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,...

Dinosaurs’ deaths may be guide to today

Evidence from the dinosaurs’ deaths 65 million years ago might just provide a lesson to learn about the lasting damage now being done by...

Protecting soybean roots

The soybean's No. 1 enemy, a parasitic round worm called the soybean cyst nematode, feeds on the roots. In addition, sudden death syndrome, a...

Steps that lead to genes being switched on revealed in atomic simulation

Proteins are essential for processes that sustain life. They are created in cells through a process called gene expression, which uses instructions from stretches...

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...