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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Study in Bats and Rodents Offers Insights on How Viruses Spread Across Species

Aug. 25, 2015 — Bats are natural reservoirs of several important emerging viruses, and because cross-species transmission appears to be quite common among bats, it's important to study bats in a community ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — A cooling, drying climate over the last 40 million years turned North America from a warm and wooded place into the drier, open plains we know today. A new study shows how dogs evolved in response to ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — New research has found that fallow deer bucks make judgements about the possible threat from competitors from the sound of their ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — Koko the gorilla is best known for a lifelong study to teach her a silent form of communication, American Sign Language. But some of the simple sounds she has learned may change the perception that ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — Scientists have identified a new species of pre-mammal in what is now Zambia. Thanks to a unique groove on the animal's upper jaw, it was dubbed Ichibengops, which combines the local Bemba word ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — Black-footed ferrets, a critically endangered species native to North America, have renewed hope for future survival thanks to successful efforts by a coalition of conservationists, to reproduce ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — If an unidentified flying object suddenly appeared in the sky, it's likely your heart would beat faster. Now, researchers have found that the same is true for ... read more

Scent Matters to Fur Seals

Aug. 12, 2015 — Antarctic fur seals have unique ‘scent profile’ to recognize their pups, scientists have found. Until now researchers thought voice recognition was mostly important for finding their young, but ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Competition played a more important role in the evolution of the dog family (wolves, foxes, and their relatives) than climate change, shows a new international study. Researchers analyzed over 2000 ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — The wild boar population in Europe is growing. However, the reasons for this growth were not yet clear. Scientists have now found that climate change plays a major role. The number of wild boars ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Feral animals and pest plants threaten many Australian species in the Lake Eyre Basin, the world's largest internally draining lake system in central Australia. A three-year study has ... read more

Bringing the Tasmanian Devil Back to Mainland Australia Would Restore Ecosystem Health

Aug. 11, 2015 — Australian researchers have conducted the first study assessing the ecological impact of returning Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia, as a way to replace culled dingoes as apex ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Loved and hated. Admired and feared. Almost wiped out and now restored. Wolves have a long and varied history in Norway and trigger strong feelings on both sides of the ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — A land animals' ecological niche is a strong predictor of pupil shape, a new analysis has found. Species with pupils that are vertical slits are more likely to be ambush predators that are ... read more

Why It's Hard to Make a Bunny Mad

Aug. 6, 2015 — Rabbits have long been considered immune to prion disease, but recently scientists have shown that they can -- under certain circumstances -- get transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (or TSE, the ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Horses and humans use similar facial expressions to communicate, according to new ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — They are some of the most interesting and unique creatures in the oceans -- deep-sea life. Most people can identify a shark or sea turtle or whale, but many are shocked to see what a lanternfish or ... read more

Ancient Chinese Archives Track Decline of Rare Apes

Aug. 5, 2015 — Historical records from China stretching back over 400 years have been used to track changes in the distribution of gibbons, which today are some of China's most threatened species. This is one ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — A marine biologist studying the rise and fall of fish populations worldwide recently made a counterintuitive discovery: ocean species that grow quickly and reproduce frequently are more likely to ... read more

Can Habitat Protection Save Our Disappearing Bats?

Aug. 4, 2015 — In summertime, bats are a common feature in the night sky, swooping around backyards to gobble up mosquitoes. Bats also help with crops: they act as a natural pesticide by feeding on harmful insects. ... read more

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