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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

Bushmeat Hunting Threatens Mammal Populations and Ecosystems, Poses Food Security Threat

Oct. 20, 2016 — The ongoing decline of more than 300 species of animals is having significant environmental impacts and posing a food security threat for millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America, ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — The humble bait worm wriggling on the hook at the end of angler's line may be considered a low value resource, but in the first global assessment of its value and impact, researchers have ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — New research provides the first detailed look at how social status among wild chimpanzees changes throughout their lifetimes. For wild chimpanzees, social status is more than just a matter of pride. ... read more

Human Transport Has Unpredictable Genetic, Evolutionary Consequences for Marine Species

Oct. 14, 2016 — Human activities, such as shipping, are having a noticeable impact on marine species and their native habitats. New research says that human forms of transport can disrupt natural genetic patterns ... read more

Migration Routes Hold Key to Bird Flu Spread, Global Study Finds

Oct. 13, 2016 — Monitoring the migration routes of wild birds could help to provide early warning of potential bird flu outbreaks, experts ... read more

Better Insights Into Drivers of Avian Flu Outbreak

Oct. 13, 2016 — The 2014-15 outbreak of avian flu was likely driven by long-distant migrant birds, a new study reveals. The finding could help inform future efforts to thwart outbreaks. Beginning in 2014, a highly ... read more

Why Some Hummingbirds Choose to Balloon Up Before Flying South

Oct. 13, 2016 — Adult ruby-throated hummingbirds choose to pack on significant weight in the four days before their long migratory flights south for the winter, new research has ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Why reinvent the wheel when nature has the answer? One researcher's natural inspiration is coming from dolphins who seem to have protective proteins that may contain clues to treatments for ... read more

Staggering Loss of Wildlife Following Amazon 'Rubber Boom'

Oct. 12, 2016 — For the first time, experts have documented the killing of millions of animals in Brazil's Amazon Basin for their hides following the collapse of the Rubber Boom in the 20th century, causing the ... read more

Invasive Plants Dye Woodpeckers Red

Oct. 12, 2016 — An ornithological mystery has now been solved. Puzzling red feathers have been popping up in eastern North America's "yellow-shafted" population of Northern Flickers, but they ... read more

Jellyfish Help Scientists to Fight Food Fraud

Oct. 12, 2016 — Animals feeding at sea inherit a chemical record reflecting the area where they fed, which can help track their movements, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — The first documented evidence of wild chimpanzee mothers teaching their offspring to use tools has been captured by video cameras set to record chimpanzee tool-using activity at termite mounds in the ... read more

Movement of mTORC1 Observed for the First Time in Live Cells

Oct. 11, 2016 — What do proteins and wild bears have in common? Just like tagging wild animals aims to allow researchers to observe and track their natural behavior, molecular researchers use tags to track the ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Amid efforts to restore native oyster populations on the West Coast, how are oysters expected to fare under climate change in the decades and centuries to come? Not too badly, according to a study, ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — An unusually cunning imitation strategy has recently been discovered in the plant kingdom. A twiner native to southern Africa, the parachute flower has a particularly cunning strategy for attracting ... read more

Assessing the Effects of Human-Caused Activities on Marine Mammals

Oct. 7, 2016 — Rising levels of noise in the ocean have been identified as a growing concern for the well-being of marine mammals, but other threats such as pollution, climate change, and prey depletion by ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — A spider looking to immigrate to a different environment is three to four times more likely to survive if it goes by itself, as opposed to as part of a group, new research ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Slender, graceful and majestic, Asia’s red-crowned cranes may look the same in the wild or in captivity, but inside they are markedly different in the types of microbes they carry ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Fish may have regional accents and communicate differently in different parts of the world, according to a fish ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — A scientist sought a humane way to end the lives of snails in a laboratory. She found a dip in a few ounces of beer or a 5 percent ethyl alcohol solution sedates the snails. Then they don't ... read more

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