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This bird was unknown to science

Scientists say the discovery of this Herpsilochmus stotzi, and 14 other new Amazonian bird species, highlight how little we really know about species …

Birds

Mega-canyon discovered beneath Greenland ice

Hidden for all of human history, a 460 mile long canyon has been discovered below Greenland’s ice sheet.<p>Data from a NASA airborne science mission has …

New Ant Species 'Horrifying' with 'Fierce Jaws' and 'Sharp Teeth'

The Utah biologist that identified 33 new ant species said that they’re horrifying and look like a monster.<p>“These new ant species are the stuff of …

Rising temps may alter moth outbreaks - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) — As global temperatures rise, cycles of infestation from common plant pests …

Penn State

Evolution will punish selfish meanies - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — Biologists say they have new evidence that evolution tends to favor …

Baby owls sleep like baby humans

Owlets spend more time in REM sleep than adult owls.<p>Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the University of Lausanne have …

Cashmere Fashions Squeezing Central Asia's Big Mammals

Growing demand for cashmere affects mammals, like snow leopards, a world away.<p><b>The global craving for cashmere is creating an unlikely group of "fashion victims"—snow leopards living half a world away from chic shops doing a brisk business in stylish sweaters and other garments.</b><p>A new study by the …