Endangered vultures in Nepal are increasing in number thanks to a so-called vulture restaurant that provides a safe place for the birds to feast on dead animals. The vulture population had been decimated by a lethal drug used to treat inflamation in cattle but now, the restaurant's menu selections appear to be helping.
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July 31, 2015 Starvation early in life can alter an organism for generations to come, according to a new study in nematodes. The epigenetic effects are a 'bet-hedging strategy.' Famine survivors are smaller and ... read more
July 31, 2015 The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown. By mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by ... read more
July 29, 2015 Wine-making is steeped in age-old traditions, but to address the threat of pests and concerns over heavy pesticide use, vintners are turning to science. With the goal of designing better grape ... read more
July 29, 2015 For consumers searching for just the right sunblock this summer, the options can be overwhelming. But scientists are now turning to the natural sunscreen of algae -- which is also found in fish slime ... read more
July 29, 2015 Cell biologists report an advance in understanding the workings of an error correction mechanism that helps cells detect and correct mistakes in cell division early enough to ... read more
July 30, 2015 North of the Aleutian Islands, submarine canyons in the cold waters of the eastern Bering Sea contain a highly productive 'green belt' that is home to deep-water corals as ... read more
Nov. 17, 2011 Vultures in South Asia were on the brink of extinction until Lindsay Oaks and Richard Watson, from The Peregrine Fund in the US, undertook observational and forensic studies to find out why the ... read more
May 11, 2011 The ban on a veterinary drug which caused an unprecedented decline in Asian vulture populations has shown the first signs of progress, according to scientists. However, the recovery of the wild ... read more
Dec. 12, 2010 The Egyptian vulture population of the Canary Islands was established following the arrival of the first human settlers who brought livestock to the islands. A genetic comparison of Iberian and ... read more
Sep. 3, 2010 While vultures across Asia teeter on the brink of extinction, the vultures of Cambodia are increasing in number, providing a beacon of hope for these threatened scavengers, according wildlife ... read more