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08-14-2022
Hybridization among wild baboons comes with hidden costs
In a new study, researchers at Duke University have found that hybrid baboons got about one-third of their genes from another, closely-related species. The experts found evidence that some of these borrowed genes came at a cost for the interbred animals.  The genetic study was focused on wild baboons in southern Kenya near Amboseli National Park, where yellow baboons often encounter and intermix with Anubis baboons from the northwest. These individuals have been monitored since 1971 as part of the Amboseli Baboon Research Project. Scientists with the...
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Non-native frogs boosting non-native birds in Hawaii
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11-29-2017
Trophy hunting amidst climate change can wipe out entire species
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11-27-2017
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11-26-2017
Disease-ridden flies carry hundreds of different bacteria
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11-24-2017
A new species can develop in just two generations
An unknown bird that appeared 36 years ago in the...
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11-23-2017
10 things you probably didn’t know about turkeys
Ever wonder why the turkey is the central character of...
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11-23-2017
Male dolphins use gifts to flirt with potential mates
Scientists have revealed that male dolphins use some of the...
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11-22-2017
This everyday jellyfish is actually two separate species
The sea nettle jellyfish is common along the East Coast...
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