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African protected area saving endangered megafauna

Lions during the wet season. Photo by Jean‐Baptiste Deffontaines   African protected area saving endangered megafauna One of Africa’s last remaining wilderness areas is in good shape and could potentially support 50,000 elephants and 1000 lions, a University of Queensland-led ...

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The Virus in the Cupboard

Each of us is host to hundreds or thousands of kinds of viruses, which come in an almost infinite variety of shapes. Some of your viruses are just visiting and will be gone in a week, but most are permanent ...

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The Moral Cost of Cats

Do outdoor cats need to die? (Saverio Maria Gallotti / Alamy) Click for a full size image The Moral Cost of Cats A bird-loving scientist calls for an end to outdoor cats “once and for all” By Rachel E. Gross ...

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Chernobyl’s birds adapting to ionizing radiation

A hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) from the Chernobyl exclusion zone. This is one of several species bird species that appears to have adapted to radioactive conditions inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Credit: Photo copyright T.A. Mousseau and A.P. Møller, 2011 Chernobyl’s ...

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Mystery Of Horse Domestication Solved?

Wild horses running in the desert mountains of Kazakhstan. Credit: iStockphoto/Maxim Petrichuk Mystery Of Horse Domestication Solved? Wild horses were domesticated in the Ponto-Caspian steppe region (today Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Romania) in the 3rd millennium B.C. Despite the pivotal role ...

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Bye-bye, George

Ambassador of endangered species everywhere dies from old age Based on satellite images, this map shows the major Galápagos Islands. This chain forms a province of Ecuador and lies 1,000 kilometers west of South America’s mainland. Credit: Wikipedia/NASA[/caption] For roughly ...

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