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May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

May 13, 2015 — The amount of care parents provide their young varies greatly across the animal kingdom, particularly among songbird species, who spend anywhere from 20 percent to nearly 100 percent of daylight ... read more

May 13, 2015 — The spigot for plant discoveries in Madagascar continues to flow steadily, with no signs of slowing down in the near future. Botanists recently described 17 new species of Eugenia in the Myrtle ... read more

May 12, 2015 — People can check out local wildlife wherever they are in the world with a new app that says what species of animals and plants might be ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Restoring diverse vegetation along the Atlantic seaboard after devastating hurricanes or replanting forests after destructive wildfires rests mightily upon one tiny but important ingredient: the ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Scientists have identified a species of dinosaur closely related to Velociraptor, the group of creatures made infamous by the movie 'Jurassic Park.' The newly named species likely possessed ... read more

All Invasive Parakeets Come from a Small Region in South America

May 11, 2015 — The parakeets that have invaded Europe and North America over the last forty to fifty years, creating massive nests in many urban areas, seem to have originated from the same small geographical area ... read more

May 7, 2015 — A group of researchers from the US and Australia have announced the unexpected discovery of exotic 'vinegar flies' (drosophilids) in urban Los Angeles. How could these species of one of the ... read more

May 7, 2015 — A new marine invertebrate species has been discovered on Deception Island (South Shetland Islands), in the Southern Ocean. The new species is part of a group of marine worms (polychaetous annelids) ... read more

May 6, 2015 — How to protect your chicks from predators? Build a dome over them! There is tremendous diversity among the nests of birds, in nest location, structure, materials, and more, but we know very little ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A scientist who discovered a new Scottish flower has made an unexpected second finding that provides unique insight into our understanding of evolution. The original find was made even more rare ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A striking new species of beetle with no direct relatives has been identified living in wetlands on the outskirts of Cape Town. Capelatus prykei is so different from any of the world's other ... read more

What Happens When Populations Hit the Borders of Expansion?

May 5, 2015 — Scientists are researching how population size and genetic drift affect the limits to a species' range. In a new article, they explain why sharp range margins arise in natural ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Canada's most easterly province has as many non-native land mammals as it does native ones. But that species diversity could be negatively affecting the island's food web, according to new ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new guide for identification of planktonic copepods from the second largest river in South America has been made. The guide contains detailed information for identification of 19 species of rivers ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The description of five new species of blueberry relatives from Colombia highlights the country's great diversity of the plant family Ericaceae and the importance of field exploration. These new ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — A team of Chilean scientists discover two new species of iguanid lizards from the Laja Lagoon, Chile. The two new species are believed to have been long confused with other representatives of the ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Fieldwork in Indonesia and Malaysia has led to the discovery of a new coral-dwelling gall crab. The new gall crab, named Lithoscaptus semperi, was discovered inhabiting free-living corals of the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The Iberian ibex was reintroduced in the Sierra de Guadarrama (Madrid) in 1989. Now, some say there are too many of them. Researchers have assessed the impact on woody plant species in order to know ... read more

May 1, 2015 — An international team of scientists has discovered a new bird in China. The new bird, the Sichuan bush warbler, resides in five mountainous provinces in central China. The bird has shunned the ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — Scientists have crunched the numbers and the results are clear. For every degree that global temperatures rise, more species will become extinct. Overall, the study predicts a nearly 3 percent ... read more

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