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Rhino Goes Extinct in Vietnam

By | October 26, 2011

The last rhinoceros left in Vietnam was found killed, its horn sawed off, most likely by poachers.

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Dryer Lint Reaches Oceans

By | October 24, 2011

Microscopic fibers shed by your clothes in the wash are making their way to the oceans round the world, where they could harm marine organisms.

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image: Opinion: The Burden of Borders

Opinion: The Burden of Borders

By | October 17, 2011

US border policy and fences threaten wildlife across the continent.

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Behavior Brief

By | October 17, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Endangered Species Review Expedited

By | October 3, 2011

The government is on a deadline to review the more than 700 species that researchers have petitioned to be added to the endangered species list.

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Saving Rwanda's Gorillas

By | October 1, 2011

In late June 2009, a small group of mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park began to fall ill. One by one, 11 of the dozen apes started exhibiting severe respiratory problems. 

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Beyond Nature vs. Nurture

By | October 1, 2011

Researchers studying differences in how individuals respond to stress are finding that genes are malleable and environments can be deterministic.

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Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge

By | October 1, 2011

In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.

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Gorilla Warfare

By | October 1, 2011

As ecotourism becomes more popular, wild apes are succumbing to human diseases.

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image: Opinion: Species Origins DO Matter!

Opinion: Species Origins DO Matter!

By | September 28, 2011

Organisms introduced to new habitats pose a significant threat to the native flora and fauna.

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