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PPR virus poses threat to conservation

A team of conservationists from the Royal Veterinary College, WCS, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna published a letter in this ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

Given a choice between giving birth on land or sea ice, Pacific walrus mothers most often choose ice.

Sat 13 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Leek orchids are beautiful, endangered and we have no idea how to grow them

Leek orchids don't have many friends. Maybe it's because they lack the drop-dead gorgeous looks of many of their fellow family members. Or perhaps it's because they're always the first to leave ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Rabbit-killing virus may have mutated to kill hares too

Brown hares are turning up dead across the UK, raising fears that myxomatosis – the rabbit infection in ‘Watership Down’ - may have mutated to target hares

6 hours ago from Newscientist

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Tropical moths in the mountains are larger

Researchers from three universities have measured more than 19,000 tropical moths from 1,100 species to find out whether their size varies with elevation. Scientists from Friedrich-Schiller-University ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Crowd-sourced data wins protection for endangered tricolored blackbird

When scientists first proposed adding the Tricolored Blackbird to the California endangered species list in 2004, they had a problem. Tricolored Blackbirds nest in large colonies that can move ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Scorpion census: Researchers update global record of medically significant scorpions

Scorpions can be found at every corner of the globe and on six of the seven continents, from the southern tip of South America to the arid expanse of the Sahara Desert.

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Medical Xpress

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Tropical frogs found to coexist with deadly fungus

Amphibian biologists from around the world watched in horror in 2004, as the frogs of El Copé, Panama, began dying by the thousands. The culprit: Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a deadly fungus ...

Wed 3 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Complex factors can drive the emergence and evolution of plant pathogens

For many of us, bumper crops of zucchinis and cucumbers conjure up the sweltering days of summer, while pumpkins and gourds decorate our holiday tables throughout the fall. However, these iconic ...

Wed 3 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Family of rodents may explain how some groups of animals become so diverse

How did a single species of rodent invade South America and then quickly branch off into 350 new species?

Wed 3 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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