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July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015 — What a piece of rope and strawberry jam have to do with preventing the spread of zoonotic ... read more

June 27, 2015 — New scientific research could help to protect tigers (Panthera tigris) from extinction. The findings indicate that tigers should be classified as only two subspecies – up to now nine subspecies ... read more

June 22, 2015 — If you want to find out about the shy Eurasian otter, its droppings are a fascinating source of information. By isolating DNA from otter droppings -- known as spraint -- researchers can not only ... read more

History of Native Welsh Sheep Breeds Uncovered

June 22, 2015 — The genetic integrity of native Welsh sheep breeds combined with contemporary scientific techniques will develop the commercial flocks of the ... read more

June 19, 2015 — At least nine fin whales have been discovered floating dead in waters from Kodiak to Unimak Pass since late May. 'It is an unusual and mysterious event that appears to have happened around ... read more

June 19, 2015 — New research helps elucidate how bats actually fly to find their prey. Every night a bat puts in 600-700 kilometres of airtime. Flying low, the animals catch insects at speeds of around 40 metres per ... read more

June 18, 2015 — A deadly fungal infection afflicting snakes is eerily similar to the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats, researchers report. Although the snake fungus and the bat fungus inhabit different ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated a new technique to non-invasively survey tigers using their scent sprays, which are detected much more frequently in the wild than scat--the 'breadcrumb' that ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Kangaroos prefer to use one of their hands over the other for everyday tasks in much the same way that humans do, with one notable difference: generally speaking, kangaroos are lefties. The finding ... read more

Origins of the Hawaiian Hoary Bat Revealed

June 18, 2015 — New information about the endangered Hawaiin hoary bat has bee attained by researchers, which could impact its protection under the Endangered Species Act. The study reveals that the Hawaiian hoary ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Fossilized remains of a new bat species, which lived 16 million years ago, walked on four limbs and was three times larger than today's average bat, have been discovered in New ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Highly specialized coronulid barnacles may be able to identify and attach to the fins of quick-swimming dolphins, locating areas suited for finding food and developing ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Being the daddy isn't important for male gorillas when it comes to their relationships with the kids; it's their rank in the group that makes the difference, says new research. Researchers ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Pet dogs may be humans' best friends in a new arena of life: cancer treatment, says a veterinary clinical medicine. Physiological similarities between dogs and humans, and conserved genetics ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Researchers have determined that toothed whales lack functional Mx genes -- a surprising discovery, since all 56 other sequenced mammals in the study possess these genes to fight off viruses like ... read more

New Petition Seeks to Save Elephants, End Ivory Importation in United States

June 15, 2015 — Recent genomic research has prompted a petition that calls for the reclassification of African elephants from one threatened species to two endangered species, forest elephant and savannah elephant, ... read more

June 12, 2015 — Dogs are known to be excellent readers of human body language in multiple situations. Surprisingly, however, scientists have so far found that dogs do not follow human gaze into distant space. ... read more

June 11, 2015 — Scientists studying blue whales in the waters of Chile through DNA profiling and photo-identification may have solved the mystery of where these huge animals go to breed, as revealed by a single ... read more

June 11, 2015 — Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that these small mammals are able to discriminate between relatives and non-relatives to avoid ... read more

New Method for More Effective Oil Recovery With Microbes Help

June 11, 2015 — Researchers are sending a soil bacterium into alien waters. They are examining whether the microbe can seal up the right places in oil reservoirs all by ... read more

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