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Ecology/Environment

Do urban fish exhibit impaired sleep?

Light pollution suppresses melatonin production in perchCredit: Photo: Michael Feierabend Melatonin controls the body clock - high melatonin levels make us feel tired in the evening. However, the hormone also plays an important…

Oysters and clams can be farmed together

Rutgers study finds raising multiple species in the same area could benefit shellfish aquacultureCredit: Michael Acquafredda/Rutgers University Eastern oysters and three species of clams can be farmed together and flourish, potentially…

Lucy had an ape-like brain

Three-million-year-old brain imprints show that Australopithecus afarensis infants may have had a long dependence on caregiversCredit: Philipp Gunz, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 The species Australopithecus afarensis inhabited East Africa more than…