Crowdfunding the Next Medical Breakthrough

People have been crowdfunding for years. Now researchers are doing the same, so you can contribute ideas and money to the studies that matter to you. Do you wish more research could be done about a certain health condition? Thanks to a new tool, you …

Philippine eagle helped by Whitley Award

The most magnificent eagle left in the world has been having a hard time of it. The conservation effort requires a recruitment of hearts and minds, as the national symbol of the Philippines becomes more and more endangered. The Whitley Awards often make a difference, …

Gibbon families grow larger with bi-female groups.

These two mature females are the ksy to success in the critically-endangered cao vit gibbons. Their bi-female groups enable this and several other crested gibbon species to enlarge the typical small gibbon family by up to 9 individuals. Nomascus nasutus image; Credit: Chao Zhao The …

The owl and the butterfly – and mimicry

The owl butterflies mimic owl eyes very efficiently to our eyes. Do they frighten other birds off by shocking them with a flash, or do the 2 hindwing eyes present a mimetic effect to their predators? ; Credit: © Shutterstock Owl butterfly image Sebastiano De …

How Diet Influences Mood and Mental Health

For May’s Mental Health Month, an assistant research professor with U-M explains why it is important to think of mental health in a broader way. You already know that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is beneficial to your body — but just how important …