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Baby Humpback Whales ‘Whisper’ To Mom To Avoid Predation: Listen Here

A study on humpback whales by ecologists from Denmark and Australia has revealed that baby whales communicate with their mothers in whispers to avoid the risk of attention from predators and other mating whales.

Animals April 26, 2017

Unusual Sighting: Humpbacks Prove Not So Solitary And Display Peculiar Hunting Strategy

Humpback whales have been seen gathering in large numbers to feed in the waters of Benguela. This behavior is highly unusual and suggests these creatures are not as solitary as once thought.

Animals March 16, 2017

Ancient Human Skulls Found In Brazil Gives New Insights On Migration Patterns In Americas

A study of ancient skulls found in Brazil reveals that human migration occurred in Americas through two waves of human population. It discloses that people came from Asia, across the Bering Strait to North America before settling in South America.

Ancient February 25, 2017

Your Spit Can Help Scientists Understand US Migration Patterns

More than 77,000 spit samples have been analyzed by a genealogy company to trace and understand migration patterns in the United States. The results can have real applications for medical research.

February 8, 2017

Dorado Catfish Holds Record For World's Longest Freshwater Fish Migration

The dorado catfish holds the record for the world's longest exclusively freshwater fish migration, an international study has proven. Researchers uncover the species' epic life cycle journey from birth to adulthood.

Animals February 7, 2017

Climate Change Causing Birds To Migrate Early

The rising global temperature is causing birds to migrate earlier. How does the wrong timing in migration affect birds?

Animals December 29, 2016

Hoary Bats Caught Napping: First Evidence Of Hibernation In Migratory Bat Species

Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station have documented the rare hibernation habits of hoary bats. The study is significant as it shows some species can both migrate and hibernate.

Animals October 27, 2016

Your DNA May Be Traced Back To An Ancient African Exodus

How did ancient humans go on to disperse the population in different regions over thousands of years? A new study seeks to find a possible explanation.

Ancient September 22, 2016

First Americans Migrated By Coastal Route, Not Via Ice-Free Corridor

How did the first Americans migrate to North America? A prominent theory suggests that prehistoric humans used an ice-free corridor to travel. However, the findings of a new study may refute this theory.

Ancient August 10, 2016

What Birds Are Most Threatened By Global Warming?

Bird species around the globe are under threat from global warming and other man-made conditions, researchers warn. Which species are in the greatest amount of danger?

Animals May 13, 2016

Size Of Migratory Bird Red Knot Shrinking Due To Climate Change

An international team of scientists warned about shrinking red knots, as climate change is taking its toll on the juvenile ones' insect food source. The shorebirds are therefore developing smaller bodies and shorter bills.

Animals May 13, 2016

Number Of People Who Identify As 'Global Citizens' Rises: BBC Poll

It looks like more people identify more as citizens of the world than their respective countries, a survey said. Respondents were also more open to interracial marriages and support for refugees.

Life & Style May 3, 2016

Monkey Mariners Made Migration To North America 21 Million Years Ago, Teeth Reveal

Monkeys may have arrived in North America from South America 21 million years ago, by building rafts and setting out across the ocean. How do biologists know this event took place?

Animals April 20, 2016

Scientists Crack Code Of Monarch Butterfly's Internal Compass: Here's How It Works

Monarch butterflies undertake a journey of 2,000 miles twice each year. Now, scientists finally understand how they find their way.

April 14, 2016

Greece Begins Deportation Of Refugees To Turkey

Greece has begun sending migrants back to Turkey. The deportation is part of implementing the deal between EU and Turkey, which aims to limit the influx of migrants to European countries.

Society April 6, 2016

Neanderthals May Have Interbred With Humans 50,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

Analysis of DNA samples shows that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. The discovery may signal new information about the migration patterns that occurred during that time.

Animals February 17, 2016

2,000-Year-Old Cemetery Offers Clues About Human Migration To Imperial Rome

The ancient population of Imperial Rome had flourished at its peak. Among its people were migrants from surrounding cities and regions, experts said.

Arts & Culture February 11, 2016

DNA Analysis Of Decapitated Romans Sheds Light On Ancient Gladiator Burials

Through a state-of-the-art genome analysis, archeologists in the United Kingdom unraveled the mystery behind the burial of ancient gladiators. The technology used in the study would be helpful in future investigations of the origins of skeletons, experts said.

Animals January 20, 2016

Moonlight Drives Migration Of Marine Animals In Arctic Winter

Tiny marine animals like zooplanktons persist to migrate vertically even during the cold winter months. In the absence of sunlight, it is the moon that drives the vertical migrations of tiny marine animals.

Animals January 13, 2016

PM Malcolm Turnbull Announces $806 Million Package To Boost Innovation In Australia

The Innovation and Science Agenda aims to encourage more startup to take bigger risks for growth and expansion. Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull put incentives on the shift from mining boom to ideas boom, pushing the country to become more innovative.

Business December 7, 2015

Pacific Islanders Consider Migrating To Avoid Impacts Of Climate Change

A study found that the residents of Pacific islands are considering migration as the harmful effects of climate change continue to worsen. Thousands have already fled the islands with rising sea levels and harsh weather conditions eroding their homes.

Earth/Environment December 6, 2015

DNA Study Of Ancient Alaskan Babies Shows Progress Of Native Americans Into The Continent

DNA lineages of today's Native Americans developed during the long stay of first Americans on the Bering land bridge, researchers say. The first Americans settled there for thousands of years before migrating south, they say.

