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2016-02-01 15:32:01 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"The American pika is thought by many biologists to be a prime candidate for extirpation as the planet continues to warm. But a new study paints a different, more complex future for this rock-dwelling little lagomorph. Pikas may survive, even thrive, in some areas, the researchers say, while facing extirpation in others. The research is important because pikas are considered a sentinel species for climate change impacts".

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2016-02-05 15:09:19 (0 comments; 7 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

"A new species of black tarantula that lives near Folsom Prison, California, has been named after Johnny Cash.
The famously black-clad country singer wrote a song about the prison, and also played a historic series of concerts for inmates there in the 1960s.
Aphonopelma johnnycashi is among 14 new tarantula species from the southern US which have been described by biologists in the journal ZooKeys.
Their study completely rewrites the family tree of the Aphonopelma genus.
One of dozens of tarantula genera, this group was previously considered to include more than 50 separate species".

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2016-02-05 15:09:19 (0 comments; 7 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

"A new species of black tarantula that lives near Folsom Prison, California, has been named after Johnny Cash.
The famously black-clad country singer wrote a song about the prison, and also played a historic series of concerts for inmates there in the 1960s.
Aphonopelma johnnycashi is among 14 new tarantula species from the southern US which have been described by biologists in the journal ZooKeys.
Their study completely rewrites the family tree of the Aphonopelma genus.
One of dozens of tarantula genera, this group was previously considered to include more than 50 separate species".

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2016-02-06 13:34:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"Four newly discovered species living near deep-sea cold seeps, hydrothermal vents, and whale carcasses off the coasts of California and Mexico are described in a new article. The new discoveries have allowed the scientists to finally stabilize the placement of the five species, all in the genus Xenoturbella, on the animal tree of life".

"Four newly discovered species living near deep-sea cold seeps, hydrothermal vents, and whale carcasses off the coasts of California and Mexico are described in a new article. The new discoveries have allowed the scientists to finally stabilize the placement of the five species, all in the genus Xenoturbella, on the animal tree of life".___

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2016-02-06 13:28:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

"Researchers are working on alternatives to animal testing that can be used to evaluate the adverse side-effects of medications. But many of these test methods still present problems. A new microreactor enables cultured liver cells to be used as test samples. Unlike animal testing, this novel method enables the assessment of potentially toxic substances on tissue in real time".

"Researchers are working on alternatives to animal testing that can be used to evaluate the adverse side-effects of medications. But many of these test methods still present problems. A new microreactor enables cultured liver cells to be used as test samples. Unlike animal testing, this novel method enables the assessment of potentially toxic substances on tissue in real time".___

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2016-02-06 13:22:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

"Snake locomotion is a source of inspiration for technology: graceful, silent, adaptable and efficient, it can be implemented on devices designed for the most diverse applications, from space exploration to medicine. A new study adds to this line of research and proposes a detailed mathematical account of one of the characteristic types of movement adopted by this animal".

"Snake locomotion is a source of inspiration for technology: graceful, silent, adaptable and efficient, it can be implemented on devices designed for the most diverse applications, from space exploration to medicine. A new study adds to this line of research and proposes a detailed mathematical account of one of the characteristic types of movement adopted by this animal".___

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2016-02-06 13:20:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"By chance, scientists have discovered a malaria parasite that infects white-tailed deer. It's the first-ever malaria parasite known to live in a deer species and the only native malaria parasite found in any mammal in North or South America".

"By chance, scientists have discovered a malaria parasite that infects white-tailed deer. It's the first-ever malaria parasite known to live in a deer species and the only native malaria parasite found in any mammal in North or South America".___

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2016-02-06 13:16:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

"Why was the New Year's flood in Missouri so bad? Most news reports blamed it on the heavy rain, but a professor of earth and planetary sciences says analysis of the flood data shows much of the damage was due to recent modifications to the river".

