New research traces fatal strains of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii in California sea otters to feral domestic cats and bobcats from nearby watersheds. The infection is fatal for only a fraction of the wild southern sea otters, […]
Research finds, a unique population of Icelandic walrus went extinct shortly after Norse settlement about 1,100 years ago. Walrus hunting for the ivory trade was probably the cause of extinction. It’s one of the earliest […]
One research group comprising Brazilian and Japanese scientists have discovered how luciferase produced by the railroad worm Phrixothrix hirtus emits red light. Luciferase is an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of luciferin in fireflies, producing oxyluciferin and […]
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