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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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The observation of dolphins off the coast of South Carolina...
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05-03-2017
Female fruit flies pick their mate through a courtship song
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05-03-2017
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05-01-2017
In chimps, learning is a family affair, research finds
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05-01-2017
Female dragonflies fake deaths to avoid unwanted suitors
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05-01-2017
Study: Bonobos closer to humans than chimps
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05-01-2017
Scientists are using genetics to unwind the secrets of spider silk
Spider silk is one of the strongest natural substances on...
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04-29-2017
Increasing ocean acidification may devastate future marine food webs
Ocean acidification refers to the chemical reactions that happen when...
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04-28-2017
Study: Brown bears communicate through smelly feet
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04-28-2017
Crabs blend in with nature to avoid predators
In an effort to avoid predators, ghost crabs in the...
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04-28-2017
This new technology could allows us to communicate with dolphins
A Swedish startup is hoping to use its new language-analysis...
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04-27-2017
Dinosaur skeleton finally gets its skull back
A popular dinosaur skeleton that has been headless for nearly...
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