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Extinct River Dolphin Species Discovered

By | August 16, 2016

Overlooked for half a century, a skull in the Smithsonian collection points to a dolphin species that lived 25 million years ago, according to a study.

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Wolf Species Are Part Coyote

By | July 28, 2016

Genomic analysis reveals wolves and coyotes have hybridized, potentially complicating wolves' protection under the US Endangered Species Act.

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More than half of the world’s land may have passed the threshold that threatens long-term sustainable development, researchers report.

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Tasmanian Devil Antibodies Fight Cancer

By | May 9, 2016

The proteins could be the key to stopping the transmissible facial tumor disease that is threatening the species.

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Research Chimps Being Retired

By | May 6, 2016

A Louisiana research center is sending more than 200 chimpanzees to a sanctuary in Georgia.

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Vultures in Africa Threatened

By | October 30, 2015

A new assessment highlights an increased extinction risk among some of the continent’s vulture species.

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Lions Declining in Africa

By | October 29, 2015

A predictive population model suggests that lion populations in West, Central, and East Africa are likely to be halved in the next 20 years.

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Genome Digest

By | August 17, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Telltale Tusks

By | June 22, 2015

Sequencing DNA from ivory may be useful for tracking down elephant poachers.

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Endangered Fish Can Reproduce Without Mating

By | June 1, 2015

DNA fingerprinting analysis of a population of sawfish reveals evidence of asexual reproduction in the wild.

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