Most biologists will answer confidently when asked ‘which came first, the chicken or the egg?” but the answer may depend on what type of egg you’re talking about. You’ve heard the age-old riddle: “Which came first: the chicken or the egg?” Taken metaphorically, it’s a meditation on the futility ofContinue Reading

Low doses make the animals sick and rapid tests can sometimes detect the infection Golden Syrian hamsters are highly susceptible to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a new study shows. While the species is popular among pet owners, the results, posted April 20 at bioRxiv, are not cause for panic,Continue Reading

We all need our rest, but too much lounging around can be tough on our bodies. We humans can lose up to 14% of our muscle power when confined to bed for just 10 days. Hibernating animals are a different story, however. Ground squirrels don’t waste away during Jack Frost’sContinue Reading