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Top Stories 5-16-2016

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Conservation Laws Need Reshaping to Protect Sea Turtles, Research Finds

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Researchers call for socioeconomic infuences to be factored into future protection policies.

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Top Stories 5-13-2016

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The First Long-Horned Beetle Giving Birth to Live Young Discovered in Borneo

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A remarkably high diversity of the wingless long-horned beetles in the mountains of northern Borneo is reported by three Czech researchers from the Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. Apart from the genera and species new to science, the entomologists report the first case of reproduction by live birth in this rarely collected group of beetles. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

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Top Stories 5-11-2016

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Highway Noise Deters Communication Between Birds

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Northern cardinals and tufted titmice are two abundant bird species in the woods of eastern North America. Many bird and mammal species rely on information from tufted titmice calls to detect and respond to dangerous predators. This causes important information networks to form around tufted titmouse communication. Normally, northern cardinals listen to tufted titmouse predator alarm calls and will typically respond by fleeing or freezing until the danger passes.

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Further Evidence Found Against Ancient 'Killer Walrus' Theory

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An Otago-led team of scientists using techniques from the field of dentistry is shedding new light on the evolution of walruses, fur seals and sea lions. The researchers have cast further doubt on previous claims that an ancient "killer walrus" was a marine mammal eater.

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Continental Drift Created Biologically Diverse Coral Reefs

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For the first time ever, an international research team under his direction studied the geographical pattern by which new species of corals and reef fish evolved over the millions of years of evolutionary history using a computer model.

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Stickleback Fish Adapt Their Vision in the Blink of an Eye

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Stickleback fish are able to adapt their vision to new environments in less than 10,000 years, a blink of the eye in evolutionary terms, according to new research by University of British Columbia biodiversity experts.

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Estimates of Cheetah Numbers Are 'Guesswork', Say Researchers

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Current estimates of the number of cheetahs in the wild are 'guesswork', say the authors of a new study which finds that the population in the cheetah stronghold of Maasai Mara, Kenya, is lower than previously thought.

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Indiana University Researchers Find Earth May Be Home to 1 Trillion Species

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Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to a study from biologists at Indiana University. The estimate, based on the intersection of large datasets and universal scaling laws, appears today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Hydropeaking of River Water Levels Is Disrupting Insect Survival, River Ecosystems

A group of researchers concluded today in a study in the journal BioScience that "hydropeaking" of water flows on many rivers in the West has a devastating impact on aquatic insect abundance.

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Expert: When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine

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Birds of Prey Constrained in the Beak Evolution Race

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How birds' beaks evolved characteristic shapes to eat different food is a classic example of evolution by natural selection.

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Bearded Dragons Show REM and Slow Wave Sleep

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Brain sleep appeared early in vertebrate evolution.

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Expedition Scientists in Bolivia Discover Seven Animal Species New to Science in World’s Most Biodiverse Protected Area

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Scientists on an expedition through Madidi National Park—the world’s most biologically diverse protected area— have now discovered seven animal species new to science, finds that were made in 2015 and recently confirmed through careful comparisons with known species, according to the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and local partners.

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Millions of Native Orchids Flourish at Former Mining Waste Site

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Millions of native orchids are flourishing on the site of a former iron mine in New York's Adirondacks, suggesting that former industrial sites – typically regarded as blighted landscapes — have untapped value in ecological restoration efforts.

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First Multi-Year Study of Honey Bee Parasites and Disease Reveals Troubling Trends

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Honey bee colonies in the United States are in decline, due in part to the ill effects of voracious mites, fungal gut parasites and a wide variety of debilitating viruses. Researchers from the University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently completed the first comprehensive, multi-year study of honey bee parasites and disease as part of the National Honey Bee Disease Survey. The findings reveal some alarming patterns, but provide at least a few pieces of good news as well.

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Model Predicts How Forests Will Respond to Climate Change

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US Northeast's mixed forests unsustainable after 2050 while Cascade Mountains may require subtropical forest species.







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