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01-29-2023
Why are some black bears actually brown?
Sometimes the common names for animals can end up being rather confusing. For example, guinea pigs are not related to pigs and neither are they native to Guinea. In the case of American black bears, not all of them are black. In fact, they come in a range of colors, including brown (also known as cinnamon), blond, or bluish-grey, and some even have coats with mixed colors.  Scientists have wondered why there is this diversity in coat color among black bears. Some have hypothesized that the cinnamon...
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01-26-2023
Crocodile evolution was influenced by environmental factors
Scientists have long pondered what drives crocodile evolution, and whether...
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01-25-2023
Diving birds face a greater risk of extinction
Diving birds such as puffins and penguins face a higher...
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01-25-2023
Chemists take a new approach to developing insect repellents
Every year, an estimated one-third of the U.S. population uses...
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01-25-2023
Protected areas are failing to safeguard biodiversity
Protected natural areas in the UK are struggling to halt...
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01-25-2023
Humans can understand the gestures of other great apes
A recent study led by the University of St Andrews...
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01-25-2023
What happens when an apex predator goes missing?
A new study led by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign...
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01-25-2023
Polygamous birds carry fewer harmful genetic mutations
Birds make use of a range of different mating systems...
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01-24-2023
Glassfrogs achieve transparency by hiding their red blood cells
Researchers at Duke University have discovered that glassfrogs make themselves...
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01-24-2023
Clash of the top predators: wolves are eating sea otters
On an uninhabited island in Alaska, scientists have discovered that...
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01-24-2023
Humpback whale reproduction is linked to krill abundance
Each year, humpback whales migrate from warmer, temperate waters to...
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01-24-2023
Diverse group of snakes has a new evolutionary tree
By using a large genomic dataset, and cutting-edge computer modeling...
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01-24-2023
Dolphins may also suffer from Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a common neurodegenerative disorder which mostly affects...
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