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04-22-2024
Saving parrots in the illegal wildlife trade with DNA technology
Parrots, renowned for their vibrant colors and remarkable imitative abilities, are increasingly targeted by illegal wildlife trade operations. A forensic project led by scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) aims to bring perpetrators to justice, protect parrots, and safeguard global health. DNA toolkit to track illegal parrot trade Dr. George Olah, chief investigator at the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society, is leading the development of a comprehensive DNA database designed to revolutionize parrot conservation efforts. This database, drawing inspiration from INTERPOL's I-Familia (which utilizes...
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09-04-2017
Facial recognition is not innate, but developed over time
Scientists used to believe that facial recognition was an innate...
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09-04-2017
Grazing reindeer play a vital role in keeping the tundra healthy
As the tundra gets warmer and plants adapted for its...
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09-01-2017
Antidepressants are getting into fish brains in the Great Lakes
A new study has revealed that antidepressants are making their...
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08-31-2017
Minor increases in Antarctic Ocean temperature have a big impact
Because climate change affects such a large geographical territory, it’s...
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08-31-2017
Species survival can depend on willingness to adapt to new diets
Expanding animal grazing areas can have a negative effect on...
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08-30-2017
Efforts to suppress forest fires backfire on tropical savannas
Tropical grasslands, like the Brazilian Cerrado, are important ecosystems and...
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08-30-2017
How do birds find their way home? They use their sense of smell
Researchers at the University of Oxford have determined that seabirds...
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08-29-2017
Caribou are endangered, but native predators aren’t the problem
Logging, climate change, and booming economic development have all had...
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08-29-2017
Shark sightings shut down beaches on Cape Cod
White shark sightings off the coast of Massachusetts startled beachgoers...
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08-28-2017
Why cats love getting their head scratched
Understanding your pet’s behavior and personal tastes are all part...
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08-28-2017
Coral proving to be resilient against ocean acidification
Scientists have long studied coral to understand how they grow...
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08-28-2017
Adopting a pet that fits your personality
For anyone looking to adopt a pet, it can be...
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