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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

June 29, 2015 — Marine reserves are fundamental tools for the conservation of worldwide marine biodiversity. The analysis of both genetic and demographic structures of some habitat-forming species, for example the ... 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

European Rule Changes on Cross Border Pet Transport May Heighten Rabies Risk

June 26, 2015 — Recent changes to regulations on the transport of pets across Europe may have increased the threat of introducing rabies from rescue dogs into countries considered free of the disease, suggests ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Most of the world's bats use extremely sophisticated hunting techniques, but not bats around the equator. They use pretty much the same less sophisticated hunting techniques as their ancestors ... read more

Bass Use Body's Swimming Muscles to Suck in Food

June 22, 2015 — Bass are strong swimmers but they can't capture prey without also exerting a powerful suction into their mouths. A new study shows that the power to form that vacuum comes from the very same ... read more

For Black Rhino, Zoo Diet Might Be Too Much of a Good Thing

June 22, 2015 — A new study shows that captive black rhinos -- but not their wild counterparts -- are at high risk for two common health problems suffered by millions of humans: inflammation and insulin ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls whether soybean seed coats are hard or permeable, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for southern and tropical regions, enrich ... read more

June 22, 2015 — To understand what's going on within a species, you have to know how to measure their brains. And if you want to study wild species without killing your subjects, you have to figure out a way to ... read more

June 22, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have created a visual atlas and dictionary of terms for the many strange features on the fearsome-looking jaws of a little known group of arachnids. Called camel ... 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

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 — Biologists have used DNA evidence to trace the origin of illegal ivory and help police an international trade that is decimating African elephant populations. New results show that over the past ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Olive baboon troops decide where to move democratically, despite their hierarchical social order, according to a new report. At the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, biologists conducted the first-ever ... 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

Federal Agencies Lose Track of Endangered Species Protection Measures, Research Finds

June 18, 2015 — A researcher has found significant gaps in how public agencies keep track of endangered species agreements. These findings demonstrate key concerns with monitoring and enforcement of endangered ... 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 18, 2015 — The line between bird species is sometimes blurry, with related species interbreeding where their ranges overlap to create populations of hybrid offspring. A new study shows that in the Saltmarsh ... 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

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