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Geoengineering aims to slow global warming by manipulating climate, but risks are unknown

Experts meeting in Berlin this week to discuss promise, pitfalls of climate manipulation methods<p>In the race to slow global warming, science has been …

Female Dolphins Have Weaponized Their Vaginas to Protect Themselves

Credit: Pixabay<p>In nature, it’s common for males and females to attempt to one-up one another with different reproductive strategies, but female …

Biology

Tiny, Transparent Worm Challenges Notions About Sex

Abstinence may have found its most impressive poster child yet: <i>Diploscapter pachys</i>. The tiny worm is transparent, smaller than a poppy seed and hasn't had sex in 18 million years.<p>It has basically just been cloning itself this whole time. Usually, that is a solid strategy for going extinct, fast. …

Biology

Extinction that killed the dinosaurs may have led to frog explosion

The ancestors of this red-eyed tree frog (<i>Agalychnis callidryas</i>) may have gotten their big break thanks to the same mass extinction that wiped out …

Paleontology

Meet the only animal known to pump blood with its guts

High school biology classes teach us that the circulatory system pumps blood and the digestive system pumps food. But sea spiders (pictured) …

Biology

Tiny fossil reveals what happened to birds after dinosaurs went extinct

The fossils of a tiny bird found on Native American land in New Mexico are giving scientists big new ideas about what happened after most dinosaurs …

Paleontology

Designing and Conducting a SoTL Project using a Worksheet: A Baker’s Dozen of Important Sets of Guiding Questions

<i>Written by Kathleen McKinney, Emeritus Professor and Cross Chair in SoTL, Illinois State University</i><p>Note: This blog was originally posted on June 20, …

The beauty and complexity of plankton

I'iwi at Risk: A Scarlet Bird's Dangerous Migration

<b>As environmental impacts unfold in Hawaii, I’iwis’ seasonal migrations turn deadly.</b><p>The scarlet I’iwi is hard to miss, standing out vibrantly against …

Easing the Stress of Evaluations for Teachers

Well, I propose that it doesn't have to be agonizing if we approach it with an attitude of change.<p>As someone who has given and received evaluations, …

Challenging Mainstream Thought About Beauty’s Big Hand in Evolution

Not long ago, a physicist at Stanford posed a rhetorical question that took me by surprise.<p>“Why is there so much beauty?” he asked.<p>Beauty was not what I was thinking the world was full of when he brought it up. The physicist, Manu Prakash, was captivated by the patterns in seawater made as starfish …

University of Michigan

Activities for Building Cultural Competencies in Our Students and Ourselves

Editor’s note: This article is reprinted from Diversity and Inclusion in the College Classroom, a free report from <i>Faculty Focus</i>. <b>Download here.</b>“Who am …

Teaching

Eastern Bird Sounds

New tyrannosaur had a sensitive side

Behind their ferocious façade, tyrannosaurs were probably a bit touchy-feely. A new species of tyrannosaur may have had highly sensitive organs in …

Dinosaurs

Killer whales explain the mystery of the menopause

A study of the whales, one of only three species whose older females stop reproducing, claims competition between offspring may be the cause<p>Killer whales and humans would seem to have little in common. We inhabit very different ecosystems, after all. Yet the two species share one unexpected …

Biology

'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species

<b>A gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China is a new species of primate, scientists have concluded.</b><p>The animal has been studied for some time, but new research confirms it is different from all other gibbons.<p>It has been named the Skywalker hoolock gibbon - partly because the Chinese …

Mark Hamill

Scientists Could Finally Have an Explanation For Why Menopause Exists

Mother-daughter conflict has a lot to answer for.<p>Menopause is an inevitable part of human biology, but it's actually incredibly rare in the animal …

Biology

Mountain Pine Beetle Update: SciShow Talk Show

Developing A New Malaria Vaccine!

Here Are All The Risks of Climate Change in a Single Graph

Prepare yourself.<p>Whether you like it or not, climate change is happening, and most scientists agree that it's been exacerbated by human …

Climate Change

Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis

Strawberry naevus<p><b>Presentation</b><p>Usually occurs on face in first few weeks after birth, in 3-5% of babies<br>• Begins flat, then develops raised …

2017 will be a make-or-break year for neuroscience drugs

The brain is a complicated thing. There's still a whole lot we don't know. And finding treatments for diseases of the brain is often even more complicated.<p>But once again, it's something that drug companies are interested in tackling, even in the face of late-stage failures in neurodegenerative …

Dementia

Almost 75% of Japan's biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report

<b>Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study</b><p>January 13, 2017 — Almost …

Global Warming

Scientists call for tri-national conservation effort to save monarch butterfly

Researchers from the University of Guelph have helped pinpoint locations of monarch butterfly breeding grounds with the hope of a multi-national …

Biodiversity

Rare ruby seadragon seen alive for the first time

An elusive seadragon has been captured on camera for the first time in the wild off the coast of Western Australia.<p>The ruby seadragon, a newly discovered third species of seadragon, was observed by researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Western Australian Museum (WAM).<p>Two …

A type of vampire bat has started feeding on humans in Brazil for the first known time

Many mammals — like humans — can easily survive on a broad diet, getting nutrition from whatever plants or animals happen to be available and seem most delicious at the time.<p>But some other creatures survive on much more specialized diets. Of those, few are as particular as the three species of …

Zoology

Shocking Time-Lapse Video Shows Beijing Engulfed by Smog

A British engineer based in Beijing captured on film a cloud of smog descending on the Chinese capital. The video clip, posted by Chas Pope Sunday on …

Pollution

Weird dinosaur species had teeth only in youth

By the time they were 3 years old, ostrich-like dinosaurs called <i>Limusaurus inextricabilis</i> had lost all of their pointy teeth, and lived the rest of their lives as toothless beasts, a new study finds.<p>This dental undoing changed the mealtime options for this dinosaur, which lived about 160 million …

Paleontology

Flow lets you check how polluted the air you're breathing in is right now

Pollutants from car exhausts cause more deaths in the US every year than road accidents, according to a recent MIT study, and in the UK, more than 90 …

Pollution