Poaching of old forest elephant matriarchs threatens rainforests

Scientists working for the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Stirling, and the Amboseli Trust for Elephants say that the high levels of poaching...

White-tailed deer and mule deer particularly likely to use road underpasses

Large mammals crossing US Highway 93 are more likely to use wildlife crossing structures than move past a random location in the surrounding habitat,...

Geo-engineering might be possible – but so far it doesn’t look practical

Geo-engineering – the untested technofix that would permit the continued use of fossil fuels – could create more problems than it could solve. By masking...

Depressed with a chronic disease? Many find antidepressants are not working

Scientists are finding more evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical...

Immediate aspirin after mini-stroke substantially reduces risk of major stroke

Using aspirin urgently could substantially reduce the risk of major strokes in patients who have minor 'warning' events, a group of European researchers has...

Many older adults don’t get pneumococcal vaccination

A simple two-minute video about pneumococcal vaccination sent to patients before a primary care visit tripled the likelihood they would get the vaccine, reports...