Posts Tagged ‘Life’

Armored Lizards

Monday, September 15th, 2014
CT3

Scientists are using CT scanning and 3-D imaging to study the endoskeletons of armored lizards without harming them.

Assuring an Endangered Frog’s Future

Monday, September 8th, 2014
lakefrog

Academy scientists are collecting, breeding and studying Lake Oku clawed frogs.

Blue whale population rebounding

Monday, September 8th, 2014
blue whales, protections, noaa, population, life, sustainability

Researchers say the Pacific marine mammals have gotten a boost from a decades-old whaling ban and conservation measures.

Big City, Big Spiders

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
orb

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
Podocnemis_expansa_INPA

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?

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