Salmon Use Magnetic Map to Find Rivers

February 7, 2013, 12:00 pm

After traveling the Pacific Ocean for years, sockeye salmon find their way home to their birthplaces using the Earth’s magnetic field, new research shows.

Common Moles Can Smell in Stereo (Video)

February 5, 2013, 5:37 pm

The common mole, Scalopus aquaticus, can find its prey by smelling which direction it’s in, according to a new U.S. study.

SCIENCE IN PICS: Periclimenes Shrimp

October 27, 2012, 4:39 pm

Numerous species of shrimp belong to the genus Periclimenes and are often also called “anemone shrimp.”

SCIENCE IN PICS: The Orangutan Crab

October 18, 2012, 8:16 pm

The orangutan crab, Achaeus japonicus, is a small crustacean in the decorator or spider crab family.

SCIENCE IN PICS: Boxer Crab Packs a Stinging Punch

October 6, 2012, 8:12 am

The boxer crab, Lybia sp., carries a pair of sea anemones on its pincers to ward off predators and fight duels with other crabs.

Smallest Vertebrate Fossil Footprints Discovered in Canada

September 13, 2012, 4:09 pm

The smallest known fossilized tetrapod footprints have been found at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Deep

August 11, 2012, 9:55 am

The inner space of the oceans conceals aliens every bit as resourceful as any that might lurk in outer space.

Stealthy Rodents Key in Life Cycle of Tropical Trees

July 16, 2012, 3:00 pm

The seed-dispersing role of a large mammal family that died out in the Pleistocene may have been adopted by rodents and thus prevented the black palm tree from going extinct.

Wolverines Need Refrigeration Zone to Survive Climate Change?

July 13, 2012, 1:57 am

Wolverines may use crevices in snow-covered areas to store food for times of need, rendering them vulnerable to global warming.

Social Bats More Prone to White-Nose Syndrome

July 3, 2012, 8:00 am

Bats’ roosting habits during hibernation could affect their susceptibility to a fatal fungal disease, according to a new U.S. study.

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Martha Rosenberg