Posts Tagged ‘Life’

Big City, Big Spiders

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Sydney scientists find that orb-weaving spiders grow larger and produce more offspring if they live in urban areas.

Talking Turtles

Monday, August 18th, 2014
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What are they saying? Turtle vocalizations may be linked to migration, nesting habits.

Fascinating Barnacles

Monday, July 7th, 2014
lantern sharks, parasites, barnacles, hosts, life, oceans, Anelasma squalicola,

Anelasma squalicola, a parasitic barnacle, can suck the life and the reproductive capabilities out of its host.

Saving Whales

Monday, June 9th, 2014
science today, life, whales, kathi koontz, oceans, crab fishing, entanglement, fishing, california, pacific

A team of dedicated volunteers work to free an entangled whale off the coast of California.

Skulls: Scaffolding Under the Skin

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
skulls, science today, life, Academy research, Jack Dumbacher, Moe Flannery

A peek behind-the-scenes at the Academy’s new Skulls exhibit.

Blue-Footed Boobies Are Just Not In The Mood

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
life, earth, galapagos, islands, blue-footed booby, sardines, food source, biodiversity, sustainability

Breeding numbers of the iconic blue-footed boobies of the Galápagos Islands have been dropping, and scientists are worried.

What Does the Mantis Shrimp See?

Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Mantis shrimp eyes have 12 photo receptors, human eyes only have three. Can they see a whole world of color we cannot?

Cuckoo for Crows

Monday, March 24th, 2014
crow, cuckoo, parasite, symbiosis, research, predators, nests, brood parasites, life

A new study demonstrates a complicated relationship between cuckoos and crows in Spain.

Citizen Science at the Academy

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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The California Academy of Sciences is partnering with iNaturalist to enlist an army of citizen scientists working toward conservation efforts.

Describing New Species

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Academy research, Ants, beetles, francisco, life, luiz rocha, nudibranchs, paco hita garcia, researchers, Science Today, sea fan, sharks, vaness knutson

Academy researchers described over 90 new species in 2013. Find out why this work is so important.

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