The secret rainforest hidden at the heart of an African volcano – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A ‘dream team’ of international scientists scaled Mozambique’s Mount Lico and found a wealth of new species. Allianceearth.org The western face of Mount Lico rises 700 metres above the surrounding plain. Mountains that rise alone like this are called inselbergs. Mozambique has hundreds, but Läs mer…

Sex-change mice research could help humans, say scientists

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Genetics Removal of enhancer 13 DNA strands caused males to grow ovaries and female genitalia, helping research on human sexual development disorders Male mice grew female genitalia and ovaries after removal of enhancer 13 from their genetic code. Photograph: Redmond Durrell/Alamy Scientists have turned Läs mer…

Human activity making mammals more nocturnal, study finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Wildlife Research involving 62 species found mammals spent relatively less time being active during the day when humans were nearby Wild boar come out at night to look for food in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Geslin Laurent/Science Human disturbance is turning mammals into night owls, Läs mer…