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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Sep. 17, 2015 — The Sumatran rhino -- one of the most critically endangered mammals on the planet -- may have just received a lifeline. A new scientific publication applies an enhanced population survey technique to ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — China has invested substantially in nature reserves to protect giant pandas in the wild. A new study finds that in addition to benefiting the charismatic pandas, the reserves also protect substantial ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Five hundred citizen scientists around the world have contributed data to a study of what goes on inside the minds of their dogs. On five of the seven tests analyzed, citizen science data ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — A reduced fear of humans can be the driving force behind the characteristics that have developed since wild animals became domesticated, according to research by ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Warming temperatures are causing Arctic mosquitoes to grow faster and emerge earlier, significantly boosting their population and threatening the caribou they feast on, a study ... read more

Large-Scale Illegal Trade in Hundreds of Wild-Collected Ornamental Plants in Southeast Asia

Sep. 14, 2015 — Southeast Asia is a widely recognized center of illegal wildlife trade -- both as the source region for species ranging from seahorses to tigers, and as a global consumer of ivory carvings, wild ... read more

Sep. 13, 2015 — Darwinius shares more in common with modern lemurs based on how its teeth erupted, according to new ... read more

Researchers Identify Three New Fossil Whale Species of New Zealand

Sep. 11, 2015 — Paleontology researchers are continuing to rewrite the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing two further genera and three species of fossil baleen ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — The barbastelle bat may emit two different types of weak echolocation signals alternately, one upward through the nose and one downward through the mouth, to find prey while undetected and to ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — Contact and competition among different animals within a community matters when it comes to the possibility of parasitic disease outbreak, according to new research. The study sheds new light on how ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — Understanding the biomechanics of natural cartilage could lead to the development of better artificial joint implants. That's exactly the goal of researchers. The team studied kangaroo cartilage ... read more

Sep. 7, 2015 — As fish-eating predators at the top of the marine food chain, elephant seals accumulate high concentrations of mercury in their bodies. A new study shows that elephant seals shed significant amounts ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — As climate change accelerates ice melt in the Arctic, polar bears may find caribou and snow geese replacing seals as an important food source, shows a recent study. The research is based on new ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — An international team of scientists have dated a species of fossil monkey found across the Caribbean to just over one million years old. The lead researcher of this study said that the dating of the ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Ecologists have discovered a pattern that is consistent across a range of ecosystems. They found that, in a very systematic way, in crowded settings, prey reproduced less than they do in settings ... read more

Training a Dog You Can Trust

Sep. 3, 2015 — Should entire breeds of dogs be banned? One expert says "no." Dog behavior is more the result of treatment and training than breeding, she ... read more

Seal Pups Listen for Long Distance Calls to Locate Their Mothers

Sep. 2, 2015 — Antarctic fur seal pups identify the mother's vocal pitch at longer distance and use other components of the vocal signature at closer range to identify their mother in densely populated ... read more

Nightly Human-Fox Encounters: Foxes Sighted Mainly in West Vienna

Sep. 2, 2015 — Vienna’s inhabitants have reported about 300 foxes in the urban area to the internet platform during the last three months. These reports demonstrate that wild animals do not ... read more

Ancient Hybridization Key to Domestic Dog's Origin, Wolf Conservation Efforts

Sep. 1, 2015 — The ancestry of man's best friend is more complicated than its furry coat and soulful eyes betray. Understanding the evolutionary history of the domesticated dog may help protect endangered ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — For over 30 years, a researcher has been studying exercise physiology in animals: African lions and wild dogs, dolphins and whales, coyotes and mountain lions, as well as a few human athletes. She ... read more

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