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10-20-2021
Chimpanzees give us clues about early human evolution
Although chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are most commonly associated with forested habitats in Africa, there are several countries in both West and East Africa where chimpanzee populations inhabit savannas. This implies that the habitats are more open, with higher temperatures and lower annual rainfall, which has required different adaptive strategies from the chimpanzees living there.  Savanna chimpanzees are taxonomically identical to forest-dwelling chimpanzees, and thus comparisons of the behavior, morphology and ecology of the two groups help researchers to understand how early humans may have adapted, millions of...
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10-03-2021
Marine heatwaves could severely affect the fishing industry
A new study published in the journal Science Advances found...
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10-02-2021
Seahorses may be slow, but they are fierce ambush predators
Although they are slow, poor swimmers that sometimes even die...
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10-01-2021
Activists win a small battle as the war over Tule elk continues
Tule elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) is a subspecies of the...
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10-01-2021
Tiger shark genomes reveal two distinct populations
Tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) are highly mobile, widely distributed sharks...
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10-01-2021
The blue-tongue lizard can resist deadly snake venom
A new study has made the surprising discovery that Australia’s...
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10-01-2021
A chemical signal tells starfish they’re full
New research just published in the journal eLife found that...
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10-01-2021
23 species to be declared extinct in the United States
In the last few decades, scientists and environmentalists have constantly...
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09-30-2021
Australian bees are struggling to bounce back from wildfires
The public is becoming increasingly aware of the impact that...
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09-30-2021
Corals depend on their microbiomes to endure heat stress
A recent study led by Penn State University found that...
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09-30-2021
Birds altered their behavior during lockdowns
The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated lockdowns not only impacted...
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09-30-2021
Male giraffes have social connections beyond their own community
Nature is not the mechanical clinking of cogs, preordained by...
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09-29-2021
Anthrax kills three cheetahs in the Namib Desert
Anthrax is a zoonotic disease that affects both humans and...
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