October 27, 2015

UN Experts Call For Global Climate Deal To Address Human Migration

Experts called for climate-related migration to be incorporated in the Paris climate change conference to be held on Nov. 30. The Paris agreement will offer guidance for climate change migration up to the next 40 years.

Earth/Environment October 23, 2015

Global Warming Report Says Climate Change Could Fuel Terrorism And Migration

A group of experts all around the globe has come up with a climate change report that aims to highlight the importance of risk assessment and the impacts of global warming to the society. In the study, the experts said that more than environmental effects, climate change may also bring about social issues such as migration and terrorism.

Animals July 14, 2015

Volcanic Eruptions In North America May Have Been Last Straw For Roman Empire

Experts found that the volcanic eruptions that preceded the cool summers and climate changes in the 6th century may be the last straw for the Roman Empire. As volcanic ash shields the Earth from solar radiation, unusually cool temperatures rose, leading to famines and plagues.

Animals July 9, 2015

Spiders Can Sail Over Water With Help Of Legs And Web: Study

Spiders are not only capable of flight, they can sail as well, a new study concludes. How could this finding help unravel a mystery of the eight-legged animals?

July 4, 2015

Climate Shifts Blamed For Massive Invasion Of Birds From Canada's Northern Forests Heading South

A lack of the usual diet of forest seeds sends Canadian birds packing and heading south, researchers say. It's down to climate variability kicking off a domino effect - weather to seeds to the birds' migrations, researchers say.

Animals May 11, 2015

Tiny Songbird, Weighing Only Half Ounce, Makes Epic Transatlantic Nonstop Flight

The blackpoll warbler is capable of traveling up to 1,700 miles over the open ocean during its annual migration. That's quite a feat for a tiny bird!

April 1, 2015

Scientists Track Tiny Songbird On Amazing Trans-Atlantic Journey

It has always been believed, but now there's proof that the blackpoll warbler does indeed fly over the Atlantic Ocean non-stop when it heads south for winter.

Earth/Environment April 1, 2015

Florida Beach-Goers Urged To Keep Away From Right Whales

Officials are calling on beach-goers in Florida to give right whales their space. The closest that anyone can get to one would be 500 yards. Any nearer and fines will be imposed.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2015

Researchers Identify Protein Tied To Avian Navigation Using Earth Magnetic Field

Researchers find a protein that may be related to the navigation ability of birds. The migration of many birds involve flying thousands of miles.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2015

Flying in V Formation: Lead Bird Swaps Places To Conserve Energy

Migrating birds fly in a V formation in order to conserve energy during their arduous flight. The birds also take turns leading the flock, making it the most difficult position of the formation.

Earth/Environment February 4, 2015

Eagles Spotted in California Lakes: Volunteers Needed for Eagle Count

It’s natural for bald eagles to fly south during winter but a count is necessary because the bird’s population is being closely watched. U.S. Forest Service calls on volunteers for assistance.

January 12, 2015

Heading North: Polar Bears Are Saving Themselves Because Humans Can't

Polar bears in North America are heading toward the Canadian Archipelago as sea ice melts. What danger does this present to the species?

Earth/Environment January 9, 2015

Mystery behind Monarch butterflies mega migration capability solved: One gene

By sequencing the genome of hundreds of butterflies, researchers finally unraveled the secret to the migration capability of Monarch butterflies: a single gene associated with collagen.

Animals October 4, 2014

Wondering how monarch butterflies migrate from Canada to Mexico each year? Here's the answer

Scientists have discovered a gene in monarch butterflies that is responsible for their long distance migration pattern. The North American monarchs fly about 3,000 miles in winter.

Earth/Environment October 3, 2014

Monarch butterfly migration is a single gene feat

Researchers find single gene responsible for the migratory prowess of monarch butterflies. Gene makes them more marathon runners than sprinters, researchers say.

Animals October 1, 2014

Mysterious blob picked up by weather radar was actually butterflies

Last week, weather detection services in the Midwest picked up oddly-shaped blue blobs on their radar screens. Those blobs were actually swarms of monarch butterflies migrating south for the winter.

Internet Culture September 24, 2014

Kennewick Man mystery solved? Book suggests he was seal hunter

An ancient human from 9,000 years ago may have been a powerful hunter with a surprising heritage, according to a new book.

August 27, 2014

Thousands of years of cultural evolution traced in amazing five minutes animation (Video)

Cultural evolution of the western world has been modeled in a new video from the University of Texas.

LIFE August 3, 2014

Mapping the secrets of artistic prosperity: Science quantifies the history of culture

A study conducted at Northeastern University analyzed the migration and mobility patterns of notable intellectuals in North America over the last 2,000 years. The resulting visual is as beautiful as the art many of them produced.

Arts & Culture August 1, 2014

Football stadium will be a ‘death trap’ for birds, Audubon says in calls for safer glass

Huge glass stadium for Minnesota Vikings will put migrating birds at risk of collision, wildlife group says. Audubon Society calls for design changes, different type of glass.

July 25, 2014

Hybrid songbirds' sense of direction as mixed as their genes

A study at the University of British Columbia found that hybrid Swainson's thrushes travel an intermediate, possibly more difficult migration path than their parent populations. The mechanism behind the link between mixed genes and mixed migration remains unknown.

Animals July 23, 2014

Forget GPS! Monarch butterflies use magnetic compass to navigate and migrate

Monarch butterflies make their way from the eastern United States to central Mexico every year, and a new study shows they may follow the Earth's magnetic field to do it.

Animals June 25, 2014

African zebras log world's longest migration by terrestrial wildlife: 311 miles!

African zebras claim title as the world's migration champion when it comes to distance. Their 300-miles trek even takes them across national borders.

Animals May 28, 2014

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