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May 31, 2016

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May 29, 2016 — Habitat conversion and fragmentation, logging, illegal hunting, fires: The rainforests and wildlife on Borneo, the third largest island in the world, are highly threatened. Now scientists have ... read more

May 25, 2016 — A paleobiologist has found evidence of predation in ancient microbial ecosystems dating back more than 740 million years. Using a scanning electron microscope to examine minute fossils, Porter found ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Clownfish became a household name over a decade ago when Disney released the movie 'Finding Nemo.' The colorful fish are now at risk due to bleaching of their sea anemone homes in the ... read more

May 25, 2016 — The fruit fly Drosophila bifurca is only a few millimeters in size but produces almost six centimeters long sperm. Researchers provide the first explanation for the evolution of such giant sperm. ... read more

May 25, 2016 — A female Blanding's turtle believed to be at least 83 years old was captured at a forest reserve this week. Researchers say it is the oldest well-documented Blanding's turtle and one of the ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Using data from criminal cases of animal abuse, researchers have demonstrated that motor vehicle accidents and non-accidental blunt force trauma cases in dogs and cats present with different types of ... read more

Tiny Wasp Sniffs Out, Picks Up 'Good Vibrations' to Battle Ash Borer

May 25, 2016 — A host-specific parasitic wasp so new and obscure that it doesn't even have a common name -- known only by its scientific name Spathius galinae -- has been approved for release to help control ... read more

Mucus May Play Vital Role in Dolphin Echolocation

May 24, 2016 — A dolphin chasing a tasty fish will produce a stream of rapid-fire echolocation clicks that help it track the speed, direction and distance to its prey. Now researchers have developed a model that ... read more

Study of Fungi-Insect Relationships May Lead to New Evolutionary Discoveries

May 24, 2016 — Zombie ants are only one of the fungi-insect relationships studied by a team of biologists in a newly compiled database of insect fungi ... read more

Study Documents African Monkeys Eating Bats

May 24, 2016 — Primates and bats may interact directly, but their behavioral and predator-prey interactions are poorly documented, and detailed reports of their interactions have been rare, until now. The first ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have found evidence that marine life can easily invade Antarctic waters from the north, and could be poised to colonize the rapidly-warming Antarctic marine ... read more

Discovering How Well Wearable Mosquito Repellent Devices Work

May 24, 2016 — Researchers are testing the efficacy of commercially available wearable mosquito repellent ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more popularly known as drones, are increasingly employed to monitor and protect wildlife. But researchers say that steps should be taken to ensure that UAV ... read more

May 23, 2016 — A hominin in the same genus as humans and an ape nicknamed "Laia" are among the discoveries identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as the Top 10 New Species ... read more

Antimicrobial Resistance in Soil: Potential Impact on the Food Chain

May 23, 2016 — New research will investigate if large amounts of antibiotic resistant bacteria are present in agricultural soil which may spread into the food chain. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the ... read more

May 23, 2016 — For a long time, scientists believed that the early marine reptiles that came about after the great Permian-Triassic mass extinction evolved slowly, but the recent discovery of a strange new fossil ... read more

Don't Feed the Monkeys: Why Your Generosity Is Harming Their Health

May 20, 2016 — Tourists who feed wild monkeys in Morocco are risking the health of an endangered species by making them larger, more susceptible to disease, and more stressed, according to new ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A new study highlights the urgent need for action to save our coral reefs as 59 species of finfish disappear from catches over past 65 ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Spotting native alligators and crocodiles in Florida is common, but anyone who sees a large reptile may want to take a second look -- human-eaters that can grow to 18 feet long and weigh as much as a ... read more

May 20, 2016 — When those cute animals gnaw on wood enclosures at a zoo, they may be risking their health by ingesting toxic levels of arsenic, researchers ... read more

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