grrlscientist writes: Ancient dog and wolf DNA reveals wolves were domesticated twice, once in Asia and once in Europe, but because a small subset of dogs from Asia migrated through and replaced Eurasian dogs, nearly all modern dogs can trace their ancestry back to Asia
grrlscientist writes: This newsstory discusses an innovative technology that uses a non-lethal method to convince birds and wildlife to stay away from airports, and other places where they're not wanted. This "acoustic scarecrow" thereby reduces the risk of a bird or wildlife strike, with an annual savings of millions of dollars, and hundreds of human lives.
grrlscientist writes: Free-living Mexican red-crowned parrots have been adapting so well to urban life in California and Texas that their population numbers may rival those in their native Mexico, says a team of US researchers. This has important implications for conservation.
grrlscientist writes: Every day, we hear about coral bleaching, but exactly what it is is not discussed, nor is it explained why coral bleaching is increasing around the world. This piece is a basic primer that addresses these issues, providing the reader with accessible, essential information so he or she can better understand the basic biology of corals and how that is impacted by global warming.