smoothly until mission controllers lost contact in April as the robotic craft made its way down.Beyond all the technology that was lost in the crash, Beresheet had an unusual cargo: a few thousand ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Space The moon Nasa Zoology Biology Source Type: news

Species on the move
(Zoological Society of London) A total of 55 animal species in the UK have been displaced from their natural ranges or enabled to arrive for the first time on UK shores because of climate change over the last 10 years (2008-2018) -- as revealed in a new study published today by scientists at international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bears and wolves to coexist in UK woods for first time in 1,000 years
Bear Wood near Bristol aims to spark debate about rewilding of ancient woodlandsFor the first time in more than 1,000 years native bears and wolves are coming snout to muzzle with each other among towering oaks and ashes in a slice of British woodland.European brown bears, thought to have become extinct in the British wilds in medieval times, and grey wolves – which roamed free until the 17th century – are to coexist in a project called Bear Wood near Bristol.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Steven Morris Tags: UK news Bristol Animals Conservation Environment Zoology Science Source Type: news

Avian malaria behind drastic decline of London's iconic sparrow?
(Zoological Society of London) London's house sparrows (Passer domesticus) have plummeted by 71% since 1995, with new research suggesting avian malaria could be to blame. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Let ’s Dive Into the Story of the ‘Ravioli Starfish’ That Looks Like a Stuffed-Pasta Shaped Wonder of the Sea
The newly minted internet star is a starfish that looks like an Italian dinner dish. The “ravioli” starfish, also dubbed online a “cookie” starfish, was the species most frequently found during a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dive into the Atlantic Ocean off the southeast coast of the U.S. The Plinthaster dentatus, as it’s formally called, is of course not edible. While it may be strange to see this shape of starfish, it’s a pretty normal sea creature, according to Chris Mah, an invertebrate zoology research associate at the Smithsonian National Museum of ...
Source: TIME: Science - July 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rachel E. Greenspan Tags: Uncategorized Ocean onetime viral Source Type: news

Last Chance to Register: 2019 Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits
The deadline to register for the 2019 Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event is approaching. This national initiative, organized by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is an opportunity for scientists from across the country to meet with their federal or state elected officials to showcase the people, facilities, and equipment that are required to support and conduct scientific research and education. Now in its eleventh year, the event enables scientists, graduate students, representatives of research facilities, and people affiliated with scientific collections to meet with their feder...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 9, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Help Inform Science Policy, Meet Your Lawmakers This Summer
Registration is now open for the 2019 Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event. This national initiative, organized by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is an opportunity for scientists from across the country to meet with their federal or state elected officials to showcase the people, facilities, and equipment that are required to support and conduct scientific research and education. Now in its eleventh year, the event enables scientists, graduate students, representatives of research facilities, and people affiliated with scientific collections to meet with their federal or state ele...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 25, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Rare baby gorilla born at Taronga zoo
Taronga Conservation Society Australia has announced the birth of a Western Lowland gorilla. The female, yet to be named, was born on Thursday 6 June to Frala, an experienced mother, and was sired by Kibali• ‘Gorilla selfie’: DRC park ranger explains photo that went viralContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 21, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Endangered species Zoology Biology Environment Animals Sydney Australia news Source Type: news