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February 22, 2017

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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

Feb. 17, 2017 — A team of researchers has developed a new computer-assisted recognition system that can identify individual lemurs in the wild by their facial characteristics and ultimately help to build a database ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers examine the life history of the Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake, revealing important local climate impacts on the snake that should be carefully weighed when developing conservation ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a new paper. The study looks at the evolutionary changes that are being caused by the way roads ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Three carnivores -- tigers, leopards, and dholes (Asian wild dog) -- seemingly in direct competition with one other, are living side by side with surprisingly little conflict, new study in India ... read more

Scientists Find Evidence of Alaskan Ecosystem Health in Harlequin Ducks

Feb. 16, 2017 — Harlequin Ducks in coastal areas of Alaska’s Kodiak and Unalaska islands are exposed to environmental sources of mercury and that mercury concentrations in their blood are associated with their ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A spherical treadmill allows biologists to investigate how desert ants find their way in a featureless ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — From 1950 to 2010, 27 percent of commercial marine landings were diverted to uses other than direct human consumption, a new research project has ... read more

Study Shows How the Predator Brain Organizes the Hunt

Feb. 15, 2017 — The central nucleus of the amygdala is the brain region responsible for articulating the different skills involved in pursuing and killing prey, new research shows. The results of this research break ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new study could prove significant in answering among the most enduring questions for ecologists: Why do species live where they do, and what are the factors that keep them there? The ranges of ... 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 — Forget delivering packages or taking aerial photographs -- drones can even count small birds. A new study tests this new approach to wildlife monitoring and concludes that despite some drawbacks, the ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — As the old saying goes: "You can't put the genie back in the bottle." Nowhere is this more evident than with the spread of lionfish, an invasive, non-native species that is threatening ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — A remarkable 250-million-year-old 'terrible-headed lizard' fossil found in China shows an embryo inside the mother -- clear evidence for live birth. The fossil unexpectedly provided the ... read more

Gut Feeling Essential for Migrating Fish

Feb. 14, 2017 — Why do trout spend so much time in potentially dangerous estuaries before migrating to sea? The answer may lie in the ... 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

Are Drones Disturbing Marine Mammals?

Feb. 13, 2017 — Marine researchers have made sure that their research drones aren't disturbing their research subjects, shows a new report. And they're hoping that others will follow their example to help ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Wild dolphins are more likely to be injured if humans feed them — even through unintentional means like discarding bait — reports a new ... read more

Together We Are Unpredictable: Why Sailfish Hunt More Successfully as a Group

Feb. 13, 2017 — Sailfish are large oceanic predatory fish that attack their prey with their long, sharp bills. When hunting, individuals increase their success rate by specializing in one attacking side, as a team ... read more

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