Selective extinction of apex predators suggests a shift to more generalist diets. A global catastrophe 66 million years ago led to the extinction of all non-avian dinosaurs, and large marine reptiles like mosasaurs and plesiosaurs. But what happened to the sharks? According to a study of sharks’ teeth publishing August […]

A typical endurance horse (Arabian breed) presented for a gait test before the start of the race to check locomotor soundness. During an endurance competition (100-160 km), horses must undergo veterinary inspection at the end of each 20 to 40 km loop to check their recovery and capacity to continue […]

Whale Shark with dorsal fin damage. Credit: Marine Conservation Society Seychelles A new study has for the first time explored the extraordinary rate at which the world’s largest fish, the endangered whale shark, can recover from its injuries. The findings reveal that lacerations and abrasions, increasingly caused through collisions with […]

In previous studies, eye movements and vision were only affected at blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) approaching the legal limit for driving (0.08% BAC), in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. New research published in The Journal of Physiology however found for the first time that hand-eye coordination is dramatically more sensitive to alcohol […]

Bringing neuroscience out of the laboratory and into the concert hall. We all know that moment when we’re in the car, at a concert or even sitting on our sofa and one of our favorite songs is played. It’s the one that has that reallygood chord in it, flooding your system […]

Collecting tears from Broad-snouted caiman, Caiman latirostris. Credit: Arianne P. Oriá Bird and reptile tears aren’t so unlike our own, shows a new study in Frontiers in Veterinary Science. But the differences could provide insights into better ophthalmic treatments for humans and animals, as well as clues into the evolution of […]

Climate change is changing already extreme nursery environments for baby blacktip reef sharks. Credit: Tom Vierus, www.tomvierus.com Scientists can now explain how baby reef sharks tolerate living in the sometimes-extreme environments of their nurseries — but, they also say these habitats face an uncertain future which may leave newborn sharks […]

Scientists have discovered an earlier origin to the human language pathway in the brain, pushing back its evolutionary origin by at least 20 million years. Previously, a precursor of the language pathway was thought by many scientists to have emerged more recently, about 5 million years ago, with a common […]