"Why was the New Year's flood in Missouri so bad? Most news reports blamed it on the heavy rain, but a professor of earth and planetary sciences says analysis of the flood data shows much of the damage was due to recent modifications to the river".___

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2016-02-06 13:11:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

"With their chitinous shells, insects seem almost invulnerable – but like Achilles’ heel in Greek mythology, their impressive armor can still be attacked. Researchers studied fruit flies (Drosophila) and discovered the molecular processes that are able to break through this protective casing. The enzyme chitinase 2 and growth factor idgf6 are especially important in correctly forming the insects’ shells. These findings are relevant for fighting parasites".

"With their chitinous shells, insects seem almost invulnerable – but like Achilles’ heel in Greek mythology, their impressive armor can still be attacked. Researchers studied fruit flies (Drosophila) and discovered the molecular processes that are able to break through this protective casing. The enzyme chitinase 2 and growth factor idgf6 are especially important in correctly forming the insects’ shells. These findings are relevant for fighting parasites".___

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2016-02-05 18:41:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

The domestication likely happened 5,000 years ago. 

The domestication likely happened 5,000 years ago. ___

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2016-02-05 15:09:19 (0 comments; 7 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

"A new species of black tarantula that lives near Folsom Prison, California, has been named after Johnny Cash.
The famously black-clad country singer wrote a song about the prison, and also played a historic series of concerts for inmates there in the 1960s.
Aphonopelma johnnycashi is among 14 new tarantula species from the southern US which have been described by biologists in the journal ZooKeys.
Their study completely rewrites the family tree of the Aphonopelma genus.
One of dozens of tarantula genera, this group was previously considered to include more than 50 separate species".

"A new species of black tarantula that lives near Folsom Prison, California, has been named after Johnny Cash.
The famously black-clad country singer wrote a song about the prison, and also played a historic series of concerts for inmates there in the 1960s.
Aphonopelma johnnycashi is among 14 new tarantula species from the southern US which have been described by biologists in the journal ZooKeys.
Their study completely rewrites the family tree of the Aphonopelma genus.
One of dozens of tarantula genera, this group was previously considered to include more than 50 separate species".___

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2016-02-05 15:06:45 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

"The global trade in bees is driving a pandemic that threatens hives and wild bees, UK scientists say.
A deadly bee disease has spread worldwide through imports of infected honeybees, according to genetic evidence.
Stricter controls are needed to protect bees from other emerging diseases, researchers report in Science journal.
The virus together with the Varroa mite can kill-off whole hives, putting bee populations at risk.
Lead researcher Dr Lena Bayer-Wilfert of the University of Exeter said European bees are at the heart of the global spread of what she calls a "double blow" for colonies.
"This is clearly linked to the human movement of honeybee colonies around the globe," she told BBC News".

"The global trade in bees is driving a pandemic that threatens hives and wild bees, UK scientists say.
A deadly bee disease has spread worldwide through imports of infected honeybees, according to genetic evidence.
Stricter controls are needed to protect bees from other emerging diseases, researchers report in Science journal.
The virus together with the Varroa mite can kill-off whole hives, putting bee populations at risk.
Lead researcher Dr Lena Bayer-Wilfert of the University of Exeter said European bees are at the heart of the global spread of what she calls a "double blow" for colonies.
"This is clearly linked to the human movement of honeybee colonies around the globe," she told BBC News".___

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2016-02-05 15:01:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"Over sixty soil experts have gone together and provided an up to date overview of European soil threats. The extensive report, which among other things provides information on the geographical spread of eleven soil threats, also addresses what kind of effect these threats may have on soil functions and ecosystem services, and why they occur".

"Over sixty soil experts have gone together and provided an up to date overview of European soil threats. The extensive report, which among other things provides information on the geographical spread of eleven soil threats, also addresses what kind of effect these threats may have on soil functions and ecosystem services, and why they occur".___

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2016-02-05 14:57:40 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

"Earth's magnetic field occasionally reverses its polarity -- the magnetic north and south poles swap places. When magnetic polarity remains stable in one orientation for more than 10 million years the interval is dubbed a 'superchron.' Within the last 540 million years there are three known superchron periods. New work identifies up to 10 additional superchrons over 1.3 billion years during the Proterozoic Eon, Earth's middle age, which occurred 2.5 to 0.54 billion years ago".

