How Sacred Ibis mummies provided the first test of evolution
Posted September 28, 2018
A debate over mummified birds brought to France after Napoleon's conquest of Egypt played a central role in delaying acceptance of evolutionary theory; an episode in the history of biology.
Steelhead life cycle linked to environment, pink salmon abundance
A new study has found that steelhead trout have a remarkable life-cycle variation that responds to changes in temperature and numbers of other species of salmon.
New bird flu viruses in ducks after vaccines largely prevented H7N9 in chickens
Posted September 27, 2018
In response to bird flu pandemics starting in 2013, officials in China introduced a new vaccine for chickens in September 2017. Recent findings suggest that the vaccine largely worked but detected two new genetic variations of the H7N9 and H7N2 subtypes in unvaccinated ducks.