Biology News

Mar 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Case Western Reserve University PhD student Katherine Krynak, naturalist Tim Krynak of Cleveland Metroparks’ Natural Resources Division, and their colleagues from the Universidad Indoamerica, the University of Kansas, and organization Tropical Herping, have described a unique species of frog from Reserva Las Gralarias, Pichincha, north-central Ecuador. According to the team, the new species – named Pristimantis mutabilis (mutable rainfrog)...

Mar 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a study co-led by Dr Cassius Stevani of the University of São Paulo and Prof Jay Dunlap of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the...

Mar 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In a new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, scientists from the University of Leeds, Queen’s University Belfast and Stellenbosch...

Mar 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Long thought to be extinct, the blue-bearded helmetcrest (Oxypogon cyanolaemus) – one of the world’s rarest hummingbirds – has been caught...

Mar 14, 2015 by Sci-News.com

People born when there was low solar activity lived longer on average than those born during times when there was more solar activity, according to a study...

Mar 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Pareledone charcoti, a shallow-water species of octopus from the Antarctic, uses an unique strategy to transport oxygen in its blood, says a new study...

Mar 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international group of ornithologists led by Dr Jorge Enrique Avendaño of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá has described a new species of tapaculo...

Mar 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of scientists at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, chameleons shift color through active tuning of a lattice of nanocrystals within...

Mar 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

While cats ignore human music, they are highly responsive to music written especially for them, says a new study reported in the journal Applied Animal...