‘Livestock insurance’ could protect predators and farmer profits

Livestock insurance could help farmers in developing countries protect their animals—and the profits they bring—and endangered species that prey on them.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
March 1, 2021 ~4 min

Dogs used to guard livestock may have unintended costs to wildlife

Livestock guarding dogs are considered a non-lethal method for farmers to control wild predators.

Katherine Whitehouse-Tedd, Anthrozoologist, external advisor, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
Feb. 23, 2021 ~5 min

Dogs used to guard livestock from predators can take a surprisingly heavy toll on wildlife

Livestock guarding dogs are considered a non-lethal method for farmers to control wild predators.

Katherine Whitehouse-Tedd, Senior Lecturer in Anthrozoology, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
Feb. 23, 2021 ~5 min

How do arctic foxes hunt in the snow?

Arctic foxes have a few special talents that help them sneak up on unseen prey and pounce.

Jacob Job, Research Associate in Department of Fish, Wildlfe, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University • conversation
Feb. 22, 2021 ~7 min

Hare camo backfires as winters get less snowy

With less snow, Scotland's mountain hares don't blend into their surroundings in winter. Researchers say it's bad news for animals in a changing climate.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Bitter battles between stinkbugs and carnivorous mice could hold clues for controlling human pain

Animals that regularly dine on toxic food may hold clues for designing new drugs to treat persistent pain in humans.

Lauren Koenig, PhD Candidate in Integrative Biology, Michigan State University • conversation
Dec. 9, 2020 ~9 min

Fences have big effects on land and wildlife around the world that are rarely measured

Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth's surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.

Wenjing Xu, PhD Candidate in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
Nov. 30, 2020 ~10 min

Why do tigers have stripes?

How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret's in their stripes!

Andrew Cushing, Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Why do tigers have different stripe patterns?

How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret's in their stripes!

Andrew Cushing, Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Watch droplets chase each other like predator and prey

Scientists have found a way to make droplets chase each other like predator and prey. It hasn't been done before in a synthetic system.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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