Biology News

Feb 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Cyanobacteria – also known as blue-green algae – have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past 200 years, and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the 1900s, finds a study led by Zofia Taranu of McGill University. Cyanobacteria. Image credit: Josef Reischig / CC BY-SA 3.0. “We found that cyanobacterial populations have expanded really strongly in...

Feb 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

When recalling memories, some individuals can remember items incorrectly. Tiny, buzzing little insects known as bumblebees can be unreliable witnesses...

Feb 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of scientists led by Dr David Hu from the Georgia Institute of Technology has discovered that humans and 21 species of mammals – from hedgehogs,...

Feb 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a group of ornithologists headed by Dr Lysanne Snijders of Wageningen University, the Netherlands, great tits living next to each other may...

Feb 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of entomologists led by Dr Thomas Hertach from the University of Basel has discovered a new species of singing cicada that occurs...

Feb 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The chicks of an Amazonian bird called the Cinereous mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra) mimic toxic, hairy caterpillars of the flannel moths both in appearance...

Feb 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to experts from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the critically endangered Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) – one of ten living...

Feb 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A study reported in the journal Science provides new support for the so-called Cope’s rule – a theory in biology that states that animals tend...

Feb 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Marine biologists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Western Australia Museum have made a surprising discovery in the waters off the coast...