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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

July 20, 2016 — A new species of megaraptorid dinosaur discovered in Patagonia may help discern the evolutionary origins of the megaraptorid ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Research comparing pastures with multiple types of plants to those with less variety shows surprising results in land productivity and soil ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A new study of population trends among 46 ecologically diverse bird species in North America overturns a long-held assumption that the climate conditions occupied by a species do not change over ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Both before and after they leave the nest, baby birds face a host of challenges. A new study examining songbird survival in the nestling and fledgling stages finds that even in the same habitat, ... read more

July 19, 2016 — A new study of fossil fishes from Middle Triassic sediments on the shores of Lake Lugano provides new insights into the recovery of biodiversity following the great mass extinction event at the ... read more

July 18, 2016 — New research challenges a long-held hypotheses about how flight first developed in ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, is home to the world's greatest concentration of unique mammal species -- 93 percent of the land mammals there are found nowhere else. A new paper ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Scientists have shown that newly hatched ducklings can readily acquire the concepts of 'same' and 'different' -- an ability previously known only in highly intelligent animals ... read more

In the Firefly's Flash, Seeking New Insights on Evolution

July 13, 2016 — From loud calls to flashing lights, animals use a wide array of signals to attract mates. Although these signals play a very important role in whether the organisms will mate and reproduce, ... read more

July 13, 2016 — In a new study, scientists have compiled data from museums around the world to find how many Amazonian tree species have been described so far. The answer: 11,676. They also estimate that there are ... read more

Alaska's Shorebirds Exposed to Mercury

July 13, 2016 — Shorebirds breeding in Alaska are being exposed to mercury at levels that could put their populations at risk, according to new ... read more

Longest Study of Great Lakes Region Birds Finds Populations Holding Steady

July 12, 2016 — In three national forests -- the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin and the Superior and Chippewa National Forests in Northern Minnesota -- analysis of more than two decades of data ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Reptiles are exceedingly popular as pets, trade is booming. Between 2004 and 2014, official imports to the EU came to just under 21 million live specimens, more than six million of these ended up on ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Crows are performing a useful function and keeping our environment free from rotting carcasses, research carried ... read more

Invasive Success of the Mosquitofish Is Due to Its Genetic Variability

July 12, 2016 — The mosquitofish is one of the world's 100 most invasive species. To understand its expansion across Europe from Spain -- where it was introduced in the 1920s -- a group of researchers has ... read more

July 12, 2016 — The ability of finches, sparrows, and many other birds to see a visual world hidden to us has just been ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A lone and unique population of about 30 reddish to dark violet-maroon orchids grows on the small patch of land between the borders of two Colombian departments. However, its extremely small habitat ... read more

July 11, 2016 — As many as 24 assassin bugs new to science were discovered by Dr. Guanyang Zhang and his team. In their article, published in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal, they describe the new insects ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Bamboo worms (family Maldanidae), whose segmentation resembles bamboo, are found in all marine regions. These worms have a reputation for being difficult to identify. However, two new species were ... read more

July 5, 2016 — The floral diversity and repeated shifts in pollination have inspired a series of scientists to study adaptive evolution in the genus. But until now many of the species relationships have been ... read more

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