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Scientists Build 'Frozen Zoo' to Save Endangered Species
Science & Tech  (tags: species, extinction, University of Georgia, Athens GA, zoos, Atlanta )

Freya
- 225 days ago - cnn.com
The University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center is building what's being called a "frozen zoo," a genetic storage center that their scientists believe will someday save endangered big cats (and eventually other species) from extinction.
'Sailing' Spiders Prove Escaping From Them Is Futile
Science & Tech  (tags: spiders, university of nottingham, species, environment, interesting, research, science, scientists, world )

Lone
- 350 days ago - msn.com
University of Nottingham researchers found that some species of spiders adopt poses allowing them to use wind to glide across surfaces
'Bizarre' Bat-Winged Dinosaur Discovered in China
Science & Tech  (tags: dinosaur, species, wings, evolved, bizarre, china, scientists, ancient, animals, discovery, interesting, research, science, world )

Lone
- 420 days ago - cnn.com
Chinese scientists say they have discovered a new dinosaur species, with bat-like wings, that sheds light on how dinosaurs may have evolved into birds.
Microbes Could Help Solve Sex Crimes
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, science, research, news, investigation, interesting, humans, health, environment, discovery, microbes, solve, sex crimes, microbial, species, pubic hair, rapists )

Darren
- 556 days ago - the-scientist.com
Microbial species found in pubic hair samples could help track down rapists.
Genome Digest
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, genome digest, sequence, map, decode, species, genomes )

Darren
- 565 days ago - the-scientist.com
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species' genomes
New Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms But Defy Classification
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, animal, dendrogramma, mushrooms, species, ocean, animals, discovery, research, science, scientists, study )

Lone
- 661 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
A handful of strange mushroom-shaped animals discovered in the deep sea off Australia in the 1980s have finally been named by scientists.
Tiny Genetic Differences Between Humans and Other Primates Pervade the Genome
Science & Tech  (tags: world, humans, history, genetic, primates, genome, Charles Darwin, evolution, species, gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobos )

Darren
- 663 days ago - scientificamerican.com
In 1871 Charles Darwin surmised that humans were evolutionarily closer to the African apes than to any other species alive. The recent sequencing of the gorilla, chimpanzee & bonobo genomes confirms that supposition & provides a clearer view of how. . .
Century After Extinction, Passenger Pigeons Remain Iconic--And Scientists Hope to Bring Them Back
Science & Tech  (tags: passenger pigeon, martha, deextinction, DNA, animals, species, Iconic, scientists, science, biologists, environment, humans, research, study, technology )

Lone
- 665 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
The 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, last of her kind, finds biologists dreaming of preventing or reversing extinctions.
Researcher Warns of Invasive Species Used as Weapons
Science & Tech  (tags: Researcher, Warns, of, Invasive, Species, Used, as, Weapons )

Agnes
- 1690 days ago - treehugger.com
As most people know, when a non-native organism is introduced into a foreign habitat it can have a devastating impact on the plants and animals that make up that ecosystem -- like an ecological ticking time-bomb. But despite the notion that invasive
Planet Is Home to 8.7 Million Species: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, Planet, species, study )

Agnes
- 1764 days ago - independent.co.uk
Some 8.7 million different species exist on Earth, though a tiny amount of those have actually been discovered and catalogued, researchers said Tuesday. The count, described by the open access journal PLoS Biology in which it is presented as "the most p
Species Flee Warming Faster Than Previously Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, environment, species, study )

Agnes
- 1771 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Animals and plants are shifting their natural home ranges towards the cooler poles three times faster than scientists previously thought. In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers looked at the effects of temperature on over 2,000 species.
Scientists Track Great Hammerhead Shark Migration
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Shark Migration, Species, Water, UM )

Nancy
- 1944 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science details the first scientific research to successfully track a great hammerhead shark using satellite tag technology.
Earliest Humans Not So Different From Us, Research Suggests
Science & Tech  (tags: human, evolution, species, grunts, monosyllables )

Deena
- 1957 days ago - sciencedaily.com
That human evolution follows a progressive trajectory is one of the most deeply-entrenched assumptions about our species. This assumption is often expressed in popular media by showing cavemen speaking in grunts and monosyllables .
Simple Marine Worms Distantly Related to Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: Marine Worms, Humans, Mammals, Species, Life )

Nancy
- 1961 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Two groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species including vertebrates (such as humans) and starfish, according to new research. Previously thought to be an evolutionary link between simple animals such as jellyfish and the rest of animal
New Mistletoe Species Discovered By Kew Gardens Experts
Science & Tech  (tags: species, plant, garden, orchid )

Deena
- 2014 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
A new species of tropical mistletoe has been described by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London.
 

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