A quarter of known bee species haven’t appeared in public records since the 1990s

A giant Patagonian bumblebee (Bombus dahlbomii). Four decades ago, these bees were abundant in Chile and Argentina, but now they have become an uncommon sight. Credit: Eduardo E. Zattara Researchers at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) in Argentina have found that, since the 1990s, up to 25% of reported bee species […]

Eurasian eagle owl diet reveals new records of threatened giant bush-crickets

Male specimen of the Big-Bellied Glandular Bush-Cricket (Bradyporus macrogaster). Credit: Dragan Chobanov Bird diets provide a real treasure for research into the distribution and conservation of their prey, such as overlooked and rare bush-cricket species, point out scientists after studying the diet of the Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) in southeastern Bulgaria. In their paper, […]

Eurasian eagle owl diet reveals new records of threatened giant bush-crickets

IMAGE: Male specimen of the Big-Bellied Glandular Bush-Cricket (Bradyporus macrogaster) view more  Credit: Dragan Chobanov Bird diets provide a real treasure for research into the distribution and conservation of their prey, such as overlooked and rare bush-cricket species, point out scientists after studying the diet of the Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) in southeastern Bulgaria. In […]

10 science records broken in 2020

This year was filled with record-breaking scientific discoveries. Some earned the title of “oldest,” including the 7 billion-year-old stardust found to be the oldest material on our planet and a 31,000-year-old burial that held the remains of the oldest-ever found identical twins. Others earned the title of “longest,” including a bird that traveled for 11 […]

Wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes broke records in 2020

2020 was a year of unremitting extreme climate events, from heat waves to wildfires to hurricanes, many of which scientists have directly linked to human-caused climate change (SN: 8/27/20). Each event has taken a huge toll in lives lost and damages incurred. As of early October, the United States alone had weathered at least 16 […]

Sydney records hottest November night as heatwave sweeps city

A fiery sunset over the Members’ Stand during the one-day cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the sweltering city Sydney recorded its hottest November night as Australia’s largest city suffered through a weekend heatwave that saw daytime temperatures peak above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). The overnight temperature […]

Records from six growth studies analyzed to provide milestone data

IMAGE: Richard Sherwood, PhD, professor and Vice Chair of Research of pathology and anatomical sciences and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine view more  Credit: Justin Kelley For the first time ever, craniofacial growth in children can be studied comprehensively using data from six historic adolescent growth studies. Researchers from […]