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The agency is also poised to end a 50-year effort to restore endangered whooping crane populations.

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Including as few as two labs in a study improved the odds of getting the true effect size by as much as 23 percentage points, according to a replication model.

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Animal Analgesics

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2018

A cornucopia of toxins in the animal kingdom could provide inspiration for novel painkillers, but so far, effective drugs have proven elusive.  

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How Animals and Plants Weather Hurricanes

By Ashley Yeager | October 6, 2017

Studies suggest not all critters fare well in extreme weather, though some thrive.

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Great Lakes Gray Wolf to Retain Endangered Status

By Catherine Offord | August 2, 2017

A US Court of Appeals ruled that the Interior Department acted prematurely in removing the animals from the endangered species list.

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IVF to Revive Endangered White Rhino Population

By Diana Kwon | July 20, 2017

Scientists plan to use in vitro fertilization to preserve a species with only three remaining members in the wild.

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New Species Celebrated

By Tanya Lewis | May 24, 2016

A top-10 list compiled by a committee of taxonomists includes a new hominin species and a beetle named after a children’s book character.

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SUNY-ESF’s Top 10 New Species 2016

By Tanya Lewis | May 24, 2016

A look at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry scientists’ picks

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Who Sleeps?

By Jerome Siegel and The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2016

Once believed to be unique to birds and mammals, sleep is found across the metazoan kingdom. Some animals, it seems, can’t live without it, though no one knows exactly why.

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A Plague on Pachyderms

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2015

At least seven species of herpesvirus commonly infect elephants. At zoos, keepers scramble to save calves, who are particularly vulnerable to the viruses.

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