"Earth's magnetic field occasionally reverses its polarity -- the magnetic north and south poles swap places. When magnetic polarity remains stable in one orientation for more than 10 million years the interval is dubbed a 'superchron.' Within the last 540 million years there are three known superchron periods. New work identifies up to 10 additional superchrons over 1.3 billion years during the Proterozoic Eon, Earth's middle age, which occurred 2.5 to 0.54 billion years ago".___

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2016-02-05 14:54:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"New research provides new insight into one of the world's most diverse and extensive ecosystems of living microbes. The study offers a new perspective on the growth and structure of rare, microbial reefs, called stromatolites, which are a window into the emergence and evolution of life on Earth".

"New research provides new insight into one of the world's most diverse and extensive ecosystems of living microbes. The study offers a new perspective on the growth and structure of rare, microbial reefs, called stromatolites, which are a window into the emergence and evolution of life on Earth".___

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2016-02-05 14:50:55 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

"Diatoms are unicellular algae that are native in many waters. They are a major component of marine phytoplankton and the food base for a large variety of marine organisms. In addition, they produce about one fifth of the oxygen in the atmosphere and are therefore a key factor for our global climate. However, these algae, which measure only a few micrometers, have yet another amazing ability: they can "smell" stones".

"Diatoms are unicellular algae that are native in many waters. They are a major component of marine phytoplankton and the food base for a large variety of marine organisms. In addition, they produce about one fifth of the oxygen in the atmosphere and are therefore a key factor for our global climate. However, these algae, which measure only a few micrometers, have yet another amazing ability: they can "smell" stones".___

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2016-02-05 14:45:10 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"Each year, as bears prepare to hibernate, they gorge themselves on food to pack on fat. And yet, despite the rapid weight gain, the animals somehow avoid the health consequences so often associated with obesity in humans. Now, researchers show that the bears' shifting metabolic status is associated with significant changes in their gut microbes".

"Each year, as bears prepare to hibernate, they gorge themselves on food to pack on fat. And yet, despite the rapid weight gain, the animals somehow avoid the health consequences so often associated with obesity in humans. Now, researchers show that the bears' shifting metabolic status is associated with significant changes in their gut microbes".___

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2016-02-05 14:42:49 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

"By poring over the fossilized skulls of ancient wildebeest-like animals (Rusingoryx atopocranion) unearthed on Kenya's Rusinga Island, researchers have discovered that the little-known hoofed mammals had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal passage similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs. The findings offer an example of convergent evolution between two very distantly related taxa and across tens of millions of years".

"By poring over the fossilized skulls of ancient wildebeest-like animals (Rusingoryx atopocranion) unearthed on Kenya's Rusinga Island, researchers have discovered that the little-known hoofed mammals had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal passage similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs. The findings offer an example of convergent evolution between two very distantly related taxa and across tens of millions of years".___

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2016-02-05 14:40:06 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

"DNA evidence lifted from the ancient bones and teeth of people who lived in Europe from the Late Pleistocene to the early Holocene -- spanning almost 30,000 years of European prehistory -- has offered some surprises, according to researchers. Perhaps most notably, the evidence shows a major shift in the population around 14,500 years ago, during a period of severe climatic instability".

"DNA evidence lifted from the ancient bones and teeth of people who lived in Europe from the Late Pleistocene to the early Holocene -- spanning almost 30,000 years of European prehistory -- has offered some surprises, according to researchers. Perhaps most notably, the evidence shows a major shift in the population around 14,500 years ago, during a period of severe climatic instability".___

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2016-02-05 14:30:33 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

"The smooth surfaces of much of the plastic waste rapidly increasing in the ocean appear to provide poor habitat for animals -- that is, until barnacles step in".

