While some people mistakenly think bats are fierce predators, the long-fingered bat species actually eat only insects. A new research from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and the University of the Basque Country, Spain has been published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE and it features a startling discovery: most long-fingered bats may be instinctively able to catch fish.
The number of known bird species in the world is only half of the actual number according to the American Museum of Natural History. A new study featured in the journal PLOS ONE suggests that the actual number of bird species actually total up to about 18,000 when "hidden" avian diversity is factored in.
Narwhals are a species of toothed whale that are most closely related to the beluga whale. The males have evolved an extra long left canine tooth that can grow up to 2.7 meters or 9 feet long and bursts through the upper lip and protrude from the head like the horn of a unicorn. In a research published in PLOS One, it was revealed that narwhals have the most directional sonar of any species on Earth.
A new study has made waves in the scientific community by documenting the ability of researchers to gather bear DNA from residual saliva left on salmon carcasses, providing wildlife biologists with a new database. Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the scientists believe their study can provide a significant boost to research on the population and health of brown bears.
For years, researchers have been trying to achieve in vitro birth in dogs. Recently, a littler of puppies, beagles and partly cocker spaniel, was born by in vitro birth. This has findings for using gene editing to treat both dog diseases and similar human diseases.