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May 6, 2016

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May 6, 2016

Microbial Cooperation in the Intestine

Apr. 25, 2016 — Medical researchers report on a rare example of cooperation between different species of bacteria in the ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Analysis of a new dinosaur fossil suggests that the largest species ever known to walk the Earth was born with adult-like proportions, perhaps allowing it to be more independent than some other ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — The most characteristic feature of Darwin's finches is the diversification of beak morphology that has allowed these species to expand their utilization of food resources in the Galapagos ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — New research examining the DNA of North American mammoths challenges the way we categorize a species. Several species of mammoth are thought to have roamed across the North American continent. The ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — The reaction in which harmful reactive oxygen species are created during plant photosynthesis has been clarified, and along with it, the mechanism behind plant withering. This discovery could help to ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — In rare instances, DNA is known to have jumped from one species to another. If a parasite's DNA jumps to its host's genome, it could leave evidence of that parasitic interaction that could ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — The 13-million-year-old fossils of an extinct crocodylian, named 'the storyteller,' suggest that South American and Indian species evolved separately to acquire protruding, ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — A new species of black fly has been discovered in Indonesia on the island of Borneo. The new species, belongs to the family ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers working on the African flowering plant genus Macowania -- mostly endemic to the Drakensberg of South Africa and Lesotho, and a relative of the sunflower -- have shown that one of its ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Dinosaurs were already in an evolutionary decline tens of millions of years before the meteorite impact that finally finished them off, new research has ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Scientists have described three new species of mouse lemurs. They live in the South and East of Madagascar and increase the number of known mouse lemur species to 24. As little as 20 years ago, only ... read more

Dino Dinner, Dead or Alive

Apr. 14, 2016 — Many meat-eating dinosaurs would have been expert scavengers, relying on carrion to make up a significant portion of their calorific intake, new research ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Although the second-largest and rather concrete metropolis in the United States might not be anywhere near one's immediate association for a biodiversity hotspot, the fly fauna of Los Angeles is ... read more

Biggest Library of Bat Sounds Compiled

Apr. 14, 2016 — The biggest library of bat sounds has been compiled to identify bats from their calls in Mexico, a country that harbors many of the Earth's species and has one of the highest rates of extinction ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A new genus of flea and its five new species have been described in a new article. Four of the species were collected on the island of Sulawesi and the fifth was collected in the Indonesian province ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A handful of tiny teeth found in Israel's Negev desert led researchers to describe a new species of rodent which has been extinct for nearly 18 million ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A newly discovered dragonfly species was named after the zoologist Klaus ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — The unique features and blending characters of a new roundworm species, discovered in India, make the nematode an intermediary or connecting link between two supposedly distant genera. The new worm ... read more

Diet Affects the Evolution of Birds

Apr. 13, 2016 — How diet has affected the evolution of the 10,000 bird species in the world is still a mystery to evolutionary biology. A new study shows how diet preferences have influenced bird diversification ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A new study examines the decline of the Sumatran rhino in Borneo. It concludes that the remnant populations of Sumatran rhinos can only be rescued by combining efforts of total protection with ... read more

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