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12-03-2021
Mysterious origins of western honey bees revealed
The western honey bee (Apis mellifera) is the most common of the 7–12 different species of honey bees worldwide. It is commercially important as a pollinator of crops and a producer of honey. The geographic origin of the western honey bee has been hotly debated over decades. Some believing in an African origin, while others think it first evolved in Asia.  In new research, led by scientists from York University the genomes of 251 honey bees, from 18 different subspecies, collected in their native ranges, have been sequenced...
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11-17-2021
Life experience shapes the way dogs communicate with humans
A new study led by the University of São Paulo...
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11-16-2021
Conservation efforts are not protecting Central Africa’s wildlife
A new study published in the journal Conservation Biology suggests...
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11-16-2021
Animals good at vocal learning can fake their size
Some animals, such as red deer, can fake their calls...
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11-15-2021
New dinosaur species identified on the Isle of Wight
It may be easy to assume that we already know...
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11-15-2021
Elephants thrived on early African grasslands
The excavation of the massive cranium of an early elephant...
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11-15-2021
Mediterranean animals are moving to deeper water to survive
One of the many negative consequences that global warming is...
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11-15-2021
Humans drove woolly mammoths to extinction
An international team of scientists led by the University of...
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11-14-2021
New beaked whale discovered in New Zealand
Scientists have discovered a new species of beaked whale that...
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11-13-2021
Illegal trade pushes cheetahs to the brink of extinction
Every year about 300 cheetah cubs are snatched from their...
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11-12-2021
Chickadees are genetically inclined to have a remarkable memory
Chickadees are active, social birds that live in flocks and...
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11-12-2021
Sluggish sea urchins double their pace when they smell danger
Sea urchins look like spikey outgrowths of the ocean floor,...
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11-12-2021
Amazonian birds are changing shape in response to global warming
In the deepest, most pristine areas of the Amazon Forest,...
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