India tiger census: Population doubles in less than a decade

India tiger census: Population doubles in less than a decade

July 30 (UPI) -- In just nine years, India's tiger population has doubled -- and over the last four years, the country's tiger...
Rock lobster's organs, reflexes harmed by seismic air guns

Rock lobster’s organs, reflexes harmed by seismic air guns

July 25 (UPI) -- Whales and dolphins aren't the only species negatively affected by seismic surveys. According to a new study, the sensory...
Biologists discover 11 new rain frog species in the Andes

Biologists discover 11 new rain frog species in the Andes

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Scientists have found 11 new species of rain frogs hiding in the tropical forests of the Ecuadorian Andes. Typically, scientific...
Perseid meteor shower peaks in mid-August

Perseid meteor shower peaks in mid-August

Shooting stars are about to rain down from the heavens and illuminate the night sky as the best meteor shower of the entire...
Bats use leaves as mirrors to detect prey

Bats use leaves as mirrors to detect prey

Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Bats see by hearing. In a bat's world, mirrors are surfaces that reflect sound waves, not light. According to a...
Study: NASA data shows Earth-sized exoplanet lacks atmosphere

Study: NASA data shows Earth-sized exoplanet lacks atmosphere

Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A rocky planet orbiting a star beyond the Sun does not have an atmosphere, according to a study released...
Magnetic springs help break down microplastics in the ocean

Magnetic springs help break down microplastics in the ocean

July 31 (UPI) -- Scientists have invented a new tool, tiny magnetic springs, to help break down microplastic pollution in the ocean. The...
Scientists use smartphone to manipulate brains of mice

Scientists use smartphone to manipulate brains of mice

Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a way to manipulate a mouse's neural circuits remotely. The technology, described this week in the...
Heavy metal gases observed streaming from football-shaped exoplanet

Heavy metal gases observed streaming from football-shaped exoplanet

Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Astronomers have detected heavy metal gases streaming away from an extremely hot, football-shaped exoplanet located 900 light-years from Earth....
Researchers examine weather clues to likelihood of shark attacks

Researchers examine weather clues to likelihood of shark attacks

As summer continues and many head to their favorite beach destination, shark sightings have become more frequent. While shark attacks are highly unlikely,...

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