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Article ID: 711859

Zoologists discover two new bird species in Indonesia

Trinity College Dublin

Zoologists from Trinity College Dublin, working with partners from Halu Oleo University (UHO) and Operation Wallacea

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24-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711756

Study: Why Unique Finches Keep Their Heads of Many Colors

Cornell University

There appears to be an underlying selection mechanism at work among Gouldian Finches—a mechanism that allows this species to produce and maintain individuals with red heads, black heads, and yellow heads. Research by scientists from the the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and other institutions, reveals what this additional evolutionary process might be.

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23-Apr-2019 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711735

Vulture Species Coexist; Don't Compete for Resources

University of Georgia

The turkey vulture and the black vulture are able to coexist because their traits reduce the need for them to compete for nutritional resources.

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22-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711663

Play your way through Reiman Gardens with larger-than-life toys and games

Iowa State University

Reiman Gardens teamed up with an Iowa State University architecture lecturer and design and engineering students to create eight larger-than-life toys and games — each with an ecological twist — for its exhibit this year. Starting April 27, visitors will find some of their favorite games throughout the gardens, inspired by KerPlunk, Connect Four, chess and more.

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22-Apr-2019 9:15 AM EDT

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Article ID: 711667

What Should You Do If Someone is Bitten by a North American Pit Viper?

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Warm weather has arrived in Tennessee which means snakebite season is upon us. The venomous snakes native to our region are the pit vipers and consist of copperheads, cottonmouths/water moccasins, and various species of rattlesnakes. Their bites are rarely life-threatening but may require treatment with antivenin.

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22-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711303

Hold the Mustard: What Makes Spiders Fussy Eaters

Wake Forest University

It might be one of nature’s most agile and calculating hunters, but the wolf spider won’t harm an insect that literally leaves a bad taste in its mouth, according to new research by a team of Wake Forest University sensory neuroscientists, including C.J. Saunders.

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14-Apr-2019 9:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711236

UF/IFAS Launches Gulf Marine Animal Tracking Website

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The iTAG website will help researchers throughout the Gulf and in neighboring regions track their animals. Electronically tracking animals over large distances allows scientists to better understand biodiversity hotspots and ecosystem processes.

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12-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711204

Scientists Say World’s Protected Areas Need a Re-Boot

Wildlife Conservation Society

An international study published today in the journal Science argues that the current international target for the protected area estate, accepted by over 190 nations, is failing. They propose a new measurable target based on the best scientific evidence that they say will galvanize greater and more effective conservation efforts.

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11-Apr-2019 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710908

Researchers Reveal More Than Dozen Wild Bee Species Declining in Northeast

University of New Hampshire

Researchers have found a dramatic decline of 14 wild bee species that are important across the Northeast for the pollination of major local crops like apples, blueberries and cranberries.

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9-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710972

New Wasps Named After Biscuits and Doctor Who Aliens

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide researchers were inspired by everything from chocolate biscuits and Doctor Who aliens when choosing names for 10 new species of wasps.

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8-Apr-2019 10:05 PM EDT

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