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Article ID: 709671

Narwhals spend at least half their time diving for food, but can fast for several days after meal

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Narwhals - enigmatic arctic whales known for their sword-like tusk – spend over half their time diving to find food but are also able to last up to three days without a meal, according to a study by Manh Cuong Ngô and colleagues from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, published in PLOS Computational Biology.

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Article ID: 709274

Protected areas could help large herbivores bounce back after war

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Large herbivore populations can substantially recover after war-induced declines, given that protected area management is provided, according to a study published March 13 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Marc Stalmans of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, and colleagues. But the community structure may take longer to restore, as the rate of recovery varies for different populations.

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Article ID: 709272

Tracking urban gentrification, one building at a time

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A new deep-mapping computer model can detect visual changes to individual properties, allowing researchers to more-rapidly track gentrification within neighborhoods and cities, according to a study published March 13, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Lazar Ilic, Michael Sawada, and Amaury Zarzelli of the University of Ottawa, Canada.

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7-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 709564

Campaign to Change Social Norms around FGM in Africa Shows Promise

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W. Douglas Evans, PhD, a professor of prevention and community health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and his colleagues studied the Saleema Initiative in Sudan, a public health campaign to raise awareness of the harm caused by FGM and to change the way the public thinks about this practice.

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Article ID: 709110

Mapping the Effects of Guns, Snares and Bulldozers on Biodiversity

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New research publishing March 12 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology reveals that human threats – like hunting and land clearing – are extensive across thousands of species’ habitats, severely limiting the area they can survive in.

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