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Scientists Think They'Ve Found a Lost Continent in the Indian Ocean
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- 1819 days ago -
William Blake saw the universe in a grain of sand. A team of geologists saw a continent. In a paper published online Monday in Nature Geoscience, an international research team reports that it has found evidence of a lost "micro continent" in the Indian
Fungus Behind America's Bat Die-Off Traced Back to Europe
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, bats, science, US, Canada, Europe, animals, scientists )

- 2140 days ago -
The mysterious deaths of millions of bats in the United States and Canada over the past several years were caused by a fungus that hitchhiked from Europe, scientists reported Monday.
Samantha Garvey, Homeless Teen Up For Prestigious Intel Science Prize, Gets A House
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- 2228 days ago -
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. -- Samantha Garvey and her family had been living in a shelter for several days when they got word the 17-year-old aspiring marine biologist had made it to the semifinals of the prestigious national Intel science competition.
Earthquake Noticed By Animals First
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- 2370 days ago -
You may have heard stories from pet owners about their pets acting strangely right before an earthquake, or at least have heard about them in the media. Such incidents have been reported since 373 B.C. in Greece, when rats, weasels and snakes abandoned
DNA Profiling to Help Stop Illegal Tiger Trafficking
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- 2436 days ago -
Scientists are visiting Edinburgh Zoo to learn how to use tiger DNA to stop illegal trafficking of the endangered animals. The experts are taking part in three weeks of training in the hope that they will be able to set up a profiling system in South
Human Studies Might Benefit Zoo Animals
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- 2511 days ago -
Research on third shift workers is helping zoo's better care for their nocternal primate's.
Bonobos Are Smarter Than You Think
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- 2559 days ago -
Can these animals actually understand English?
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- 2588 days ago -
Scientists are seeing evidence of higher mental abilities in a wider range of animals.
'The Cove' Director Fights Japan Scientist Lawsuit
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- 2629 days ago -
A scientist says his reputation has been tarnished by the U.S. documentary "The Cove," a graphic account of Japanese dolphin-hunting, and is demanding that footage of his interview be removed from the movie.
Scientists Dressed As Pandas Release Baby Pandas Into Wild (PHOTOS)
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- 2630 days ago -
Humans dressed as pandas. No, it's not Halloween and it's not Disneyland. It is China's Wolong Panda Reserve. In this protected area of Sichuan forest, researchers are pulling out all the stops to try and reintroduce Giant Pandas into the wild.
Egg on Face for BBC Over Tigers in Bhutan
Offbeat  (tags: butan tigers, scientists, himalayan, not unusual, known fact )

- 2659 days ago -
The BBC describing its filming of tigers at an altitude of 4,000 meters in Bhutan as a rare discovery has shocked experts, who say presence of big cats in the Himalayan kingdom is a known fact. "Nothing new," said Charles McDougal, a scientist who has
Report Harlequin Ladybird Invaders
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- 2699 days ago -
Efforts to quantify the invasive harlequin ladybird are underway. Known as the most invasive ladybird on Earth, scientists are working hard to monitor its spread and impact - and as they gather information, you can help.
Back From the Dead: One Third of 'Extinct' Animals Turn Up Again
Offbeat  (tags: scientists, extinction, animals, sightings, threatened, worldwide )

- 2701 days ago -
Conservationists are overestimating the number of species that have been driven to extinction, scientists have said. A study has found that a third of all mammal species declared extinct in the past few centuries have turned up alive and well.
Pictures Will Tell If Oil Spill Damages Ecosystem
Offbeat  (tags: oil spill, gulf oil spill, ecosystem, florida, ecosystems, endangered, wildlife, environment, habitat, news, scientists, research, americans, goodnews, pictures, photos, health )

- 2822 days ago -
Volunteer divers and snorkelers have been documenting marine life in Florida that they hope will serve as baseline if the Gulf Oil Spill affects the State of Florida. This is pre oil spill volunteer actions in Florida

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