coronavirus

Dog coronavirus jumps to humans, with a protein shift

Cornell researchers have identified a shift that occurs in canine coronavirus that points to a possible pattern of change found in other coronaviruses and which …

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Diet

Humans disrupting 66-million-year-old feature of ecosystems

The U-shaped relationship between diet and size in modern land mammals could also stand for “universal,” says a new study, which has found that the …

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animals

Scientists use machine learning to identify antibiotic resistant bacteria that can spread between animals, humans and the environment

Experts from the University of Nottingham have developed a ground-breaking software, which combines DNA sequencing and machine learning to help them find where, and to …

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animals

Are people more willing to empathize with animals or with other humans?

Stories about animals such as Harambe the gorilla and Cecil the lion often sweep the media as they pull at people’s heartstrings. But are people …

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chimpanzees

Female chimpanzees avoid humans

Female chimpanzees are less likely than males to go near villages and farmland used by humans, new research shows. Scientists observed chimpanzees in their natural …

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evolution

Orangutan mothers help offspring to learn

When it comes to motherhood, orangutans are animals of distinction. An orangutan mother will stay in close contact with her baby for up to nine …

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brain

Striking difference between neurons of humans and other mammals

Neurons communicate with each other via electrical impulses, which are produced by ion channels that control the flow of ions such as potassium and sodium. …

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animals

Many new college students report pet separation anxiety

Pets are not the only ones who experience separation anxiety; their people do too. Washington State University researchers surveyed a sample of new first-year college …

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animals

Bat study reveals secrets of the social brain

Whether chatting with friends at a dinner party or managing a high-stakes meeting at work, communicating with others in a group requires a complex set …

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dog

Dog flu strains a ‘potential risk’ to humans

Study identifies influenza viruses jumping from pigs to dogs A study by US scientists has revealed that influenza is becoming increasingly diverse in dogs and …

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