In a recent study, researchers reveal five songbirds may be transporting avian-biting ticks farther north. Ultimately, this could increase the number of Lyme disease cases in humans.
What does "wilderness" mean? Is there a reason, in all cases, to try to bring back or shore up threatened species? To what are we bringing them back? Author M.R. O'Connor asked these and other questions while looking at the humans and animals involved in pretty significant conservation stories, including that of the Northern Right Whale, a yellow toad whose habitat is under a Tanzanian waterfall, and the White Rhino.
Considering how many studies say walking and biking are great for us, Nature World News is keeping an eye out for opportunities to walk in greenery in North American cities. Recently we walked 4.5 miles from near downtown Portland, Maine to none other than an *island*, Mackworth Island.
"We know that many people have difficulty distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy food. By adding seaweed to processed foods we can make food healthier. In many cases we also get tastier food, and it may also help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases," said the author of a University of Southern Denmark study.
Birmingham Zoo veterinarians have teamed up with engineers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham to develop a new, innovative and incredibly strong resin to prevent a crack in an elephant’s tusk from worsening.
Researchers recently discovered common pigeons can learn to distinguish between benign and malignant human breast tissue in digitized mammogram slides.
Researchers may have finally found a cure for the deadly chytrid fungus plaguing wild amphibians. This infectious skin disease has affected over 700 species worldwide, but now scientists may be one step closer to conserving threatened populations.
Snake Fungal Disease (SFD) is an emerging disease found in snakes throughout the eastern U.S. When infected, snakes exhibit discolored and crusty scabs, among many other abnormalities. However, researchers recently revealed the culprit behind the mysterious skin disease.
Bioactive compounds found in the oregano and eucalyptus plant oils could eliminate fungi that grows on fruits and vegetables, keeping them fresh for longer periods and safer to eat.
Researchers reveal that an Old World monkey species known as macaques carry astroviruses from a number of species, including human, bovine, bird, cow and dog. This suggests the viruses are more diverse than previously thought.
Dangerous levels of domoic acid, a naturally occurring neurotoxin from algal blooms, have been detected in Dungeness and rock crabs caught along the coast of California.
The third-most common parasitic infection in the world, which is borne by the feces of a "kissing bug," is so significant that the United States and Mexico should team to fight it, says a report.
Children exposed to animals at a young age are 15 percent less likely to develop asthma later in life.
Plants and animals alter their behaviors based on the seasons. Humans, it turns out, are no different. Here are just a few ways we change with the season.
After comparing urban fruits to their commercially grown counterparts, researchers have determined that the urban-grown produce is more nutrient-rich in calcium and iron and is free of lead and arsenic.