You are here: Home >Archive for Октябрь, 2015

Buzzing bees can’t resist caffeinated nectar

Buzzing bees can’t resist caffeinated nectar

A honey bee foraging at a feeder with caffeinated sucrose solution. Credit: Dr. Roger Schürch For many people, the best start to the day is a nice, fresh cup of joe. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on October 15 find that honey bees find caffeinated beverages—er, nectar—irresistible too. In fact, […]

Cute-as-a-button marsupials roam free after breeding success

Cute-as-a-button marsupials roam free after breeding success

  Since 1997 about 809 dibblers have been successfully introduced at Escape Island near Jurien Bay, Peniup Creek Reserve near Jerramungup, Waychinicup National Park near Albany, and Whiteman Park in Perth. Credit: Perth Zoo They are tiny, cuddly and the females are known to be quite picky about their mate, but it seems endangered dibblers […]

Endangered orangutans face a new threat

Endangered orangutans face a new threat

The loss of habitats is the greatest threat to the endangered orangutans, and now a new study says their existence could be further jeopardized if conservation efforts don’t include reintroducing these great apes into natural environments with enough high-energy food for them to survive. In the study, published on October 14 in PLOS ONE, Rutgers […]

Египетские ученые разработали экономичный способ для очистки соленой воды

Египетские ученые разработали экономичный способ для очистки соленой воды

Разработка новых, более быстрых и экономически рентабельных способов получения чистой питьевой воды является областью практически неограниченных возможностей и постоянных инноваций. Опреснение и процесс фильтрации морской воды являются, пожалуй, самыми известными и распространенными методами, но они не всегда оказываются эффективными и недорогими, чтобы ими можно было воспользоваться жителям развивающихся стран. Однако, недавно пришла обнадеживающая новость из […]

Climate change requires new conservation models

Climate change requires new conservation models

Yellow-cedar decline south of the study area, near the current latitudinal limit where the climate-induced tree mortality occurs. Credit: Courtesy of Lauren Oakes. A threatened tree species in Alaska could serve as a model for integrating ecological and social research methods in efforts to safeguard species that are vulnerable to climate change effects and human […]

Americans tend to think about wildlife like their ancestors did

Americans tend to think about wildlife like their ancestors did

Researchers from Colorado State University and The Ohio State University have found evidence that we think about wildlife like our ancestors did. More specifically, the strength of Americans’ «domination» wildlife values, or the belief that nature should be conquered and the natural environment used for the benefit of humans, can be traced to the country […]

Outrage as Danish zoo dissects lion in front of children

Outrage as Danish zoo dissects lion in front of children

  Danish officials said they culled the lion to stop inbreeding at the zoo in Odense A Danish zoo on Thursday dissected a lion in front of a group of children, in an educational event condemned as a «macabre spectacle» by animal rights groups but given a thumbs-up by many Danes. The nine-month-old lion was […]

В Калифорнии объявлено чрезвычайное положение из-за лесных пожаров

В Калифорнии объявлено чрезвычайное положение из-за лесных пожаров

Губернатор Калифорнии Джерри Браун недавно объявил чрезвычайное положение в связи с распространением пожаров в северной части штата, охваченного засухой. Бушующий огонь заставляет тысячи людей в спешке покидать свои дома. Как сообщает Государственное противопожарное агентство CAL FIRE, пожары уже охватили более 100 тысяч акров (40,470 га), уничтожая на своем пути сотни жилых домов и коммерческих зданий. […]

Panoramix: Protein named for comic book hero guides gene-silencing machinery to sites of havoc-causing transposons

Panoramix: Protein named for comic book hero guides gene-silencing machinery to sites of havoc-causing transposons

  The piwi-RNA pathway is vital to genome integrity and the wellbeing of offspring. This image, from prior research in the Hannon Lab, shows a developing fruit fly egg chamber in which several blue-colored ‘nurse cells’ that support the egg are prominent. The bright green area in the upper right portion of the egg is […]

Sex and sea turtles: New study reveals impact of climate change, sea level rise

Sex and sea turtles: New study reveals impact of climate change, sea level rise

Loggerhead turtles are already fighting an uphill battle since roughly one in 2,500 to 7,000 sea turtles make it to adulthood. Credit: Florida Atlantic University Marine turtles deposit their eggs in underground nests where they develop unattended and without parental care. Incubation temperature varies with environmental conditions, including rainfall, sun, shade and sand type, and […]

 Page 3 of 3 « 1  2  3