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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

It's Not All About Tigers and Criminals: Illegal Wildlife Trade Responses Need Nuance

Sep. 22, 2016 — Responses to illegal wildlife trade need to be more nuanced and not only focused on high-profile species if we are to truly tackle the problem, say ... read more

Better Models to Forecast Effects of Environmental Change on Food Webs

Sep. 21, 2016 — Ppredator-feeding behavior, global warming, and nutrient enrichment affect the basic building blocks of food webs, says a new dissertation. Just a small increase in temperature or in the availability ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Eunice aphroditois, also known as the Bobbit worm, buries its long body deep in the sand, leaving only its powerful jaws protruding above the surface. It uses these to grab hold of unsuspecting prey ... read more

Sep. 17, 2016 — From climate to the peninsula's very shape, not much in Florida has stayed the same over the last 8 million years. Except, it turns out, ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — Despite individual animals having their own personality, this gets suppressed when they make decisions together in a group, new research has ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — New research on grasshoppers and bullfrogs offers a conclusion about jumping: When an animal has less time to store energy for a jump, it needs a less stiff tendon than one that can take its ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — A new study has found that some freshwater stingrays from the Amazon chew their food in a similar fashion as ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — Like many predators, the fringe-lipped bat primarily uses its hearing to find its prey, but with human-generated noise on the rise, scientists are examining how bats and other animals might adapt to ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — Great tits pick their spring breeding sites to be near their winter flockmates, according to new research into the social networks of ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — An international team of scientists and conservation experts has discovered that the critically-endangered Hawaiian crow is a highly proficient tool ... read more

New Book Details South America’s Surprising Prehistoric Mammals

Sep. 14, 2016 — South America was home to a host of unique animals during the 60-some million years the continent was isolated, during most of the Cenozic Period. Details and constructions of mammals ranging from ... read more

Comprehensive Study Finds Widespread Mercury Contamination Across Western North America

Sep. 14, 2016 — Widespread mercury contamination has been recently documented in air, soil, sediment, plants, fish, and wildlife at various levels across Western North ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — A new study finds a trend toward earlier sea ice melt in the spring and later ice growth in the fall across all 19 polar bear populations, which can negatively impact the feeding and breeding ... read more

A New Tumor Suppressor Gene for Breast Cancer in Mice

Sep. 13, 2016 — Researchers have revealed a role for an X-linked protein kinase Nrk in terminating the proliferation of mammary epithelial cells during pregnancy and thereby preventing breast tumorigenesis in ... read more

Scientists Use Genetic Analysis to Forecast Spatial Expansion of Rabies in Peru

Sep. 12, 2016 — Rabies is likely to appear on the Pacific coast of Peru—an area where it currently does not occur—within four years, according to a report by an international team of ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Researchers have found that the structure of an insulin molecule produced by predatory cone snails may be an improvement over current fast-acting therapeutic ... read more

Ground Squirrels Use the Sun to Hide Food

Sep. 12, 2016 — Ground squirrels use information on the position of the sun when hiding their food and reuse this information to find their food stash again. The position of the sun serves as a reference point for ... read more

Ecological Intensification of Agriculture

Sep. 9, 2016 — Putting a halt to the profound changes affecting agricultural landscapes: With this goal in mind, scientists, farmers and official representatives teamed up to look into ecological intensification as ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — A recent study sought to understand why shark teeth are shaped differently and what biological advantages various shapes have by testing their performance under realistic ... read more

Newly Discovered Infectious Prion Structure Shines Light on Mad Cow Disease

Sep. 8, 2016 — Groundbreaking research has identified the structure of the infectious prion protein, the cause of 'mad cow disease' or BSE, chronic wasting disease in deer and elk and Creutzfeldt-Jakob ... read more

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