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Poaching is a menace not just to Kenya’s elephants, but to all Africa’s. A recently concluded aerial survey found the continental population to have dropped by nearly a third between...Read more
Scientists at the University of Washington have discovered that a common type of cell in the vertebrate immune system plays a unique role in communication between other cells. It turns...Read more
Live birth: Most mammals do it, some lizards and snakes do it, but archosaurs – a reptilian group that includes crocodiles and birds – don't... or so biologists thought.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce its 2017 Fellows. The Society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to...Read more
Paleontologists picking through a bounty of fossils from Montana have discovered something unexpected — a new species of lizard from the late dinosaur era, whose closest relatives roamed in faraway Asia....Read more
Recognizing the signs of a predator can mean the difference between living to see another day and becoming another critter’s midday snack.
All prey animals, whether a swift-footed deer or...Read more
Humans make rational choices — though perhaps not all the time. But does the ability for rational decision-making extend to other members of the animal kingdom? If so, how far...Read more
The nightshade family has some of the most economically important and useful crops on Earth. That includes, of course, deadly nightshade or belladonna, which produces the medicine atropine, as well...Read more