"The smooth surfaces of much of the plastic waste rapidly increasing in the ocean appear to provide poor habitat for animals -- that is, until barnacles step in".___

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2016-02-05 14:03:41 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

This is an interesting creature. 

This is an interesting creature. ___

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2016-02-04 15:30:30 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

"The mystery of a deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been solved, scientists report.
The animal, called Xenoturbella, is so bizarre that for 60 years researchers could not work out what it was - or where it fitted into the family tree.
But the discovery of four new species in the Pacific has enabled scientists to conclude that this animal belongs to one of the earliest branches of life.
The study is published in the journal Nature.
Lead researcher Prof Greg Rouse, from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the US, said: "Our nickname for them was purple socks.
"So if you think of a sock that you have taken off and thrown on the floor - they literally look like that.
(Or a deflated balloon)."

"The mystery of a deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been solved, scientists report.
The animal, called Xenoturbella, is so bizarre that for 60 years researchers could not work out what it was - or where it fitted into the family tree.
But the discovery of four new species in the Pacific has enabled scientists to conclude that this animal belongs to one of the earliest branches of life.
The study is published in the journal Nature.
Lead researcher Prof Greg Rouse, from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the US, said: "Our nickname for them was purple socks.
"So if you think of a sock that you have taken off and thrown on the floor - they literally look like that.
(Or a deflated balloon)."___

2016-02-04 15:20:50 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

"Scientists are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies".

"Scientists are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies".___

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2016-02-04 15:00:22 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

"A new study identifies a Jurassic age insect whose behavior and appearance closely mimic a butterfly -- but whose emergence on Earth predates the butterfly by about 40 million years".

"A new study identifies a Jurassic age insect whose behavior and appearance closely mimic a butterfly -- but whose emergence on Earth predates the butterfly by about 40 million years".___

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2016-02-04 14:34:26 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

"Geologists may have finally explained what triggers certain earthquakes that occur deep beneath the Earth's surface in subduction zones, regions where one tectonic plate slides beneath another. The researchers have shown strong evidence that water squeezed out of a mineral called lawsonite could trigger these mysterious quakes".

"Geologists may have finally explained what triggers certain earthquakes that occur deep beneath the Earth's surface in subduction zones, regions where one tectonic plate slides beneath another. The researchers have shown strong evidence that water squeezed out of a mineral called lawsonite could trigger these mysterious quakes".___

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2016-02-04 14:28:53 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"The little penguin species (popularly known as little blue penguins) found in southern New Zealand is a surprisingly recent invader from Australia, according to a new study. Following the recent discovery that little penguins in the southern province of Otago belong to an Australian species, a team of researchers from New Zealand and the United States set out to determine when the Aussies first arrived".

"The little penguin species (popularly known as little blue penguins) found in southern New Zealand is a surprisingly recent invader from Australia, according to a new study. Following the recent discovery that little penguins in the southern province of Otago belong to an Australian species, a team of researchers from New Zealand and the United States set out to determine when the Aussies first arrived".___

2016-02-04 14:26:47 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"Enslaved Formica worker ants are more genetically and chemically diverse and less aggressive towards non-nest mates than free-living Formica ant colonies, according to a new study".

"Enslaved Formica worker ants are more genetically and chemically diverse and less aggressive towards non-nest mates than free-living Formica ant colonies, according to a new study".___

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2016-02-04 14:23:44 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"Location and environmental conditions may influence when gentoo chicks huddle in cold, wet Antarctic conditions, according to new study".

"Location and environmental conditions may influence when gentoo chicks huddle in cold, wet Antarctic conditions, according to new study".___

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2016-02-04 14:21:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

"While rhino species evolved and increased in size over 50 million years, their bones may have strained to support their massive and active bodies, according to a new study".

