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Donkeys actually prefer living in hot climate zones

January 6, 2020

Donkeys used to be a cheap kind of transportation – much cheaper than horses. However, nowadays in the…
Young children have intuitions of great teachers, Stanford researchers find

October 15, 2019

Human is incredible learners, in part because they are also accomplished, teachers. Even at a very early age,…
Climate Change is now “Inevitable” and the World must Adapt, Warns the Global Commission on Adaptation in a New Report

September 10, 2019

In its latest report “Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience” (released during various events…
Saving coral: New guidelines to protect and preserve Caribbean coral

July 29, 2019

A consortium of coral experts published new guidelines that could help corals in the Caribbean adapt to warmer,…
Researchers Discover What Makes Deep-Sea Dragonfish Teeth Transparent

June 5, 2019

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego have discovered what’s responsible for making…
Climate change has long-term impact on species adaptability

May 21, 2019

Historic climate change events can have a lasting impact on the genetic diversity of a species, reveals a…
Australian sea snakes are able to sense light with its tail and it’s incredible

February 21, 2019

Australian sea snakes of the Aipysurus family spend most of their lives at sea. They grow quite long…
Swim, Jump, Shoot, Lift: Paralympians reveal brain’s amazing ability to adapt

January 3, 2019

Professor Kimitaka Nakazawa built a career studying neurological rehabilitation after spinal cord injury. He had long been interested…
Partnering with indigenous communities to anticipate and adapt to ocean change

March 28, 2018

The productive ocean off Washington state’s Olympic Coast supports an abundant web of life including kelp forests, fish,…
Scientists use thermal imagine to see how the blue tit adapts itself to environmental changes

February 5, 2018

Environment in the wild is changing wildly. This is attributed to human activity, but even natural causes and…
Survival in the face of mutations?

November 28, 2017

Not too long ago, biologists would induce mutations in an entire genome, isolate an organism that displayed a…
These rapidly reproducing critters offer evolutionary insights

June 8, 2017

It may not be obvious on casual glance, but bugs – flies, beetles, roaches – are constantly changing.…
Tiny mutation makes plants less resistant to stressful conditions

February 25, 2017

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have identified a tiny mutation in plants that can influence how…
Genome sequence of a polar alga explains adaptation to extreme climates

January 20, 2017

An international team of researchers has identified the genetic mutations which allowed microalgae (phytoplankton) from the Southern Ocean…
New arrivals at remotest base on Earth – will you be next?

November 25, 2016

The next medical doctor to spend a year at the Concordia research base in Antarctica arrived this week…
Scientists revealed how mildew adapted to attack triticale grain

January 13, 2016

Triticale grain is very important as a feed grain. It is also gaining attention as a potential energy…
Trees either hunker down or press on in a drying and warming western U.S. climate

December 11, 2015

In the face of adverse conditions, people might feel tempted by two radically different options — hunker down…
8,000 years of adaptation in Europe leave a mark on our genes

November 24, 2015

The invention of agriculture ranks as a revolution in human history. Arable and livestock farming spread across central…
Plant Hormone ‘Switch’ Unravels Chromatin to Form Flowers, Biologists Find

October 15, 2015

Because plants cannot pick up and move, they have evolved a plethora of strategies to cope with environmental…
Self-regulating coral protect themselves against ocean acidification

October 6, 2015

A new study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland…
Alpine Bumblebees’ Rapid Adaptation to Climate Change Offers Glimmer of Hope to Declining Bee Population

September 26, 2015

Rising temperatures in alpine habitats worldwide have resulted in declines in flowering among indigenous plants and contributed to…
Genetic Adaptation Keeps Ethiopians Heart-Healthy Despite High Altitudes

August 5, 2015

Ethiopians have lived at high altitudes for thousands of years, providing a natural experiment for studying human adaptations…
Finding signs of climate change and adaptation in the ancient Maya lowlands

April 22, 2015

A new study pinpoints the devastating effects of climate change on ancient Maya civilization, despite attempts to adapt…
Modeling chimp behavior? Try using laws that govern matter

March 4, 2015

As deforestation, climate change and other pressures threaten habitats, how might chimpanzees adapt? An interdisciplinary research team has…
New research finds lizards cope well with change to colder climes

February 23, 2015

Whether or not animals and plants can adapt to new climates is becoming an increasingly important question. While…
South African ‘living stone’ plant adapts to extreme conditions in new ways

October 24, 2013

A unique plant that lives underground uses multiple mechanisms to boost photosynthesis and offers new insights into how…
Redefining Adaptation, the Study of How Populations Grow and Survive

June 28, 2013

How do organisms adapt over time? Do they evolve through a series of small beneficial steps as envisioned…
New research suggests seaweed species may adapt to higher temperatures

June 17, 2013

Breakthrough research has shown a species of marine algae commonly found along Australia’s rocky shores may be able…
Endothelium, Heal Thyself

May 16, 2013

The endothelium, the cellular layer lining the body’s blood vessels, is extremely resilient. Measuring just a few hundred…
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