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Image of the Day: Ray of Light

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 22, 2018

The discovery of the world’s first known manta ray nursery will offer a glimpse into the animals’ juvenile stage. 

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Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 19, 2018

Species with larger pancreatic cells tend to have shorter lives, according to a study.  

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Many Species of British Mammals at Risk of Extinction

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 13, 2018

Numbers of the wildcat, greater mouse-eared bat, and black rat have critically fallen in the U.K.  

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Blood Test Predicts Pregnancy Due Date

By Kerry Grens | June 7, 2018

A small study based on circulating RNA in the blood of moms-to-be describes a technique that could be used to help predict who’s most at risk of preterm labor.

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Almost half of all patents relating to the genes of marine organisms belong to one large international corporation, BASF, a new study reveals.  

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Researchers find that conserving marsupials on a predator-free island dampens their avoidance behaviors, which could mean trouble for their reintroduction to mainland Australia.

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Image of the Day: That Toad Is Poison

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 5, 2018

The introduction of the poisonous Duttaphrynus melanostictus into Madagascar could be fatally risky for the island’s native predators.

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Meet the Leechmeister

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2018

See the American Museum of Natural History curator Mark Sidall explain his fascination with leeches, which he and other scientists are using to infer biodiversity in some far-flung places.

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The finding confirms that a cluster of cells that directs the fate of other cells in the developing embryo is evolutionarily conserved across the animal kingdom.

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image: Conservation Biologist Ben Collen Dies of Bone Cancer

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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