How Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the world

This figure shows the risk that freshwater fish (top) and marine fish (bottom) could exceed their thermal limits by the year 2070. Blue indicates a low risk and red shows a high risk. Credit: University of Washington Story Source:n Materials provided by University of Washington. Climate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and a clear trajectory among our urban developments and growing cities. But what are the chances for fish to survive as climate…

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How Queen Bees control worker reproduction without castration in stingless bee species

Study contradicts the view that worker bees are forcibly castrated by the queen   Study contradicts the view that worker bees are forcibly castrated by the queen among the 600-odd species of stingless bees widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Credit: Túlio Nunes / University of São Paulo Scientists have studied and been captivated by the organization and functioning of social insect colonies since Charles Darwin (1809-1882) investigated beehives near and at his home in Kent with the help of his five children. Since then, prompted…

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Are you barking up the wrong tree by sleeping with your dog?

Let sleeping dogs lie … in the bedroom. That’s according to a new Mayo Clinic study that’s sure to set many tails wagging. It’s no secret that Americans love their dogs. According to the American Veterinary Association, more than 40 million American households have dogs. Of these households, 63 percent consider their canine companions to be family. Still, many draw the line at having their furry family members sleep with them for fear of sacrificing sleep quality. “Most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a disruption,” says Lois…

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