How Leafcutter Ants and Other Culinary Creatures Prepare for a Feast | Smithsonian Voices

In the tropical forests of Central and South America, leafcutter ants retrieve fresh plant material that serves as the fodder for a complex suite of fungal gardens tended by the colony. Andreas Kay, Flickr Each year at Thanksgiving, humans stock the table with the fruits of a successful harvest. However, few people can prepare a … Read more

Study investigates spread of Klebsiella superbug between humans and the environment

An international team of scientists investigating transmission of a deadly drug-resistant bacteria that rivals MRSA, has found that whilst the bugs are found in livestock, pets and the wider environment, they are rarely transmitted to humans through this route. The researchers, led by Professor Ed Feil from the Milner Center for Evolution at the University … Read more

Wild Blue-Throated Macaws Slowly Returning From The Brink Of Extinction

More conservation good news: a macaw species once thought to be Extinct-In-The-Wild is now recovering its numbers, thanks to intensive conservation efforts © Copyright by GrrlScientist | hosted by Forbes An adult pair of blue-throated macaws (Ara glaucogularis) allopreening at Chester Zoo, England, … [+] shows off their characteristic large blue throat patch and blue … Read more

Dieren dromen ook – dit is wat we weten | National Geographic

Als je ooit een hond een dutje hebt zien doen, heb je je waarschijnlijk ook wel eens afgevraagd of dieren kunnen dromen. Dat is een ingewikkelde vraag. We weten nog steeds niet precies waarom lie dromen, of wat het belang van dromen is. Het is nog veel moeilijker om onderzoek te doen naar dromen bij … Read more

SARS-CoV-2 transmission from infected owner to pet rats

On March 2022, the World Health Organization declared the rapid spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to be a pandemic, which has been popularly known as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Since then, scientists have continued to study different aspects of SARS-CoV-2 to understand its evolution and transmission mechanisms. A … Read more

How did we get our crushing jaws? It all began with a fish

Ever wondered how humans got a unique jaw that could crush complex and raw food, it all started about 400 million years ago. Researchers have unearthed fossils of four fish species that could be the first vertebrates that possessed jaws in the story of human evolution. This is the first evidence of a key period … Read more