Ornithologists have described a new bird species from the subantarctic islands

Ornithologists have described a new species of bird that lives on the Diego Ramirez Islands south of South America. It is called the subantarctic rayadito. In the past, the local population was thought to be the spiny-tailed rayadito, which is widespread in Chile and Argentina. However, the analysis showed that individuals from the Diego Ramirez… Continue reading Ornithologists have described a new bird species from the subantarctic islands

New Zealand cats caught hunting endangered bats

Zoologists have described two new cases of cats hunting endangered New Zealand bats. In one of them, a feral cat caught and ate a sheathwing in the forest, and in another, a free-roaming cat injured and killed several sheathwings near her home. As noted in the magazine article New Zealand Journal of Zoologymost likely cats… Continue reading New Zealand cats caught hunting endangered bats

Direct migration trajectories of dead heads indicated the presence of an internal compass

Entomologists have tracked the autumn migrations of death's-head hawk moths across the Alps. It turned out that these moths move in a straight path, adjusting the direction and altitude of their flight depending on where the wind is blowing. As noted in the magazine article ScienceThe findings indicate that death's heads have an internal compass.… Continue reading Direct migration trajectories of dead heads indicated the presence of an internal compass

Zoologists accidentally discovered a new species of deep-sea giant isopods in a Japanese aquarium

Zoologists have discovered a previously unknown species of giant isopod from the Gulf of Mexico, which reaches 26 centimeters in length and has a creamy yellow color. It got the name Bathynomus yucatanensis. As noted in the magazine article Journal of Natural Historythe species was described from a single specimen from a Japanese aquarium, which… Continue reading Zoologists accidentally discovered a new species of deep-sea giant isopods in a Japanese aquarium

Lost Colombian saberwing hummingbird rediscovered after 12 years

Found in the mountains of northern Colombia, the Santamartian sabrewing is considered one of the rarest species of hummingbird. Over the past decades, he has been seen only twice – in 1946 and 2010. Some experts even suspected that this species had become extinct. However, according to a press release from the conservation organization Re:wild,… Continue reading Lost Colombian saberwing hummingbird rediscovered after 12 years

Diver captures mysterious jellyfish off the coast of New Ireland

A diver filmed unusual jellyfish off the coast of the New Guinea island of New Ireland. The invertebrates reach the size of a football, and their bells are covered in a pattern of black rings, spots and lines, The Guardian reports. Zoologists suggest that jellyfish belong to a mysterious species Chirodectes maculatuswhich is known from… Continue reading Diver captures mysterious jellyfish off the coast of New Ireland

A magnolia from Haiti that was thought to be extinct has been rediscovered after 97 years.

Botanists have discovered a population of endemic magnolias in northern Haiti Magnolia emarginata. The first and last time scientists saw them was in 1925, after which the forest where these trees grew was cut down – like most Haitian forests. However, it turned out that a small number of trees managed to survive in the… Continue reading A magnolia from Haiti that was thought to be extinct has been rediscovered after 97 years.

People cheated regardless of previous victory or defeat

Psychologists have found that winning a previous competition does not force people to cheat, as previously thought. Moreover, neither winning nor losing affected the likelihood of cheating in subsequent gambling, although cheating was reported in significant quantities. A joint study by British and American psychologists was published in Royal Society Open Science. Scientists have long… Continue reading People cheated regardless of previous victory or defeat

American gull hatched chicks in Nizhny Novgorod

A Delaware gull native to North America has nested in Nizhny Novgorod. Her partner was a local glaucous gull, with which they bred hybrid offspring. According to the BirdGuides website, this is the second case of a Delaware gull breeding in Europe – and the first that has been documented. Birds often fly far from… Continue reading American gull hatched chicks in Nizhny Novgorod

The Gaia telescope helped find 42 stars approaching the Sun

Analysis of observational data from the Gaia space telescope allowed astronomers to identify 42 stars that will approach the Sun within a parsec within the last or future six million years. The closest approach will occur in 1.3 million years, when the dwarf Gl 710 will be at a distance of 0.2 light years from… Continue reading The Gaia telescope helped find 42 stars approaching the Sun