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Researchers Map the Illegal Use of Natural Resources in the Protected Brazilian Amazon

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New research published in the open access peer-reviewed journal PeerJ uses law enforcement data collected from 2010 to 2015 to understand the geographical distribution of the illegal use of natural resources across the region’s protected area...
6-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ancient Petrified Salamander Reveals Its Last Meal

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A new study on an exceptionally preserved salamander from the Eocene of France reveals that its soft organs are conserved under its skin and bones. Organs preserved in three dimensions include the lung, nerves, gut, and within it, the last meal of...
3-Oct-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Woolly Rhino Neck Ribs Provide Clues About Their Decline and Eventual Extinction

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Researchers from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden examined woolly rhino and modern rhino neck vertebrae from several European and American museum collections and noticed that the remains of woolly rhinos from the North Sea often possess a...
25-Aug-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

An Alternative to Wolf Control to Save Endangered Caribou

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In a recent study, researchers used a new Canadian government policy as an experiment and found that reducing invasive moose populations has led to population stability for endangered caribou herds.
25-Aug-2017 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Potential Breeding Site of a Miocene Era Baleen Whale

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Baleen whales are amongst the largest animals to have ever lived and yet very little is known about their breeding habits. One researcher’s second look at previously found baleen whale fossils from Japan provides new evidence of a now long-gone...
18-Aug-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Insects Be Used as Evidence to Tell if a Body Has Been Moved?

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The use of insects as indicators of post-mortem displacement is a familiar technique depicted on many crime investigation TV shows. In reality, this practice is far from clear-cut. To cut through the hype, researchers have looked across existing...
27-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gigantic Crocodile with T. Rex Teeth Was a Top Land Predator of the Jurassic in Madagascar

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Little is known about the origin and early evolution of the Notosuchia, hitherto unknown in the Jurassic period. New research on fossils from Madagascar, published in the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ by Italian and French paleontologists, begin to...
27-Jun-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Blue-Winged Amazon: A New Parrot Species From the Yucatán Peninsula

In 2014, during a visit to a remote part of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, ornithologist Dr. Miguel A. Gómez Garza came across parrots with a completely different colour pattern from other known species. A study published today in the...
21-Jun-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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