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Conservation Biologist Ben Collen Dies of Bone Cancer

By Shawna Williams | May 22, 2018

The University College London researcher investigated how environmental pressures affect animals.

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image: Newly Described Salamander Species Nearly Extinct

Newly Described Salamander Species Nearly Extinct

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 21, 2018

The Chinese giant salamander is not one but five different species.

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A new statistical method finds that many genetic variants used to determine trait-disease relationships may have additional effects that GWAS analyses don’t pick up.

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As the virus spreads in Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization is preparing to immunize people as soon as this week.

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Bigger, older mothers produce disproportionately more eggs than their smaller counterparts do.

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If left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions will drive ocean temperatures up, affecting wildlife in these regions.

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image: Opinion: How We Found a New Way to Detect “Hidden Sharks”

Opinion: How We Found a New Way to Detect “Hidden Sharks”

By Stefano Mariani and Judith Bakker | May 7, 2018

Given the speed and efficiency of environmental (eDNA) sampling, a much larger portion of the sea can be screened, in a shorter time, for patterns of diversity.

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Research suggests that the invasive, all-female Procambarus virginalis originated in a German aquarium back in the 1990s.

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image: Sweet Tooth Gene Tied to Less Body Fat

Sweet Tooth Gene Tied to Less Body Fat

By Kerry Grens | April 11, 2018

A study of more than 450,000 people finds a certain genetic variant associated with eating more carbs is linked to a thicker waist and higher blood pressure, but less fat.  

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A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.

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