Biology News

Jul 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new species of diamond frog has been found living in the high altitude forests of the Sorata massif in north Madagascar. Rhombophryne longicrus in life. Image credit: Frank Glaw. Little is known about the diamond frogs. However, one thing that has been found to apply to almost all of them is that they are burrowers. This is why these frogs usually have short limbs, round bodies, and large, hard projections on their hands and feet, called ‘tubercles’...

Jul 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a trio of animal physiology researchers from Japan, the highest-ranking rooster has priority to announce the break of dawn. Rooster in the...

Jul 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists, led by Dr Diana Hofmann of the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences in Jülich, Germany, has identified the missing ingredient that...

Jul 21, 2015 by Natali Anderson

A team of scientists, led by Dr Martin Whiting of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, has described a new species of the flat lizard genus Platysaurus...

Jul 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists at Oregon State University has developed a new variety of dulse seaweed (Palmaria mollis) that, when fried or smoked, tastes just...

Jul 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of scientists led by Dr John Whiteman from the University of Wyoming, polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are unlikely to physiologically...

Jul 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of ornithologists, led by Prof Robert Magrath of the Australian National University, has succeeded in teaching wild superb fairy-wrens (Malurus...

Jul 14, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Chromosomes play an active role in animal cell division, reports a study published in the journal Nature. Until now, it was believed that chromosomes only...

Jul 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The study, published in the journal Current Biology, shows that carnivorous plants have reflective structures that are acoustically attractive for mutualistic...

Jul 10, 2015 by Natali Anderson

According to a new study led by Dr Yonggang Nie from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Zoology, bamboo-eating giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)...

Jul 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of scientists headed by Dr Jeremy Kerr from the University of Ottawa, Canada, has discovered that climate change is rapidly shrinking the area...

Jul 8, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists headed by Prof Paul Alewood of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, has discovered more than 3,000 new peptide toxins...

Jul 6, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Entomologist Dr Andrew Hicks from the University of Colorado has described a new species of the leafhopper genus Flexamia from the New Jersey Pine Barrens,...

Jul 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of biologists headed by Dr Morito Hayashi of the Natural History Museum in London, UK, seafaring spiders use their legs as sails and...

Jul 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Researchers studying the seahorse’s tail have found that square-shaped tails are better when both grasping and armor are needed. The finding could lead...

Jul 1, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a research team headed by Prof Brian Leander of the University of British Columbia’s Departments of Botany and Zoology, single-celled organisms...

Jul 1, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists led by Prof Pavel Stoev of the National Museum of Natural History and Pensoft Publishers in Bulgaria has described a new species of...

Jun 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study led by Dr Sabrina Engesser from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, has revealed that the chestnut-crowned babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps)...

Jun 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

High-speed flight recordings of lovebirds making quick in flight turns reveal how these birds improve sight and shorten blur by rotating their head at...

Jun 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Marine biologists from British Antarctic Survey and the University of Southampton, UK, have described the first species of yeti crab known from the Southern...