"While rhino species evolved and increased in size over 50 million years, their bones may have strained to support their massive and active bodies, according to a new study".___

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2016-02-03 15:38:21 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

"Very hot weather causes the eggs of Australia's desert-dwelling zebra finch to hatch earlier than normal, research has found".

"Very hot weather causes the eggs of Australia's desert-dwelling zebra finch to hatch earlier than normal, research has found".___

2016-02-03 15:30:24 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

"It has long been observed that some volcanoes erupt with little prior warning. Now, scientists have come up with an explanation behind these sudden eruptions that could change the way observers monitor active or dormant volcanoes".

"It has long been observed that some volcanoes erupt with little prior warning. Now, scientists have come up with an explanation behind these sudden eruptions that could change the way observers monitor active or dormant volcanoes".___

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2016-02-03 15:27:01 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"Lava flow crises are nothing new on Hawai'i, where their destructive forces have been demonstrated repeatedly. The 2014-2015 Pahoa lava flow crisis, however, was unique in terms of its societal impact and volcanological characteristics. Despite a low effusion rate, the long-lived lava flow, whose extent reached 20 km (the longest at Kilauea Volcano in hundreds of years), was poised for months to impact thousands of people, although direct impacts were ultimately minor (thus far)".

"Lava flow crises are nothing new on Hawai'i, where their destructive forces have been demonstrated repeatedly. The 2014-2015 Pahoa lava flow crisis, however, was unique in terms of its societal impact and volcanological characteristics. Despite a low effusion rate, the long-lived lava flow, whose extent reached 20 km (the longest at Kilauea Volcano in hundreds of years), was poised for months to impact thousands of people, although direct impacts were ultimately minor (thus far)".___

2016-02-03 15:22:19 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"Monsanto's signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as 'Roundup,' is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the US and globally, according to a landmark report".

"Monsanto's signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as 'Roundup,' is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the US and globally, according to a landmark report".___

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2016-02-03 15:17:47 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"Incomplete information is leaving many endangered species off conservation priorities. The majority of species are poorly known, many only from a handful of museum specimens. This makes determining the conservation status of these species difficult, with many ending up being assigned as Data Deficient under the IUCN Red List".

"Incomplete information is leaving many endangered species off conservation priorities. The majority of species are poorly known, many only from a handful of museum specimens. This makes determining the conservation status of these species difficult, with many ending up being assigned as Data Deficient under the IUCN Red List".___

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2016-02-03 14:59:59 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

"Scientists have announced the discovery of four new species of deep-water algae in Hawaii's Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The new species were collected between 200-400 feet, depths not typically known for marine algae".

"Scientists have announced the discovery of four new species of deep-water algae in Hawaii's Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The new species were collected between 200-400 feet, depths not typically known for marine algae".___

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2016-02-02 16:25:00 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

"Indigenous tribes, timber firms and environmental groups in western Canada have welcomed a deal to protect one of the world's largest remaining tracts of temperate rainforest.
The Great Bear Rainforest on the Pacific coast of British Columbia is home to many animals and ancient trees.
Logging will be banned across a huge area of the forest.
Environmental campaigners say the deal is a model for resolving similar land-use disputes around the world.
The forest is inhabited by the spirit bear, a rare sub-species of the black bear with white fur, and is also home to 26 aboriginal groups, known as First Nations".

"Indigenous tribes, timber firms and environmental groups in western Canada have welcomed a deal to protect one of the world's largest remaining tracts of temperate rainforest.
The Great Bear Rainforest on the Pacific coast of British Columbia is home to many animals and ancient trees.
Logging will be banned across a huge area of the forest.
Environmental campaigners say the deal is a model for resolving similar land-use disputes around the world.
The forest is inhabited by the spirit bear, a rare sub-species of the black bear with white fur, and is also home to 26 aboriginal groups, known as First Nations".___

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2016-02-02 16:22:14 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

"A previously unknown population of at least 100 lions has been discovered by a wildlife charity in a remote park in north-western Ethiopia.
Born Free Foundation said it had obtained camera trap images and identified lion tracks in the Alatash area close to the border with Sudan.
The area is thought to have lost all its lions in the 20th Century because of hunting and habitat destruction".

