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  1. 'Ghost snake' discovered in Madagascar

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers discovered a new snake species in Madagascar and named it 'ghost snake' for its pale grey coloration and elusiveness. The researchers named it Madagascarophis lolo, pronounced 'luu luu,' which ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  2. Looking different to your parents can be an evolutionary advantage, at least in plants

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Looking different to your parents can provide species with a way to escape evolutionary dead ends, according to new research. Posted: 2016-08-08 15:59:06 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  3. Archaeology team makes world-first tool discovery

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    How smart were human-like species of the Stone Age? New research reveals surprisingly sophisticated adaptations by early humans living 250,000 years ago in a former oasis near Azraq, Jordan. Posted: ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  4. Students expand perspective of birds

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Northern Michigan University students who participated in a recent field ornithology class recorded interactions with more than 175 bird species in various habitats. They saw raptors pepper the sky over ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  5. Ecologists identify potential new sources of Ebola and other filoviruses

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    An international team of ecologists has identified the bat species with the greatest potential to harbor filoviruses -- a family that includes Ebola virus. The researchers suggest that areas where many ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  6. Bacteria can multiply disease-inducing genes to rapidly cause infection

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... species and T3SS has proven to be a common infection mechanism that pathogens, i.e. an infectious agent such as a virus or bacterium, use to destroy host cells. Now researchers have found a link between ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  7. DNA testing challenges traditional species classification

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Experts have made a surprising discovery that could subvert the significance of traditional criteria used for species classification. Employing novel techniques to retrieve DNA sequences from thousands ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  8. Scientists discover unsuspected bacterial link to bile duct cancer

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Findings of a new study could open up possibilities for more targeted therapies for bile duct cancer. A research team discovered that bile duct tissue harboured a community of diverse bacteria species. ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  9. For nature, gravel-bed rivers most important feature in mountainous western North America

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... coming out of glaciated mountains provide highly productive and important habitat for a large diversity of aquatic, avian and terrestrial species. Posted: 2016-06-24 19:47:02 ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  10. Endangered river turtle's genes reveal ancient influence of Maya Indians

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    A genetic study focusing on the Central American river turtle recently turned up surprising results involved in the conservation of this critically endangered species. Small tissue samples collected from ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  11. Butterfly study sheds light on convergent evolution: Single gene controls mimicry across different species

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    For 150 years scientists have been trying to explain convergent evolution. One of the best-known examples of this is how poisonous butterflies from different species evolve to mimic each other's color ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  12. New duck-billed dinosaur gives scientists clues to evolution of head ornamentation and provinciality

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    A new genus and species of hadrosaur (duck-billed) dinosaur -- the oldest duck-billed dinosaur known from North America -- has been named by scientists who expect the discovery to shed new light on dinosaur ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  13. Evolution of the evolutionarily minded

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    Since Charles Darwin's publication of "The Origin of Species," evolutionary theory has become the bedrock of modern biology, yet its application to the understanding of the human mind remains controversial. ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  14. Genetic switch for limbs and digits found in primitive fish: Before animals first walked on land, fish carried gene program for limbs

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    ... that the recipe for limb development is conserved in species separated by 400 million years of evolution. Posted: 2011-07-11 22:14:14 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  15. Ancestry of polar bears traced to Ireland

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    ... 20,000 to 50,000 years ago. The research is expected to help guide future conservation efforts for polar bears, which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Posted: 2011-07-07  ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  16. Ancient species of mayfly had short, tragic life

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    A tiny mayfly that died 100 million years ago, but was preserved for perpetuity in amber, is helping to shed light on ancient ecosystems. Posted: 2011-06-24 20:00:00
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  17. Evolution to the rescue: Species may adapt quickly to rapid environmental change, yeast study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    ... the question arises, "Can evolution happen quickly enough to help a species survive?" The answer, according to his most recent study, is a resounding yes. Posted: 2011-06-22 18:53:53 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  18. Animal species large and small follow same rule for how common they are in ecosystems

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Earth & Climate

    Animal species all follow the same rule for how common they are in an ecosystem, scientists have discovered. And the rule is simple. Everything from birds to fishes, crabs to snails to worms, and the parasitic ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  19. Double jeopardy: Tuna and billfish

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Earth & Climate

    Scientists present an alarming assessment of several economically important fish populations. The analysis of 61 commercially important species classified 7 species as threatened with extinction and 4 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  20. Researchers map long-range migrations and habitats of leatherback sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Plants & Animals

    ... study. The study is based on data from 126 leatherbacks tracked by satellite and supports continuing research to improve conservation efforts for this endangered species by better understanding how oceanographic ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
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