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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 18, 2016 — The population density of ocelots in the Brazilian Amazon may be stable but lower than expected, according to a new ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Findings from a new study challenge assumptions about leopards' status, including particularly worrying declines in Asia. Researchers suggest that the species has lost nearly 75% of their ... read more

New Immigrant: Shiny Cowbirds Noted from a Recording Altitude of 2,800 M in Ecuador

May 4, 2016 — Juveniles of Shiny Cowbird, a parasitic bird that lays its eggs in the nests of other birds, were spotted in the Andean city of Quito, Ecuador, for the first time. This finding represents an ... read more

Evolution of the Javan Leopard

May 4, 2016 — New insights into the evolutionary history of the Javan leopard have been gained by new research. The results of the study confirm that Javan leopards are clearly distinct from Asian leopards and ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Species of single-celled algae use whip-like appendages called flagella to coordinate their movements and achieve a remarkable diversity of swimming ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Over the last 30 or so years, veterinary professionals' understanding of clinical feline hyperthyroidism has evolved ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Despite considerable evidence for the California sea lion's intelligence, very little is known about how their brain is organized. Now, a team of neuroscientists has taken an important step ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — A team of scientists set up camera traps in Peru to record the biodiversity of that area of the Amazon ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A key mutation in the protein shell of canine parvovirus -- a single amino acid substitution -- plays a major role in the virus' ability to infect hosts of different ... read more

Scorpion Toxin Insights May Lead to a New Class of Insecticides

Apr. 14, 2016 — The molecular clues driving the effectiveness of scorpion toxins has now been identified by scientists. This finding could lead to the promising new candidates for insecticides, and fine-tuning these ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Scientists have just identified an Achilles heel in the parasite that causes malaria, by showing that its optimum development is dependent on its ability to expropriate RNA molecules in infected ... read more

Global Carnivore Conservation at Risk, New Report Shows

Apr. 4, 2016 — Shrinking habitat and increased conflict are projected in regions critical to survival of threatened apex predators, a new report shows. Carnivores include some of the most iconic species that help ... read more

Canine Influenza Transmitted to Cats in Midwestern Shelter

Apr. 1, 2016 — It may be called canine influenza, but an expert has confirmed that the virus that sickened a large number of dogs in the Midwest last year has now infected a group of cats in the ... read more

Working to Save Endangered Species in Nicaragua

Mar. 23, 2016 — A proposed canal project in Nicaragua that would connect the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean could seriously deplete and disrupt the habitats of a number of animals, including some that are ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Like the lion which today lives in the African savannah, the saber-tooth "tiger," Smilodon populator, inhabited the open, dry country found in South America during the ice age, according to ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — A difference of one hundredth of a percent in fitness is sufficient to select between winners and losers in evolution. For the first time researchers have quantified the tiny selective forces that ... read more

New Learning Procedure for Neural Networks

Mar. 10, 2016 — Rustling leaves, a creaking branch: To a mouse, these sensory impressions may at first seem harmless -- but not if a cat suddenly bursts out of the bush. If so, they were clues of impending ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — Warthogs living in Uganda have learned to rid themselves of annoying ticks by seeking out the grooming services of some accommodating neighbors: a group of mongooses looking for ... read more

New Placenta Model Could Reveal How Birth Defect-Causing Infections Cross from Mom to Baby

Mar. 4, 2016 — Researchers have devised a cell-based model of the human placenta that could help explain how pathogens that cause birth defects cross from mother to unborn ... read more

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