Study highlights factors that predict success for treating canine behavioral disorders

IMAGE: Canine behavioral medicine view more  Credit: L. Powell There is a saying that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. When it comes to canine behavioral problems, age is only one factor that can predict how well a pet may respond to clinical intervention. In a paper published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, researchers provide […]

New analysis highlights importance of groundwater discharge into oceans

IMAGE: Coastal groundwater discharge can sometimes be seen at low tide as rivulets flowing into the ocean, as on this beach on Oahu. A global assessment found groundwater discharge plays a… view more  Credit: Jenny Bernier An invisible flow of groundwater seeps into the ocean along coastlines all over the world. Scientists have tended to disregard […]

Identifying Canada’s key conservation hot spots highlights problem

Bighorn Country, Alberta Eastern Slopes. Credit: Aerin Jacob To stop biodiversity loss, Canada recently committed to protecting 30% of its land and sea by 2030. But making conservation decisions about where to locate new protected areas is complicated. It depends on data both about biodiversity and about a range of benefits (e.g. freshwater, climate regulation, […]

Here are the highlights from a busy year in space launches

So many things launched into space this year: Six humans traveled aboard commercial crew vehicles, three spacecraft began journeys to Mars and several hundred distractingly shiny satellites took to the sky. Commercial crew On May 30, SpaceX ferried a pair of astronauts to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, Fla. It was the first […]

New research highlights the importance of the thymus in successful pregnancies

IMAGE: Magdalena Paolino, assistant professor and team leader at the Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet. view more  Credit: Ragnar Söderberg Foundation How the immune system adapts to pregnancies has puzzled scientists for decades. Now, findings from an international group of researchers, led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, reveal important changes that occur in […]

COVID-19 highlights risks of wildlife trade

Market store in Cambodia. A reduction in the interaction between people, wildlife and livestock along with effective protection of habitats and wildlife, is the only way to reduce the risk of future zoonoses like Covid-19 Credit: Kit Magellan Many diseases, such as COVID-19, have made the jump from animals to people with serious consequences for […]