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Image of the Day: Elephant Twins

By The Scientist Staff | April 16, 2018

A pair of calves was born about eight months ago in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park.

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World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

By Shawna Williams | March 20, 2018

Only two members of the subspecies are now left alive.

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Image of the Day: Elephants at Sunset

By The Scientist Staff | January 11, 2018

Conflict threatens already at-risk wildlife populations and conservation efforts in war-torn areas.

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A genetic library for African rhinoceros populations has helped match illegally trafficked products to individual poached animals in more than 120 criminal cases. 

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Human Species May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought

By Shawna Williams | September 29, 2017

From DNA evidence, researchers estimate the split from other species took place between 260,000 and 350,000 years ago.

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image: Hunter-gatherer Microbiomes Cycle with the Seasons

Hunter-gatherer Microbiomes Cycle with the Seasons

By Abby Olena | August 24, 2017

The composition of the gut microbiota varies by time of year and is more diverse than that of industrialized groups.

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Gordon Awandare: Ghana’s Homecoming King

By Linda Nordling | August 21, 2017

The infectious disease scientist spent seven years in the U.S. before returning home to establish a thriving center for research and help lead the fight against malaria.

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A Grisly Stork Buffet

By The Scientist Staff | August 15, 2017

Marabou storks on Kenya’s Mara River feast on the carcasses of migrating wildebeest that failed to make it across the waterway.

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From Mass Death, Life

By Steve Graff | August 15, 2017

When thousands of animals die during mass migrations, ecosystems accommodate the corpses and new cycles are set in motion.

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Life Springs Eternal

By The Scientist Staff | August 15, 2017

When scores of migrating wildebeest fail to survive a treacherous river crossing, their corpses fuel thriving ecosystems.

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