A juvenile Pomacanthus imperator x P. annularis hybrid with striking intermediate patterns. Credit: Photograph by Y.K. Tea There Are Many More Angelfishes in the Sea Why do some fish species form hybrids while others don’t? In attempting to answer this question, new research has uncovered that angelfish are the chief […]

Brain cells called astrocytes appear in green, and purple represents the leakage of the blood-brain barrier. Together they show that leakage occurs around areas where astrocytes have been ablated. Now, in a study with potential impacts on a variety of neurological diseases, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists have provided the […]

Nova Southeastern University researchers lead team studying smooth hammerhead sharks. They are some of the most iconic and unique-looking creatures in our oceans. While some may think they look a bit “odd,” one thing researchers agree on is that little is known about hammerhead sharks. Many of the 10 hammerhead […]

Primary forests are crucial for biodiversity conservation and store high quantities of carbon in biomass, therefore helping to mitigate climate change. Credit: Tzvetan Zlatanov Europe’s primary forests: What to protect? What to restore? Primary forests are forests without any signs of past human use and where ecological processes are not […]

Using state-of-the-art robotics, a research team from the University of Konstanz, Science of Intelligence, and the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) shows that animals’ speed is fundamental for collective behavioral patterns, and that ultimately it is the faster individuals that have the strongest influence on group-level […]

This image depicts viral infection of an Emiliania huxleyi cell superimposed on a satellite image of an E. huxleyi bloom in the Barents Sea. Credit: MODIS, NASA; Steve Gschmeissner, Photo Researchers Inc.; Kay Bidle & Christien Laber, Rutgers University Ocean algae get ‘coup de grace’ from viruses. Viruses don’t immediately […]

Described by the ‘father of zoogeography’ and co-author of the theories of evolution and natural selection, the species hasn’t been reexamined since 1866. An over a century-long mystery has been surrounding the Taiwanese butterfly fauna ever since the “father of zoogeography” Alfred Russel Wallace, in collaboration with Frederic Moore, authored […]

Study shows adding stem cells to educational intervention can significantly help kids with autism. Results of a clinical trial released today (September 9, 2020) in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine indicate that a combination of stem cell therapy and educational intervention can significantly help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). “Social communication, language, […]

ANIMATION Sharks’ non-bony skeletons were thought to be the template before bony internal skeletons evolved, but a new fossil discovery suggests otherwise. The discovery of a 410-million-year-old fish fossil with a bony skull suggests the lighter skeletons of sharks may have evolved from bony ancestors, rather than the other way […]