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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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Image of the Day: Hammerhead

By The Scientist Staff | May 21, 2018

This hammer-headed fruit bat is wearing a GPS tracker deployed by researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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Preliminary results from a USDA study reveal that imported guard dogs outperform those traditionally used in the U.S. to fend off wolves and coyotes.

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Science Behind Hunting Quotas Unavailable: Study

By Ruth Williams | March 7, 2018

A large-scale survey of wild game regulations in North America finds science-based policies lacking, and poor transparency on the part of agencies may contribute.  

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Social Dominance Comes At a Cost

By Richard Kemeny | March 5, 2018

Dominant male mammals are particularly at risk of infection by parasites.

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The elimination of the biting pests was an added bonus after researchers unleashed a rat-eradication endeavor on the tiny islands.  

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California’s Owls Being Exposed to Rat Poison

By Catherine Offord | January 15, 2018

Researchers suspect the source of the toxins may be some of the state’s 50,000 or so marijuana farms.

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Do Pathogens Gain Virulence as Hosts Become More Resistant?

By Andrew F. Read and Peter J. Kerr | October 1, 2017

Emerging infections provide clues about how pathogens might evolve when farm animals are protected from infection.

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Infographic: Evolving Virulence

By Andrew F. Read and Peter J. Kerr | October 1, 2017

Tracking the myxoma virus in the wild rabbit populations of Australia has yielded insight into how pathogens and their hosts evolve.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

Wildebeest, science advice for Trump, antibiotics, and more

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