"A previously unknown population of at least 100 lions has been discovered by a wildlife charity in a remote park in north-western Ethiopia.
Born Free Foundation said it had obtained camera trap images and identified lion tracks in the Alatash area close to the border with Sudan.
The area is thought to have lost all its lions in the 20th Century because of hunting and habitat destruction".___

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2016-02-02 16:17:28 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

"A new and relatively inexpensive way to establish whether certain types of magmatic rocks are more likely to contain valuable metal deposits has been developed by a team of scientists".

"A new and relatively inexpensive way to establish whether certain types of magmatic rocks are more likely to contain valuable metal deposits has been developed by a team of scientists".___

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2016-02-02 16:06:02 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

"When an endangered orca is in hot pursuit of an endangered salmon, sending out clicks and listening for their echoes in the murky ocean near Seattle, does the noise from the nearby shipping lane interfere with them catching dinner? To find out, scientists measured underwater noise as ships passed their study site 3,000 times. This unprecedented characterization of ship noise will aid in the understanding of the potential effects on marine life, and help with possible mitigation strategies".

"When an endangered orca is in hot pursuit of an endangered salmon, sending out clicks and listening for their echoes in the murky ocean near Seattle, does the noise from the nearby shipping lane interfere with them catching dinner? To find out, scientists measured underwater noise as ships passed their study site 3,000 times. This unprecedented characterization of ship noise will aid in the understanding of the potential effects on marine life, and help with possible mitigation strategies".___

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2016-02-02 16:01:47 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

"Although Charles Darwin himself voiced his intention to compile a complete catalog of all known plant species more than a century ago, such is yet to be realized. However, an international research team now present the first ever worldwide checklist of hornworts and liverworts, prepared as a part of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation aiming to list the whole plant kingdom by 2020".

"Although Charles Darwin himself voiced his intention to compile a complete catalog of all known plant species more than a century ago, such is yet to be realized. However, an international research team now present the first ever worldwide checklist of hornworts and liverworts, prepared as a part of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation aiming to list the whole plant kingdom by 2020".___

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2016-02-02 15:50:58 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

"Researchers investigated the role of different ant species in various ecosystem processes in tropical rain forests. They discovered that the dominant role is often played by only a few or even a single ant species when it comes to consuming food resources, something that can make an ecosystem vulnerable".

"Researchers investigated the role of different ant species in various ecosystem processes in tropical rain forests. They discovered that the dominant role is often played by only a few or even a single ant species when it comes to consuming food resources, something that can make an ecosystem vulnerable".___

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2016-02-02 15:48:04 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

"Researchers have found that glacial erosion and melting ice caps both played a key role in driving the observed global increase in volcanic activity at the end of the last ice age".

"Researchers have found that glacial erosion and melting ice caps both played a key role in driving the observed global increase in volcanic activity at the end of the last ice age".___

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2016-02-02 15:45:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"In 2010, a research team garnered attention when it published evidence of finding the first animals living in permanently anoxic conditions at the bottom of the sea. But a new study raises doubts".

"In 2010, a research team garnered attention when it published evidence of finding the first animals living in permanently anoxic conditions at the bottom of the sea. But a new study raises doubts".___

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2016-02-02 15:39:03 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"A team of investigators describes a new imaging spectrometer design that could enable improved images from NASA's Landsat, for better understanding of phenomena, and environments as diverse as coral reefs, urbanization, tropical deforestation, and glaciers".

"A team of investigators describes a new imaging spectrometer design that could enable improved images from NASA's Landsat, for better understanding of phenomena, and environments as diverse as coral reefs, urbanization, tropical deforestation, and glaciers".___

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2016-02-02 15:31:43 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

"With California in the fourth year of a historic drought, there is much controversy over how to supply cities, farms, and ecosystems with the water they need. Technology may help solve the puzzle".

