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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers show how simultaneously restoring predators and prey is much faster and more effective than doing so one at a ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Scientists from India have discovered seven new frog species belonging to the genus Nyctibatrachus, commonly known as Night Frogs. This find is a result of five years of extensive explorations in the ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Scientific findings are awaiting discovery in your backyard. The requirement? A keen sense of observation and patience. A researcher recently completed a study on moles' behavior that proves the ... read more

Those Who Help Each Other Can Invade Harsher Environments

Feb. 20, 2017 — Through cooperation, animals are able to colonize harsher living environments that would otherwise be inaccessible, according to a new study. The research community has long believed this was the ... read more

More Warm-Dwelling Animals and Plants as a Result of Climate Change

Feb. 20, 2017 — Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most comprehensive study across ... read more

Speciation Is Not All About Good Looks: For Stick Insects, the Right Partner Should Smell Good Too

Feb. 17, 2017 — An attractive scent is just as important as good looks when it comes to choosing a mate -- at least among stick insect ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — A small crocodyliform dinosaur may be a new ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Focused on terrestrial gastropods, commonly known as land snails, a team of biologists have been researching the Brazilian caves. In their latest paper, the scientists describe the fauna from several ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Although it was known that the number of alien species increased during the last decades, it remained unclear whether or not the accumulation of alien species has already reached a point of ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Ebola is one of the world's most virulent diseases, though rodent species such as guinea pigs, rats and mice are not normally susceptible to it. However, through repeated infection of a host ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Both species diversity and habitat diversity are critical to understand the functioning of ecosystems, scientists have concluded in a new ... read more

Impact of Climate Change on Mammals and Birds 'Greatly Underestimated'

Feb. 13, 2017 — Large numbers of threatened species have already been impacted by climate change, new research concludes. Alarmingly, this team of international researchers found evidence of observed responses to ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Biological invasions pose major threats to biodiversity, but little is known about how evolution might alter their impacts over time. Now, Rutgers University scientists have performed the first study ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — No less than 500 new species of cichlids, brightly coloured perch-like fish, evolved in Lake Victoria (East Africa) over the past 15,000 years -- a record in the animal and plant world. This ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Changing environments and ecosystems were driving the evolution of horses over the past 20 million years. This is the main conclusion of a new study by paleontologists. The team analyzed 140 species ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A team of scientists has discovered a new species of polychaete, a type of marine annelid worm, 9-meters deep underwater near Japan's Syowa Station in Antarctica, providing a good opportunity to ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Brazilian researchers have identified a species of thecamoeba with a carapace that resembles the wizard's hat worn by Gandalf, one of the most important characters in The Lord of the Rings, a ... read more

Carnivores More Seriously Threatened by Roads Than Previously Acknowledged

Feb. 8, 2017 — The effects of roads on carnivores have obviously been underestimated in worldwide species conservation. This is the conclusion of the first comprehensive global study on this topic. The protection ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — Many lizards can drop their tails when grabbed, but one group of geckos has gone to particularly extreme lengths to escape predation. Fish-scale geckos in the genus Geckolepis have large scales that ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — The swarm of 237 weevils in a single genus inhabiting Macaronesia is the result of a blend of adaptive and non-adaptive evolution in old volcanic archipelagos. It is the specificity of their isolated ... read more

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