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Jan 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

This Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) has female plumage on its right, and male plumage on its left, a condition known as bilateral gynandromorph. Halfsider Northern Cardinal in Rock Island, IL. Image credit: Brian Peer / Robert Motz. Bilateral gynandromorphy is a condition in which one half of a bird’s body appears as a female and the opposite half appears as a male. Often, the left side is female and the right side is male. This condition...

Jan 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The majority of spiders spin silk threads several micrometers thick, but the orb spider Uloborus plumipes can spin nano-scale filaments. The feather-legged...

Jan 25, 2015 by Sergio Prostak

A group of ornithologists led by Dr Manuel Schweizer from the Natural History Museum of Bern in Switzerland has described a new cryptic species of owl...

Jan 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Researchers from the Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project have uncovered a unique ecosystem of fish and invertebrates...

Jan 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of synthetic biologists at Yale University has devised a way to ensure genetically modified organisms can be safely confined in the environment. Design...

Jan 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Fish-hunting cone snails add a unique form of insulin to the venom cocktail they use to disable their fish prey, according to a new study. The Geography...

Jan 18, 2015 by Natali Anderson

Sci-News.com compiles an annual list of the top 20 new species of animals, plants and insects found in the past twelve months. 1. Araguaian boto (Inia...

Jan 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Bar-headed geese (Anser indicus) perform a sort of roller coaster ride through the mountains, essentially tracking the underlying terrain even if this...

Jan 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of scientists led by Prof Douglas McCauley from the University of California, Santa Barbara, has found that the same patterns that led to the collapse...