"With California in the fourth year of a historic drought, there is much controversy over how to supply cities, farms, and ecosystems with the water they need. Technology may help solve the puzzle".___

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2016-02-02 15:25:13 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

"Laziness can help you succeed… if you’re a nurse shark. A new research paper reveals that nurse sharks have the lowest metabolic rate measured in any shark — new evidence of the sluggish lifestyle that has helped the species survive for millennia".

"Laziness can help you succeed… if you’re a nurse shark. A new research paper reveals that nurse sharks have the lowest metabolic rate measured in any shark — new evidence of the sluggish lifestyle that has helped the species survive for millennia".___

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2016-02-02 15:22:37 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"A comprehensive study of the hunting tradition of the San peoples of Namibia sheds new light on their use of beetle and plant poisons to boost the lethality of their arrows".

"A comprehensive study of the hunting tradition of the San peoples of Namibia sheds new light on their use of beetle and plant poisons to boost the lethality of their arrows".___

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2016-02-02 15:17:04 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

"The genome of eelgrass (Zostera marina) has now been unveiled. It turns out that the plant, once land-living but now only found in the marine environment, has lost the genes required to survive out of the water".

"The genome of eelgrass (Zostera marina) has now been unveiled. It turns out that the plant, once land-living but now only found in the marine environment, has lost the genes required to survive out of the water".___

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2016-02-01 15:34:08 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

"An international team of scientists -- recently returned from a 47-day research expedition to the mid-Atlantic -- have collected an unprecedented sequence of rock samples from the shallow mantle of the ocean crust that bear signs of life, unique carbon cycling, and ocean crust movement. These unique samples were collected using unique seabed rock drills".

"An international team of scientists -- recently returned from a 47-day research expedition to the mid-Atlantic -- have collected an unprecedented sequence of rock samples from the shallow mantle of the ocean crust that bear signs of life, unique carbon cycling, and ocean crust movement. These unique samples were collected using unique seabed rock drills".___

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2016-02-01 15:32:01 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"The American pika is thought by many biologists to be a prime candidate for extirpation as the planet continues to warm. But a new study paints a different, more complex future for this rock-dwelling little lagomorph. Pikas may survive, even thrive, in some areas, the researchers say, while facing extirpation in others. The research is important because pikas are considered a sentinel species for climate change impacts".

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"The American pika is thought by many biologists to be a prime candidate for extirpation as the planet continues to warm. But a new study paints a different, more complex future for this rock-dwelling little lagomorph. Pikas may survive, even thrive, in some areas, the researchers say, while facing extirpation in others. The research is important because pikas are considered a sentinel species for climate change impacts".

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2016-02-01 15:25:22 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"Two endemic tree frog species, not recognized by science until now, have been identified in broadleaf forests in the island country of Taiwan. Unlike their siblings from mainland China and Southern Asia, they demonstrate reproductive behavior, characterized with egg-eating tadpole embryos feeding on eggs, while still inside the mother's womb. What told them apart initially, however, were their gemstone-colored eyes".

"Two endemic tree frog species, not recognized by science until now, have been identified in broadleaf forests in the island country of Taiwan. Unlike their siblings from mainland China and Southern Asia, they demonstrate reproductive behavior, characterized with egg-eating tadpole embryos feeding on eggs, while still inside the mother's womb. What told them apart initially, however, were their gemstone-colored eyes".___

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2016-02-01 15:15:07 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

"Satellite data shows that the moon's gravity puts a slight damper on rainfall on Earth".

"Satellite data shows that the moon's gravity puts a slight damper on rainfall on Earth".___

2016-02-01 15:13:03 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

"A physicist lays claim to being instrumental in the discovery of four new super-heavy chemical elements—atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118—recently added to the periodic table".

"A physicist lays claim to being instrumental in the discovery of four new super-heavy chemical elements—atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118—recently added to the periodic table".___

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